Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What happened to Xmas lights???

When LED lights came on the market I was all excited! They took less energy,lasted forever, better for the environment, yaddayaddayadda.

Now today I find them boring and un-inpired, and you can't customize them.I have some at home but I'm not about to throw out all the other lights....In my back yard I installed some good old fashionned light bulbs but as you well know you need to change a bunch of bulbs when you install them...So I completely depleated my bulb stash.

This morning I hopped on a local bus that dropped me off the shopping center...I was looking for stocking stuffer and bulbs...I found some at Canadain Tire but at 2.49$ a pack of 4, i left them there thinking that I would find cheaper at the Dollar store. I couldn't find a single one at the Dollar store, rats! I ran to Zellers and only found some transparent ones.....I got a pack.
Don't tell me they're going to be the next HOT collectable? It seems they pretty much killed the Xmas light market with the LED lights because they last forever, so people don't need to buy some every few years...
Now thank god I need to go to Montreal on friday for a some kind of happy hour reunion...I'll be sure to stop by the Salvation Army before...
I often meet friends after Salvation Army trip and they often laugh at my finds....But what can I say but: Variety is the spice of life!

My father offered to look for replacement bulbs at his neighborhood old fashionned hardware store and my friend Josée is going to check to see if she still has her old lights, if so she'll give them to me...Yay!


When I did a search on Google images on vintage Xmas lights, my own pic came up! I use to have these lights in Etsy, but no one adopted them, sniff, so I kept the bulbs and threw away the cords. Unfortunately these bulbs are smaller.

7 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

I'm disappointed in the strand of LEDs that I bought because the color is very harsh.
I'm hanging on to my old lights for sure!
Kathy

johnson said...

beautiful and colorful x-mas light

- industrial lighting fixtures

Mick said...

I know isnt it maddening! When Patricia and I went o gobuy a Christmas tree we were torn between green with white lights or I was wanting an all white tree witht he old glass colored lights. Well all to be found was LED and it just didnt look the same!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the old bulbs!! I wish I had more.

Alyssa said...

Huh! Wow, I'll admit to not having purchased any of the LEDs yet, and now I'm wondering if I should be snapping up any of the older style strands when I see them.

Vonlipi said...

Alyssa, if you like the vintage Xmas look, grab as many old fashionned strands as you can!

De tout, de rien said...

I'm with you, I can't stand LEDs, especially the bluey white ones, they look so cold! The colours just aren't true.

As my daughter would have said when she was three, it's pipi! (Her vocabulary has since expanded. A little.)