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The SnowMan

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Hello everybody, been awhile since I've been on but the time is here. I'd like to add some strobes this year and I know absolutely nothing about them. I don't need anything fancy or a ton of them to start but I'd like to atleast get some added.

So where do you guys recommend buying them from and how do they work? Do I gut a c9 strand and put the strobes in or??

Thanks everybody.

Jason.

 

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I guess it depends on if your wanting them in just one place or across your display.  You could gut a c9 stringer or just buy some c9 sockets and place on some spt wire wherever you wish (just make sure if you do this buy the ones that fit spt wire you are using!)

 

Creativedisplays.com will get you the strobes and the sockets for spt 1 wire.  both c 9 and c 7

 Noveltylights.com  is where you can get sockets for spt2 wire. 

As it was explained the led ones give more of a "blink" and the xenon are the bright "flash" 

 

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remember, on/off only.  no fading, shimmer or twinkle.  a dedicated channel just for strobes is recommended (by me).  if you have a mega style tree, run a line up the pole and space a few top to bottom.  neat affect and not too complicated.  recommend C9.  xenon 3-4 flashes per second.  you will have failure of strobes so buy a few extra to change out mid season.  I buy spt1 wire, c9 sockets, and vampire plugs to customize my strobe run.  I have one continuous run on one channel with 40 strobes.  works fine. I use vendors mentioned above but buy wherever the price suits me.

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