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What color wire (green/white) do most people use when stringing mega trees? Just wondering what looks better in the daylight hours.

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I use green because, here in Colorado, our trees are green.

Other than that, I'm not sure it makes a difference. But now you have me thinking about a white tree.

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really, once it's dark i cannot see a difference

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I use green. Easier to find replacements when strings fail.

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i use Green on our mega tree it dos enot show up as much as the white wires do !!

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I have used both but moving forward will only use white wire for mini trees, especially if they have multiple, different color strands of lights in them. The white helps the colors blend better (especially the way we install them), they reflect the more-directional LED lights and make the trees look brighter. We also feel they look much cooler during the daytime.

I have received many positive comments about the white trees from other enthusiasts who have visited the display. In the photos below you'll see both kinds of trees. The older, green trees have 300 multi-minis in them (those trees will be replaced next year), and all the perimiter minis have 50-ct C6s, in white wire, in red, green, white, and blue. I was a little concerned about using only 50 ct strings in them but the white wire really helps bring them out. They are plenty bright.

Snow-covered shot 1: http://www.gordonlights.com/Photos/ShowPhoto.asp?p=Fabian_06.jpg&t=/Photos/2009/Fabian_Gordon

Snow-covered shot 2: http://www.gordonlights.com/Photos/ShowPhoto.asp?p=Fabian_05.jpg&t=/Photos/2009/Fabian_Gordon

Side night shot: http://www.gordonlights.com/Photos/ShowPhoto.asp?p=Derek274.jpg&t=/Photos/2009/Derek_Feng

What it looks like "right now": http://www.gordonlights.com/YardCams.asp

2009 Videos: http://www.gordonlights.com/Videos/2009.asp

Fabian

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Now, having said all that, I see that your original question was about mega trees. Mine are green wire. I toyed with the idea of replacing them with white but never got around to it. The frame structure is green and I'm sure wouldn't look good in white, and I don't think the effect would be the same as the mini trees given the spacing between the strands, so the green wire is probably where I'll stay on the mega trees.

Fabian

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I use all green wire because my display is small and there is stuff that needs to show through from behind it. I also used green because that's the lights I was able to come up with and they are easy to find if I have to replace them. Whit strings are a little more difficult to find.

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I use green wire also. But one nice thing about white wire lights is that when you DO find someplace that stocks them they're almost always plentiful on after-season clearance.

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My strands are white because I use icicle lights.

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