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Knock-off product of BlissLights.

 

I saw in the description you need 3 of these units for one of the sample trees? The BlissLight could light the entire tree with one unit.

Disney-approved ;), probably better off with Bliss.

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The bliss lights are pretty subtle to start with... I have a neighbor who uses them to light up his trees (away from his main display). They create a nice effect on the trees (especially in a slight breeze) but it will take you a couple of minutes to notice them.

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The bliss lights are pretty subtle to start with... I have a neighbor who uses them to light up his trees (away from his main display). They create a nice effect on the trees (especially in a slight breeze) but it will take you a couple of minutes to notice them.

 

We are out of stock but I'm going to be selling Bliss in February. I used 10 in our charity display and it was AMAZING!

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I have both the bliss lights  and just got the sparkle magic  tested in dark basement  last week  .   looks to me side by side comparison  the sparkle magic is brighter  and has a couple different effects  and also is cheaper I will buy another sparkle light magic light 

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I am getting the impression from several reviews that the QVC model called "Firefly" is the earlier version of the "Spright".  Those reviewers claim that their model (firefly) came with a timer and the newer ones don't.  Online photos of the Firefly are different from photos of the Spright.  Reviewers also claim that it takes several Sparkle Magics to cover the same area as one Bliss, but they are basing this claim on photos of lit objects that reveal several Sparkle Magics doing so; not a fair comparison. I PM'd hotrods in hopes he may clarify this confusion since he possesses both lights.  Perhaps a distance and coverage test? 

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The Bliss Light website looks as though it is ran out of a garage.  Limited links, but at least their product must be selling pretty good.  I wanted to buy it at home depot because if I didn't like I could take it back without problems or shipping expenses.  They are still out of stock online at HD, so I ordered the SM.  I like the idea of the little dots of light blinking but not sure how to create that effect without a tree blowing in the wind.  Any ideas?

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Update.  I decided to take the plunge and pick up a Sparkle Magic.  The my thoughts thus far.  It's cheaper with apparently the same effects.  Bliss Lights (green) are not yet available at my local Home Depot, which seems to be the cheapest place to get them.  All three colors are readily available from Sparkle Magic (SM) right now.  I really like the idea of the moving or blinking lights effect owners claim they get when shown on trees with wind.  Bliss has a light that does this but they list the price at $665.00 (the LS model).  The Bliss Light housing seems to have enough metal on it to drill a hole through it and somehow secure it to prevent theft from a front yard. The SM poses more of a problem in trying to secure it.  The SM comes with ground stake, goose neck, and a very heavy flat surface base plate with holes for mount screws. 

I live in a single family home in a "city" residential area with paved streets, sidewalks, curbs, and a streetlight directly across the from my house at a distance of approx. 50-60'.  A portion of the front of my house sits further away street light from the other. My front yard is 13' feet from the sidewalk to the front of my double car attached garage; which is the closest portion of my home to the sidewalk.  The front portion of the garage which is parallel to the sidewalk is 23' long by 10' high. Upon receiving the light I tried it out by placing it in a position that covered the front of the garage and the back of the garage (or that wall that runs perpendicular to the sidewalk and meets the front wall.  I held just the above the inside edge of the sidewalk; 13' from the garage and it covered both walls. The streetlight failed to wash out the light.  This light has a definite "wow" factor.

I am currently trying to configure the light with a 3rpm 120v 60Hz electric motor which produces a constant twinkling effect.  I have video and photo available at this link in Photobucket.  I captured on the inside of my garage door with a pocket HD camera.  The effect is much better than video.  Of course the pattern of lights is adjustable on the SM, so variations are obtainable.

 

http://s257.photobucket.com/user/piloto3524/library/Sparkle%20Magic?sort=3&page=1

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UPDATE - I fiddled around with packaging all that goes into what makes it sparkle.  I used a used a  microwave oven motor that I had laying around.  It's 3 rpm, 120 volt.  I used a 4" white PVC drain union and cap for the main housing body.  A hole was drilled through the union so the fixed mount nut could protrude through.  I used a garden hose washer inside and out and a metal washer to fasten the laser to the union.  The microwave oven motor made the whole unit bigger than it should be.  It also makes it difficult to zip tie the laser and motor together.  If there is a motor that is more inline the whole thing would be more compact.  I waterproofed the motor by using a light coat of caulk where it's two piece housing comes together.   I used vampire plugs and SPT1 wire to connect the motor and laser.  All the wiring fits inside the end cap.  I taped it shut with a good quality plastic stucco tape because I may need to open it in the future.  The screen was cut from a wire type pencil cup I found for forty six cents at a thrift store.  It is extruded.  Which means it is cut and stretched in a fashion that makes it end up with a diamond shaped pore.  I don't have any metal or aluminum screen door screen, but I think it would work as well or better.  An arts and crafts store may carry some kind of screen that will work.  I don't have the individual costs for parts.  The motor can be bought on Ebay for about $4, the pipe pieces cost about $3, some zip ties, screen, and vampire stuff; maybe, $10 total.  I added some pictures of the completed housing unit to the above link on Photobucket.  It's crude but effective.  FYI

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Watched the video nice effect I might try that with mine

If you can find a more inline motor please let me know.  The microwave oven motors are the size and shape of 3 clay poker chips stacked.  Marrying that to the SM is problematic to say the least.  Thanks in advance.

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