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So I'm falling victim to the retail store displays already...

So I'm falling victim to the retail store displays already...

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Picked up these generic, Fred-Meyer-in-house-store-brand mini lights, it's not even Halloween. That said, I'm not even necessarily using them for Christmas, more like as a nightlight so myself and a roommate can get up without turning on other, more obnoxious lights. Next time though, I'll get red or blue for this application, maybe green.

I've always preferred these white-wire versions, especially since they don't seem as common in "non-icicle" form. They also look a lot nicer on things other than Christmas trees.

Interestingly, (and the whole reason I'm even posting these) they're rated for connecting as many as nine sets, most are rated for only three. The whole set is rated only 24 watts, pretty impressive and efficient! I have some GE sets from about 9 years ago that are rated 40.8 watts, though come to think of it they may have been 'Super Bright' versions or something.

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Oct 21, 2017 at 06:08 PM Author: High Intensity
I remember seeing a target set of lights has the same rectangle sockets as fred meyer set you have.

The estimated life listed on LED lamps is really the shelf life.
It's estimated for a reason.

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Oct 21, 2017 at 08:22 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Yep..these are 'energy-saver' mini lights...if you compare them to the old 'super-bright' sets, there's actually very little difference in brightness.

Probably made by the same company (Seasonal Specialties) that makes the Target-brand mini lights (which are also energy-saver)
They also make the "Philips" brand lights

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I too like the white-wire sets, especially for use inside.
Have no real use for multicolor sets myself though

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Oh and living up to my username I've already started putting up my lights (ofcourse they won't be on til Thanksgiving)...
And not one multicolor set, all are single-color! (though I can set it to turn on all 3 single-colors (Red/Green/Blue) to give a multi effect)

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Oct 21, 2017 at 09:02 PM Author: High Intensity
I think all of the energy saver sets of light use around 40% less power than the older sets but i think Philips now has new sets of lights that use 53% less power than the older sets of lights.

Also that company (Seasonal Specialties) may also make strings of lights for General Electric as i have some GE lights that look identical to some Philips lights.

I also like white wire sets of lights a lot.

The estimated life listed on LED lamps is really the shelf life.
It's estimated for a reason.

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