I have a redundant full-size, 9 foot-high, maritime navigational sea buoy in my front garden (as one does . . .). Unfortunately the beacon light atop its pinnacle got broken. I am interested in using your cylindrical shapelight as a replacement. But I would prefer to house it inside a slightly larger protective clear glass (or maybe plastic) outer cylinder fitting over the shapelight. My question is, will your cylindrical shapelight still be able to function from solar rays if it is inside a slightly larger clear glass (or maybe plastic) protective covering (which I think will probably be about 3 or 4mm thick)? Incidentally, you may be interested to know I live on the coast and that my 'landlubber' sea buoy is positioned where it overlooks a busy shipping route, but the navigational authorities with whom I've checked say I can have the buoy's green light lit up - but it must not be flashing (in case some dopey sea captain gets confused by it in the dark and runs his ship aground!). Look forward to getting your advice.
By Sean Gallagher on Sep 23, 2020