FAQs

  1. Can I buy Sunflower1?
    • No. Sunflower1 is obsolete.
  2. How much Sun power does the Sunflower2 cast?
    • Sunflower2 comes with a circular mirror of 2 feet in diameter. So it casts about 3 square feet of sunlight. The mirror reflects most of the energy. How much power that is depends on geographic and atmospheric conditions.
  3. How far away from the target can I place the Sunflower2?
    • Energy loss due to sunlight traveling from the Sunflower2 mirror to its target is negligible. However, Sunflower2 is generally accurate within 2 degree of the target. This works out to be about 4 inch dispersion for every 10 feet the Sunflower2 is away from the target. See Time Lapse Video below.
  4. Do you support other smart devices?
    • No. Nevertheless, there were non-Apple user customers who bought used or refurbished iPhone 4s from eBay just for the purpose of configuring the Sunflower2.
  5. Is the Sunflower2 designed to withstand year-round weather and strong winds?
    • Yes. However any hard object striking the mirror at high speed can break the mirror.
  6. What is the mirror made of?
    • The mirror is made of back surface silver coated float glass with safety vinyl backing.
  7. How do I install the Sunflower2?
    • The Sunflower2 comes with installation hardware. See Installation Method 1 and 2 below.

Installation Method 1

 This Sunflower2 is mounted onto an umbrella stand (not included)

This Sunflower2 is mounted onto an umbrella stand (not included)

Installation Method 2

 This Sunflower2 is bolted to a fence post. Bolts are included.

This Sunflower2 is bolted to a fence post. Bolts are included.

Time Lapse Video