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Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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reply to La Luna

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

It's just the way LED bulb technology is as they are designed to turn on and off very quickly. In most cases it's not perceptive by the human eye, but for some it is. Most are 60Hz as they run off 60Hz AC. (reminds me of the 60Hz refresh rate of an old CRT monitor) I haven't been able to find any that are twice as bright at 120Hz. These are supposedly flicker free, but they still flicker... just at a much faster rate. As BigBlarg See Profile mentioned you could use a full-wave bridge rectifier at the socket end of the strand to get 120Hz.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_···chnology
»boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho···t=583097
The above link I found quite interesting.
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Fir_Na_Tine
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Sout Joisy

Thanks for those links. Interesting read on something as simple as Xmas lights. I'm not a fan of the LED ones, although I have two stands in use but the rest are regular ones. Like the Wikipedia said I notice the Stroboscopic effect mostly when looking from side to side or moving across the field of view.
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