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Why is it so hard to get decent Xmas tree lights?!

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ItalyLovingMummy Wed 08-Dec-10 17:13:15

We lost our decent tree lights when we moved house recently (or more to the point, I have a sneaking suspicion that DH took them to the tip by mistake) and can I find any decent replacements? What has happened to normal, static white fairy lights for xmas trees. Everything appears to be LEDs. I found some fairy lights in B&Q of all places, but it looked like they were phasing them out and so they were reduced to £9.99. I bought them and have put them on my tree and ok, they work, but they are so dull. I don't want garish lighting, but something that would make the baubles glisten/glitter and vaguely light up the tree would be good. Is it the same with lights everywhere? Is it an environment thing? We are pretty green in our house, but I am pretty p'd off that our bloody tree can't look nice, but mostly disappointed for my 2 year old DS as it just looks pants. Rant over.

taffetazatyousantaclaus Wed 08-Dec-10 18:35:04

I got some perfectly reasonable normal ones at John Lewis last year.

GrungeBlobPrimpants Wed 08-Dec-10 18:45:30

I've been buying fairy lights every other year for ages now because the bleedin' bulbs go and never last through to New Year. Ive had enough - I've now ditched them and converted to LEDs as they are much more reliable (I hope - this will only be second year of them!)

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