- Joined Jan 5, 2005
I'm very new to electronics, so don't assume I know anything. My driveway is immediately off the highway. I was wondering if I could build a circuit that would allow me to turn on some LED lights near the highway to make it easier to see where the driveway is at night. My wife is not happy with the current reflector setup, so I was wondering if I could leverage the garage door opener to activate a timer that would energize a string of LED lights. I'm thinking a 12V battery with a solar charger for power ( I have no access to 120V power at the highway). Would a garage door remote have adequate range to allow me to activate the lights 500 ft down the road? If not, what else could I use? My house is 1.5 miles down my driveway so activating the lights won't also activate the garage. Thanks.