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    Lighting Question

    Ok I have posted pictures of my pool and the desire I have to build a deck around it this fall (its to **** hot to do that much work now!) But.. that part of my yard is SUPER dark at night due to the woods being so thick around me. (my neighbors across the street dont seem to have the same issue).

    I have been searching high and low and cannot find the strings of lights I am looking for to use when I finally get the deck built. Does anyone know who or where sells the strings of lights using the smallish bulbs like what you use in your refrigerator? I have loads of colored tiny christmas lights wrapped around the trees but those really arent cutting it. I want something a bit more substantial that puts off a lot more light. (even being in the pool its hard to see the people around you its so dark)

    I have seen these lights at carnivals, smaller car sales lots, ocationally at an outdoor cafes, but I cannot locate them in town nor on the internet. All I find is the tiny christmas lights or the slightly bigger c7 and c9 bulbs.. those are just to small...

    Any suggestions?

    A picture of the backyard at night. (notice you can barely see the torches behind the pool?)


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    Re: Lighting Question

    Google is your friend - I Googled "light strings", and here's one of many web sites that came back. This particular site has the light strings you want on the home page.

    www.budgetlighting.com
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    Re: Lighting Question

    yeah I did google.. Those will work but are still not quite what I am looking for. Although I am thinking I may just get a couple strands that look like that and call it a day.

    The more planning I do for this vow renewal/anniversary party we are going to throw, the more headache I have! I should just rent a place for a few hours!

    Thanks for the help Mike!

    Alli~
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    Learning the ropes so I can grow up and have my very own big kid pool! (IE -SUPER NOOB!)

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    Re: Lighting Question

    This is what you are looking for. It's called an Attach - A - Socket. Available thru ACE Hardware sku 30578, $2.49 each.
    The small pic is the replacement sku 30880, same price. These are just the sockets so you can build your own.

    COOPER WIRING" ATTACHON SIGN
    SOCKET
    *Medium base
    *Takes No. 14 to No. 12 2-
    conductor stranded Type R cord
    *Rubber covered
    *Hook mounting
    *UL listed, CSA approved
    *Boxed
    CLOSE-OUT ITEM -
    Discontinued by vendor.
    REPLACEMENT STOCK NUMBER
    30880
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    Re: Lighting Question

    Just a thought, but take a look at these on Ebay.
    Item number: 140252243016
    They come on a string and can have other strings added.

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    Re: Lighting Question

    I know this is not really what you are looking for but we have 2 sets of these (the clear ones) in our yard. We have had them for about 6 years and they still work great. Our yard is about 45' x 50' and these 2 strands light up the whole yard REALLY well. Just another option for you...http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-set-of-6/1549
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    Re: Lighting Question

    Absolutely the best match I have seen yet Meatloaf. I bet those would work perfectly!

    OOOH I am LOVING the globes partypond! Simply because they are colored and 1. wont attract bugs, and 2. because all the other lights are colored!

    They light up the place really well? Could you snap a pic for me? I would have to figure a way to hang them as they dont seem to hang on thier own cords... I bet I could just run some heavy gauge wire and clip them to that...

    THANKS! I am going to look into all the options and see what fits best.

    You guys rock.. as usual!

    Alli~
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    Learning the ropes so I can grow up and have my very own big kid pool! (IE -SUPER NOOB!)

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    Re: Lighting Question

    My friend has those globes up at his cabin in North WI. They're totally surrounded by woods and have a string of these on their deck. They work WONDERFULLY and light it up really well.

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    Re: Lighting Question

    Here are pictures of my yard before the light are on and then after. The back wall that you can see is about 50 feet away and it is really dark outside with out the light on.

    Sure wish there was a pool to show you too!! Soon!





    36x16 gunite, 14,500 gallons, Jandy 2.0hp VS Epump, Jandy CL460 filter, Automatic chlorinator, Jandy Legacy 400K BTU Heater, Polaris 1.5HP spa blower, 2 Colorlogic pools lights and 1 Colorlogic spa light, Polaris 3/4HP booster pump, Polaris 280 cleaner, Jandy PS4 with PDA, QuartzScapes Montego Bay plaster, OK flagstone coping, spray deck (aggregate effect) - completed 3/2011

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    Re: Lighting Question

    Try looking at the LEDs they are super bright and use much less electricity, not to mention the bulbs last forever.

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