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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:40 pm

Early in the season I bought several sets of solar powered LED lights. Each string has about 30 tiny blue-white lights. They looked great on a bush in the front. I hope to get some more next year. Next year, we hope to charge them up on a sunny day and then use the lights to decorate our LEAF. We have a large neighborhood called Winterhaven, in which every house is decorated big time. Most nights are "walkers only" but a few nights you can drive through. That could be fun.
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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:17 pm

aqn wrote:
sjfotos wrote:Plus, they last forever! (or as close as forever is in lighting)
"Forever" is not that long, especially if the LEDs are low-quality. I have LED night lights that come on when it's dark, and the LEDs in them keep growing dimmer over time. Granted, that's 8-10 hours lit time every night, much much more lit time than Xmas tree lights will ever see, but still, it's not forever.



mmm....interesting. I love my LEDs and they look the same after 3 years as they did at the beginning, which is better than I am doing :)
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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:21 pm

Just a note that I feel responsible to post as the OP for this thread. It's time to take your Christmas lights down.

Please make a note of it.

Thank you.
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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:26 pm

Boomer23 wrote:Just a note that I feel responsible to post as the OP for this thread. It's time to take your Christmas lights down.

Please make a note of it.

Thank you.



Unfortunately, my roof has acquired an untimely coating of snow......so, while I have unplugged them, they remain, sadly, and firmly attached :(

Of course, were I Orthodox and on the Julian Calendar, I could claim an exemption :)
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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:31 pm

sjfotos wrote:, while I have unplugged them, they remain, sadly, and firmly attached :(



Under the circumstances, that will suffice. But do consider, once conditions are safe, taking them down come Spring. :roll:
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Re: LED Christmas lights

Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:42 pm

Boomer23 wrote:
sjfotos wrote:, while I have unplugged them, they remain, sadly, and firmly attached :(



Under the circumstances, that will suffice. But do consider, once conditions are safe, taking them down come Spring. :roll:



:)

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