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Black-Light Stringed Christmas Lights

Make Christmastime (or any time) a little cooler.
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Just like regular Christmas lights, but with black-light bulbs in them, to make stuff glow. The varieties would expand, naturally, to include all the standard variations of Christmas lights: indoor, outdoor, small, large, blinking, chasing, musical, icicle, etc.

Just imagine your house surrounded by cool, glowing snow! Or apply special black-light paints to your tree and make it a punky Christmas. Besides the drastically different holiday applications, the strings of black-lights could be draped in dormrooms or party areas or anywhere your heart desires.

Use them any time you want. I might try them around Christmas though, just because I'm tired of the same-ol'- same-ol' boring Christmas decorations. I like to be different. Perhaps these would be for those seeking the unusual, like myself.

XSarenkaX, Sep 06 2002

Black Light http://wolfstone.ha...BlackLightTips.html
About black-light and the special paints [XSarenkaX, Sep 06 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

UV LEDs http://ledmuseum.home.att.net/leduv.htm
Just one of many. [8th of 7, Sep 10 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Indoor/Outdoor Black Light Set http://www.johnsons...le&search_page_no=6
Just as thc describes. $17.99 (admin: link updated. -bz) [waugsqueke, Sep 12 2002]


       Might be better suited to halloween, I don't normally associate the freakish glowing of highlighters in my house with christmas...
BinaryCookies, Sep 06 2002

       <awe> OOOOOOoo ooooooooooo ooooooooo ooohhhhh hhhhhhhhh !!!!!!! </awe>   

       [admin: white space provided by -R-Us. I really need to put that into the software. --jutta]
kaz, Sep 06 2002

       There are some incandescent blacklights that give off largely UV, but they run EXTREMELY hot. Probably not a good idea on a Christmas tree.   

       What will make blacklight Christmas lights bakeable will be the invention of a reasonably-priced ultraviolet LED. Not invented yet, but give it a decade and who knows...
supercat, Sep 07 2002

       "Hey man, where'd you get that nice tan?"
"Oh, Christmas at home."
FarmerJohn, Sep 07 2002

       Would an LED make a useful blacklight? LED's are nearly monochromatic. It seems to me that you would want a broad band of UV wavelengths to increase the likelihood of pairing the right electron with the right photon having the right energy to make fluorescence happen. Or am I missing something here?
BigBrother, Sep 07 2002

       Why didn't I think of this??? This year, that angel on top is gonna radiate...   

       <Weird Al>"It's Chrismas in ground zero..."</W A>
RayfordSteele, Sep 07 2002

       // invention of a reasonably-priced ultraviolet LED. Not invented yet, but give it a decade and who knows... //   

       Planar YAG lasers operating in the UV band are being sampled to a lucky few by A Major Manufacturer, and UV LEDs based on GaAsP are already commercially available. See link. Can give you a nasty burn, too.
8th of 7, Sep 10 2002

       This would be awesome on white-flocked Christmas trees. Conservative and tasteful during the day, wack-daddy at night.
polartomato, Sep 11 2002

       Would make the skeleton costumes more fun. And people thought I was wierd last christmas when I wore mine...
barnzenen, Sep 11 2002

       I consider Christmas stringed lights to be everyday lights. I have a string that serves as a subtle lighting effect for behind a tv dedicated to videogame play in my loft. I only wish it was equipped to shine black-light instead of plain old white.
XSarenkaX, Sep 11 2002

       Spencer's Gifts sells these exactly as described. Dip your christmas tree in liquid tide before putting the blacklights on it.
Mr Burns, Sep 12 2002

       My friend has fairy lights in her room instead of normal lights, they look cool. They'd be even cooler if they were black lights.
kaz, Sep 12 2002

       The six o'clock news would be bitchin if it was done in blacklight like those made-in-hollywood newscasts from “the frontlines” that we're accustomed to.
reensure, Sep 12 2002

       Imagine those creepy moving lawn reindeer decorated in these lights!
XSarenkaX, Dec 23 2003

       I already have a Patent with The United States Patent Office on this product. They will be due out in stores by Next year.
drbennett, Dec 23 2003

       Really? Any chance I could get a cut of the profits (or at least a complimentary set)? :)
XSarenkaX, Jan 06 2004

       I am looking for black light stringed Christmas Lights, we have a white tree and I already string my ornament balls together and hang from celing, as to keep the animals from destroying them. We also use party favor blower noise makers that have bright shiny streamers on them, looks great with the tinsel and icycles. The light are a must have, let me know when I can purchase them. PLEASE
btb101457, Jan 20 2004

       [btb101457]: Could you post a link to a photo of your decorations? I don't know if the description could do it justice.
XSarenkaX, Jan 20 2004

       If Piss fluoresces, then that would be fun.
Ling, Dec 07 2004


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