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    Wink2 I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    I s**t you not!!!
    I received a question about 12 volt LED light bulbs from John de Lancie, the person who played the omnipotent "Q" on Star Trek: The Next Generation!!!

    He asked about the availability of 12 volt LED bulbs with a standard (Edison E26 medium screw base); unfortunately I know of no such critter, so I'm going to refer him to CPF right after I post this.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Hmmm, I was in an RV/motorhome supply store the other day and they had a pretty nice selection of 12 volt bulbs. However I was in a hurry and didn't pause to see if any were LED. So maybe checking that "path" may render some positive results?
    -"Must control self"-
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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Men (and Q),

    Look here at LEDtronics http://www.ledtronics.com/markets/25mm_med_index.htm
    There are several to choose from.
    Yea, I have a lot of lights.
    I always need one more...

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    This place might have what he's looking for.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/edison.html

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    All of those bulbs require 120 volts AC; "Q" is looking for medium screw base lamps that operate at 12 volts DC.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    I guess that puts to rest the myth that the Q are omnipotent.

    On the other hand at least he didn't just pop in, or worse! Really it's very cool for you, being a Trekker (Trekkie). Thanks for sharing with fellow fans!

    If "Troy" or "Seven of Nine" ever email you, please get pics!
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    Screw Base Luxeon LED Light ?

    This LED light uses the new Luxeon technology with a built-in voltage regulator. Each LED is about 10 times brighter than regular LEDs. A nice light with a wide beam and more even illumination. ******
    3 LED, 3 watt, 12 volt L270 1 lb $40

    http://www.kansaswindpower.net/led_lights.htm

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    young John distinguished himself while in his pre-teen years by flunking the fifth grade after racking up the most detentions ever given a child his age. They thought he was "a little slow", only later to discover that he was simply lysdexic. At 14, de Lancie played the part of Henry the Fifth in the school play; to everyone's astonishment (including his own) he was good. This fact was not lost on his father (First Oboist for the Philadelphia Orchestra and Director of the Curtis Institute of Music) who, thinking "any port in a storm," suggested to his son that he become an actor.

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    That's great! I wonder what he is working on? I just saw an episode the other day with him in it...Something about him losing his powers and not being able to help the Enterprise move a moon. Good stuff.

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    Here is one that I believe is a 12vdc (US Standard) Edison base.

    SoiLED "spot" available in several colors (and white--don't know about dealer)

    6v and 12 vdc candelabra base (small screw base)

    No spec listed 12 vdc "porcupine" with ~100 LEDs pointing everywhere

    Glass bulb with LED guts 12 vdc
    (no detailed specs... Contact vendor?)

    Whole bunch of LED (12, 24, 120 etc) and 12vdc CPFL, and others (contact vendor for specs on glass bulbs with LED "guts")

    C Crane LED "bulb" page
    (many types of screw base bulbs available)


    The above should be a good start.

    -Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorchMan

    If "Troy" or "Seven of Nine" ever email you, please get pics!
    and post them!!!

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    I've always admired de Lancie's acting skills! Cool guy.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    What's the saying...six degrees of separation. I live next door to John's brother.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Click here for a multicolour 5W LED that can screw in directly to an E27 socket (90 - 240VAC), and comes with a remote control that allows you to change the color of the LED.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by gorn
    This place might have what he's looking for.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/edison.html
    They have ONE 12VDC with a medium screw base. Most use The MR16 base.
    E27-W24-12V narrow or wide angle
    Sales page
    http://www.superbrightleds.com/edison.html

    I only bought the 115VAC versions of the bulbs. My comments on those follows:

    Model E27-W24 Narrow Angle - View angle too narrow>>can't read newspaper with a 3 to 6 inch spot. Purplish tint to beam very annoying. Gave away.

    Model E27-W24 Wide Angle - View angle too wide >> dim. High colour temperature. Gave away.

    EDIT
    Try find one that uses Luxeon LEDs. The colour/tint is much much nicer.
    Last edited by LEDninja; 10-16-2006 at 03:41 AM.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    OPULED has every type,size and color.


    They are very helpful too.
    But the English is not the best.



    Benny

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    [fanboy]YOU TALKED TO Q? THAT IS AWESOME![/fanboy]

    havand, the episode you're thinking of is season 3, episode 13, entitled "Deja Q." I saw it a few weeks ago.

    Star Trek is uber-cool, and Q doubly so.

    Oh yeah, light bulbs - nope, didn't find any.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    When he played Calliopie's boyfriend Eugene, he probably would have built it himself.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by The_LED_Museum
    All of those bulbs require 120 volts AC; "Q" is looking for medium screw base lamps that operate at 12 volts DC.
    I guess you didn't look at all of them. The E27-W24-12V Low Voltage LED bulb is 12 volt. I didn't take the time to look at them all. There may be more 12 volt ones there.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    this is a link to a 12volt screw in multi-led bulb.

    I dont know if it`s the right type, bu have a look.

    http://contents.fifthunit.com/html/p...h/sku.579.html

    regards.

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    I have a problem with most of the linked bulbs in that they don't specify the light output of the product. I suspect that most (all?) of them are wimpy ten lumen nightlights dressed up to look like real light bulbs.

    /Wants to be wrong.../

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    the one i linked in post 20 is 1.5watt according to the site.

    regards.

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    LEDs in a screw-in socket are probably mostly just for show... LED's generate a lot of heat in a small space--place dozens of them together with poor ventilation and high drive current (in a fixture designed for incandescent), and they will probably cook themselves from their inability to conduct heat away... In some cases, LEDís can be a nice solutionóbut they probably are not yet ready to wholesale replace incandescentóeven CPFL are not always an ideal replacement for incandescent lamps. Their lower energy costs and long life just override some of CPFLís other drawbacks.

    CPFL's are just about as efficient as LEDís, but the CPF bulbs have much more surface area to dissipate heat and, probably, can operate at higher temperatures without damage or early life failures (the ballasts are not where most of the heat is generated).

    Obviously incandescent/halogen lights are designed to run at very high temperatures--so small sizes and poor air circulation is not a huge drawback--as long as the envelope/fixture can safely withstand the high temperatures.

    -Bill

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Hi Q!

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Do you guys remember when he was in that one season show "Legend" with Richard Dean Anderson? Never took off but I thought it had potential.
    I live in a van down by the river

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Don't know what the big deal is. I consider Craig a celebrity himself. I've been a fan of the LED Museum long before I joined CPF

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    ...wake me up when M calls...

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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    Wow a definate Treky moment!
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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    It's great that he went to you for advice, but I'd be careful "advertising" who it is especially if you are going to refer him here. Some celebrities like being anonymous so they don't get inundated with questions about a show/movie they were on when all they wanted to do was find some info. Just ask this guy.

    Then again he might be fine with it.
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    Default Re: I got emailed a question from ''Q''!!! :)

    I just realized he's going to be at a convention I'm going to this weekend. Should I ask him if he found what he was looking for when I get his autograph?

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