Powering up a light


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Old 05-23-15, 07:49 AM
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Lightbulb Powering up a light

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Can anyone tell me what I need to buy to be able to turn this light on? I am new to this forum but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Old 05-23-15, 08:16 AM
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That is a low voltage plug not specific to AC or DC nor any voltage. Bottom line no way to know just from looking at the plug.

Are the bulbs LED? How many are there? Is there a manufacturers name? Please post a picture of the fixture.
 
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I hate to be unhelpful, however, I got this as a handmade gift so I don't have any information besides the pictures i can google to see if i can find the lights, if that helps. I have attached a picture of the full thing.

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Your picture shows a wire with a coaxial plug on it. Is that wire and plug coming from the tree ?

If yes.... you will need a plug in wall transformer/adapter. We'll have to help you determine the size.
 
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I got this as a handmade gift
Was it a gift from the artist/maker. If so can't they tell you?
 
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Yes, that is a wire and plug coming from the tree. What kind of plug in wall transformer/adapter would I need?
 
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Unfortunately, I do not have contact with them.
 
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Unfortunately there are several different sizes for those coaxial type plugs.
If you can do a bulb count and maybe give us a close up picture of one of them we can arrive at a voltage.
 
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I counted 1,071 bulbs. I also attached images so you can get a better idea. I truly appreciate your quick replies and assistance.

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Do you have any wall warts (power supplies) left over from old equipment you no longer have or use such as radios or answering machines or a portable CD player or inkjet printer? If so tell us about them.
 
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I have speakers that the lights can plug into?

 
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I have speakers that the lights fit into, if that's what you're learning towards?

 
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No, I'm talking about a power supply you can test it with. It really doesn't mater about the plug. You can always just cut it off and splice the wires.
 
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I have a lot of different wall warts but none that could plug into the wall and fit into the light. That's what's I'm looking for...
 
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I have a lot of different wall warts but none that could plug into the wall and fit into the light. That's what's I'm looking for.
Yes. What are the voltages and "Ma" are amp ratings of the ones that are DC? For testing ideally 5-6 volts and more than 500 ma.
 
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1071 bulbs..... is that correct ? It's hard to see that many on the tree. I can't tell what type of bulbs those are.

If the plug fits that 12vdc supply.... try it briefly. If the lights don't immediately come on... unplug it.
 
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Yes, I counted every bulb last night. There are exactly 1071. I looked online and found a "small" version of it. They are called Flower Garland LED Crystal. (Flower Garland LED Crystal 39in)

It fits it, however, it won't turn on because the speakers aren't on since where i am plugging it into is where the power outlet goes to turn the speakers on.
 
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Sorry but I am not sure. I found them online but a smaller portion of them. Flower Garland LED Crystal 39in hope that helps
 
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It may have used some sort of controller such as those sometimes used for LED Christmas lights.

The bottom line is anything you use will be a plug and pray smoke test. I can tell you what I'd try but I wouldn't want to destroy your tree so I'm not.

A related thread you might want to follow: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...ghts-oops.html
 
 

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