As I mentioned in a prior post I’m concerned around my Power draw and don’t want to upgrade my electrical panel this year if I can avoid it.I’ve been ordering quite a few things lately and a couple of them arrived over the last few days, more giant C9 pathway lights and LED bulbs to replace the incandescent bulbs in my pathway lights. These giant C9’s I plan to use on each side of my driveway, these are also some of the only incandescent lights in my display. I decided I would replace the incandescent bulbs with LEDs this year.
I ordered some C7 LEDs (I know the lights are called and look like giant C9’s but actually have a C7 bulb) from holiday lighting outlet, sadly they didn’t qualify for free shipping this time. I would have been better buying extras to get to the $100 than pay for the shipping and customs, lesson learned.
First step in the upgrade was to see what the draw is with the incandescent C7
A huge improvement by replacing the bulbs with the LEDs. Drawing 16% of the power of the original incandescents dropping from 0.166Amps to 0.028Amps.
Not only did I significantly cut my power draw but the coloured LEDs I bought look much richer than the original white C7s.
Upgraded LEDs Original Incandescent
I was also right about getting the top roof of the house done last weekend as the snow began today and doesn’t look like it will be going away anytime soon.
Another exciting happening today is my RGB lights were shipped by Light-O-Rama today and should arrive tomorrow. I cannot wait to start playing with them to see if they will work the way I expected and if they deliver the visual effects the way they appear in the simulations.
(NEW CCB) Cosmic Color CCC-II-with-2-CCB-II-50 4
Color Selection = White Bulbs and Controller II with Cases
Strings of 50 RGB Bulbs
White Pixel Tree Kit – 16 WhitePixelTreeKit-16×25 1
Strip Assembly = Done by Factory
Strips of 25 pixels
High Power 50W RGB Flood High-Power-RGB-Flood-50W 2
CCR II extension cord CCRII-EXT-5FT 8
Residential Series Addon CTB16PC-ReadyToGO-Addon 1
Power Cords = USA Power Cords
CTB16PC-ReadyToGO Operating Voltage = USA 120V