@paulmakepeace Yep. Expanding a bit, 1000W is the same power level as a small space heater, of a size that will keep a small bedroom fairly toasty in cold weather. On a screened porch or small patio when there’s no breeze, it would be way too much heat during the summer, but I’ve seen photos of decorator treatments that had such strings running back and forth in that kind of space. If you spread them out around the edge of a backyard, you might not notice the heat - but there’s no good reason to use that much power when 2700K LED strings are available with similar light output at less than one tenth of the power consumption. (And if you dislike the fire-inna-cave lighting temp anyway, then these are pretty much useless.)
@bugger@Larry1977 As someone that has LED string lights around the seating section of my yard I can tell you that is not true. Mine has Edison style led bulbs and it gives just a nice warm glow around the entire area. Bright enough you can see everything but dim enough that reading a book would be a bit of a strain. My 50 ft set uses 14.5 watts, a massive swing from these!
@tkuj Actually I was at one RV park where the rules said no outdoor lights after 10PM. …and it is a trend that newer trailers and motorhomes often have built-in outdoor « ambient lighting » usually in that creepy bluish-white LED color. I think they are cheap to add by the manufacturers and I guess buyers think it’s « cool. » I’ve been parked overnight next to them sometimes and I have to agree those lights are annoying.
@phendrick, if you’re referring to the last dude… he was impeached. Twice, actually. Just wasn’t convicted. Because it is apparently more important that the “only our team can win” mentality be embraced.
@haydesigner@phendrick On one side, the same reaction happened both times; “You have got to be shitting me” about impeaching a President over a blow job, and then “You have got to be shitting me” about the other side’s refusal to convict when the matters involved gross issues with a direct bearing on the Constitutionality of the office-holder’s actions. The difference between the two proceedings (and their causes) was of so many orders of magnitude that they do not belong in the same discussion.
@haydesigner@phendrick@werehatrack Hesitant to even start going in a political direction, but… about that difference in impeachment thingies, nothing to worry about… we’ll let the Supreme Court decide.
@ohhwell Only if you like that color of lighting, which a great many people never did. But until relatively recently, we had no practical alternative. Given the choice of 2700K or no “decorative” lighting, I’ll take “none”, TYVM.
@ohhwell@werehatrack Also a lot of LED lights, especially the cheaper or older ones, will « flash » at 60 or 120 times per second which you may not notice at first, but you can often tell if you move the lights quickly in front of your eyes. Some think this is subtly disconcerting and unhealthy especially if it your primary light source. In this case they are hot glowing filaments so no issue there.
@5in1k Perhaps it is because people prefer to have a choice? LEDs have come a long, LONG way in the past 10 years, but they still cannot perfectly replicate a glowing filament, and many times, the power modulation used to dim them creates undesirable effects such as flickering, which is more perceptible to some people than others. Many just like the aesthetic of filament bulbs. As to your quip about filament bulbs still being manufactured, there are still many places it is impossible to use LED bulbs, usually due to heat. Think your oven lamp bulb.