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There was a great discussion on this several years ago. The consensus opinion was "yes" you count the lights - the definition that helped me the best was "any individual point of light" counted. The discussion also included comments on whether or not a flood light (as an example, a 150W light) should count as one or 150 - got complex at that point :)

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There was a great discussion on this several years ago. The consensus opinion was "yes" you count the lights - the definition that helped me the best was "any individual point of light" counted. The discussion also included comments on whether or not a flood light (as an example, a 150W light) should count as one or 150 - got complex at that point :)

LOL. I need to find that thread. This is why amp counts could be more relevant with giant flood lights, but LEDs ruin that idea too. My huge incan display would use a fraction of the power if it was LED. I'd say rope lights definitely count.

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Rope lights does count this coming from this years rope light king lol. My hayride had over 8600 lights and my yard 28000...oh and I think spot lights should only be one count per light...Merry Christmas everyone

I agree rope lights should count and as far as spot lights, I count them as 1 spotlight=1 light, even though all my spots are LED and contain 120 LED's per bulb.

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Besides is is the channel count that represents the amount of work that has to be done, INHO.

So not true. They're totally separate counts! (Says the guy with a 2/3 static, 1/3 animated display, and will never have anything less than 2/3 static because static displays rock :)

Oh, and yes, ropelight counts. Do yourself a favor and just count how many bulbs are in 1 foot, then figure out how many feet you have. I want to say the CDI rope I have is 12 lights per foot, so my 120' water outline is 1440 lights.

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Thanks for all of the input and other interesting observations. I'm not about to get dragged into the whole static vs. light-o-rama debate; I'll just say one should do what they do best and enjoy most. For me, it's definitely static, but I have a 14 year old son and I've been bugging him to get online and learn how to do all that light programming stuff.

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