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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: pauluk] #171323 11/25/07 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by pauluk
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Me and my aunt in NJ are having a "competition," who can put up the most lights...


Ah, so you're the ones responsible for the latest power crisis in the States! wink


grin


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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: Theelectrikid] #171339 11/25/07 07:13 PM
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YUP, They all worked when I took them down. Now over 2/3ds DON"T!! She's Bi***n And I aswell. Over $200 last year for lights.
I can't beleive anyone would try this more than once!!!!!!!!
You guys are outa' your minds!!!!
I'm moving to SO.Cal. No Christmass in warm climates, Right !!!!? (PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!)

PS: WHO WAS THE GENIUS WHO DECIDEd THEY SHOULD BE IN SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG.Just a tad miffed.:)

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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: electure] #171348 11/25/07 10:41 PM
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Here is a start on my lighting for the season. The larger C9 lamps are removable from the string so i can make my own Pattern of lamp placement

[Linked Image]


And then it snowed


[Linked Image]

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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: electure] #171350 11/25/07 11:30 PM
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This year I will be doing a "less is more" home-made DIY job with prismatic - lo-tech gobo and wash of the whole front of the house - I started today.... I'll post pic's as they come....



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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: electure] #171352 11/26/07 12:04 AM
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This is my snow flake light - I cut a piece if 24ga steel into a snow flake and mounted it it 3/4" Emt with few spot welds. The lighting effect is from two MR-16's (w/ a red and a green dicro filter for each) from two simular but slightly different angles through 2" EMT to give it a clean spot - The spot shows as yellow - but the shadows of each snow flake show as red and green.


[Linked Image]


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Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: e57] #171377 11/26/07 06:10 PM
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There's this "series/parallel" flashing and variable brightness Xmas light scheme we've done for years:
[Linked Image]
In the schematic diagram under the tree, the black bulbs indicate a string that had its flasher bulb go open circuit for the moment. You rig up a violation like this to make it work: [Linked Image]

http://pw2.netcom.com/~wa2ise/radios/xmassp.html for more details

Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: e57] #171379 11/26/07 06:18 PM
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Cool, e57! If you add a third light, with a blue filter, you can have a white background, and red, green, blue, cyan, yellow and purple pieces of snowflake. Arrange the lights in a triangle pattern.

Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: wa2ise] #171380 11/26/07 08:09 PM
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Thet looks great. How would you get "SEA FOAM GREEN"?
AAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
Your' still outa your minds.:)

Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: electure] #171385 11/26/07 11:00 PM
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Hello everyone,

Thanks for bringing this thread to life electure. smile

I just started putting up lights the other day. I have 400+ C9 mulitcolored lights to hang, and some other 'stuff'..I will surely take some pics and post them.

Ya'll have a classic day and I'll be in touch. wink


Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Re: Christmas Lights - Pictures and Links Thread [Re: wa2ise] #171387 11/27/07 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by wa2ise
Cool, e57! If you add a third light, with a blue filter, you can have a white background, and red, green, blue, cyan, yellow and purple pieces of snowflake. Arrange the lights in a triangle pattern.


Hmmmmm, New Years I just might add that....

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