r/interestingasfuck Aug 19 '20

These LEDs that look like fire...

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u/vanessa-sims Aug 19 '20 edited Aug 19 '20

Just install a ton of these and watch the neighbours constantly call the fire department

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u/3ea6q4wmu Aug 19 '20

100% honest I work fire dispatch and had this call recently. Caller saw fire burning in the windows.

Fire department got on scene and confirmed it was just novelty light bulbs and all is ok. After they left the caller called back all upset that the fire department came out and didn't do anything about the fire.

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u/vanessa-sims Aug 19 '20

You change the modes by turning the bulb on and off quickly.

Leave it off for 45 seconds to reset it to the default flame mode.

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u/Crotchless_Panties Aug 19 '20

Where may I throw my money at to acquire some of these fancy fire bulbs?!

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u/puppetmasterdegree Aug 19 '20 edited Aug 19 '20

You can get similar bulbs on amazon.

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u/Einsteins_coffee_mug Aug 19 '20

Yup. I got two for $10 or something like that.

Looked cool in my porch light, but too dim to be useful.

I’m currently making a “lantern” style fixture to utilize them out in the back for decorative lighting. At least that’s what my wife thinks. I totally forgot about it.

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u/Crotchless_Panties Aug 19 '20

Thanks for the tip... (Guess I should have known that.) 😂

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

I got mine from lowes

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u/Crotchless_Panties Aug 19 '20

Thanks! That is close to home!

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u/roo-ster Aug 19 '20

Here’s one being taken to bits.

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u/freightgod1 Aug 19 '20

Neighbors have these, and I think they are ugly as ass. Real flame inside a lantern is steady and doesn't flicker, and your brain knows this. In my opinion, they are tiring to look at in real life, as they do indeed draw your attention, but in a "huh, I can't look away" kind of way.

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

Yea it looks very unnatural like all the flickers are sped up

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

Looking right at it is pretty unrealistic. But i like the ambience it creates.

We have one in our living room lamp. It gets turned on at night and gives the cozy feel of (indirect) light from a fireplace

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u/Vaalrn Aug 19 '20

I hope I’m not that neighbor >_> Mine at least flicker though

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u/johnprime Aug 19 '20

One Halloween I had one of these in a pumpkin. It was pretty overkill for the size of the pumpkin so people kept running up to the house to make sure the house wasn't on fire.

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

I thought it was meh until it flipped. That was pretty cool

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u/MacMuffington Aug 19 '20

This is always posted but you guys never give a link to where we can get one

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u/HorseBoxGuy Aug 19 '20

You don’t have google where you are?

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

I have these in my garden either side of the front door ! They were really cheap too. I love them but my dad says I installed tacky lights ...

I love lights and he always says my multicoloured LEDs are tacky

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u/theguacamoleistoohot Aug 19 '20

I build Halloween decorations and these are AMAZING. I’ve used them on multiple props

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u/FreeCheeseFridays Aug 19 '20

I thought this was pretty damn cool until he flipped it upside down and it re-oriented, now I think this is brilliant.

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u/meme760 Aug 19 '20

I got 2 they ain't that good imo

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u/JennaLS Aug 19 '20

My neighbors across the street have one and my doorbell camera is constantly noting the movement

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u/Sid_96 Aug 19 '20

How tf fires drops when inverted??

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u/oniony Aug 19 '20

I'm not sure what technology these bulbs use, but a simple way is to use a mechanical tilt sensor. These make/break a circuit when a certain level of tilt is made. Some use a capsule containing a conducting liquid such that a circuit is made between two contacts when they're the right way up.

It's also possible to sense the acceleration from the Earth and detect orientation that way (accelerometer), but I would guess that would be overkill for a lightbulb.

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u/LambBrainz Aug 19 '20

Just watched a teardown of one of these and confirmed both of our theories that it is a tilt switch.

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u/TreeChangeMe Aug 19 '20

Hogwarts made them

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

I'm not sure, but we could make a religion out of this!

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

Zoroastrianism or something... I don't know...

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u/LambBrainz Aug 19 '20

Need a priest?

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

A priestess would be better! But yeah...

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u/LambBrainz Aug 19 '20

You're right. Unfortunately, am dude.

Do we have any lovely ladies that would like to become a Torch Priestess?

AllHailTheTorch

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

The Statue of Liberty

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u/LambBrainz Aug 19 '20

Ah, I believe you mean the Great Lady of the Torch.

Some would say she was the Torch's first Oracle. Others simply say she was a fanatical acolyte. But to those who truly know her understand that she was many things. Most importantly, she established and codified the core teachings of the Torch and became his first priestess.

Since then, many priestesses have followed in her footsteps. Donning the Crown of Radiance, holding the Book of Flames, and raising the symbolic Eternal Light guiding the way for those who seek the Torch's warm, unending waves.

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

Yeah, I meant the same! 😂

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u/Loveyoubro4299 Aug 19 '20

Damn! You would be considered an intellectual if you could write like that, where I am from! Lol

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u/LambBrainz Aug 19 '20

Thank you! I appreciate that. I'm a programmer by trade, so it's a compliment indeed lol

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u/oh_theftoh Aug 19 '20

But real fire is better...

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '20

Yes, of course, but I'm not going to light real fire in my room

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u/aburnerds Aug 19 '20

I’m planning on having a Trump/ Neo Nazi rally, where can I purchase several hundred of these?