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Target Lights 2016

Discussion in 'Christmas Light Shopping Bargains' started by mitlrpro, Sep 26, 2016.

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    Target have just put out their lights for 2016. No prices on them as yet.
    Still Mirrabella branded.


    Interestingly they have a roll (yes it comes on a roll) of lights labelled as 'Heavy Duty.' Uses heavy gauge wire and larger LED's. Might be worth checking out depending on their pricing.
     
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    A roll of lights, you say? That brings back memories with the Bunnings incandescent lights on rolls (sold by the metre iirc? I never bought them)... :eek:

    Did you see whether these 'Heavy Duty' lights are static/steady-on or does a set come with a multi-function flashing controller? If there is a flashing unit involved, fingers crossed there are at least 3 wires so that they can be connected to a dc controller without the issues that 2-wire multi-function light sets have.
     
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    I noticed there were jumbo sized LED strings too. Like the old style lamps, but much larger.
     
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    Pretty sure I saw the same set on Saturday and the Heavy Duty caught my attention, however I think that there was only 2 wires connected to the plug that connects up to the controller, however only had a quick look but I believe all 2 wires from on.
     
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    Can't remember if what their wiring/functions were like unfortunately. I'll report back next time I'm in there.
     
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    you mean like these: [attachimg=1]
     

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    also took a photo of the mini mega tree:


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    I'm confused. Are the jumbo and the heavy duty lights the same thing?

    Judging by the photo, I think the jumbo light set is wired as a single channel so it should work with an ordinary DC controller. Worth checking before buying though.
     
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    The "Jumbo Lights" and the "Heavy Duty Lights" are not the same thing.
     
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    They've finally put them on the website...here we go:
    https://www.target.com.au/p/15-heavy-duty-switchable-led-fairy-lights/59365686


    Light up your home this Christmas with this pack of 150 heavy duty switchable LED fairy lights.[/size]Multifunction.
    • Switch from cool white to coloured.
    • Automatically switches on for 6 hours at same time on a daily basis.
    • Retains previous light setting when light set is switched off/on.
    • Durable bulb and PVC cable.
    • 15 metres of illuminated length.
    • 7 metres lead cable from transformer to first light.
    • Indoor or outdoor use.
    • Low voltage.
    • Choose from up to 5 different light functions.
    • Extra durable construction.
    • Long life LED bulbs.
    • Easy to operate and convenient.
     
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    Thanks mitlrpro

    Not possible to be 100% sure without seeing them but I am guessing those heavy duty lights are the 2 wire type that's incompatible with most controllers. I have never heard of a compatible colour changing light set.
     
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    Ok, this is ironic and gut busting funny at the same time...
    Really? Sorta like Jumbo Shrimp. Government Intelligence. Only choice. Random order. Clearly confused.

    WHen I started reading I was thinking in my mind C-5, C-7, C-9. Maybe even M12. But Fairy lights? Heavy Duty.
    Heavy Duty Fairy Lights. They actually put those terms together in a product description.
     

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