LED FUNCTION LIGHTS



LED Function Lights, retail $TBA ()
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Home Depot (www.homedepot.com)
Last updated 01-14-07





This is a set of sixty LED Christmas lights with a sixteen mode controller.

There are 20 red lights, 20 green lights, and 20 blue lights. Each LED has a very strongly reverse-conical shape to its front, so they are not directional like ordinary LEDs.

The set operates directly from AC; using a two-prong male plug that plugs directly into a standard (north American anyway) two- or three-slot AC receptacle. Decorate with them as you would ordinary Christmas light sets.


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Remove the set from its cardboard box, untie the set, and just start decorating with them. Hang them on the front of the fireplace mantle, hang them in a window, put them in your Christmas tree, etc., or just hang the suckers off your dorm room ceiling for that special holiday feeling all year 'round.

Plug them directly into a standard (north American anyway) 110 to 130 volts 60Hz two- or three-slot AC receptacle.

When plugged in, the lights will slowly color-cycle, until you press & release the switch button on the front of the control box; this allows you to choose from any of the other fifteen modes.

The modes are labelled on the back of the control box as:
  1. Combination
  2. Steady-on
  3. In wave
  4. Chasing
  5. Sparkling (a)
  6. Slo-Glo
  7. Stepping on
  8. Fade on/off
  9. Sequential
  10. Slow wave
  11. Mixed
  12. Reverse fading
  13. Sparkling (b)
  14. Flashing
  15. Twinkle
  16. Stepping
The modes will reset when the lights are powered off; they will default to mode #1 when powered up again.



This light set is meant to be used as a decorative light set in a dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown them in the toilet tank, bash them against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on them, run over them with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on them that a regular flashlight might have to have performed on them. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.


Photograph of one of the "bulbs", showing the inverse conical tip. Imagine a cone at the tip, then imagine it flipped inside-out; that's what the ends of the lamps look like. This helps disperse the light over a wide angle, rather than focusing it to a spot.



Lights on.



Lights on our front porch, on the horizontal beam toward the bottom of this photograph.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the red LEDs in this light set.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the green LEDs in this light set.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the blue LEDs in this light set.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from WWW.TWO-CUBED.COM.


WMP movie (.avi extension) showing these lights in action.
It is approximately 5.9 megabytes (6,078,706 bytes); dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

That music playing in the background is from one of my demos for the Commodore 64 computer from late-1993.
Back then, I ran a C=64 demo group called TDC (The Douche Crew); and I wrote two demos under that name.


WMP movie (.avi extension) showing these lights in action.
It is approximately 5.9 megabytes (6,078,706 bytes); dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

That music playing in the background is from one of my demos for the Commodore 64 computer from late-1993.
Back then, I ran a C=64 demo group called TDC (The Douche Crew); and I wrote two demos under that name.



TEST NOTES:
Test unit of this and several other products were sent by a website fan and received on 11-25-06.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.


UPDATE: 01-04-07
I have decided to rate these lights 4 stars and give them a placement in The Trophy Case on this website!!!


PROS:
Multiple modes
Bright lights
Wide viewing angle


CONS:
Not waterproof or water-resistant
Will tangle up in the closet just as easily as other light sets


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED Christmas light set
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown type LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 60 (20 ea. red, green, blue)
    BEAM TYPE: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton mode change on control box
    CASE MATERIAL: N/A
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: No
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: Spare lamps & fuses
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star RatingStar Rating





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