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Last Years Dead LED Stuff From NE

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I think you had said it was a customers second vacation home last year? I had four links from previous years that should have been warranty but because of the split in the HBL I got left with nothing. Eight more links from 2009 have died over the winter months. I think you had better always plan on the lifespan of the LED LL's to be 2.5-3 years unless they improve them.

    I was hoping the new links would have sealed bulbs but I think it's just like before.
     
  2. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 479

    Yes it is their weekend home. They aren't very happy with me but what can you do.
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  3. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 479

    But so far minus the pine comes falling off the mixed noble garland like crazy I am happy with everything else they have to offer. I'm sure they will get the LED stuff hammered out in the years to come.
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  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I'm doing an order right now. Are you saying your would not order the garland again because of the cones not lasting?
     
  5. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 479

    No I'm not saying that at all. The garland is nice the pine comes just do not stay on. We have a job that has 22 section of mixed noble garland and when we finish and clean up we always pick up 8-10 pine cones off the drive way.
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  6. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    They use the same base for the bulb with both c-7 and c-9, I think there product is great the stringers are nice and the super mini lights are way better than HD's lights and better prices. We are on our 8th season on some of our lights. The garland and wreaths are great.
     
  7. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    That's what I can't understand. How can they run both types of bulbs with the same base. I assume the c-7 are three and the 9 are 5 diodes right?

    The supers looked pretty intense when I was trying to find out more about them (Village Lighting) on line, couldn't get any one to ever call me back. Compare to HD, if you have read my previous posts, that's a waste of time. Totally disgusted with them. I have a set of M5 conical in my shop that I plugged in back in February, actually on the 26th. Still no issues, and it is pretty dusty in there, gets real hot in the summer, (metal building, metal roof, insulated).

    What really takes me back with them now, perfect example, they resell Minleon bulbs. Minleon puts a 1 year warranty on them (C-9). When you buy them from HD, you get a warranty now that is 90 days from the date of shipping if I understand the warranty post on the website correct.
     
  8. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 569

    I actually took a good look at the price list with HD this year the other day, the alteration in the pricing on the LL, now you buy a case of 2 instead of 6, so you get wacked even more so on the shipping.
     
  9. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I bought some LL's yesterday and it's still six per case. They planned for two but Mike said for shipping reasons it didn't work out. I suspect the folks in China got things crossed up and just used the same boxes they had been.

    The only way I knew it was two per case instead of six was my order total was 300% more then it should have been when I viewed the cart. I did the math and then called Mike to verify my suspicion.
     
  10. CleanCut1

    CleanCut1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Four dead Starbursts on my re-install today.
     

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