From: "Da Man"
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Subject: Re: Flickering Candlelight Effect??
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 07:56:44 GMT
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"Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
> "John Woodgate" schreef in bericht
> > I read in sci.electronics.design that Frank Bemelman
> > wrote (in <3e141f18$0$37197$1b62eedf@news
> > .euronet.nl>) about 'Flickering Candlelight Effect??', on Thu, 2 Jan
> > 2003:
> > >I'm not sure what you mean. I figured you could use a tiny 110V/12V
> > >transformer to transform the 12VAC back to 110VAC, and use that to
> > >the neon-lamp.
> > JT posted:
> > "I have 12VAC available outdoors (yard light system)."
> > I suppose that comes from a transformer, into whose primary circuit you
> > would try putting the 'flicker' neon tube.
I doubt that - those tubes are relitively low power. Actually, grabbing one
out of the fireplace's mantle lights reads: well, just 120V. But the package
reads 3W (seems a little high). They rarely go out (except when the power
goes below ~107 VAC). You could possibly assume the unit will draw between
1.5 and 4 W when flickering. Since garden lights usually use 7W incandecent
lamps, driven by a large transformer, I doubt a few randomly flickering
candle lights would add much flicker to the system.
> Ah, I see. That would - at most - make all gardenlights flicker.
> Sort of spooky effect, like in Hitchcock's Psycho, with the
> neon sign displaying 'NO VACANCY' and 'VACANCY'. I'm not sure
> that is the effect Jim is after ;)
> Frank Bemelman
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