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    I'm trying to calculate the amount of light that the globes would have with 3 rectangles in them.
    That is 9 50/50 LEDs inside a 6" globe. It should be pretty bright.
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    I think the rating of each module is 38 lmn.

    And I think 3 modules in a globe would be ďfine.Ē But thatís a completely subjective term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Are the globes youíre using just the basic type of light-fixture globe that you get from a hardware store?

    If so, thatís also what I use in my show at the top of my 9 trees.

    A single bullet LED isnít bright enough. I use 6 of these modules in each globe:


    https://www.holidaycoro.com/Smart-Pi...Inch-p/662.htm
    How did you position the modules in the globes and is the light uniform or can you slightly see the modules?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmumbels View Post
    How did you position the modules in the globes and is the light uniform or can you slightly see the modules?


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    In each globe, I have 6 modules (wrapped in a cylinder around a 1" PVC).

    The light is very uniform, and you can't see the individual modules or LEDs. So in that aspect, it works really well. I just wish they were a tad brighter (okay when WHITE, but could be a bit stronger when using individual colors--but I'm working on a solution for that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    In each globe, I have 6 modules (wrapped in a cylinder around a 1" PVC).

    The light is very uniform, and you can't see the individual modules or LEDs. So in that aspect, it works really well. I just wish they were a tad brighter (okay when WHITE, but could be a bit stronger when using individual colors--but I'm working on a solution for that).
    Similar to this? I just gotta figure out to make it solid.





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    Exactly what I did. Make it solid? Zip-tie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Exactly what I did. Make it solid? Zip-tie...
    Ah, youíre full of great ideas. Thanks! Glue gun doesnít seem strong enough


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    Let us know how they look when fired up at night.

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    Was thinking instead of a strip of wood across cut a circular piece that fit just inside the coupling maybe with a hole for wires if needed .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Let us know how they look when fired up at night.
    Hopefully tonight I can get a few going.


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