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Friday, March 20, 2009

Let there be light!

Aaaah, success!

Fresh off the plane from China arrived these lovelies
150 LED 10mm diffused white light bulbs and 100 CR2032 batteries. Which we used to create this:
Which we hung in this:
And then stuck in a closet. The result of our test is that a single LED light on a single battery will burn strong for 64 continuous hours. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. We will hang the lanterns in the tent on Friday and they'll still be going strong Saturday night.

We also found that three battery bulb combos clamped together with a binder clip cast a nice amount of light in a single lantern. So back to ebay I went to order a few hundred more bulbs and batteries for our ~125 lanterns. We'll have our own version of March Madness going on in the F|S household this week!

More information about using LED "throwies" to illuminate paper lanterns can be found here, here and here.

1 comment:

Bridezilla Chink said...

Wow. Best Idea EVER. Thanks!