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    Default Really Big Lights - Replacements

    I have decided I want about 10 white RBL's only learn they went out of business early this year. Does anyone know a replacement to them?

    Figure this was the best place to ask.
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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Home Depot carries a knock off of the RBL. They are actually on clearance right now for $5/ea.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Acc...3689/305025779
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    Sweet thank you.
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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Same ones are available at HD in Canada, I collected 30 in the Ottawa area over the last few days.

    Ive created a 3D print, revision 8 is printing as I type this, I will post the .stl file on Thingiverse once I confirm the thread pattern matches.

    The RBL 3Dprinter models for pixel conversion will not work with this knock off.
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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Home Depot has dropped them another $1.00. Now down to $3.98

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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Has someone done a side by side comparison of these HD units and the original RBL's?

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    I do not have an original RBL, but importing the pixel conversion models into TinkerCad shows them to be about 1/2" smaller in diameter at the thread mount compared to the knock offs.

    scaling up the RBL conversion model does not work as it scales the threads too, hence the reason I'm building the conversion from scratch.
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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurbo99 View Post
    Same ones are available at HD in Canada, I collected 30 in the Ottawa area over the last few days.

    Ive created a 3D print, revision 8 is printing as I type this, I will post the .stl file on Thingiverse once I confirm the thread pattern matches.

    The RBL 3Dprinter models for pixel conversion will not work with this knock off.
    that why i cannot find any anymore ..you took them all ...
    cheer

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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    Just sent my wife out into the wild to bring back a couple of these. the have ball-shaped ones to boot!

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    Default Re: Really Big Lights - Replacements

    The easy conversion of the original RBL (cut off the plastic bulb mount and screw an amusement park dome through the hole) won't work on these battery powered indoor lights.

    So some of the 3D printer folks are doing their own mods. I'm thinking about alternative ways to convert them, as I don't have that tool or skillset yet. One can remove the center post of the new ones (as well as batteries and PCB), but the hole left is smaller. Find appropriate flat modules, or cut off all or part of the theaded "stem" of the amusement park modules and hot glue?

    These new ones have a folding hook; I hope the hinge pin doesn't rust in the rain; since these were designed for indoor use, they had no need to make it weather resistant.

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