Outside Christmas LED Lights -- dull and weak....

Ok, so this year I went out to buy some more outside Christmas lights. Much
to my surprise, I could not find any REAL lights, just the fake led lights.
I looked at all the big box stores, including Lowe's, Home Depot, and
Target. All I could find was the fake led lights.
So, I bought a set of led lights strings with C7 led lights. 50
lights on a string, total wattage of 3.7 watts. They say these are much
cheaper to run because of the low wattage. But, I have seen that you get
what you pay for. These lights are dull and weak looking.
Does anyone here know of any store that still sells real outside Christmas
lights, or have they all been outlawed too ?
Thanks for any info on where I can purchase non-fake Christmas lights !!
James
Reply to
James
How can you even think about using real Christmas tree lights, when some kid in Nigeria is starving because of the global warming you have caused using them. Thank God our government has better sense than you do, and seen fit to outlaw all non energy saving light bulbs. Oh, wait a minute, there is no actual global warming, and they're going to repeal that bill? OK, never mind, Merry Christmas
Reply to
RBM
RBM, you are an idiot. Christmas lights have nothing to do with starving kids in Nigeria. If you really think that is true, you are a blooming idiot !!
AND, I don't need Al Gore to tell me how bright my Christmas lights should be, or how many gallons of water that I use to flush my crap, another bright (dim) idea from your idol.
Get a life.
James
Reply to
James
The ONLY reason some kid in Nigeria is starving is because its moron mommy didn't have the sense to keep her legs closed.
Reply to
Brooklyn1
RBM, you are an idiot. Christmas lights have nothing to do with starving kids in Nigeria. If you really think that is true, you are a blooming idiot !!
AND, I don't need Al Gore to tell me how bright my Christmas lights should be, or how many gallons of water that I use to flush my crap, another bright (dim) idea from your idol.
Get a life.
James
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James, you do realise that RBM was JOKING, right?
Reply to
The Henchman
Sorry James, I was being humorously sarcastic... or so I thought. I'm on your side
Reply to
RBM
The restrictions and sacrifices don't apply to "The Elite". They must keep mass consuming to illustrate how bad it is. 8-)
TDD
Reply to
The Daring Dufas
Well, I am red-faced !! If RBM was joking, it went right over my head !! The problem is, too many folks actually believe what he posted is true !!
Apologies to you RBM !!!
James
Reply to
James
I bought a set of LED strings for the outside, a couple of years ago (~1400 lights). They were so ugly I threw them out when I took them down that year and replaced them with real lights (after Christmas sales) for the next year. I just put up about half of them yesterday (waiting for it to get a little warmer to finish the job).
Reply to
krw
You should have said it with a ;) Ya gotta know there are a lot of nuts that think seriously like this.
Reply to
Frank
Large lights have been out of vogue for a while, everyone waned the minis. The imitation C& and such is all you will commonly find at the big box.
Try online or a hardware store like Ace:
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Jeff
Reply to
Jeff Thies
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I have some of those, and even some C9 LED ones. They have plastic shells, which contain the same single LED as the miniature ones. They aren't very bright, although the color is good.
The wal-mart here seems to have plenty of REAL C7 and C9 lights (unless they've sold out by now).
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Reply to
Mark Lloyd
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Are you thinking of the ones that are white, rather than the yellow of incansescents?
For normal single colors (like red, green, and blue), LEDs have better color. It's more intense and doesn't fade (since the light IS that color, rather than depending on a coating).
BTW, we need more colored lights out, instead of just those boring "white" ones.
Reply to
Mark Lloyd
On 12/11/2010 8:12 AM Brooklyn1 spake thus:
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, you are a *racist asshole*.
Fuck off.
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
Dont know if its the same problem you had but two years ago I put out some "white" LED lights and they were dull dim yellow in reality. I discovered this is because they only run on one half of each AC cycle so they are ON only 50% 0f the time. I corrected this problem using a bridge rectifer mounted in a quad outlet box. The only problem with this scheme is that the lights are polarity sensitive and wont come on at all if plugged in the wrong way(rotate light string plug 180 degrees). Otherwise the lights are much more brighter and vivid.
Jimmie
Reply to
JIMMIE
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:04:02 -0500, "James" wrote:
They didn't cut back on regular lights because of anything the government did. They sold some and people bought them out, so they made a lot more. It's the market system which I thought you conservatives liked.
OP If you want real lights, I'd look on the web, Google Web or Google Shopping. Yahoo Shopping, Ebay, and Amazon.
Although often ebay or Amazon items show up in Google web, I think not all the time and you have to look on them directly.
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