5mm Conical LED Light Strings

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by klkanders, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    Hello Everyone!

    A question if I may........... putting in a late estimate on quite a few 5mm Conical LED Light Strings for some deciduous trees. I have not used any of these. What can I expect, or what have all of you seen, for life expectancy on these. What suppliers do you like for this product? Thanks! -4 deg. with -25 windchill tonight. brrr
     
  2. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    they are very bright, look awesome.
     
  3. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keith

    I sent you an email with some pics of the 5mm lights we sell installed. Feel free to show your customers if you need an example.
     
  4. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    Addicted, Any preference between these and the M6's? How many years have you been getting out of either product?

    Thanks Brian! The pictures were great!
     
  5. grassclippers

    grassclippers LawnSite Member
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    Can someone send those pictures to me also? Just had a call from one of our commercial clients that we mow for that wants us to hang lights,a first for us!
     
  6. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    send me a PM I will get you info to sign up for a wholesale account. Then I can get you some pics.
     
  7. grassclippers

    grassclippers LawnSite Member
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    Hotrod,PM sent
     
  8. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    I started switching over the the 5mm conicals a a couple years ago, havent used the 6's. I have had wonderful (personal opinion) displays with the 5mm, took some time to find them without the green hue, prior to that was all incandescnat. I just started switching one of my larger accounts over, the President of the company hates LED. He fell in love wit the ww 5mm color just a tad off from incandescant, I think it is more the focused light, but thrilled at the illumination. All my other display are LED. I dont carry the incandescant any more, I like the injection molded, either they work or they dont. LED keeper can offer some help if need be, but that is still in its packaging and I just keep putting them out without issue.
     
  9. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    Good to hear. Thanks for your input!
     
  10. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    we have used them more and more as the years go by. I finally found some that I like the color and brightness, and even learned to like the directional nature of mini conicals. but the cost really gets your attention. I have some really good incan mini's that I have 5 plus years on, and they are fixable. led mini's are not. and on really big mini jobs, they can price you out. we have several 10,000 plus mini light jobs, all 6" spacing, and when you run the first year numbers on led vs incan for a client, LED usually scares them away. good warm white conicals LED's cost me 3x plus verses good incan price. and on 6 hours a night I am not sure I am getting 3x the life. but I use LED on 12 hours per night jobs and daytime inside installs that are on all day and some of the night as well.

    but I think the life expectancy of my LED strands over the next 10 years may take me all the way over to LED side.
     

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