I purchased these in late fall when the weather was cold, but still sunny much of the time. These worked fine the first week or so until the skies became grey most days. (By "work," I mean that they produced a soft glow for about a 3 foot radius, which is not bad for lights that are low to the ground.) Unfortunately they have not worked since we stopped having direct sunlight in early December. I gave them three stars because they did work when they have plenty of sun, but are definitely not a good fit if you are looking for something solar to supplement Christmas lights. I look forward to seeing if they bounce back in spring - although colored lights are more of a holiday thing so I am not sure if I will use them then.â¢ You May Also Want to KnowWhat does it mean when christmas lights have 3 way flashing?Im looking into purchasing some new christmas lights this year. I have found some twinkling icicle lights that say they have 3-way flashing. Does that mean that an individual bulb doesnt twinkle like the ones I have seen before, but rather a whole strand or section of strands flashes? I think it means you have the option of the lights all staying on, the lights flashing on and off or the lights "twinkling". Edit: Actually, I think the first option would be chasing lights. Chasing, flash on/flash off of the whole string and random twinkling. All good points! But then it also says from left to right? & It doesnt say anything about the lights having a control for those functions like other lights that have those features do? I thought it meant what said. I do not know how to explain the left to right thing. Do you have a link for that? Or you have very kinky Christmas lights. does it not mean they can flash 3 different ways: 1 flash on and off, 2 run from left to right in a chasing effect 3 run up and down the icicle Have a look on this website it has video clips of how different lights work they may help you Or they could be the tricolor LEDs since if you put current through them one way they are green. If you put it through the opposite way they are red and if you switch them really fast, haha really really fast, it makes an orange-ish color. Normally Christmas lights come with different flashing sections, the common selection are 1) always on 2) slow 1-2second flashes an 3) faster How long can you leave Christmas lights on for?Holiday lights are OK to go up the day after Thanksgiving. You can take them down anytime after New Year's Day, but before January 6thâthat's Three Kings Day and the last of the 12 days of Christmas. Considering this, is it dangerous to leave Christmas lights on? Christmas tree lights should not be left on for prolonged periods of time or overnight. Even LED lights can overheat, and with a combination of a dry Christmas tree, could cause a fire. Make it a habit to turn off your Christmas lights every time you leave the house or go to bed at night. Also Know, can outdoor Christmas lights stay on all night? - you can not leave Christmas lights on when it rains or they will spark and your house will burn down. - You can not leave them plugged in overnight or else they will spark and burn your house down. The outlets outside are not reliable, and of a surge protector is not used, the lights will spark and burn your house down. People also ask, how much does it cost to leave Christmas lights on all night? You probably have at least 10 strands decorating your house and tree. Let's look at the electric cost to plug in 10 strands for a two month period (10-hours per day): LEDs: $20.70. Incandescent Lights: $69.00. You can leave your Christmas lights on all night and they will not get hot enough to start a fire. In fact, you can leave your Christmas lights on 24/7 throughout the entire holiday season, and they still will never get hot enough to cause a fire.How Do Blinking Lights Work? | HomesteadyAs current flows through the light bulb, it traverses a special section of wire known as a filament; the filament is resistant to electrical flow, and the resistance to the electrical current causes it to both glow and produce heat. Depending on the type of light and its application, the flow of electricity may be controlled with an electrical switch capable of breaking the circuit to interrupt the flow of electricity; when the circuit is broken and electricity stops, the light bulb no longer illuminates. To make lights blink, manufacturers use a special type of filament known as a bimetallic strip. Like normal filaments, bimetallic strips are resistant to electricity and glow as electricity passes through them. As the strips heat up, however, they tend to bend, breaking the electrical circuit and causing the light to extinguish. After the strip breaks the circuit and stops the flow of electricity, it quickly cools down and springs back into its original shape, once again completing the flow of electricity. This on and off action of the light gives it a blinking effect, and the speed of the flashing can be adjusted through the use of different types of bimetallic strips. The same bimetallic strips that cause a single light bulb to flash on and off can also be used to control a series of lights. One of the most easily recognizable applications of bimetallic strips is in a string of lights used around the holiday season, sometimes referred to as "Christmas lights." In these lights, a special bulb with a bimetallic strip breaks the flow of electricity not only to itself, but to the entire string of lights; as the strip cools, the circuit is restored and the lights re-illuminate. This same application takes place in other blinking or flashing lights, where a