Lamps on poles

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johnincrete
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Lamps on poles

Postby johnincrete » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:48 am

I am looking for "carol singers" poles with lights on them, presumably battery operated. The last time I saw them in use was in UK some 15 years ago and the lights were candles, they being for decoration because street lights were sufficient to see song-sheets. If I were DIY-able, I am sure making what I want from bike lamps and broom sticks would be easy.

Does anyone know where I can buy lamps on poles?

PS Watch "events" for timetable of carol singing in Chania and Rethymno

SatCure
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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby SatCure » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:17 pm

It's possible to buy broom handles and electronic "candles". Each candle could be glued to a suitable beer mat, or similar, with a few holes punched for support strings.

If this is really beyond your DIY skills then I offer my sympathy. I would gladly assemble them for you but I don't think you are within an hour's drive of me.

Edit: I believe I saw some cheap lanterns with "tea light" type candles in a shop in Haniá. Maybe "Jumbo".
Last edited by SatCure on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Kilkis
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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby Kilkis » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:36 pm

I would have thought that a small hook screwed into the end of a broom handle with one of these hanging on it would look reasonably authentic? Hooks from ΣΚΕΤΑΚΗΣ or ΦΟΤΕΙΝΑΚΗΣ.

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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby SatCure » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:41 pm

That's what I had in mind and it WAS jumbo! :)

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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby Kilkis » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:42 am

SatCure wrote:That's what I had in mind and it WAS jumbo! :)


Except these are battery operated LED lamps not ones with T lights.

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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby SatCure » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:37 am

That's what I meant by electronic "candles".

Kilkis
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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby Kilkis » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:31 am

Sorry. I realised when you referred to "electronic candles" in your original post that you probably meant LED ones but I assumed when you referred to "lanterns with "tea light" type candles" in your edit you were referring to the wax type candle in a metal cup. I think Jumbos has that type as well but I'm not certain since I largely avoid the place especially at this time of year.

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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby Kathleen » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:38 pm

Ikea have 'Rotera' candle lanterns, (they use tea light candles) 2.89€ each, suitable for hanging from a pole. Usually have them in different colours.

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johnincrete
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Re: Lamps on poles

Postby johnincrete » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, illness prevented many joining our carol singing so the event had to be cancelled. However, I will certainly follow up and prepare the lanterns ready for next year - although they may be used before then to light night-time barbecues


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