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Old 18th November 2010, 14:49   #1
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LED vs incandescent Christmas lights

I have been struggling with this purchase for years...it is really silly to consider how much thought I have given this problem.

I have the need for about 8 strands (50 lights/37 ft) of mini lights and 4 nets. I currently have incandescent lights, but struggle every year getting them to work. I have previously purchased the "commercial" GE lights that are supposed to be continous and work if a light is burned out. However, last year I spent 4 to 5 hours over 2 days getting them to work....

So, I need new lights...

Should I just get the conventional "commercial" lights again at about $9/50 and $12/net ($100) or go with the LED for $20/box...($240)

The feature that I want is the ability to put them up and have them work...nothing more...nothing less
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If its just strings you want, look at the light ropes that can be cascaded up to 3 in a row for lengths of 60-100 ft depending on the rope.

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Oh no world crisis....lol go with the led's...no power usage, no heat...100 strings in one outlet......NO amperage.
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LED uses less watts and like UFH said, they can be strung to more than three strands. Regular incandescent lights can go up to about a hundred (bulbs) max before the fuse at the beginning of the run will burn out.

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