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Sun 8-Nov-09
9:25 pm
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mutley
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Put up 480 more lights today give around 914 some are LED small AAA battres / Solor / Mains And the effect is looking good but the bets bit is if i turn all the lights on i only use 53 watts  and im never going to have them on a once the wattage of 480 of these bulbs is 0.09 watts each. 

Opps wrong room sorry could you relocate thanks nig.

Tue 10-Nov-09
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Danny
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Nice one, Mutley.

I think your thread is fine in this forum. Let's leave it here.

We leave our Christmas lights (mains) up in the sittingoom all year around. Reason being that the lighting in general is not great and the string of fairy lights is long enough to go around all four walls. It really brightens things up when we switch them on. I never thought about saving money but I guess they cost a lot less to run than the wall-mounted lights. And are far more fun too.

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Wed 11-Nov-09
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Toffeeapple
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I must get some fairy lights for my bedroom, it might make it look less boring.

I'll try that again!

Wed 11-Nov-09
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Danny, what about a moon or sun jar?  I wish I  had bought a sun jar now as the glow is orange and not as stark as the blue from the moon.  it is enough when listening to the radio and lounging tasks

Wed 11-Nov-09
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Guardman solar lights were on offer at our garden centre (6 for a fiver). I bought a pack and they loll outside all day and after dark they light our sitting room. If you put them solar panel down the lights are on even when it's not totally dark.

I was planning to make sun jars but these work really well.

Thank you Mutley!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Ive spotted these solar lightson the EcoHamster website. Very nifty. What I'm wondering is if I could make our guardman lights into something similar - I'm thinking of getting the old lens of a car front light or even a sheet of glass. I want to reflect as much light as possible (kitchen foil?). This could sit on a sunny window sill all day and be used at night. Far less palaver than bringing the lights in and out each day.

Any ideas?

Thu 19-Nov-09
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I think I'd need to know what the light given off looks like, it might be quite harsh and I would hate that.

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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I've just been looking at this site, it seems to have a lot of ideas.

http://www.lights4fun.co.uk/Solar-Lights/sssc1425.aspx

Their 'sun jars' seem to be reasonably priced.

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Yes the sun jars are really cheap. Thanks Toffeeapple!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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My pleasure!Smile

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Wow ToffeeApple!  That is a great find they are so cheap.  Alot easier than me trying to cobble one together and go all over trying to get all the jars etc.  I think I feel a spending need coming on.

Since I have done my leg in I have had 15 no spend days!  As I cant go anywhere at lunch and just pick up some apples here and x,y,z there.

I am really into solar gadgets. As I hope in the long run they will be a real asset

Thu 19-Nov-09
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SOL - I think that solar powered stuff is just in its infancy. The technology is still a bit inefficient IMO. But that should not stop you (or us) from testing cheap devices. I love the idea of moon lamps (or whatever they are called). Ours do not last the whole night through but it is a bit like the thrill I found when email replaced Royal Mail postage a few years back. It's all heading in the right direction. I look forward to the day or night when solar power can heat up my winter nightly hottie to a comfortable degree without having to switch on the kettle.

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