I've been a member of dozens of forums over the years, but only now have joined a Christmas light-themed group. Kids are old enough now that this years display provoked a lot of "can we do XYZ next year??", so.... I've gotten bit.
We are members at the Brookfield Zoo here in Chicago, and they do a gigantic Christmas light display every year. Of course I snooped around some of it, and it appears that most of the strings are faceted M5's, and I believe the brand was Wintergreen. What all these strings had that I'd never seen before, though, was "Quick Connect" plug ends that made for a very streamlined and attractive presentation ... you could tell they had 30 or 40 strands connected together, and I personally love the idea of weatherproof connections. Granted, they're not stackable, etc, but I thought I'd try to find some.
I've looked now on all the major wholesaler and retail sites, and contacted Wintergreen directly... no one has any M5's with QC ends. So now I'm curious, is anyone using similar strings, and if so where'd you get them? I didn't get any good pictures (too dark), but I think we all know the basic style I'm talking about. Thanks in advance, I look forward to being a part of the community!