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Im Converting My Whole Incan Display To Leds Next Year Who Gives The Best Wholesale Prices?

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I would NOT make "price" my main focus in an investment that large, Shop for the highest quality product at the best price.Look beyond the sellers claims,the specific brand name,and other common traps and focus on WHO is actually producing the light strings- what is their track record? A valuable first step is to obtain a list of manufacturers who have passed the various UL inspections and have a great track record by being awarded by being named to the UL "no strike" lists.

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Not sure the Home Depot even sells any LEDs that I would want to use outdoors? Everything I have seen there is pretty much made to sell based on being super competitive on{low} price ,except maybe the GE sets-and despite them carrying a 5 year guarantee,are of the non sealed,replaceable bulb type which is prone to failure when exposed to rain/snow outdoors.

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If you are set on getting the ones with replaceable bulbs, I would grab as many of the general Electric LED strings you can from any/all the local stores as they go on 50% off sales,which should be real soon- I have not seen any others with as long a guarantee as the GE branded sets.

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Are these 2 vendors selling lights appropriate for synchronization? Looking to replace a good portion of my lights and want to be sure that they are appropriate.

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Are these 2 vendors selling lights appropriate for synchronization? Looking to replace a good portion of my lights and want to be sure that they are appropriate.

 

Our lights work just fine with LOR, AL and other such controllers. 

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I just have to say, and I am not affiliated with the LED Warehouse, that I believe they have the best prices and most reliable LED's I have purchased.

 

I have used them from the start when first getting into LOR.  Have purchased around $3000.00 worth of lights from them with another big order going in this year.

 

They stand 100% behind their product, give you free shipping on an order of $1000.00 (which in my case saves me about $65.00) a 2% discount when paid in full up front on top of their prices, when compared side by side to other vendors - beats them everytime.

 

I have had 2 string failures in 3 years and both were replaced at their expense.  They did not even ask for the defective strands to be sent back.

 

For my money, I am very happy with them.  Also, make sure and check shipping charges with the other vendors, LED Warehouse ships UPS most of the time.  Others I have seen use FED-EX Ground, which is much more expensive - to FL anyway.

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i currently use ones outdoors, that are non sealed, thats the type i want to use and to be able to replace the blubs

Huge error IMHO, the ony LED strings that I have ever had a problem with are the strings with bulbs that can be replaced. I'm not saying they are ALL bad, but I have had the bulb contacts on the removable bulbs rust on some sets after 1 season.

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