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    Default Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    Although I don't buy into the global warming hysteria that Al Gore is selling it will be an excuse to play with my light collection at 8pm local time on March 29th. That's the hour when we're all supposed to turn off our house lights for the environment. Guess I shouldn't watch TV or listen to music on house current either.

    Will anyone else put on a headlamp, spread their lights and lanterns on the living room floor and flood the house with battery power?

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    time to pull out the UPS and watch a move to exercise the cells

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    I don't buy into Global Warming either, so I'm sure not gonna stop using power for that lol. But I will most likely be doing something with my lights.

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    I'm going to turn on all the lights in my home to celebrate earth hour.

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    Supposed global warming is a complete farce.

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    Turning the lights out and flicking a bic light,i am stuck in the 80's...freebird.lol
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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    expect a full power surge directly after that event...be advised

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    I guess I have to do the National Flashlight Day thing the day before and charge up all my batteries just in case.
    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation View Post
    expect a full power surge directly after that event...be advised
    I thought we are supposed to turn off ALL our lights and pretend we are living in One Million BC (minus Raquel Welch).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEDninja View Post
    I thought we are supposed to turn off ALL our lights and pretend we are living in One Million BC (minus Raquel Welch).
    yeah but can you imagine everyone turning their lights back on all within that small window of so called "energy saving?"

    or are we not supposed to turn them back on? I have reserves

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    alright i'll throw the switch to cut the power then i'll get the generator out for an hour =))

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post
    I'm going to turn on all the lights in my home to celebrate earth hour.
    . I wish I had a few big guns to light up large swatches of area during the event hour

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    I hate running into walls and doors and tripping over the furniture. So I will leave my 1 watt LED lights on - all 3 of them.

    My kitchen light:


    My bedroom light:


    My desk light:


    My headboard light:


    As I will be either at my desk or in bed only 1 of the last 2 will be on.

    Just in case Ontario Power Generation goofs up at the end of Earth hour my flashlights are locked and loaded all over my home:


    This is a practice posting in case the local TV station asks the stupid question "Are you going to turn off your lights during Earth hour?". I am a slow typist and it is easier to copy and paste from here than try to type during the show.

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    I'll turn off everything and play with the lights too!

    With global warning, if in a few years/longer, it turns out to be nothing, I'll just have lots of cool stuff and be off the grid and be self sustaining;

    If it's real and TSHTF, the rest of you please leave your stuff where I can get at it easy, cause you'll be gone!
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    Here's an idea for that blathering idiot Al Gore:

    Take your Gulfstream V up for a flight on the 29th. At Earth Hour, have your pilot turn off the aircraft's entire electrical system including all navigation, lighting, instrumentation, and hydraulic boosters for the flight controls.

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    I'll turn off the lights and go for a drive in my car.

    That'll help with the global warming problem

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    Default Re: Play with your lights during Earth Hour 2008?

    I'm contemplating get a few people, take a couple of HID lights, drive over to San Francisco and have us some fun. Can't blame people for wanting to walk safely now can you?

    but look!!! The HID lights are rechargeble so it's like totally green, like Electric cars and plug-in-hybrids that plug into the grid, right?
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    Political opinion of the topic has pretty well pushed the thread to the limit. I should have suggested the Underground as the proper location for the discussion at the start, but I hoped it could be handled here. Apparently not.

    Thread closed. Please use our Underground Wine Cellar for additional discussion.

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