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Everstar Blue Conical Wide Angle Icicle?

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So I went out with the gf & attempted to look at various lights in attempt to figure-out what we like.

Went to Big Lots & seen these 140ct 18ft lighted length blue concaved conical led icicles for $18 made by Everstar..

While I was at the store I get Everstar on the phone & the lady stated they were rectified...are they?

I didnt purchase them & looking at these reviews & comments I need to run the other way, correct? Junk?

http://www.merchantc...rder#reviewHead

Another questions about 5mm led's

While jumping from all the big box stores checking out lights & keeping in mind I want to make 3 mini trees in blue & white lights only,

Everything ive read says the 5mm wide angle concaved conicals are the brightest.

Well I purchase some 100 count cool white "DOME LIGHTS" by Home Accents Holiday at Home Depot and they are bright & sharp, are they fullwave / rectified? I like the look, not sure if its best for minis & for now I wont be doing LOR...

Well in general are the 5mm domes brighter than the 5mm conicals or are all the conicals at the big box stores just garbage & not rectified? None of the conicals seem bright to me & just kind of bla compared to the dome type bulb cover.

just trying to make sense of all this before I pull the trigger on a large quantity of lights online. Need to figure out what I think I want vs. whats going to really give us the wow factor...

Thanks again for any insight!

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I use the wide angle conical and not the dome type. I feel they are better, but I use warm white and blue. I like the contrast better. I have learned that in the past Not To Buy the HD brand lights because there are problems with fading.. I buy from Lowe's, GE etc and haven't had problems.

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I use the wide angle conical and not the dome type. I feel they are better, but I use warm white and blue. I like the contrast better. I have learned that in the past Not To Buy the HD brand lights because there are problems with fading.. I buy from Lowe's, GE etc and haven't had problems.

The led fades, really???

Im new at this, but were talking led's not incans right?

My main concern, are all domes brighter than conicals?

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