Christmas Light String and Attachment Pieces DesignBlind

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Description:
I am looking for a product designer/drafter to create an indoor LED holiday string light with detachable bulb covers (globes). My initial thought is to have the globes made of acrylic (because of how it reflects light) but I am open to other suggestions.

The light bases should be spaced 4 inches apart and be more aesthetically pleasing than traditionally marketed Christmas lights (see reference picture A). I am looking for a 25 bulb light string and a 50 bulb light string.

The globes should be large enough to have an image printed on them with a UV printer (if using acrylic) but not too large that they take away from the overall design.

I need a creative and quick way to attach/detach the globes to the light bases. I DO NOT want the globes to screw in like a traditional light bulb (too much risk of images on the globes not lining up).

I would like the light string to function as both battery operated and plug in. A product on the market exists already for a plug attachment piece to use as reference (see reference B). I would need a designer to let m know if you can make the connection from the preexisting design to the light string any less clunkier. I would also need a designer to create the battery operated attachment.

The string light should also be able to connect to other sets seamlessly (no large gap in between strings which oftentimes happens with indoor string lights).

I will need a design that can be used to create the prototype for the 25 bulb light string/50 bulb light string including globes, connection point between globe and light base, and both attachment pieces (wired and battery option). At a minimum, this includes but is not limited to a 2D design with dimensions, images of all angles needed to create the prototype, material recommendations and 3D 360 image of the product.
Wants:
- creativity- think outside the box. The primary market for this product is 18-45 year old women.
- classiest design (should not look cheap)
- appropriate materials selected (designer took into consideration cost, feasibility & sustainability of recommended materials)

Please submit what you think I need to make the decision to hire you. The designer selected can complete the project in totality.

**the designer selected must be willing to work with me throughout the product design life cycle to make design modifications if needed**

**customer service contacted about reference photos not being able to attach. Feel free to start designing without them. :).
Don't Wants:
Something that looks cheap
Something not well thought out
Something that does not take materials into consideration
Someone who in unfamiliar with light and materials that provide the cleanest image
Someone who is unfamiliar with the components of string lights
Software:
  1. AutoCAD (latest)
Additional Information
* Pictures have been uploaded
*Designers can use any software, as long as they provide STEP or IGES files
*I would also like to receive 2D drawings and a bill of materials if possible

Entries

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#19 Led string by Hamed1
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Mar 2, 2022 14:56
#17 Christmas lighting string and attachment new look by Kzswara
Feb 21, 2022 11:25
#15 Christmas light string and attachment piece with new look by Kzswara
Feb 20, 2022 16:13
#1 Christmas Lights by Createsis
Hidden design
Jan 27, 2022 18:55
#5 Christmas Light String v2 by Creator17
Hidden design
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Feb 4, 2022 1:41
#4 Christmas Light String v2 by Creator17
Hidden design
Feb 3, 2022 16:02
#3 String Light by Saurabhverma
Hidden design
Feb 2, 2022 17:21
#2 Christmas light string by Creator17
Jan 29, 2022 9:03

Discussion

MegP

Buyer

Sun, 20 Feb 2022 13:39:09 +0000
I am not able to extend the contest.

P3N

Sun, 20 Feb 2022 12:01:30 +0000
Any plans to extend this contest a little bit ?

MegP

Buyer

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:50:39 +0000
@Creator17- I will pick a winner when the contest ends in 6 days. I appreciate how engaged you are and have enjoyed reviewing all of the designs. :)

Creator17

Designer

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 13:33:29 +0000
Can you give ratings to the designs(As it will help us to improve our designs)?

MegP

Buyer

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:37:56 +0000
You do not need to include an image on the globes. I really just need globe dimensions and material recommendations. Once I have the dimensions I can shop around for globe material. I am interested in hearing what designers recommend though.
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 05:09:30 +0000
Is there a specific image, or Logo you'd like to print on the globe? Any colors for material in mind? Prefer globes to be translucent/parent a color?

MegP

Buyer

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:42:09 +0000
My initial thought is that warm white diodes would be best for the lights. Using a diode on the market is perfectly fine.

The initial market is middle class women ages 18-45.

The direct manufacturing cost to make a string light with 25 bulbs should not exceed $6. The 50 bulb string shouldn't be too much higher.
The direct manufacturing cost for the plug and battery attachments should not exceed $2 each. These are not fixed price points but estimates of where the cost to make these should be.
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 23:29:49 +0000
Ho do you want Light bulbs available on the market or create yours with LED technology ?
If you want market's one, could you tell want kind of connection you would see or type size's conncection maybe ?
Thanks
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 20:12:09 +0000
excuse the English in the previous post, I am requesting some clarity on who the customer is, based on price. What is the preference functionality only? or make it fancy? given manufacturing costs will be driven high in case II .
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 20:10:32 +0000
Good day, I just taught of an Idea, that is hands down the best, to link the individual lights, its about 5 times smaller than that bulky green connector shown in the reference images.
apart from this I have a cool idea for how to secure the top of the bulbs. only thing left is a super creative design. I have one doubt, what price target are you expecting? since I am design the complexity of the individual bulbs based on that

Hamed1

Designer

Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:09:22 +0000
Hi, there is no attachment pictures here. Please upload

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