Mmm shiny


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It’s finally happened.

LED christmas lights come in a compete selection of rainbow colors. Indeed, all on a single string.

My room is, of course, now decorated with several strings of rainbow-colored lights. I find highly saturated colors soothing. I particularly like them in patterns, such as rainbows. A room with very little light other than lots of brightly colored lights is pretty ideal for me. So… Rainbow christmas lights. Lots of them.

This is pretty much beyond my skill to get the camera to do a good job with. Just assume that the colors are actually more saturated than they look, and the room as a whole looks sort of purple-blue with a bit of a red undertone. The blue and purple LEDs are clearly winning, with the red sort of following up on them; the green/yellow side of things is just not staying competitive.

But the overall feel of the thing is quite cheery.

Comments [archived]

From: Dave Leppik
Date: 2010-10-08 13:22:58 -0500

Do they blink at 60hz? That’s the one annoying thing about my LED Christmas lights. Also, it’s rather weird that most of the colors are pure, but the purple is a white LED with a filter. (I realize most people can’t tell the difference, but it’s pretty obvious to me; my glasses act as prisms, so if I turn my head the red from the purple LED moves in one direction and the blue moves in the opposite direction.)

From: Geo R
Date: 2012-12-03 16:35:55 -0600

Hi I love your Christmas lights. I love the purple and blue color.

Could you Please tell me the brand name of the lights and where you got them from?!

From: seebs
Date: 2012-12-06 01:32:57 -0600

I get those from Target, they’re Philips lights. Only the ones at Target and maybe one or two other stores have the purple, not sure why.

(And they do blink a little, but not enough to bug me; also, if you have many strings, it becomes less noticeable.)