My wife is staying at her friends house overnight, boy am I going to have fun!

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My wife is staying at her friends house overnight, boy am I going to have fun!

On July 15 I placed an order with Banggood for these:
http://www.banggood.com/Converter-7-in-1-E27-Bulb-Adapter-Splitter-Penda...


Today, only 8 days later, the came. Just in time for some fun.
Here is the light in the second floor hallway at the top of the stairs. A single 25W Halogen bulb. The vertical filament is the reason for the hard cast shadows.

Interesting, but not too much light. How about 7 60W equivalent CFL Daylight bulbs? That would brighten up this dingy hall while my wife is away!

Or how about some of the newer LED bulbs?

Remember this deal I came across? If you were following the Home Depot deal alerts thread you would.

But let’s do this in a manly way, now that wifey isn’t around to complain.
These things can be daisy chained!



Lets see….. 7 sockets per unit with one socket used for the daisy chain. That equals 13 bulbs.
13 bulbs times 815 lumens each is over 10,000 lumems!
This should brighten up this dark and dreary hallway.

I tried to take the picture but all I got was a white screen. Big Smile
But wait, there’s more………I bought 6

Not actually. I ordered 3 for me and 3 for a friend

His wife is away next week………………

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6 lego-able space station light bulb adapter thingies! :bigsmile:

If you connect them 6 high, do you have enough bulbs to fill all 37 sockets?

What happens if the wifey comes home early and catches you?

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When I saw the title I thought: “Strippers, nice, hope there are some nice pics inside” :bigsmile:
but Sad I guess led bulbs will have to do….
Btw, are you sure those tiny wires can handle the load

 

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While screwing in bulbs I derived the general formula for number of bulbs in an arbitrary number of “thingies” N. Smile

Bulbs required = 6N + 1 Big Smile

FlashPilot wrote:
6 lego-able space station light bulb adapters thingies! :bigsmile:

If you connect them 6 high, do you have enough bulbs to fill all 37 sockets?

What happens if the wifey comes home early and catches you?

Do I have enough bulbs???????????

During that HD deal, only 20 bulbs were allowed per customer. But if one buys 20 and walks outside and comes back in they’re another customer, right?
I bought 300.
Some are being used, others went to friends and EVERYONE in the family is getting bulbs for Christmas!

Even so, I have set a certain number aside for important experimentation.

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hahaha I like the way you think !

Of course you do, you’re a BLF’er.

Now pushing the envelope a little further. What I am about to do is probably not safe to do inside, wife or no wife present, so I will take my activities outdoors. Smile

Found this old brass lamp on the side of the road, so I picked it up.

Loaded up 4 of the “thingies” with bulbs. (6×4 + 1 = 25)

BTW, all photos taken with my cell phone.
Before I show any shots, I must explain that even though it is night time here on the East Coast, there is a lot of ambient light out there.
This lantern contains 5 of the CREE 800 Lumen LEDs and is up next to the garage.


Then along the driveway, there are a couple of these.

In addition to those, there are numerous 1W LED landscape lights. We live about 20 miles south of an airport and my wife worries that one night a pilot is going to try a park a 737 in our back yard. Big Smile

Anyway, here is what 20,000 lumens of omnidirectional light looks like at night with all the other light “pollution” this household produces.



and from across the street.

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Last shot looks like a UFO landing! Lol nice work!

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LOL! And my neighbors think I’m nuts!

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That is fantastic, you should just leave the house dark, and when the wife walks in an turns on 20,000 lumens… Youtube can make you rich they say….

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So I assume that may be the ultimate flood light.

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I think it looks great. If the lumen police drop by, please vid their visit and post on youtube for our entertainment.

BTW, if the 20k/lm from that conundrum remains unobscured by trees and terrain, lit every night and visible from the air, its entirely possible that pilots might start using it as a ground reference/check point. “Bradley Approach, Delta 571 heavy is niner thousand descending over dchomak, inbound for landing 24. And man, it looks like he added another 50 bulbs to his place again!…”

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Awesome.  Does look like you have a visitor from outer space.

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Does he have enough bulbs? Hahah. I’m picturing Homedepot penny/deal loot overflowing out of every storage space in that house. Big Smile

I think the chainable fixture deals would look kinda neat as like a chandelier of sorts.

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made me smile (alot) :bigsmile:

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LOL. I hope the wife does not leave before she gets up the driveway as she may well not recognize this place as her own home if she comes home at night. I'm not sure if we should be calling the looney bin for a pickup.Laughing

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Extremely impressive
Soon a black hole will open under the house to counteract the universal lumen imbalance

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Sirius9 wrote:
Btw, are you sure those tiny wires can handle the load

Each bulb only draws about 100mA. The biggest stress is physical, 4 is as high as I dare go with out additional support. Those CREE full flow bulbs have no heat sinking but rather rely on airflow. They are quite light weight as LED bulbs go.

