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Wood pellet Stove ambient Light for Summer Time lighting effect? See new Video with Microproc Contro

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, May 23, 2011.

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  1. Don2222

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    Looks good but how about one of those rotating cylinders with the light bulb that looks like a fire?
  3. heat seeker

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    I like it - good idea!

    I was thinking of putting some lit candles in occasionally for mood lighting. But electric lights will last longer and require less effort, overall.
  4. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Something like this? AC Powered of course. I do not like the battery stuff

    https://www.lightsforalloccasions.com/p-435-flame-light-hanging-mini-flame-2-bulb-ac-powered.aspx

    Although I can only fit something 5-6 inches in diameter so this 8 inch is too big for my stove.

    This one is a little smaller 7.5"
    http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Lane-Silk-Flame-Light/dp/B003ILOFIQ

    This one is 7" x 7"
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Chauvet-Bob-Jr--Simulated-Flame-Light-803151-i1607611.gc
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    Don, your a loon.

    Thats a great idea by the way.
  6. MCweld

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    When I had my coal stove I used to put a droplight with a 25 watt bulb in the stove in the summer to keep the moisture down.
    Not sure it helped but it was a great night light.
  7. Don2222

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    Hello

    How does this sound?

    Using the 110v dimmable orange flame light in link below from Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Pharox-Flame-Orange-Dimmable-Light/dp/B003XW7ZE6

    Using a wood or metal base the size of the burn pot, Connect threaded rod to the base and mount a light socket to it.

    Run 18 Guage Line cord to the socket and plug in. An inline switch can also be added!

    Or

    Add the Lights Alive miniFLICKER / Roaring Fire LA-MF201F (This is the roaring fire version!!)

    http://www.minionsweb.com/osStore/lights-alive-miniflicker-roaring-fire-lamf201f-p-474.html

    Now we have a winner. A bright roaring fire simulated with bright long lasting LEDs (equal to 60 watt bulb!!!)

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtbKJn8TOhQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

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    Hello

    Well while I am waiting for the above two items to be delivered, I built a prototype Wood Pellet Stove Lamp Kit !!

    Used a Soft White CFL !!

    Just remove the burn pot and slide the two mounting brackets in. Then plug into AC outlet!!

    Not bad for $20 ???

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    Hello

    Well, I checked the colors at HD
    Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Black Light !!

    So I tried the Yellow CFL !!

    See below

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    Now that is nice!!! You got me thinking….
  11. CJ-SR4ever

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    What you gotta do now is run some duct work from your A/C to the heat exchangers. Then the stove can be for heat or Air conditioning. And with that light in there everyone can see how dirty it is.
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    On a serious note, that does look pretty neat. Its a great idea if you have company coming over. Can you put the light a little lower in the burn pot area if you have the room?
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    No problem - the condensation would wash the dirt away and clean things up. (Just pokin' fun….)
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    Good times! That would be pretty sweet though if it would work without causing any damage.
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    Thanks CJ for your suggestion!

    I tried it and it works!

    See the before pic, after pic and new results pic below!

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    I like the heated hearth pad. It's so completely useless its almost attractive.... ;-P
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    Hello Scott

    Well when these houses were built, the builder did not put any heating in the basements! So most of my neighbors spent big bucks adding another zone on their oil boilers for the basement baseboard. In my case to have an efficient conventional heating system for the basement, in case the wood pellet stove is down for cleaning or worse waiting for a part, this 900 watt 220 volt fan forced kick space heater was a very inexpensive and very efficient alternative! Also once the hearth was built, it would be too difficult to go back and add a kick space heater. The 2x4s are positioned for strength to accommodate the wide front opening. Also another 2x4 had to be added to the top of the platform so the overhang and rope light would clear the top of the heater grill!!

    Just think in early fall, with the new pellet stove light and heated hearth, it can be used like one of those fake fire electric fireplaces!! ROFL !!!

    See this thread for more pics and info. on the hearth heater! :)

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/75379/
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    Hello

    Well, I just got the Pharox 300 Orange Fire Glow 6 watt LED Light Bulb. It takes 90% less electricity than a regular 60 Watt incandescent and less then a 14 Watt CFL equivalent! Besides being really dimmable unlike the so called dimmable CFLs, they also claim it will last 45 years!

    Even though I ordered the light on http://www.amazon.com/ and paid $25.50
    http://www.amazon.com/Pharox-Flame-Orange-Dimmable-Light/dp/B003XW7ZE6
    It was actually shipped from:
    Titanium Lighting & Electric Supply, Inc
    215 W 134th St
    Los Angeles CA 90061-0000
    It may cost less there. Their web site is under construction right now. >> http://titaniumlighting.com/

    So it actually does look more realistic in the Pellet Stove than a Yellow or Orange CFL.

    See pics below!

    Still waiting for the microprocessor control, that may take a while!

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    Looking good Don. That looks very realistic.
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    I just got an email from Corey Minion over at MinionsWeb.com

    The Product I ordered is due in any day from that slow boat from China! They are actually behind schedule in China. Maybe due to Chinese Layoffs!!
    1 x Lights Alive miniFLICKER / Roaring Fire LA-MF201F

    See Pic and details >> http://www.minionsweb.com/osStore/lights-alive-miniflicker-roaring-fire-lamf201f-p-474.html

    I hope it does come in soon so I can use it before I start the real fire!
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    Hello

    Well the slow boat from China arrived this morning. The doorbell rang and it was FedEx!

    The Flickering Flame Microprocessor has finally arrived!!

    See pics and Videos below. It really looks better in real life than this video shows!

    There is a Rheostat so I can speed it up a bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaB_5OBrT5Y

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    Haha that's different! Now all ya need is a disco globe
    and a stripper pole. ;-) For that same 68 bux I got some nice
    new black and chrome hand grips for my harley
    but hey everyones priorities aren't the same.
    If ya enjoy it that's all that matters. :coolsmile:
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    Thanks Xena

    I think it will work out well. In the burning season I can use it for the amber color rope light in back and the red rope light in the Hearth hooked up to each channel. That will give a real nice lighting effect while the fire is going!!!

    Did you get heated handle bars?
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