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Boring question: how many lights on 6ft tree?

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SpikeWithoutASoul Thu 26-Nov-15 20:53:20

Want to know what I need so I can be ready to find them on Black Friday!

0pheliaSnowBalls Thu 26-Nov-15 21:27:00

I put two sets of 240 LEDs on mine but that's enough to see my tree from space! fgrin

Pinkvici22 Thu 26-Nov-15 21:27:47

I googled this (although for a 7ft tree) and got all sorts of answers (and ways of calculating it hmm...

I went with 480 led lights for my 7ft tree. Hoping that'll be about right!

NewLife4Me Thu 26-Nov-15 21:28:11

we have 240 on ours, plus a 40 or 60 can't remember sorry.

SpikeWithoutASoul Thu 26-Nov-15 21:29:37

Glad I asked as I'd assumed it'd be about 100!

Trickydecision Thu 26-Nov-15 21:47:21

I saw some calculation which recommended 50 lights per foot of height. But I can't see how that works, as 50 on the top would be much more crowded together than 50 at the bottom wide part. Maybe the idea is a total of 50 per foot distributed evenly. That would not work either as it would give a much greater density overall on a small tree than it would on a tall one.

Anyway, definitely more than 100 on a 7ft tree, the 480 as pink suggests sounds OK but extra top ups to hand would be a good idea.

Trickydecision Thu 26-Nov-15 21:56:57

This site suggests 100 - 200 per foot. Definitely visible from outer space.

Pinkvici22 Thu 26-Nov-15 22:24:21

Ooh Trickyconfused now I don't know whether to get a spare 100 lights just in case??? My tree is in the corner of the room though....

Trickydecision Thu 26-Nov-15 23:58:01

Get them Pink. If the long string conks out at least you will have a twinkly back up.

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