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5mm or M6 for live Christmas Tree?

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Trying to decide what would be the best LEDs for our indoor live Christmas Tree. Anyone have any photos of either of them on their tree? I'm thinking 5mm would be easier to work with, and look more like bright stars rather than lights of the M6. The M6's would appear more "bright" I think just because of the surface area of each bulb that is lit.

Any thoughts or examples you can provide would be appreciated!

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Trying to decide what would be the best LEDs for our indoor live Christmas Tree. Anyone have any photos of either of them on their tree? I'm thinking 5mm would be easier to work with, and look more like bright stars rather than lights of the M6. The M6's would appear more "bright" I think just because of the surface area of each bulb that is lit.

Any thoughts or examples you can provide would be appreciated!

Absolutely go with M6s on a tree, live or otherwise. When the 5mm bulbs wind up facing back into the tree, you won't see a thing. Unless you're willing to go through and make sure every bulb faces out, M6s are the way to go.

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Hi Tyson,

I cant remember if I bought along with me to the HAM meeting last year one of my converted spiral trees. I have put the 5mm type of LEDs in this tree and I have decided that across the front, half of the bulbs / LEDs need to be turned 180 degrees. Otherwise the left half of the tree looks dark. 5mm LEDs are very directional. Where as the M5 or M6 are not as bad, still takes a little hit when they are facing away (still not as bright as a mini when its facing away) but not as bad as the 5mm.

So, in a nut shell, I agree with Steve.

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I agree, 5mm are pretty directional, but if you looking for the starlight effect and dont mind tweaking the lights, 5mm will give you that bright star look.

If you just want color, go with the 5m strings

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