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I'm looking for realistic candles that ficker, and all I can find are battery operated ones.
I need plug in ones so they can be plugged into a controller, I just don't trust a remote...batteries need to be changes ect.
Any one seen any?
And I need quite a few so I didn't want to spend alot.
I'm fine with making my own but then I need a source for realistic yellowish flickering lights on a string.
 

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Most battery operated devices can be retrofitted with an AC to DC power supply. If you can solder, this is an easy conversion.
 

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The little cheap flicker votives often have the flicker built into the LED itself so no circuits or resistors to worry about. Just correctly solder the LEDs polarities (+-) to a 3v-5v power supply. Phone chargers are often in this range. You can run a lot of LEDs off one power source to boot. Don't go over 5v on the power supply or you will burn out the LED.
 

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The closest I have come to finding this are the candelabras but those are pricey. Hrm maybe check christmas stuff for these too?
 

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You can buy individual LEDs that flicker, google " 5mm yellow flicker LED ", from about 20 Cents each.
Then run them from an AC to DC 5V power supply - Note: you will need to drop the voltage via a resistor, value will depend on LED you get and how many LEDs in series and/or parallel.
 

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Yes the bulbs that show are standard bulbs but they will accommodate the flicker bulbs. I personally make my own with parts you can purchase in the lighting section of all home stores. Then I can make the cords any length I want, and i use PVC for the candle, dripped with hot glue to simulate the wax melting and paint them.
 

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** Sorry I can't post links**
I've created flickering oil lanterns by using a bulb that looks like flame (search amazon for Red and Yellow Replacement Candle Light Bulbs) then I created the random flickering by using a florescent bulb starter (search youtube for Flicker Flashers - Flickering Light Effect With A Florescent Light Starter) . This worked good for me because I wanted an instant flickering effect, and some of the factory made flickering bulbs, need to warm up for a minute or two before they start flickering
 
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