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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
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hotrod1965 last won the day on June 2 2016

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About hotrod1965

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  • Birthday 07/17/1981

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I love hearing from my customers all the ways their displays affect their communities,
  • Location
    Vicksburg, MI
  • Biography
    Director of Sales and Installation for Holiday Light Express
  • Interests
    Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Occupation
    self employed
  • About my display
    We put up a ton of LED dispays!
  1. Cool White LED 100 Count

    738 strands in stock right now.... https://www.holiday-light-express.com/M6_mini_LED_Christmas_Lights-100.php?form_light_color_to_display=pure_white
  2. Newbie Help

    regular LED strand lights are tough for what you are trying to do. Best way is LED retro fit bubs and bulk sockets/cord. Then you can make whatever lights you want.
  3. Recommendations on LED Light Vendor Online

    Individual LED's don't go bad very often when you have a sealed socket. That's one of the main reasons to go with a sealed socket.
  4. Wide Angle 5MM LED Lights

    Do you need 75-100 strands of each color, or total between all three colors?
  5. Pixel megatree topper; Holiday coro or Boscoyo

    Get the Boscoyo. You will find that you may have to dial in the hight/tension of your tree. Much easier to do with Boscoyo topper. We actually sell the Boscoyo topper with our tree kits since it's such a great product!
  6. Strips vs nodes for adding to house

    you could do nodes and mount them in a mounting strip using 1 inch spacing. This would give you the durability of nodes, and a tighter look similar to a strip. Just use a Boscoyo mounting strip and attached the strip with lights to your house.
  7. Summer sale! Save 20%

    Now through July 17th, save 20% on your order using coupon code save20 Also, if you are at Christmas Expo this week, make sure to stop over and say hi! https://www.holiday-light-express.com/
  8. 2017 HLE Pre Sale is Live

    just unloaded a container of strands today! Keep your eyes peeled for tracking numbers!
  9. 2017 HLE Pre Sale is Live

    FYI. Our tax season pricing ends this weekend. Starting next week we will be back to in season (full retail) pricing. If you have some last minute additions, now is the time to order!
  10. New whole house outline

    You can use standard C9 clips for the C9 pixels. Here's a video that may help out. Basically setting up a C9 outline on a house.
  11. LED C9 bulbs closest to warm white incans?

    I don't. We typically don't stock those as they don't sell well. They are basically the same as the faceted, but with a clear lens so the lights doesn't bounce around.
  12. 2017 HLE Pre Sale is Live

    Tomorrow is the last day of the sale!
  13. 2017 HLE Pre Sale is Live

    Just one week left to take advantage of this sale. It ends on the 28th.
  14. LED C9 bulbs closest to warm white incans?

    you might like our C9 ceramic style bulbs. You won't be able to get a LED that looks just like an incandescent... but you might like how these look.