|Posted by blackhawk|
HID and mercury vapor lamps will randomly cycle as their discharge tube at the end of its useful life.
Don't those flicker when that happens though? Turning off and on rapidly? These were definitely coming on for about a minute or two at a time, and shutting off for at least 30 seconds (usually more).
|Posted by Steed|
Solution: go during the day.
I considered doing so for the pics, but this place definitely has people during the day. It's getting maintained by the state as they try to sell it.
|Posted by 2Xplorations|
When we were kids Q-Beam had just come out with like a 2 million candle power spotlight. We found we could "shoot" out street lights by shining the beam on top where the photo-electric sensor was. Street light would think its daytime and shut off.
disclaimer: not all street lights work on a photo-electric cell, and shining 2000000cp spot lights around while exploring is bad technique but try it we still have the same street lights in some places we had over 50 years ago.
Hmm... the street lights in my neighborhood are definitely on a timer, but do you think a photoelectric sensor would be fooled by something closer to an 800 lumen flashlight? It might be worth taking a more powerful option with me next time, if so.