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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthormitchino
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2020
     
    Anyone know where to get LED christmas tree lights that closely mimic traditional filament lights in the UK?

    I can find a US supplier, but no luck here.

    https://www.holiday-light-express.com/T5_LED_Christmas_lights.php
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2020
     
    Hmm, traditional christmas tree lights. :devil:

    Wired in series so if one blows the whole lot goes out and you have to test every one to find the dead one.
    Fragile glass envelopes so they break unless packed carefully.
    The blue and green ones much dimmer than the others since they're all lit by the same warm fuzz filaments.

    Can't think why we ever stopped using them. :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthormitchino
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2020
     
    Tell me about it! At least mine have a fuse bulb, which I've replaced twice this week. Doesn't help that our puppy is constantly attacking the tree and smashing ornaments!
  1.  
    We still use a 1990s Woolies era set, each lamp has a fuse which bypasses it when the filament blows, so the rest of the set just keeps on working every year. I see you can still get replacement lamps on eBay.

    Since we had them, we have also got through several sets of LEDs, where the power supplies have blown after a few years. Each LED in the string is wired with alternating polarity, so if I hook them up to a spare usb charger, only half of them come on!

    Mitchino, are you looking for a complete new set of LEDs, or for replacement LED bulbs to go in your incandescent set? If the second, the voltage and AC will likely not be compatible.
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: mitchinowhere to get LED christmas tree lights that closely mimic traditional filament lights
    Noma (http://noma.co.uk/project/core-lighting/) still see have them in their range; you'll need to find one of their retailers.
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    Posted By: mewe have also got through several sets of LEDs, where the power supplies have blown after a few years. Each LED in the string is wired with alternating polarity, so if I hook them up to a spare usb charger, only half of them come on
    The teenager has hooked a dead set up to a RPi motor controller. Switching the polarity fast enough, makes it look like all of the LEDs come on.

    They now look pretty as they flash out his message in Morse code: "BAH HUMBUG!"
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2020
     
    :bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2020
     
    Bigclive has reviewed the worst Christmas tree lights in the world. You won't believe some of the safety isues..


    https://youtu.be/YtFqdPbqItY
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