I love technology-run over christmas lights with a semi truck? 11 replies

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starforce2

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#1 13 years ago

you gotta check out this ebay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/LED-Christmas-Holiday-Lights_W0QQitemZ4402698979QQcategoryZ38229QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Watch the video. They actualy run over christmaslights with a semitruck...and they still work! Take that, maglight. I have a string of these...and the most abuse I've ever given them is dropping them on the floor, but it's actualy quite comical to actualy see someone run them over with a truck.




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#2 13 years ago

Well Christmas is coming.. so it would be a nice investment if you ask me...




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#3 13 years ago

well, with the way the heating part of the energy bill is going to skyrocket from the stupid hurricane I just might switch them all over. Just gotta find out who the fag is who keeps cutting my lights. LED's aren't available localy and are expenive compared to standards. I'm going to give that video to a guy a block behind me. He has row after row of C7 bulb wrapped around his house to the point he must turn off all of his interior appliances...They get one light a TV and the refrig...all the rest of the power is on the lights. They hafta shut their display down to run their hair dreyer, and you can see the glow for 3 blocks in any direction. Makes national lampoon look like amatures. I bet with what he saves on one years worth of light bill he can buy his LED's.




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#4 13 years ago

Ever thought about the tires on the truck? :rolleyes:




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#5 13 years ago
well, with the way the heating part of the energy bill is going to skyrocket from the stupid hurricane I just might switch them all over. Just gotta find out who the fag is who keeps cutting my lights. LED's aren't available localy and are expenive compared to standards. I'm going to give that video to a guy a block behind me. He has row after row of C7 bulb wrapped around his house to the point he must turn off all of his interior appliances...They get one light a TV and the refrig...all the rest of the power is on the lights. They hafta shut their display down to run their hair dreyer, and you can see the glow for 3 blocks in any direction. Makes national lampoon look like amatures. I bet with what he saves on one years worth of light bill he can buy his LED's.

The problem is that leds don't give that much light so you are going to have to cover your entire wall with them. A more cheap way to save electricity without covering your whole house with leds is geting some "saving lamps" as we call them who are a little more expensive then normal lightbulbs but give jus as much light while wasting a lot less energy. Nothing special about running over leds with a truck, those things are cylinder formed and of hard plastic, so running over them wih truck that has tires (which divide the presure) it isn't such a miracle they don't break. Just like you can stand on eggs if you get one of those dozen/two dozen sets and carefully stand on them.




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#6 13 years ago

The way LEDs are constructed makes them particularly tough considering what they are. While you can break an ordinary lightbulb with your hand just by squeezing it (trust me -- ouch), to achieve the same effect with an LED you need to give it a good whack with something hard, like a hammer. And these LEDs in particular might be even tougher given their unusual shape and texture. Secondly, LEDs are inherently small. If they were larger they would have broken, but as it stands they probably just pressed into the rubber of the tyres, or even disappeared into the tread. In fact I would go so far as to suggest the tyres of that lorry weren't inflated as much as they could have been, making them even less likely to do any damage to them. Finally, that lorry seemed to go over them awfully quickly. Perhaps if it had gone slower, allowing its full weight to push down on them for a long time, it would have been more impressive. Though I still doubt they'd have broken. Fact is, you could take any old string of basic LEDs and run over them the same way and I doubt they'd break. I'm not sure what this test proves anyway -- when was the last time you lost your Christmas lights to a lorry-related incident? Most of the time problems are caused simply by a bulb popping... a problem you're unlikely to get with LEDs anyway. Why am I writing this much about a bunch of Christmas lights anyway? Who cares!? Christmas lights cost about £3! And it's not even Christmas! Now, if you'd brought an indestructable car to our attention it might have been more interesting...




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#7 13 years ago

Maybe it was to show to lorry drivers that they dont have to worry about running over LED's and getting punctures...




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#8 13 years ago
starforce2well, with the way the heating part of the energy bill is going to skyrocket from the stupid hurricane I just might switch them all over. Just gotta find out who the fag is who keeps cutting my lights. LED's aren't available localy and are expenive compared to standards. I'm going to give that video to a guy a block behind me. He has row after row of C7 bulb wrapped around his house to the point he must turn off all of his interior appliances...They get one light a TV and the refrig...all the rest of the power is on the lights. They hafta shut their display down to run their hair dreyer, and you can see the glow for 3 blocks in any direction. Makes national lampoon look like amatures. I bet with what he saves on one years worth of light bill he can buy his LED's.

Why someone would do that, I will never understand...




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#9 13 years ago
starforce2Just gotta find out who the fag is who keeps cutting my lights.

Do you live in Minneapolis?

I should get those lights, they'd last a long time. 70 times more.




starforce2

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#10 13 years ago

Oakdale, near E side st. paul. We have 2 big displays over here that make the papers.




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