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LED Icicle lights - Cool or Warm White?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Pink Jazz, Jan 2, 2012.

Which style LED icicle lights do you prefer?

  1. Cool White

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  2. Warm White

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  1. Jan 2, 2012 #1 of 15
    Pink Jazz

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    I know the holiday season is over, however, a new trend of Christmas lights are LED lights.

    I was wondering, for icicle lights, do you prefer the Cool White or Warm White?

    For icicle lights, I much prefer the Cool White, since it adds to the "icy" look. Unfortunately, it seems that the Cool White ones are becoming harder and harder to find, as most stores around where I live as well as online are stocking more of the Warm White ones.

    I personally think Warm White lighting is appropriate for other applications such as a Christmas tree (where it gives a candle-glow feeling), however, they just don't look icy enough for icicle lights.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2012 #2 of 15
    dpeters11

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    I generally prefer warm even for outdoor. Cool white is too blue for me, but I haven't tried with icicle lights, this was C7 and C9 size. I need to use full wave LEDs, so haven't been able to switch over like I wanted.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 #3 of 15
    spartanstew

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    I prefer warm LED lights, but I think outdoor icicle lights look tacky (of any kind).
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 #4 of 15
    dpeters11

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    Laxguy

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    Hey! I've asked that people not post photos of my house without the text saying where to send donations for my electric bill.....:nono:

    :lol:
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 #6 of 15
    dpeters11

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    In 2009 his lights cost $150 for the season, so not too bad. Lots of led, and not everything was on all the time. The guy is practically a legend in the community, though took this season off.

    Of course the supplies and such are a lot more, but he gets a lot of stuff at end of season or preorder sales.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 #7 of 15
    Laxguy

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    That's impressive! I would have thought ten times that! Good for him.

    Maybe I shoulda put in for capital expenditures, then! :lol:

    Thanks for the info. - so I am presuming he's in the greater Cincy area?
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 #8 of 15
    phrelin

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    He doesn't have PG&E for a power company.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 #9 of 15
    Laxguy

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    Heh: You got that right! :nono2:
     
  10. Cholly

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    It's nearly impossible to find LED light sets other than garland or icicle sets, C7's or C9's even a week before Christmas in these parts. Mini and button lights vanish well before Christmas. Plenty of incandescents, though. :lol:
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Utah, the community I was referring to was the animated display community, his fades are exquisite.
     
  12. fmcomputer

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    I started with LEDs three years ago, and they were all cool white. Now it is hard to find cool white LEDs . I would go with warm white as he y seem to be the latest craze. I will have to change all my cool white to warm white next year.
     
  13. Herdfan

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    Where is the vote for neither? I don't like any of the LED lights. I prefer the look of the traditional bulbs, which are getting harder to find. And I can't stand when people mix and match.
     
  14. Chris Blount

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    No vote here. I can't stand LED lights. I will run my light show for as long as I can on incandescents.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    My main issue with incandescents has been amp limits on LOR. My house outline had to be split up to keep the per channel and per side under the limits. My hope was to simplify things...
     

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