Turn on thread page Beta

how long do the x'mas fairy lights last? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    if i just leave them on 24/7, how long do they last? on average :confused:
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    they sometimes overheat you normally aren't meant to leave them on for that long
    Offline

    11
    depends on the quality of the bulbs. not sure about xmas light bulbs, but expect around 400 hours. probably less.

    theyll also last longer in a cooler environment. there also more likely to fail if you keep turnin them on and off
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    We paid £20 for set of old fashioned out door ones 10 years ago. To this today every single bulb still glows

    You get what you pay for, if you buy a set from the pound shop don't expect it to last more than one christmas.

    Also try and buy ones wired in parrerel(sp!) as if one bulb goes the rest will still light, in a serial configuration (used by the pound store things) if one bulb goes the rest will fail until the faulty bulb is replaced as the circuit is broken.

    --------------

    (Original post by viviki)
    they sometimes overheat you normally aren't meant to leave them on for that long
    The low voltage ones are very safe, they hardly generate any heat, but the older plug in style ones should not be left in for 24 hours as they can over heat as you say. It happened to use once in the 1980's.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    *parallel
 
 
 
Poll
Do you like exams?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.