(Closed) Throwie Tips

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Would it be possible for you to take a photo and post it? I’m thinking of using throwies so this is very helpful, but I can’t quite visualize where the tape and clip would go. TIA!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Not to sound dumb or anything,  but what’s a throwie?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Yes, I would love to know what a throwie is as well!! Thanks.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

A throwie is an LED/battery/magnet assembly.  With or without the magnet, you can use them to light paper lanterns.  With the magnet, you can stick them to various metallic things.  The throwie can be made to be on-only, or with an on-off "switch" to save on battery life (and so you can make them in advance).  Instructions and materials, with photos:

http://www.instructables.com/id/EWL9H74LX4EP286JFD/

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

MissRojoOso, are you using the small or the x-small (tiny) binder clips?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Thanks so much!  The photo is great.  We’re actually not using these at the wedding, but I have a really nice yard with a big deck overhung with trees, and I have visions of backyard parties later this summer with magical throwie-lit lanterns!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I wish I’d known about these when I was going through my lantern dilemma…

Question:  What color do the "white" lights light as?  If you use "white" Christmas lights, or regular "white" bulbs, they really make a golden glow…these look so much "colder" in color.  Do they cast a more "white" light, rather than golden?  Just curious! (I have visions of future lawn parties in my head…and about 100 paper lanterns…)

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2009

How long do these last with one battery?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve seen LED lights come in "cool white" (blue-ish tinge) and "warm white" (yellowish tinge).  We’re definitely using the warm whites to light our paper lanterns.  My FH got so excited when I told him about throwies because he’s such a techie.  He wants to make them all!  AWESOME.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

 I just bought my WHITE paper laterns (15-8inch, 14-10″, and 14-14″ laterns) for my October tent wedding and am trying to figure out the dredful “lighting” of them. I went to radio shack with some helpful blog information, but am trying to figure out which ones to get. Radioshack didn’t have much of a selection on “diffused” 10mm Led’s in white to test the laterns with.

I’m worried if I do test them with Radio Shacks I could get the wrong ones when I go to buy them on ebay in bulk….

I want to stay away from the “BLUE” look when lit (I’ve heard several times you can make your laterns look blue just by the lighting with WHITE laterns,which is not our color). I want that warm white glow. An employee at Radio Shack was nice enough to let me try a few out in the store and the yellow ones looked Orange and the white ones had a blue tint.

Could anyone help with this?? I’m trying to figure out the right WHITE lights to purchase. Maybe someone knows the specs "MCD, viewing angle, voltage, brightness, ect" that worked great for them and would make buying the right LED’s easier..thank you!

Post # 16
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Wannabee

Cravinwaves, I am making throwies for the paper lanterns for my wedding. I also had trouble finding the "warm white" glow I wanted. I ended up ordering 10 mm warm white LEDs on ebay- but I couldn’t find warm white DIFFUSED LEDs. I ended up using a find grit sand paper to sand the LEDs a little, and it has seemed to work! (We’re still working on them though…my wedding is next weekend! I better get crackin…). If you want more info/picture, just send me a msg

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