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I found 6-packs of flickering tea lights at Michael's for $10. Suitable for hacking to make lanterns etc.
 

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I tried them. One doesn't give off much light, and I scrubbed the idea. I haven't tried multiples though.
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I replace the stock LED with a 10,000 mcd white LED, and wire in a 2AA battery holder. THEN you get some good flicker! There's an instruction for the hack at www.johnnyspage.com.
 

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Yes, it's a small PCB. The reason I use a AA battery pack is that the high output LED's will drain the original batteries real fast.

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Yep, they're hackable. The flicker circuit is a little PCB, and you just de-solder the LED and replace it. The flicker looks good with the brighter LED. You can remove the entire circuit if you want to mount it another holder.
 

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Hi all,
I found 6-packs of flickering tea lights at Michael's for $10. Suitable for hacking to make lanterns etc.
I got a couple of those 6pks at our Bealls Outlet store for either $4 or $6 each. I can't remember. I need to go back and see if they have any more!
 
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