Garland

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by addictedtolandscaping, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Anyone running the Mixed Noble LED garland, if so how is it holding up light wise??
     
  2. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you guys running mostly led lighting, incandescent or a mix?
     
  3. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    on c9's, garland, wreaths, we run nearly all incan. but LED mini's crept in a few years back, and are more what we do on the mini side.
     
  4. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    I am in the process of changing everything to LED, found some great 5mm that are a real close match to incandescant, no more buzz box nightmare. The business I purchased this year, all VLC product, see my other threads there, not liking the c-7 set up they run at all. Wreaths, garland they have the black forest line is georgous!!! but the LED's I found have a long way to come. I talked to Mike last night, he said he isnt really getting to uch for complaints on the LED after he put the video together on ficing them, the MN even with shipping is less than the VLC black forest, $10 a piece!!
     
  5. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    no one with any thoughts or suggestions on where to turn for garland huh??

    I am almost out and need some desperately, my issues with the mn are the pine cones coming off so easily and we all know how the LED product seems to be or atleast has been in the past.
     
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    After putting up the mixed noble Incan from hdy, and we are talking a decade here, I can't complain. Most of the light sets have lasted. I really have not rebulbed that much garland. I am not sure LED will give you that much more life. And we rarely have a need to plug more than 6 sets together. They only pull like .4 amps per strand anyway. What is the advantage of LED in this situation? Not Cheaper? Not easily Fixable? Looks better? Lasts longer? You sure? Or just sounds newer? Go with what works, man. When they need to be rebulbed in 7-10 years cost wise LED strands may make sense. But at that time, we add a few jumbo sugar pine cones, redo the light sets. It takes 30 minutes for one of my girls to rebulb and recone a strand that looks better than new, at a total cost of less than 20 bucks for another 7-10 years. My guess is foliage life is going to be done at the end of that cycle. The only situation I can think of where LED has an advantage is when you burn them more than 6hours a night or you need extremely long runs with no ext. cord possibility.
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  7. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    THats what I am really up against Dave. Got a hotel I am working up that will run at minimum 12 hours a day 7 days a week. Hence the LED inquiry. I love the Look of the MN, but the LED scare the crap out of me. I have some pieces that were new last year, both incan and LED from out there, no light sets in the US for the warranty so I am as they say SOL
     

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