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Author Topic: G-O-W bulbs...  (Read 3331 times)

Offline mjt60a

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G-O-W bulbs...
« on: November 01, 2010, 08:44:42 AM »
a couple of years back I mentioned that wilkinsons had sets of mini LED christmas lights for 1.99 which was quite good compared to the cost in maplin (though I have found them online at a good price since then)
I just saw today that 'QD' have those too but also have sets with 20 grain-of-wheat/grain-of-rice lamps at the same price - ideal for anyone who doesn't want their model to look like it has flourescent lights inside!
these are 40p each or 4.75 for ten in 4D model shop, don't know about elsewhere
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Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 08:48:02 AM »
"QD"? Who the heck is QD???

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Eddy
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Offline mjt60a

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 08:59:50 AM »
it's a shop in the high street where I live, it's similar to wilkinsons. they have a site - http://www.qdstores.co.uk/search.html?pagenum=1  but I only see the LED ones on there
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Offline Talisman

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 09:32:33 AM »
At the risk of sounding like a complete self advert -

Have you seen the grain of rice / wheat bulbs i have ?
Spec. 1mm dia. 2.4v  recomended voltage - fillament so no glaring lights long life and cheaper?
(4.19 for 10 inc. postage)

http://www.clydemodelboats.co.uk/userimages/RC-and-Electrics(1793698).htm
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« Last Edit: November 01, 2010, 09:33:33 AM by Eddy Matthews »

Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 08:01:04 PM »
I have done some experiments with LEDs from Poundland (those circular lights to go round tent poles- Ithink theres about 20-24LEDs in each) and run on two AA batteries.. I painted each bulb a thin orangy yellow and tried them inWaverley. The result was a nice warm glow- not garish like LEDs. Regards, Walter.

Offline mjt60a

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 05:57:10 AM »
I've tried colouring leds to look more like filament bulbs worked well enough on the larger (5mm) ones but the smaller ones (3mm) seem to have a bluish light to start with - still it should be possible, just hsve to experiment a bit more!
I did in fact buy a set of the xmas lights, (just in case I need some later when they no longer sell them), this is how they look compared to the leds...
could have a model railway use too!
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Offline mjt60a

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Re: G-O-W bulbs...
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 06:14:09 AM »
At the risk of sounding like a complete self advert -

Have you seen the grain of rice / wheat bulbs i have ?
Spec. 1mm dia. 2.4v  recomended voltage - fillament so no glaring lights long life and cheaper?
(4.19 for 10 inc. postage)

http://www.clydemodelboats.co.uk/userimages/RC-and-Electrics(1793698).htm
(Go to bottom of page)


those look good, they're tiny!  lots of good stuff on the site in fact, 48th passengers....interesting.....  ::)
Posted by Mick.
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