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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2016, 04:41:21 PM »
I like the looks of these for such purposes.  I have a hurricane style holder in the living room with one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Flickering-Flame-STANDARD-Light-Bulbs-3w-Realistic-Candle-Flicker-E26-NEW-/111874988020?hash=item1a0c44d7f4:g:c20AAOSwSzdXBsCD
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 02:29:40 PM »
Ford, like a number of makers had to hold over their 1942 basic body styles til 1948.  They also went through a management crisis during that period.  Their next big styling change was in 1949 with the "shoebox" or "3 box" body style.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2016, 02:48:35 PM »
Here's a guy who'd think those flames would look just right on anything.

http://kboi2.com/news/offbeat/man-sporting-flame-tattoo-eyebrows-arrested-in-meth-bust-near-school
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2016, 04:19:47 PM »
that's the one thing about LED's is the flicker effect.... it has to do with the phasing. it see it mainly in low voltage lighting and in Christmas lights.... that's why I don't like the LED Christmas lights, plus the "Cool White" and "neon Blue" colors are too hard on the eyes!
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2016, 08:39:09 PM »
that's the one thing about LED's is the flicker effect.... it has to do with the phasing. it see it mainly in low voltage lighting and in Christmas lights.... that's why I don't like the LED Christmas lights, plus the "Cool White" and "neon Blue" colors are too hard on the eyes!

For our Christmas tree, we have soft white LEDs (no flicker). They look very nice, and feel 'fresher' yet don't don't feel very harsh. We've had the tree and same string of lights for about seven years now, and not one light has gone out!
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2016, 09:14:21 PM »
I use the T5 type led strings in color, but for my outdoor decoration.  They seem to have richer color than the faceted or long shapes.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2019, 01:33:01 PM »
I have lots of oil lamps and they are all just that... oil lamps. They get used too.

Last christmas I went to a Christmas Fair where there was a stall selling all kinds of things turned into lamps. I had a friendly chat with the guy on the stall and explained that I restore phones. He pointed out a bakelite phone he had turned into a lamp and asked what I thought it was worth. "About 60 as a working phone, or a fiver for spares as a lamp" was my honest reply. I don't think he sold a single one all weekend.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 05:36:38 PM »
It is also sad to see a oil lamp that has been drastically altered to electric light.
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Re: I hate it when they do this!
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 05:39:53 PM »
The problem with making things into lamps is they're often made by people who want to see it as a lamp themselves, a friend of mine turned his old, worn out clarinet into a lamp a few years back, I'm sure some musical instrument people would baulk at the idea, but to him, it looks nice, it's had its' time (he played it a lot apparently, hence being worn out), and now lives on as a lamp...  :)

Now of course, taking something valuable and collectable and turning it into spare parts by drilling holes into it and sticking a bulb in it, well, we all know our opinions on that...  ;D

In my case with my cheap chinese lamp, it wasn't fit for purpose from the outset, and as it was part of a set of four, I didn't feel it was any real loss to turn it into something else that was more useful, even if I haven't actually used it, but, each to his own... :)