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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:You know, these are a very under-appreciated invention.

I'm lighting my entire apartment for about 5W right now. I wouldn't do surgery in this setting, but it's light enough to make a cup of tea...

I have blue LED's mounted behind the TV and display shelves, behind my bookshelves in my hall are mounted green LED's and a yellow and red lava lamp. And there are green LED's behind my dresser and blue LED sculptures in my bedroom.

My entire apartment is this playground of primary colors at night now. I love it! ubbrollsmile and all for 5 watts!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Oh wow! Sounds very pretty. I've always wanted to do something similar to my house when I get one! smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Boz
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Boz

sober
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, suffolk, Uni...

Total posts: 109
Posted:oooo, sounds good... how easy is it to do that? do you need adapters or transformers or something so the leds don't get fried?

*produces sandwich- is happy*

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Battery powered??? I seen some pretty Leds today.

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:LED Throwies

A throwie is a lithium battery, and LED and a rare earth magnet all taped together.


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Sounds cool Mike, can you put a picture up in your gallery?

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:L.E.D's are the way forward R.I.P. the lightbulb

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Sigsta
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

member
Location: Canada, Ontario, Newcastle

Total posts: 29
Posted:poor edison would never aproove

Good better best,
Never let it rest,
Until your good be better,
And your better best!!!!

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alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:i thin eddison would approve, l.e.d's cost a fraction of a light buld and last a hell of alot longer. i notice most moder busses and lorrys have l.e.d's for brake lights, indicators etc and they are alot brighter than bulbs

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2666
Posted:But LED's dot have that oldie world charm some bulbs do

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Rione
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

member
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 43
Posted:wow, that sounds VERY cool (I'd like to add my name to the list of people who'd love to see a pic of it online wink )

how long did it take you to set up? How much did it end up costing you? I'm moving into an apartment where we pay for electricity, so I'm definately interested in hearing about ways to save money (other than fluorescent lighting, which gives me headaches >< ).
...save money, AND do awesome interior design... oh the possibilities!


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


My entire apartment is this playground of primary colors at night now. I love it! ubbrollsmile and all for 5 watts!



Dunno Mike, that sounds kinda gay.

wink wink wink

hug


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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