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pcdebb
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reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

Yea I miss those hot ass lights on the tree, and if memory serves me right we did have a flickering fir one year because of it.

You would absolutely hate my house and the next 5 houses going down the street right about now.......
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Anonymous_
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reply to Xioden

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by Xioden:

So you're complaining about what happened to this beautiful place we call earth, while complaining millions of homes are no longer using strings of Christmas lights where 1-2 individual bulbs used the same amount of electricity as entire strings of LED lights do?

And those "stupid cop cars" now don't light up entire streets with their emergency lights on, but still accomplish the same thing.

LED lights suck for Christmas lights... 99% of them have a shitty refresh rate of 59.8hz. The ghosting or flickering effect is what bothers me the most.
You do not get that "flicker" with incandescent bulbs.

said by Oedipus:

quote:
If you don't like them, then why did you buy them?
I could answer that with great accuracy, but I got in trouble for it last time.

Those C7 bulbs are neat for outdoor use, but I think they are a fire hazard when placed on a christmas tree because they get really hot. That's probably why the LED bulbs are gaining favor.

That is crazy shit made up by tree hugger's. That myth has been busted.

If there is a fire it's probably because of manufacturing defects.

Power wise they ARE 100% efficient*.
I can prove it.

They double as a space heater for your house, there for no power is lost and helps cut down on your heating bill.


* 100% electric areas it's 100% efficient
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swhitney2003
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NH

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reply to La Luna

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by La Luna:

Didn't you complain about these lights last year? This all sounds horribly familiar.

It sounds familiar to me, too. I believe dude had the same rant last year.
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ilikeme
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reply to swhitney2003

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by swhitney2003:

said by La Luna:

Didn't you complain about these lights last year? This all sounds horribly familiar.

It sounds familiar to me, too. I believe dude had the same rant last year.

I believe he just cycles thru his list of rants each year. I do remember this rant from sometime in the past.
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ke4pym
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reply to Dude111

Yeah, I'm not digging the LED x-mas lights. For some reason I always see them strobing. And it is annoying.

I'm digging out all my 1930's strings of lights to make Mr. Griswold across the street jealous!


dave
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reply to ilikeme

said by ilikeme:

I believe he just cycles thru his list of rants each year. I do remember this rant from sometime in the past.

RANTS WERE BETTER IN THE 80S!!!

EVERYTHING HAS BECOME LAZY REPOSTED GARBAGE and the worst thing is: PEOPLE ARE @ FAULT FOR THIS..... People didnt realise HOW GOOD we had it in the 80s and STAND UP FOR IT WHEN VAX NOTES STARTED TO BE REPLACED WITH THIS WEB CRAP.


ilikeme
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said by dave:

said by ilikeme:

I believe he just cycles thru his list of rants each year. I do remember this rant from sometime in the past.

RANTS WERE BETTER IN THE 80S!!!

EVERYTHING HAS BECOME LAZY REPOSTED GARBAGE and the worst thing is: PEOPLE ARE @ FAULT FOR THIS..... People didnt realise HOW GOOD we had it in the 80s and STAND UP FOR IT WHEN VAX NOTES STARTED TO BE REPLACED WITH THIS WEB CRAP.

ESPECIALLY THESE NEW DIGITAL "ONLINE" RANTS! in the 80's WE HAD TO GO to where ever we wanted to RANT all anaLOG!!!
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chamberc
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Irving, TX
reply to Xioden

How does using electricity hurt the earth? I bet you think coal is a "bad" source of energy don't you?



Dustyn
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reply to Dude111


INDOOR
 

OUTDOOR
These are just plain sexy.
I actually still have and use this very type. Produces very bright rich warm colors.


jmack1comca

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reply to Dude111

I agree with you about the LED lights. I found an old strand of c9 bulbs in my basement, like the ones you posted, to put on my tree this year and I love them. Made me feel like a kid again. I also put them outside. They are so easy on the eyes. Not like the crappy Led lights that blind you.



Santa Fe
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reply to ilikeme

said by ilikeme:

said by dave:

said by ilikeme:

I believe he just cycles thru his list of rants each year. I do remember this rant from sometime in the past.

RANTS WERE BETTER IN THE 80S!!!

EVERYTHING HAS BECOME LAZY REPOSTED GARBAGE and the worst thing is: PEOPLE ARE @ FAULT FOR THIS..... People didnt realise HOW GOOD we had it in the 80s and STAND UP FOR IT WHEN VAX NOTES STARTED TO BE REPLACED WITH THIS WEB CRAP.

