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I purchased the LED strobe light bulbs to place on my 10ft outdoor tree. I read about condensation issues ruining the bulbs. Has anyone else had this issue? http://www.christmaslightshow.com/LED-Curtain-strobe-lights-3-to-4-flashes-per-second.html I will be adding this to my outdoor tree this weekend.

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I have used 75 LED strobes I got from CDI for several years now and have no problem with condensation.  I have read of others with issues but the CDI ones work great.

Same here ......mine are from CDI and no condensation issues either

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so I don't need to drill holes? They will be hanging on a 10ft outdoor tree and I am sure will get wet and snowed on.

 

I think that depends on where you got your strobes from.  As gmac and I stated, the CDI ones didn't have a condensation issue for us so no holes needed to be drilled in ours.  The link that  xxnonamexx posted appears to show that the strobes from Christmas Light Show need holes drilled in them.  Strobes from other than these two.... I just can't guess.

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I have CDI LED strobes and never have had to drill holes in them, from what I have read that is in general with LED ones.  I have a few Xenon ones left that I had to drill holes in because condensation was a problem.  Not sure if it's just CDI that you don't have to drill or just LED strobes in general becasuse they are made different

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I was looking at the strobe bulbs from CDI, but how do you mount them?   Do you use a strand of C-9 and replace every Xth bulb with a strobe?
 
Or is there a special wire with very wide spacing just for this purpose?
 
You guys have me intrigued...
 
-r
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I was looking at the strobe bulbs from CDI, but how do you mount them?   Do you use a strand of C-9 and replace every Xth bulb with a strobe?
 
Or is there a special wire with very wide spacing just for this purpose?
 
You guys have me intrigued...
 
-r

 

I think using  12' spaced C9 stringers (500 or 1000') spools is the easiest way to go......You simply remove the empty sockets inbetween the strobes and dab the wire with liquid tape on the tiny holes left from the removed sockets, that way you can use 12" 24" 36" 48" or what ever you needs are. It's easy and quick IMO

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I use old C9 strings and pop the unused sockets off or seal with hot glue or caulk.  I have strings done all 3 ways for several years now.  However the CDI strobes will not be as bright after the 1st year.  They don't loose much, but when set next to a new bulb there is an obvious difference.

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Thanks for the info. I need to cover a large area (this is for a church building...planning for next year). So probably the zip cord and individual sockets would work best. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I547 using Tapatalk

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yes

That not necessarely correct..........Yes you can screw the strobes in the same line, but strobes should be used with 100% intensity and if your c9 retrofits are dimming or twinkling or whatever the strobes won't be working properly. Unless you have the C9's at full intensity all the time.

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