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Author Topic: LED Bubblers  (Read 5003 times)

Offline Christmas Lamp

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LED Bubblers
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:27:04 am »
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline Nick D.

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Re: LED Bubblers
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 07:28:30 pm »
Excellence! If they can fool me, they can fool anyone!  :-o

Ok, well maybe not... I did think that the bubbles looked a little sparse, compared to what I've seen. Is that about normal bubble production for those Radkos?

Those will certainly be some long-lifed bubblers...

Offline jonathan cassiday

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Re: LED Bubblers
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 12:35:17 am »
I had often wondered if you could use a resistor to make the tube boil, I would love to see if they could do this with the old seiries sets as well. I also wonder if you could create a tube that would intregrate the resistor to incease heat transfer to the bubble tube if you were to mass manufacture LED buble lights. If I saw them in the store I would buy them as well because I love the idea of improving teh bubble light to make it energy effecient.
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Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: LED Bubblers
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 12:58:29 pm »
My Thoughts Are.....

That I'm All for ANYThing that Brings Bubblers back into the Spot Light....

I'd LOVE to See Them for Sale Here in England.....
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline STARMAN

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Re: LED Bubblers
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 07:19:54 pm »
yes echo everything you have posted CL i just wish they were selling bubblers in the uk as well.

Offline zozman

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Re: LED Bubblers
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 11:46:35 am »
The guy is taking the Christopher Radko bubble lights and adding LED illumination to them. LEDs by themselves will not provide enough heat to bubble the tubes. That's why he added a resistor heater. The real reason, I speculate, that he added the LEDs was firstly to experiment, and secondly, to get his bulbs lit because he said they were all burned out when he got them and, as he probably discovered, the original size and configuration of the Radko bulbs are longer available. The entire Christopher Radko bubble light series has reportedly been discontinued. I don't particularly like LEDs to light any antique lighting or newer bubble lights because the light is blue-white while the ambiance orangish glow of incandescent lighting is missing. Additionally, you cannot control the brightness of the LEDs with a rheostat. For the record, the Yorkville, 10 watt, 120 volt, T6, candelabra #10360 is a direct replacement bulb for the Radko series if you can get by the round top instead of the flat top as was originally provided in the Radko bubbler.

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