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Thoughts On Using C7Led Buld To Replace Incans

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As you all may know I was a few blowmolds and I was wondering what where your thought on using c7led replacement bulbs (facited) will they be bright enough? Will it beto opaque? I wantedto know because ifthey are good Ican make the jump andsee how it works out. Blow molds in clude soliders, little pathway santas, and candles.

Ideas?

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I have tried to use the C7 LED lights in some of my smaller Blow molds like the soldiers and they didn't put out enough light to show them off. They do work in the path lights if they are made with thin enough plastic because they are so small. Some of the characters I tried them in you couldn't even tell they had a light in them, I even tried to use some of them in my inflatables and they didn't give off enough light in them either. I would suggest you stay away from using them in Blow Molds and sticking to using them in light strings only.

Charles

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As you all may know I was a few blowmolds and I was wondering what where your thought on using c7led replacement bulbs (facited) will they be bright enough? Will it beto opaque? I wantedto know because ifthey are good Ican make the jump andsee how it works out. Blow molds in clude soliders, little pathway santas, and candles.

Ideas?

 

If you have a regular base Lowes and Home depot now have a lumens rating on the led lights and they are getting much better for intensity  

the new night light versions are way better than past years still on the blue side but much brighter

I have been playing with hacking the c-7/9 base and changing to hi intensity led lamps but as of now just in the process

the one thing I have notice is that the led retro's are in a stacked conical form not exposing the brightest portion for better viewing  

trying to stack them conical @ 40 to 60 degrees improving the brightness

 

in the next month or so I should have some examples with work arounds  

I will post

 

This is the way to go LED lamps are real shock resistant for blow ups to the vibration from wind on blow molds  

you are on the right track

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I won't use them until they fully get rid of the blue/gray color and can accurately match them to an incandescent.

Thanks for the advice

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Glad to help, that's just my personal view on them.  I do wish they would get them up to the standard of an incandescent and I would convert over for my light strings.  I am sure by now they could do it.  I also hope they begin to widely offer the ceramic look eventually along with the faceted.  I got a few ceramic-look LED samples from a commercial Christmas light manufacturer and they blend right in with the old C9 ceramics.  Too expensive though, somewhere around 3.00 a bulb.

 

For what you're looking for the LED's would definitely be too dim and if you don't like the hue they give off that would also be a negative.

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I just wish that the intencity of the incans can be made LED that would be amazing

Glad to help, that's just my personal view on them.  I do wish they would get them up to the standard of an incandescent and I would convert over for my light strings.  I am sure by now they could do it.  I also hope they begin to widely offer the ceramic look eventually along with the faceted.  I got a few ceramic-look LED samples from a commercial Christmas light manufacturer and they blend right in with the old C9 ceramics.  Too expensive though, somewhere around 3.00 a bulb.

 

For what you're looking for the LED's would definitely be too dim and if you don't like the hue they give off that would also be a negative.

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The color they put off looks real bad in my opinion, even some of the cfl`s give off the same blue color

it changes the color of the molds alot.

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I won't use them until they fully get rid of the blue/gray color and can accurately match them to an incandescent.

 

The color they put off looks real bad in my opinion, even some of the cfl`s give off the same blue color

it changes the color of the molds alot.

 

I agree with both of you guys.  Also, since you are only going to use them a few weeks the cost of the LED bulbs is hard to justify.  If it was something that you were going to use year round it might be different.

 

TED

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I started to use the cheap cfl's and they seem to work good they are a little dim for the first 5 minutes

or so until they are warmed up and they cant get wet or they will quit working and they are the same color

of a incadescent bulb.

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