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hotrod1965

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Hotrod, how many rectifiers are on the 50 count strands of 5mm Green sets? Also, I have a maple tree that takes about 1900 lights{draped,not branch wrapped} to look the way I want it to,what are your thoughts about using 38 strands of 50  5mm lights VS 19 strands of the 100s ???

 

50 counts have beginning middle and end, so 3. Same for the 70 count, but the 100's have 4. 

 

It will look the same either way. The more lights per strand, the cheaper the lights are per light (barely, but there is a difference) 

 

50's will be easier to work with because you'll have less tail to deal with when you are stringing them up. The 4th rectifier in the 100's make them a little more likely to fail (barely, but it does) 

 

I typically stick with 70 counts for installs because it's the middle ground. 

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I thought selling in stock inventory at pre sale pricing was blowing it out :) 

 

 

time for a "invent

ory blow out" super sale????????  Come on,dont you want to create some space for incoming merchandise?????? Please

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Been getting a lot of emails about our lights being compatible with other suppliers. I can tell you that our light strands come from the same manufacturer as most of MITS and CDI strands, so there shouldn't be any difference between them as far as colors matching up and quality. 

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Tks hotrod for the sale, and 100 light strand multi, I just ordered 16 for my 10 foot Christmaslightshow.com  mega tree for next year, been using incans since I made it four years ago. I needed 100 light strands to work correctly the way I have it arranged and stretched with my separate 6 channels to it. I have always bought the big box store leds since they came out at Lowes several years ago and were $17.00 a box, but they did last and I still have them, they are sealed like yours are. You cannot hardly find anymore sealed leds at the stores where I have been buying them, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes, and after a season or two the leads rust out of most of the leds with the replaceable bulbs or half the strand stops working even after trying to fix it with the LED Keeper Pro. Because of LED prices I was kinda waiting for price drops to buy 16 at one time on a limited budget. This will be my first purchase from a PC vendor and am anxious to confirm the quality that everyone talks about.

 

Also, nice design on the website, easy to navigate.

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Tks hotrod for the sale, and 100 light strand multi, I just ordered 16 for my 10 foot Christmaslightshow.com  mega tree for next year, been using incans since I made it four years ago. I needed 100 light strands to work correctly the way I have it arranged and stretched with my separate 6 channels to it. I have always bought the big box store leds since they came out at Lowes several years ago and were $17.00 a box, but they did last and I still have them, they are sealed like yours are. You cannot hardly find anymore sealed leds at the stores where I have been buying them, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes, and after a season or two the leads rust out of most of the leds with the replaceable bulbs or half the strand stops working even after trying to fix it with the LED Keeper Pro. Because of LED prices I was kinda waiting for price drops to buy 16 at one time on a limited budget. This will be my first purchase from a PC vendor and am anxious to confirm the quality that everyone talks about.

 

Also, nice design on the website, easy to navigate.

Thanks for the feedback! 

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For others out there.  My experience - ordered 54 strands total.  Showed up in a week on my doorstep in a box (luckily well wrapped in tape because it looked like the delivery folks were a little rough.)  Checked all 54 strands and all worked perfectly.  These are the first LED lights I have bought so I'm no expert on all the details.  But the prices are the best I saw while I was searching for lights and I'm happy to report everything arrived in working order. 5/5 stars from me - thanks.

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Just a reminder, our sale goes through Jan 31st. I would recommend placing your order at least a day or two before the deadline. Also, keep in mind we are east coast, so for all you west coast folks the sale really ends a few hours earlier... 

 

 

Thanks for all the orders! 

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And we are done! Thank you all for your orders! 

 

I will keep you updated for shipping estimates and such as that information is known. 

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