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Teach me about using SPT wire to make custom strings. I'd like to do my roof line up to the peak with 6 inch spaced C9s. The stands in using for just the gutterline are great, but the length is either too long or too short and keeping me from doing the peak.

 

Is it possible to put female plugs in the middle of a string? The goal would be to minimize the number of strings used, while also avoiding any overlap.

 

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If they are incan lights, C7 Or C9, trim the length to what u want..
What I'm using now is all LED and I'd like to stay with LED

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1. Yes, we sell in-line SPT plugs so you can put a female plug in the middle of a section. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/SPT-1_Plugs.php
2. We have our pre-sale going on now, so it's the best time order lights. 
 
 
Ok, so to get 6" spacing is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper to buy 2 spools and move all the sockets from one the other. Assuming they are movable, and you don't have custom options. I need to measure still but I believe I have 125 feet on the gutter, I imagine 500 feet would cover me. What is the non presale pricing?

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I posted this video a while ago about the process of making cords and custom light strings with plugs where you want them.

If going for LEDs I would recommend getting empty socket stringers and LED retro-fit bulbs from any of the reputable online vendors.

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Welcome to the world of lights lolol
I know, I seem to pick expensive hobbies! C9 bulbs look too be about $1 each, that adds up REAL quick doing a roof line!

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On 12/16/2018 at 9:48 PM, vette-kid said:

Ok, so to get 6" spacing is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper to buy 2 spools and move all the sockets from one the other. Assuming they are movable, and you don't have custom options. I need to measure still but I believe I have 125 feet on the gutter, I imagine 500 feet would cover me. What is the non presale pricing?

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I would buy the 12" spaced spool, then buy the bulb C9 sockets. Snap them on to give you 6" spacing. No need to buy a second spool. 

https://www.holiday-light-express.com/C9_stringers.php

Pre sale is going now, so under $1 a bulb if you can buy in 25 packs. Gets under $0.80 if you buy in 500 packs. 

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I would buy the 12" spaced spool, then buy the bulb C9 sockets. Snap them on to give you 6" spacing. No need to buy a second spool. 
https://www.holiday-light-express.com/C9_stringers.php
Pre sale is going now, so under $1 a bulb if you can buy in 25 packs. Gets under $0.80 if you buy in 500 packs. 
Yup, a 500ft spool with 12" spacing, 500 extra sockets and 1000 bulbs is $1000. It's essentially the same If I go with 8 inch spacing. Even if I cut that down after getting actual measurements, it looks like it's significantly more than I originally expected.

10 stands of the ecosmart gives me 660ft for $500 and I already have a jump on that. So I'll just figure out a way to Black out the overlapping portions. I was really hoping this would be a little more affordable, but I can't justify $1000 for just the roofline.

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20 hours ago, vette-kid said:

Yup, a 500ft spool with 12" spacing, 500 extra sockets and 1000 bulbs is $1000. It's essentially the same If I go with 8 inch spacing. Even if I cut that down after getting actual measurements, it looks like it's significantly more than I originally expected.

10 stands of the ecosmart gives me 660ft for $500 and I already have a jump on that. So I'll just figure out a way to Black out the overlapping portions. I was really hoping this would be a little more affordable, but I can't justify $1000 for just the roofline.

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The retros are the more expensive way to go. But, a C9 SMD will be significantly brighter than the ecosmart bulbs, so you do get what you pay for in this case. 

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The retros are the more expensive way to go. But, a C9 SMD will be significantly brighter than the ecosmart bulbs, so you do get what you pay for in this case. 
Brighter isn't always better. I actually like the brightness of the ecosmarts. When I wrap trees with colored LED C6 bulbs I actually hook up a dimmer as they are too bright.

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