How many lights for these trees?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by matt spinniken, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 395

    I am working up a price for 30', 20', and 15' trees. The customer wants the trees lighted well but not with the tight wrap every branch approach.

    He wants the 30' done with c7s and the 20 and 15 with minis how could I calculate how much I need?

    Any info would be great
  2. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    Well, you do some geometry. You need to figure out the diameter of the tree at its widest point, then you need to figure out your spacing and how many times you;ll need to go around the tree to cover it in lights. So if your tree has a 30 ft diamter, and you need to go around about 10 times to make it look nice, you'll need 300 feet of lights. Then add in the trunk if you are wrapping that as well.
  3. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    with minis-- height x width divided by .25 gets you pretty darn close.
    thats for 50 light strands.
  4. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    So do you do the diameter because it gets smaller as you go? 60' of your lights are gone with the first round

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