Robert Wardzala - Belvidere IL,
An illumination device comprised of a plurality of discrete light sources (), a durable housing body (), a flexible mechanism () that provides for survivability due to impact and return to normal position, a support () for easy installation, and wiring () that permits any number of these units to be easily connected and operated in parallel. A first embodiment utilizes a stake and spring for fixing the unit into the ground. A second embodiment utilizes a breakaway coupling that permits easy replacement of the housing body () on the support () after accidental upset. Further embodiments can utilize or incorporate infrared emitting diodes as part of monitoring, detection, and other security systems. In all embodiments, the diodes may be arranged for uniform coverage or sector coverage depending on the type of application such as for driveway, walkway, or landscape illumination. Low power consumption and long life are additional features.