special device known as a "relay" contains a bimetallic strip; when the relay heats up and the strip bends, the lightâwhich may be an automotive light, or even a strobe on an airplaneâflashes off, then back on.PLS HELP, I NEED ANSWERS ASAP?You are probably not from the USA? Well anyway, Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I could go into that whole thing, but I guess you are focused more on the ways we celebrate and not why. First off, some people decorate their houses with Christmas lights. You could drive around anywhere and guaranteed, you would see plenty of âlit upâ houses. Some people bake cookies before Christmas. And it would not be strange to have carolers knock up at your house and sing you a song. There is, of course, the Christmas tree. People go out and buy an evergreen tree and decorate it with bulbs and lights and sometimes the trees are topped with a star. On Christmas eve, I go to church and then come home and sit by the tree and we read âTwas the Night Before Christmasâ (not customary, just something we do) and then we go to bed before âSanta Clauseâ (St. Nick) brings the presents. Santa is thought to come down the fireplace, where he leaves the presents under the tree, eats the cookies and milk that are left for him to snack on, and exits the same way he came in. Christmas Day, we open presents and go to a family dinner. I hope I covered everything.What parts of the Christmas holiday do you like most, and least?The best part of Christmas I like the most is the time when my family and I gather together to hang Christmas lights and decorations in order for our house to look as lovely and comfortable to all our special guest during the Christmas day.The least part I like is the time when we need to remove the decorations and put the house back the way it used to beCan you guys list all the good10: John and Yoko/Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1972) John Lennon's best days were mostly behind him by 1972, but he still managed to rustle up a classic melody now and then. Even if the anti-war sentiment and kids chorus are a little cloying, this is still a great festive song for all faiths. Hare Rama indeed. 9: Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1959) Because few songs can match this for conjuring up feelings of warmth on a cold winter evening, of the excitement of Christmas lights, and curling up in front of a fire with a loved one. Bliss. 8: Wham! - Last Christmas (1984) George Michael is said to have written this song upstairs at his parents' house while Andrew Ridgeley was downstairs watching Match Of The Day. Last Christmas still stands up as one of the great festive heartbreakers, though it was held off the top spot by the all-conquering Band Aid. Complete with a video featuring great hair and chunky knitwear, it was a double a-side with Everything She Wants - not a bad song either. 7: Ding Dong Merrily On High (trad) Our favourite carol, if only for the descending 'Gloria' stretching over 33 syllables. Wonderful stuff. 6: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1952) Its jaunty melody may inspire festive feelings, but we know what this song is really about. Written by Englishman Tommie Connor, it's a dark tale of infidelity in which the final verse runs: âI saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus, underneath his beard so snowy white. Oh, what a laugh it would have been, if Daddy had only seen, Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night.â We are sure Daddy would have thought so, yes. 5: The Twelve Days Of Christmas (trad) We all know that Christmas is a feast of excess. But consider the poor protagonist of this song, whose hapless lover on one day alone gave her the following: 12 leaping lords, 11 dancing women, 10 pipers, nine drummers, eight milk maids, seven swans, six geese and their eggs, five gold rings, four noisy birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, a partridge AND a bloomin' pear tree. Who on earth gives a tree for Christmas? And that's not forgetting the dozens of gifts from all the previous days. At least the gold rings would make a good settlement if she filed for divorce in the new year. 4 and 3: Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday and Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody (both 1973) Clearly 1973 was a zenith for Christmas songs, thanks to glam rock and an unwillingness to believe that mutton chop sideburns and mirrored top hats might possibly look ridiculous. Wizzard's classic failed to reach number one, but still keeps Roy Wood in beard-trimming kits to this day. 2: The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York (1987) When this was released in 1987, who would have thought that Shane MacGowan would still be going strong today, while Kirsty MacColl has sadly departed for the great gig in the sky? Produced by Elvis Costello, this classic is one of the few festive songs that do not warrant an Asbo to be slapped on the creators. Ridiculously, it only got to number two in the singles chart, as it does here. 1: Darlene Love - (Christmas) Baby Please Come Home (1963) The highlight, by some distance, of Phil Spector's epochal album A Christmas Gift For You, this festive magnum opus boasted Darlene Love's impassioned pleas to an absent lover, chiming bells, honking saxes and the legendary wall of sound, and all in less than three minutes. It's regretfully overlooked by festive broadcasters. U2 covered it in 1987, badly, but do not let that put you off - this is how all Christmas songs should sound. And in the words of Wales' very own Shakin' Stevens, merry Christmas everyone!