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Author Topic: What Do you Guys Think....  (Read 12187 times)

Offline Christmas Lamp

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What Do you Guys Think....
« on: April 16, 2009, 10:50:04 am »
To These?
http://www.christmastimeuk.com/display_details.php?code=101-06195
I Really Like the Shape of the Bulbs
Thoughts Please
Thanks
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline adam2

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Re: What Do you Guys Think....
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 12:15:32 pm »
Although the bulbs are an impressive size,and an attractive shape, the light source within the bulb appears to be a very small filament, presumably of very low wattage and not very bright.

Are these line voltage, 40 lamps each of 6 volts, wired in series on 240 volts.
Or are they extra low voltage worked from a transformer?

If a bulb that size is to be well lit, then I believe that they should be at least 3 watts each and posibly as much as 5 watts. The very small size of the filament suggests to me that these are much less than 1 watt.

Remember the old style of Christamas lights that used 12 lamps in series each of 20 volts, 3 watts,they are no longer readily available. The modern ones with similar size bulbs are less than 0.5 watt each and look miserable.

Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: What Do you Guys Think....
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 12:56:49 pm »
Plus The Cost of them is Quite High...
Not anymore info on them either....
Think I might Wac off an e-mail to Christmas Time UK and see if they have anymore info on them...
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: What Do you Guys Think....
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 08:25:41 am »
Have Just sent them an e-mail asking for more info on them, I'll let you all know what reply I get back...
I've asked if they are mains or low voltage and if there are spare lamps...
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

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Re: What Do you Guys Think....
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 07:32:52 am »
@Christmaslamp

Jen, I'm in agreement with Adam2 on these.  They _are_ pretty, but dim when lit.  They are a low voltage transformer-fed string, as surmised.  This information can be clearly seen in the picture of the box on Christmas Time UK's website.  I've seen these on sale in some garden centres and the going rate (Christmas before last) was ?19.95 - half what Christmas Time Uk are asking!  Their prices seem to be all at least double what you would pay anywhere else!  Try your local garden centre - you never know what might be languishing behind a display in their lighting department - I've had some good bargains at this time of year.  Hope you can find them cheap!
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Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: What Do you Guys Think....
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 10:14:23 am »
Thanks Howard...

I REALLY Love the Shape of the Bulbs on these But The Price on Christmas Time UK is VERY High.... A bit to High for me.... *Sigh*

I Will have a look around ALL the shops and Garden Centaurs{:wink:} I can when the time comes....
« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 10:18:45 am by Christmas Lamp »
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!