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I think the chainable fixture deals would look kinda neat as like a chandelier of sorts.

These adapters do better hanging upside down, so I probably could use all 6 that way. It would have to be indoors though. Using all 6 would be 30,000 lumens.
I gotta order some more SmileBig Smile

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that 20, 000 omni directional light is insane. do you have a picture of that not turned on? i would like to see what it is.

and are those numerous lawn lights solar or they wired?

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This is awesome. By now you must have belly-cramps from laughing out loud while running up and down the stairs with hands ful of LED-bulbs.
Let’s wait what the wife says. When we don’t hear from you on monday, you have been taken. By some probing extra terrestrial, or by the Men In White.
BTW, now you’ve almost cornered the LED-bulb market, shouldn’t you send a memo to the FTC? 0:)

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  I wonder what it looks like when the wife throws it at you from a moving car ?

 

pics please 

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That’s awesome! I got one of the 4x splitters to use in my garage: lighting is poor there, with only 2 ceramic single-bulb ceiling fixtures.

I had been using 2-bulb splitters to have four 100W-equiv. CFL bulbs, but that wasn’t bright enough. My ultimate plan is to add a third single-bulb fixture, then use the 4x splitter in the middle, with 2x splitters on either side giving me 8 bulbs total. Then, with the Lowe’s 60W equiv. LED bulbs, I should finally have enough light to work there. Of course, it 100-degree summer time now, so I’m not in a hurry to move on this project until later this fall when it’s cooler, and gets dark earlier.

Now, I’m wishing I had seen these 7x splitters earlier; they have good pricing on the 3x and 4x splitters as well at Banggood; I may have to place an order soon…


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Fuel for your fire. You know that they make octacopters that can carry 10 pounds easily. Try that 20k light with a battery pack at night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e7RJjIb410

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keltex78 wrote:
That’s awesome! I got one of the 4x splitters to use in my garage: lighting is poor there, with only 2 ceramic single-bulb ceiling fixtures.

I had been using 2-bulb splitters to have four 100W-equiv. CFL bulbs, but that wasn’t bright enough. My ultimate plan is to add a third single-bulb fixture, then use the 4x splitter in the middle, with 2x splitters on either side giving me 8 bulbs total. Then, with the Lowe’s 60W equiv. LED bulbs, I should finally have enough light to work there. Of course, it 100-degree summer time now, so I’m not in a hurry to move on this project until later this fall when it’s cooler, and gets dark earlier.

Now, I’m wishing I had seen these 7x splitters earlier; they have good pricing on the 3x and 4x splitters as well at Banggood; I may have to place an order soon…

You should start all over and use these. Save what you already have for something else.
The garage is what I originally got these for. They work very well for that. This is 5600 lumen.

My friend, once he saw the 3 that I ordered for him, wants 6 more. I just ordered another 10

blueb8llz wrote:
that 20, 000 omni directional light is insane. do you have a picture of that not turned on? i would like to see what it is.

and are those numerous lawn lights solar or they wired?

The 1W landscape lights are wired, those solar powered ones are useless.

I tried to add 2 more layers and use 37 bulbs for 30,000 lumen but it was unstable, wanted to tip over.

Maybe somethings are better left undone Big Smile
Here is a pic of it off the floor lamp and upside down on the driveway during daylight hours. 3 minutes later I plugged it in. Notice how the surrounding area in the shot darkens as the light from it overwhelms the camera.

Hey, I just had an idea! How about I get some cheap wardrobe mirrors and construct an array of reflectors
? Smile

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Its extremely windy around here today, grey skies, garbage cans, cardboard and recycle bins are blowing around the neighbourhood, the black hole from the lumen overload is beginning Shocked

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LOL! And my neighbors think I’m nuts!

Well – that’s just par for the course, my friend. We’re all fanatics, in most people’s eyes – until they find themselves in a power outage, or some other situation, where they have no light, and wish they had something.

Then, we’re heroes.

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Then, we’re heroes.

Go figure Flat Stare


Until power is restored

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That is really great!  Love the lights around the house. Big Smile

Texas Shooter mentioned putting a bright light on a quad.  Check out this video!  THe guy mounted 100W of LED lights under a quadcopter and MAN does it ever look like a UFO flying around and really lights up everything under it.  Some great photos he took using the quad as the light source are in the video.  Really neat stuff.  I can't wait to try some of it on my own stuff.

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That’s some serious bulbage!! WANT!!

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Is she home yet? The wife that is.

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dchomak wrote:
Do I have enough bulbs??? Big SmileBig Smile ???????

During that HD deal, only 20 bulbs were allowed per customer. But if one buys 20 and walks outside and comes back in they’re another customer, right?
I bought 300.
Some are being used, others went to friends and EVERYONE in the family is getting bulbs for Christmas!

Even so, I have set a certain number aside for important experimentation.

HAHAHAAHAHA!!! Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

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I love it. I am down for some home lego’ing. Nice house you have there too.

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