I was delighted to find a short string of indoor Christmas lights in the MWR care package room last night. I thought the lights might make a useful lamp for times when the B-hut's lights are out, late or early.
I spent a few minutes mounting the lights by my bed, and was amazed at how bright they were. It occurred to me that they were probably designed for 120V, not 240V, and so were likely being overdriven. Sure enough, they don't work today.
They were beautiful while they lasted, though.