Safest (and possibly coolest!) way to light your pumpkins...

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Safest (and possibly coolest!) way to light your pumpkins...

Postby Wicked » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:52 pm

..this Halloween! Last year, my neighbors had a very small fire on their front porch due to an overturned candle-lit pumpkin. (Everyone was fine! Thank goodness their 2 year old son was out TOT'ing with his daddy!) After doing a bit of sleuthing, I found the next best thing to classic candles- The Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light! These are wicked effects for your haunted house, and safe for the little ones (and relatively inexpensive as well!):
http://www.pumpkinlights.com/scripts/pr ... product=33
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Postby mandy0221 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:35 pm

Oh yes I have seen things like this before. The store that sells my dept 56 village has battery operated candles that are about the sive of a votive and have a slight flicker to them to give it a realistic look. I think it is a great thing to use for pumpkins
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Postby One Eye'd Jack » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:37 pm

Now that IS pretty cool! I'll have to get one. However I am more of the traditionalist, so I'll probably go for the flashing yellow one.

Thanks Wicked!!!

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Postby tantraman » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:37 pm

man I ddont know not sure I am sticking woth the candle but it does look cool.
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Postby Athenagwis » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:40 am

That's a great idea! I like that it comes with an AC adaptor, so you can plug it in and it won't cost you an arma nd a leg in batteries. :) Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Halloween_Girl » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:35 am

THANK YOU!*squeels*
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Postby Dutchess of Darkness » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:43 am

Wicked, those are an awesome concept, wow. I"ll keep my eyes open for similar type lights here, although I would only want ones that cause the orange glow, not the blue and green etc.
Thanks for sharing the link with us all :D
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Postby pum'kinpye » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:26 am

I haven't seen the ones that change color but I have purchased on at the dollar store that gives a strobe light effect.

I just bought some of those votives (fake with realistic flicker) at our dollars store this past week.

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Postby Xofer » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:11 pm

I purchased a strobe light thingy from a dollar store last year. It did not have the effect I thought it would I don't know why they call it a strobe. It just blinks and the battery died quickly. I had cheap batteries, but even still, they died out after an hour or so.

So just a heads up.
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Postby Haunted Horseman » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:43 pm

One think that I always do is line the inside of my JOL with tin foil just in case the candle decides to go crazy. Never had a problem to date.
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Postby St0ney » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:39 pm

I think the Idea was good so I bought it.

But for me it does not give off enough light.
Hence not enough GLOW.

We want our carving to Glow in the night :wink:

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Postby magickbean » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:43 pm

Has anyone tried using glowsticks in their pumpkins?? I was considering doing this with the outdoor JOLs this year just in case it rains (which, as I'm in England, it almost certainly will) ;)
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Postby St0ney » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:47 pm

Never tried the glow sticks, I'm thinking it would/could work.

But those damn things ain't cheap :D

For my real Kins I still do the candles.

For the Fake ins, I throw (2) Night lights in em each.
(2) x-mas bulbs will give ya a nice Bright Glow.

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Postby I B Howlin' Wolfman » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:04 pm

I use those rainbow things for spot lights. (I got a hack for them so you can mount them on a wall or ceiling and aim them where you please.) But for my pumpkin, I have a flicker cord, that makes a lightbulb flicker like a candle.

I'm also trying to create another type that is bright, yet gives the same flickering effect.

If you check out my website, (click my signature below) you'll find out how to convert the rainbow light to a wall or ceiling light source.
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Postby mama2taj » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:18 pm

Last year I bought a changing color light at the family dollar. I worked but it wasn't very bright. I bet this kind is better. It was really cool when it turned purple!
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