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Edmirt

C7 Led bulbs for blow-molds.

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Is there a bright C7 led bulb that anyone uses/recommends for blow molds? I put led bulbs in all of my blow-molds last year. The C7 I used are not as brights as I would like and some have a blueish tint in a white blow-mold such as nativity sheep.

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5 hours ago, Edmirt said:

Is there a bright C7 led bulb that anyone uses/recommends for blow molds? I put led bulbs in all of my blow-molds last year. The C7 I used are not as brights as I would like and some have a blueish tint in a white blow-mold such as nativity sheep.

You can find C7 bulbs that are 15 watts.  Go to "Google Images" and type "C7 bulbs 15 watts".  I use these in my reindeers and toy soldiers.  You can buy them in LED ($$$) or incandescent ($). 

By the way, these C7 15 watt LEDs have the same color light as the old incandescent bulbs.

Here is the LED version:

https://www.amazon.com/Wuhostam-Watts-Equivalent-2700K-Candle/dp/B071FZZF3C

Here is the Incandescent version:

https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Chandeliers-Incandescent-E12-Candelabra/dp/B06XCB3K2Y/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_60_bs_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XP033JN4ZJHRS11E7XPX

 

 

 

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Thanks Allen, I just ordered 4 packs of the LED ones. Plan on putting them in my reindeer first, the ones I am using are not bright enough! Thanks very much!

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I'm using 40-watt candelabra bulbs I found at Menards in my reindeer.  They are bigger than a c7 and takes cutting a hole in the bottom to get the light bulb in place.  I already had a hole cut because of the wood base I've been using.

 

https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/light-bulbs/led-light-bulbs/feit-electric-reg-40w-equivalent-warm-white-b10-candelabra-e12-led-light-bulb-3-pk/p-1459185046050-c-7482.htm?tid=726810860353223914&ipos=35

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10 hours ago, Edmirt said:

Thanks Allen, I just ordered 4 packs of the LED ones. Plan on putting them in my reindeer first, the ones I am using are not bright enough! Thanks very much!

You're welcome!   You'll love these new style LED Filament bulbs.  The ones you ordered are very bright.   They make my reindeers brighter and easier to see from the street.

Here is a picture of my Mother's home place, that my family still owns.  I put these lights on timers, since my Grandmother passed away.  The Nutcrackers, shown to the right side of the house, have these new LED Filament bulbs in them.  This shows how bright they are.  By the way, when looking for LEDs that have the same color as the old incandescent, you need the 2700k color temperature.   Sorry for the fuzzy picture.  I took this with my phone.

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Thanks for the info Allen, it is very helpful! :) 

I have those same nutcrackers and they do need to be brighter.

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Thanks Allen, those are bright, mine are not that bright. The bulbs are supposed to be here today, excited to get them in my reindeer, soldiers and nutcrackers for tonight!. they are just not bright enough now. Thanks so much for this info!! and the picture

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I just did this on mickey and minnie , huge improvement. I did have to widen the opening a bit to fit, but not too bad.

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On 11/27/2017 at 7:57 PM, Allen L. said:

You can find C7 bulbs that are 15 watts.  Go to "Google Images" and type "C7 bulbs 15 watts".  I use these in my reindeers and toy soldiers.  You can buy them in LED ($$$) or incandescent ($). 

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Here is the Incandescent version:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCB3K2Y

Those are some expensive incandescent bulbs.  Here are some cheaper options:

12 watts ($0.41 each):
https://www.actionlighting.com/130v-t5-5-cabochon-turbo-replacement-bulbs-pack-50bulbs-203bt55-130v/

7 watts ($0.19 each):
https://www.actionlighting.com/c7-7watt-transparent-christmas-bulb-pack-25-bulbs-1007c7/

Also you can buy a package of six 15 watt bulbs for about 3 bucks at walmart.  They are torpedo shaped but smaller than most chandelier bulbs.  They will fit through the same hole as a normal C7 bulb although they are a little longer.  I have used these in darker items like the Gen Foam donkey.

I have posted other bulb options in past discussions but I don't have links for those at the moment.

TED

 

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