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 Post subject: Re: A new project
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 am 
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Wonderful job!


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Very nice build. Novel and unique! Can I ask where you picked up the, old style, long shank bulbs? I know they were used in some of the older C6 light sets but I haven't found a modern source for them.


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So the long shank C6 bulbs I used are for replamping old 8 lamp series wired C6 light strings.
Specifically a C6 bubble light string.

If you do a search in Ebay of "long shank C6 bulbs" They should show up.

I relamped the C6 incandescent bulb with a 12V LED. In my case, I made a custom
parallel wired light string, powered by a 12V dc wall wort type power supply.

Back in the old days, when C6 light strings were used. You would have 8 C6 lamps wired in series. They use 15 volts per lamp,
which comes out to be 120V. Which is a US standard wall outlet.

I hope this info help,

Steve


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Steve,
This project is just incredible. I am amazed at all the details that you thought of to make such a beautiful light string. I think it is well beyond me because of all the wiring involved, but I still enjoyed reading about it. And the little houses are so inspiring as well. Thank you so much.
Lucy


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This is very unique and creative! Thanks for sharing your progress and knowledge!

John


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steve...looking really good...actually, Great!...

(sorry for delay in posting...i've been away for almost a week...way behind on everything)

howard...


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