Pummers

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Pummers charge all day via their solar panel. When they detect it's dark enough out they start to pulse their LEDs into the night.
Pummers charge all day via their solar panel. When they detect it's dark enough out they start to pulse their LEDs into the night.

A pummer is a solar powered self activating LED flasher. Pummers are nocturnal critters that soak up sunlight during the daytime, then get active at night. Their nocturnal activity can either consist of a light show, or some pattern of sounds. The difference between a pummer and a BLFNAR (blinky light for no apparent reason) is that a pummer has a soft turn off, which means that it turns on fast, but slowly fades away.

Electronically, Pummers essentially consist of just two parts -- a nocturnal solar engine, and a load circuit (which is only powered at night). Currently the most common used Pummer circuit is one of the BEP Pummer circuits.


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