Well, 290 will definitely be more subtle. It just depends on what you are lighting and how high up you are I guess. I need to buy a 40' ladder so I can get up in those trees a bit higher. I would like to get them between 30-40' up to catch some branch shadows. Wouldn't have mattered on these ones though. The first branches are 40+ feet up or higher.
Good luck on your lights, let me know how it goes.