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paul sessel

LED M5 & C6 Light Strings

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I have the '07 full wave LED light string technology coming in this season. I have only ordered asampling of both C-6 and M5 styles. I can see that I'm going to run out of inventory early as I have alreadysold about 30% on pre orders. The inventory will arrive in about 30 days. Just a heads up to anyone interested in placing orders - you should probably get your orderin early! If anyone hasn't seen the information on them, here it is:

[align=left]Our manufacturer has been testing and improvingthe LED mini light for nearly a decade. Other vendors offer an HWR (half-wave reflector) but our new Pro-GradeLED mini light has an FWR (full-wave reflector) plus a resistor. What does that mean to you? It means a 50% increase in brightness with vibrant colors to match. These new minis are waterproof, crush resistant, UL approved in the US and Canada, rated at 100,000 hours and most importantly – attractively priced![/align]

[align=left]New Pro-GradeLED lights are 120-volts, spaced on 4-inch centers with 50 lights on a 17-foot string. They use 2.4 watts per string and you can plug an amazing 150 strings together![/align]

[align=left]More information can be found at http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/modules/webstore/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=37 [/align]

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Guest Jeff_Womack

Paul,

At the price you have listed on your page, I will take your entire stock of M-5's and C-6's! No need to look any further. :] Seriously though, one problem I have noticed with your site is stuff often shows up as $0.00. I, as well as many others, might be interested but what is the price?

Jeff

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Jeff:

The reason it shows up that way is there are actually 7 different prices (by color). If you go to the view item, there is a drop down menue with the pricing. Thanks,

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Paul,

Thanks for the heads up. I am assuming the "flicker" problem on the Forever Bright LED strings are due to the "half-wave" bulbs (60hz). Does this mean the "full-wave" bulbs (120hz) have no visible flicker?

Rob.

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Packed 12 pieces per inner pack – Priced per inner pack of 12.

My brain is not working today. Thats is exactly how many strands of lights??

I apologize for my math not being to par this week

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Looks like pricing/color details are at the bottom of the page, but it's kinda hard to read due to the layout. Here's a formatted version in case it's helpful:

Packed 12 pieces per inner pack – Priced per inner pack of 12.

LEDC6B - Pro Grade BLUE C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $105

LEDC6G - Pro Grade GREEN C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $114

LEDC6M - Pro Grade MULTI C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $96 (13 RED, 13 YELLOW, 12 ORANGE, 6 GREEN & 6 BLUE)

LEDC6P - Pro Grade PURPLE C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $159

LEDC6R - Pro Grade RED C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $84

LEDC6W - Pro Grade WHITE/CLEAR C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $144

LEDC6Y - Pro Grade YELLOW/GOLD C-6 Raspberry Style, 50 light set $84

LEDM5B - Pro Grade BLUE M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $99

LEDM5G - Pro Grade GREEN M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $108

LEDM5M - Pro Grade MULTI M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $84 (13 RED, 13 YELLOW, 12 ORANGE, 6 GREEN & 6 BLUE)

LEDM5P - Pro Grade PURPLE M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $153

LEDM5R - Pro Grade RED M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $78

LEDM5W - Pro Grade WHITE/CLEAR M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $138

LEDM5Y - Pro Grade YELLOW/GOLD M5 Mini Style, 50 light set $78

Tom

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That is a lot of different choices. I have been looking for some orange LED lights and notice they offer orange in the Multi String but don't offer it as a single color. Orange is such a hard color to find.

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My suggestions regarding your purchase (if you make one):

  • Figure out the "price per bulb" ... some strands are 50, andothers are 70 and 35 bulbs so it is difficult to compare
  • Check for a PC discount -- I know at least one of the vendors give 10% to PC Members
  • Check out each color pricing, and then total your order to compare ... there is wide variance between the cost per bulb depending upon the color
  • Call the vendor -- you do not want to order something, plan your display around LEDs, and not have them arrive
  • ORDER now ... there is a good chance some vendors will run out, particularly of certain colors
  • Ask if the vendor will stand behind their lights -- if there are untimely failures or poor construction
  • The White or Clear lights look very different than the clear minis we are used to ... you may find that color combinations you used to use, will be different with LEDs. i.e., the Sapphire Blue is awesome and much different than the blue we get in minis.
  • C6s seem to be more of interest to the experienced LED users cause they are brighter than the M5s. Also it is generally agreed that C6s can be used wherever M5s (or minis) would have been used in your outdoor display.
  • Check for end to end construction on the light strands
  • Be sure they use regular male/female plugs
  • Find out when the delivery WILL be ... there were some real problems with this last year. Some orders never arrived.
  • you're going to love these lights ... they will allow you to put out more lights per channel if you are using LOR or AL ... some of the new bulbs promise to be "flicker" free ... and that will be great! And I really like the relatively indestructibility of these type of lights.

Okay, that's my input ... good luck ... and be a good shopper.

Oh, and be sure you don't bust your budget on these things. If it is your first year, you may wish to opt for more channels of LOR or AL and use the relatively cheap minis, because the price comparison of more channels may be better for you in the long run.

T.

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paul sessel wrote:

[align=left]New Pro-GradeLED lights are 120-volts, spaced on 4-inch centers with 50 lights on a 17-foot string. They use 2.4 watts per string and you can plug an amazing 150 strings together![/align]

I've ordered on faith. Hope they're as good as you've indicated. (But then again, I needed to order some anyhow, and your prices were great even for a standard HWR LEDs.)

Question, though. In your top two items on your LED page, you put "Pro Grade" on the descriptions (C7, C9). The the LED Mini and Strawberry, "Pro Grade" isn't in the description. The description still says up to 150 strings together. Accurate also for those?

Thanks.

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