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Post by JohnH on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:37 am

Okay, I'm new to this forum set-up so I'm giving it a try.

I know we all love the GO-LED lights for lighting our antique fairy lamps. I used one on the center of my diningroom table over the holidays. I doubt that the led light was on for more than 12 or 15 hours total. Howver, it is already definitely less bright than it was originally. The package says something about lasting 130 hours.

Has anyone else experienced dimming???

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John

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Post by Admin on Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:49 pm

That's interesting John,

I have not used mine for an extended length of time and have not experience the reduced output. However, I have found a detailed analysis of the lights that confirm your experience. The report is located at:

http://www.flashlightreviews.com/reviews/brinkmann_goled.htm

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Post by Dale on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:14 am

Well, as I am the one who originally brought this curse upon us, I guess I'd better post a reply. In my experience, battery life is always subject to puffery. A manufacturer's estimate is always overly optimistic. Also, batteries have a characteristic curve... actually more of a straight line... that shows a voltage drop over time. Some, like the old silver cells, have a fairly stable output until they are almost done, and then they drop right to zero. Most just get lower and lower.

I normally run my Go-LEDs for short spans of time... say, eight hours at a stretch. When I first turn them on, they are fairly bright, but in the morning when I turn them off, they are pretty dim. The following evening, the cycle repeats. I haven't had one actually go dark yet, but I know it is only a matter of time.

We may see near perfection when the fuel cell is developed and distributed. Then we can simply add a thimble full of alcohol each morning.

I haven't tried this yet, but has anyone used tallow candles?

I've got a few other irons in the fire as well. The Go-LEDs were the best I had found so far. They are not the final solution. Stay tuned.

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Post by jnopoinsett on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:54 am

Hey dale,
I still think the GO-LED lights are great and certainly the best solution yet to safely light our antique fairy lamps.
But keep tinkering, we'll be anxious to see what you come up with next!
Thanks,
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Post by Tedd Siv on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:42 am

I had six of these lights burning while I went out for dinner (maybe two hours), and when I returned there
was considerable dimming, so I guess the answer we are all looking for is why do they dim? And why do they dim so fast? Does anyone have an answer to this? Thanks.

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Post by Admin on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:48 am

Dale wrote:I normally run my Go-LEDs for short spans of time... say, eight hours at a stretch. When I first turn them on, they are fairly bright, but in the morning when I turn them off, they are pretty dim. The following evening, the cycle repeats. I haven't had one actually go dark yet, but I know it is only a matter of time.
I certainly do not have an answer. I wonder if you have observed the same "re-cycle" that Dale has.

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Post by jnopoinsett on Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:39 am

There was an AP article on battery operated candles in The (Harrisburg PA) Patriot newspaper this morning, which mentioned this website:

http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/

I see they offer a battery op votive with WHITE LIGHT and NO FLICKER. Hmmmmmm........

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Post by Admin on Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:09 pm

They certainly have a huge selection. Parafin stocks must be way down. Smile
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