ESPECIALLY THESE NEW DIGITAL "ONLINE" RANTS! in the 80's WE HAD TO GO to where ever we wanted to RANT all anaLOG!!!

I like the late 60's early 70's when you had to rant with either Punch Cards or Paper Tape! Those were the rants!
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ilikeme
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said by Santa Fe:

I like the late 60's early 70's when you had to rant with either Punch Cards or Paper Tape! Those were the rants!

I think it was even more fun for those who had to do it in Morse code on telegraphs!


pcdebb
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reply to Dude111

i came home tonite to discover that most of my outside lights are dead. only one string is working, the rest are out. damn crappy lights. i'm ripping them all off!
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Dude111
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reply to jmack1comca

 

quote:
I agree with you about the LED lights. I found an old strand of c9 bulbs in my basement, like the ones you posted, to put on my tree this year and I love them. Made me feel like a kid again. I also put them outside. They are so easy on the eyes. Not like the crappy Led lights that blind you.
Very good,im proud of you!!!!!



There needs to be MORE LIKE ME who know what good is and demand it coming back!! (Those who havent been reprogrammed) -- THIS WORLD HAS GONE TO CHEAP/UGLY CRAP AND ALL WHO HAVE WILLINGLY ACCEPTED IT ALL THESE YEARS ARE THE PROBLEM!!


Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

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Quincy, MA
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reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

I've got a bunch of LED bulbs that retrofit into old C7 & C9 strings. The colors are very rich & they barely get warm.
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dave
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

THIS WORLD HAS GONE TO CHEAP/UGLY CRAP AND ALL WHO HAVE WILLINGLY ACCEPTED IT ALL THESE YEARS ARE THE PROBLEM!!

Says a man who eats at franchise restaurants.


TwiztedZero
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reply to WhyMe420

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by WhyMe420:

Lol... Looks like you need to build yourself a time machine, so that you can escape all these newfangled modern-day calamities and go back to the "good 'ol days" that you so strongly lament for .

Yeah and back then you had 300 baud modems... gee thinks about that huh?
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carpetshark3
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Idledale, CO

He's right about one part. No more bubble lights. We had them when I was a kid and I managed to snag the last few made. I do have lights that are made to look like candles, but they could be converted to LED.

I also like farolitos.



Dude111
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reply to Dude111

 

Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

The world used to be a GRAND PLACE,now its a pile of dog shit! (Cheaply made stuff,spying stuff,etc)

PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

Websites "updating" thier look and becoming PURE TRASH and they think its better!!

I could go on and on.............



ebgbjo
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reply to jmack1comca

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by jmack1comca :

I agree with you about the LED lights. I found an old strand of c9 bulbs in my basement, like the ones you posted, to put on my tree this year and I love them. Made me feel like a kid again. I also put them outside. They are so easy on the eyes. Not like the crappy Led lights that blind you.

I agree. First time I am in agreement with Dude. I think the new LED lights just look too fake- the colors are too bright and vivid, which may be great to some of you, but I don't need lights so bright it burns my eyes to enjoy Christmas.


Cheese
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Naples, FL
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

You couldn't be more wrong if you tried


Santa Fe
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reply to ilikeme

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by ilikeme:

said by Santa Fe:

I like the late 60's early 70's when you had to rant with either Punch Cards or Paper Tape! Those were the rants!

I think it was even more fun for those who had to do it in Morse code on telegraphs!

Or those Native Americans who Ranted in Smoke Signals!
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Santa Fe
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:
Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

Um, no you're not. Nobody is Right about everything, just as no one is Wrong about everything.

quote:
The world used to be a GRAND PLACE,now its a pile of dog shit! (Cheaply made stuff,spying stuff,etc)

Again I disagree, just because SOME stuff is shoddy doesn't mean the World is a bad place.

quote:
PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

You know the old saying "One man's Trash is Another man's Treasure"

quote:
Websites "updating" thier look and becoming PURE TRASH and they think its better!!

And since they OWN their web site, aren't they entitled to do with it whatever they want to?

quote:
I could go on and on.............

No insult intended, but Please Don't.
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Tweakbl

join:2008-09-25
Rosedale, WV
reply to Dude111

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I also see a nostalgia (Spelling) flavor to the big Egg bulbs that got hot.

But hot dang I like LEDS. Especially the Blue ones.



battleop

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reply to Xioden

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

"And those "stupid cop cars" now don't light up entire streets with their emergency lights on, but still accomplish the same thing"

No, they just create a safety hazard at night by blinding motorists.
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