Battery Powered LEDs

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Battery Powered LEDs

Post by Del » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:53 pm

Hey bargain shoppers, don't forget this is the season to get battery powered strings of LEDs for your kits. Sure they won't be good for anything but static on/off lighting, but some kits just don't need flashing eye-candy. With holiday lights, you can still run fiber optics and get some practice on running wiring through a kit. You might see them discounted very soon too, so keep your eyes open.

Oh, and make sure they are clear. I picked up some that looked clear and weren't labeled, but when I put batteries in them they turned out to be yellow. Anybody know what I can do with a string of yellow lights? :?
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Re: Battery Powered LEDs

Post by FatherRob » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:38 pm

Del wrote:Anybody know what I can do with a string of yellow lights? :?
Do you remember the TNG episode where Riker used the 'Crimson Forcefield' (that would be "Samaritan Snare")? Well, you could give Riker a new trick. Replace the red bussards with yellow and give him the ability to use the '!!!!!!!! Off Forcefield'.

Yes, I think that would be a most satisfying way to relieve your needs... with regards to the yellow lights, that is.

Oh, and by the way, to do it right, you would need... FOUR LIGHTS.

Thank you, everyone... I'll be here all week.

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Re: Battery Powered LEDs

Post by Tesral » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:34 pm

If you want a flicker the electric candles at Jo Ann's are an inexpensive option. The flicker is built into the LED. They are clear once removed from the candle housing.

These would be great for the look of the Klingon impulse engines in The Undiscovered Country.
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Re: Battery Powered LEDs

Post by Del » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:56 pm

Thanks Tesral! Another great idea.
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Re: Battery Powered LEDs

Post by LynnFrazier » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 am

Del wrote:Hey bargain shoppers, don't forget this is the season to get battery powered strings of LEDs for your kits. Sure they won't be good for anything but static on/off lighting, but some kits just don't need flashing eye-candy. With holiday lights, you can still run fiber optics and get some practice on running wiring through a kit. You might see them discounted very soon too, so keep your eyes open.

Oh, and make sure they are clear. I picked up some that looked clear and weren't labeled, but when I put batteries in them they turned out to be yellow. Anybody know what I can do with a string of yellow lights? :?
Thanks for sharing information.. Can you please tell right source to get these lights? I have been searching for a while and I need good affordable lights.. Please help me..

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Re: Battery Powered LEDs

Post by Commodore Red » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:56 am

Right now Walmart is carrying some 18 LED strands in multicolor, white, red, blue, green and yellow....they run on three AAs and they have a board that allows a constant light flashing and fade (a really slow blink) for around $4.....Im stocking up

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