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Soviet made pine cone Christmas light string No. 2

Soviet made pine cone Christmas light string No. 2

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This is the second version of the two pine cone Christmas light strings. I have the first version too, I'll upload that one tomorrow probably. This has much smaller cones, and they are colored opaque pvc plastic, while the first version is made from colored opaque polypropylene.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Unknown
Model Reference:шишка No.2
Lamp
Lamp Type:incandescent
Filament/Radiator Type:single coil
Base:e10
Shape/Finish:ball
Service Life:approx 2000 hours
Fixture
Fixture Type:Christmas light string
Ballast Type:none
Socket Type:e10
Photocell Type:none
Arm Type:Plastic insert with metal patron inside.
Location:Lithuania, Šiauliai, my own collection
Electrical
Wattage:20 bulbs, each approx 3 watt
Voltage:13.5 volt
Current:0.16 amps
Optical
Lumen Output:-
Lumen Efficacy:-
Color Temperature:2700k
Color Rendering Index:-
Physical/Production
Dimensions:bulb approx 0,7 cm round ball, plastic case pine cone, cone shaped 2 cm
Factory Location:Russia
Assembly Line:-
Fabrication Date:prob 1980s - 90s
Application/Use:To be used as fairy decoration for indoor use only.

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Feb 21, 2018 at 06:50 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Neat!
Blue wire too!
(though it looks really thin as well hope they're not running 240v through that)

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Feb 22, 2018 at 01:47 AM Author: vytautas_lamps
You know, This blue wire is thin, but it is actually heavy duty. It is cooper wire, and it can handle up to 250 volts and 700 watts. So, most of my garlands are soldered on this soviet NOS wire, so they all have same wire. It is also double coated. So this wire is thin, but is really well suited for 240 volts, and since the garland is approx 50 watt, so this wire is really suited for it.

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 22, 2018 at 05:30 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Actually decent stuff then I would assume there's a fuse in the set for safety as well?

So are you making your own sets? I just assumed these were pre-made sets you bought...

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Feb 23, 2018 at 12:31 PM Author: vytautas_lamps
I bought these sets as original USSR made, but you use, there is a thing regarding old christmas lights in Lithuania. Vintage working ones are extremely expensive. Basically, if you want to buy a working set, you can pay more than a hundred euros So I buy these sets for a few euros, absolutely destroyed electricity wise, the original wires are tampered and destroyed, showing bare copper on many places, and the bulbs inside are all burned out. So when I buy these destroyed sets, I gut them out of the old electrical components. I buy new screw in bases, because the old ones always are ruined by corrosion, and I solder the new bases on new NOS soviet wire, that I braid together by hand. (I strech the two strands of wire overt he whole downstairs living room, and I attach one end on to a radiator, and I spent 30 minutes hand twisting new wire) And so you can say that I recreate, restore these sets, rather than making them like home-made style. I hope I made my point clear

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 23, 2018 at 07:46 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Makes perfect sense what you are saying

Perfect-condition vintage sets can be really expensive here too.. especially if you just go buy them off eBay or something.
Getting them from a garage-sale or estate sale, they can usually be had for cheap but may or may not work. But its always worth getting/fixing.
I've never seen any that are destroyed electrically though.

I've spent plenty of time twisting wire in Christmas lights but its mostly been on modern sets that I modified, or repaired.
I have only a limited number of vintage sets. Don't come across them very often here anymore.

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

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