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Author Topic: Hey :) newbie needing help  (Read 12018 times)

Offline unknownlight

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Hey :) newbie needing help
« on: January 20, 2003, 11:32:00 am »
Hiya out there, fellow minded friends.

I've only recently found this wonderful site, after months of searching for something just like this...It's like a dream come true.
First i find the site, then i find out its the kind of place where like-minded interesting people hang out - unlike other forums. I recently bought a packet of christmas lights which flash alternately. They have 8 different choices how to flash, some fading some flashing at different speeds. How do they do this? It's a question I have been asking myself many times in past years but my frustration has so far lead to no where seeing as no one i know seems to understand bulbs like i do. Bulbs are just so cool...they flash, you can find different colours, different designs especially the antique ones, which are of course my favourite. I recently went through several museums of light to find the answer to my prayers (how christmas lights work) but still no answer.
Does any one else out there in this wonderful light-filled-world know the answer to my problem? Dearest, dearest regards,
Martha.

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Offline unknownlight

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2003, 11:46:00 am »
erm is anyone actually going to help me out here? please dearest friends...i thought we loved one another mutually...
dearest regards, keep on collecting those ol' bulbs,
Martha (i love bulbs)

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Offline Tim

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Hey :) newbie needing help
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2003, 11:56:00 am »
Hi Martha,

Welcome to the bulb forums!  Yes, this is a friendly place for all those who have interest in old light bulbs and related history.

I am not sure that I understand your question though.  Are you seeking knowledge of how Christmas lights work in general or more specifically those fancy fading light sets which I assume are fairly modern?

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Offline Chris W. Millinship

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Hey :) newbie needing help
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2003, 02:25:00 pm »
Welcome to our sleepy little community.

You can read all about how christmas lights work on the "How Stuff Works" web site - here, this will take you right to the start of the relevent section:
 http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas-lights.htm




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