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I've never used any LED's so I'm unfamiliar with how they look. I'm pricing lights for a customer that has amperage limitations, so I'm looking into C7 LED's. If it was my own house, I'd just try them and if I didn't like them, take them off. But, I have to sell these to the customer and I want to be sure they look right.

This is just static and it's a basic "lining all the roof ridges and eaves". Do the LED's look similar to the old C7's? I would normally use clear C7's.

Would I use warm white, cool white? Also, can someone recommend a good place to get the 1000', 12", 10amp C7 strings, lamps, & accessories?

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I'm going with the C7 LED's for this very same thing. They aren't as "illuminating" as the old incandescent C7's but they are plenty bright. Make sure that they are Full Wave, and not Half Wave versions....full wave are much brighter, and don't flicker.

I personally don't care for the cool white lights....they are too blue and uninviting I think.

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The brightness difference between C7 LEDs and clear C7 incandescents is considerable - the incandescents will light up things around them and the LEDs won't. "C6" LEDs will give you more bang for your buck - you get 2-3x as many equally bright LEDs for about the same price (they are spaced 4 inches apart rather than 8-12).

Did the customer specifically request white/clear? If not, have a chat about color as well. Colored LEDs are cheaper and unlike incandescents, they are as bright as the white ones and there is no paint to fade and crack. The colors are also far richer and more intense than incandescent.

If the customer wants to try to replicate the clear incandescent look, go with the warm white - these are supposed to be a yellowish hue, although sometimes they are more pinkish than yellow. Cool white is basically light blue, like a much dimmer version of one of those obnoxious HID headlamps.

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Another thing to keep in mind with the white LEDs is that there are some subtle tip offs on the packaging. I am not fond of a lot of the white LEDs because they do have a bluish tinge to my eye. I've discovered that if the package says "cool white" they will almost certainly be light blue. I go for "warm white" (GE is the brand I am using) as they have a more pleasant yellowish hue like incandescents. If you are lucky enough to find a high-quality brand that says "pure white", then those are likely to be the brightest... well, pure white color, no tinge of blue to speak of.

All of that being said, I alwasy scout around for a free electrical outlet in the store and plug those puppies in to check for myself :-).

I've seen someone on here with pictures of some Philips white LED snowflakes, all the same brand from the same source and half were bluish white and the other half were a warmer tone. The difference between the color tone was VERY noticeable, and this is from the same manufacturer for the same model, so your mileage definitely will vary.

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There is a new color of LED Retrofit this year called Sun White which is about as close to an incandescent clear that I've seen. Has been very popular with both commercial properties and residential this year. Side by side with incandescent mini lights you cannot tell the difference.

We have them available in C7 and C9 on our site.

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I've never used any LED's so I'm unfamiliar with how they look. I'm pricing lights for a customer that has amperage limitations, so I'm looking into C7 LED's. If it was my own house, I'd just try them and if I didn't like them, take them off. But, I have to sell these to the customer and I want to be sure they look right.

This is just static and it's a basic "lining all the roof ridges and eaves". Do the LED's look similar to the old C7's? I would normally use clear C7's.

Would I use warm white, cool white? Also, can someone recommend a good place to get the 1000', 12", 10amp C7 strings, lamps, & accessories?

To answer your question. Call Reinders and tell them you want the C7 minleon retro fits and you need a C7 spool. You want to use the warm whites. Also get some all in one plus clips and any plugs you need. The retro fits will blow away the strand lights.

I dont use the C7's unless I would sell them to you myself!

I would recommend only using Minleon brand for retro fits. I got some Diogens this year to try out, and they don't look very good at all!

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This is the first year ive used them does all sets with yellow and orange they dont seem to show up as bright as the blue and red and green ive noticed this on outhers houses also is that just the way they are. I still like them tho there very differnet. :D

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i have white C6 LED's on my roof (along with green and red) if you turn them all on at once the whites overpower the green and red and it looks all white. and as far as LED's not lighting up things around them. when the whites are on the yard and the street are lit up. of course you wont find quality LED's at a big box store or drug store. : )

oh and zero blue tinge to the pure whites.

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i have white C6 LED's on my roof (along with green and red) if you turn them all on at once the whites overpower the green and red and it looks all white. and as far as LED's not lighting up things around them. when the whites are on the yard and the street are lit up. of course you wont find quality LED's at a big box store or drug store. : )

oh and zero blue tinge to the pure whites.

Thank you!

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