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Old 11-20-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Can LED Christmas Light strings be adapted to use as lighting in an egg? Sam's has some nice 3-light sets that could be made into fixtures, but I wondered about hard wiring them into the system. Good idea, or no?

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Old 11-20-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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I have used them for over a year as accent lighting in our basement however, you need to know the white light is not white, it has a blue tint to it and of course they run on house current (120VAC).

I tested themon 12VDC a power supply and they would not work.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hi,

Can LED Christmas Light strings be adapted to use as lighting in an egg? Sam's has some nice 3-light sets that could be made into fixtures, but I wondered about hard wiring them into the system. Good idea, or no?

Happy Turkey Day. I will be away from the computer for awhile. ...

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Good idea NO!

The circuitry associated with LED Christmas lights prevents them from working on 12 Volt DC systems, as Darwin indicated. With a small inverter you could make them work, but the gains vs inverter losses would be small if any.

That said, if look around the internet I bet you could find some 12 Volt Christmas lights.
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Thank you for the input. Yes, I have seen 12v versions, but they were $$$ in comparision. I guess, I'll shelve this idea. Thanks again for the thoughts.
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