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I am looking at the dripping icicles offered by CDI and was wondering what the difference was between the retrofit tube at $7.25 each and the 5 piece set at $90.00? I understand the obvious differences. I was wondering about the effect, is it the same for both or is there a difference between them.

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I will be offering the retro's this year as well. We will have the 5" and 7" C7 version available. Mixing these in, with our Blizzard tubes really is a nice effect!

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Ponddude wrote:

I will be offering the retro's this year as well. We will have the 5" and 7" C7 version available. Mixing these in, with our Blizzard tubes really is a nice effect!

Price??

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I won't know for sure until after the 8th (Chinese New Year and all) but it looks like they should be between 5 and 8 dollars. Again, I will confirm before our pre-order starts.

We are going to be offering many new things this year, one of which being LED bulbs, including the icicles.

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Fred1969 wrote:

I am looking at the dripping icicles offered by CDI and was wondering what the difference was between the retrofit tube at $7.25 each and the 5 piece set at $90.00? I understand the obvious differences. I was wondering about the effect, is it the same for both or is there a difference between them.

Hi Fred,

I only have experience with one of the models Paul offers. It's the ones that are shown in the first of Jim's links. Personally I wish I hadn't gotten them - the speed is so slow you could almost call it lethargic, and they all descend in synchronization for about the first 30 seconds. Didn't work at all for where I wanted to use them.

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George Simmons wrote:

- the speed is so slow you could almost call it lethargic,

George...are they even slower than in the video??

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Ponddude wrote:

We are going to be offering many new things this year, one of which being LED bulbs, including the icicles.

Just curious, you speak of icicles, are you referring to a new breed of blizzards, or something different? Any sneak peaks?

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The icicles we are offering are the ones that Jim posted the videos of. However, I am using a different supplier and these icicles are not regulated so they have varying speeds and they are much faster than the ones in the videos.

Blizzard is a whole different ball game but will still be available. Of course we always have some tricks up our sleeves....:)

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I will be using the "Dripping Icicle Tube Lights" from CDI this year. I am aware of how they look on the video

I plan to hang them along my roof line and leave them on most of the time.

I think they will work for me. if not then I will have 10 sets for sale Jan 2012 :)



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I have been using the cheap Home Depot sets. There are eight icicles to a set for $20.

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My wife loves the CDI dripping icicles, as a local outdoor mall has them up year 'round, but I just couldn't justify the price...16 dollars a tube..ugh..:?

Still debating on the retrofits..obviously cheaper, but just not sure they will be what we want..

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Still debating on the retrofits..obviously cheaper, but just not sure they will be what we want..


This was the reason I started this thread. I was trying to figure out if they are what we want. Maybe I didn't word it correctly. So let's try again. Can someone tell me the difference in the way the 5 tube set looks while operating compared to the single retofit bulbs? The retrofits I am refering to are CDI's 24" or 48" tubes. I looked at the videos that were posted on the thread but they don't appear to be of the retrofit tubes that I am interested in. If they have the same speed and look of the 5" 7" 9" ones like in the one video I don't think I want them. Thank you for your help.

Fred

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Shopko had these in 3 foot tubes and 5 tubes to a set.i bought 18 boxes.10 boxes at $24 and 8 boxes at $8 at 90% off.They were regular $80 a box.

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Fred1969 wrote:

DonFL wrote:
Still debating on the retrofits..obviously cheaper, but just not sure they will be what we want..


This was the reason I started this thread. I was trying to figure out if they are what we want. Maybe I didn't word it correctly. So let's try again. Can someone tell me the difference in the way the 5 tube set looks while operating compared to the single retofit bulbs? The retrofits I am refering to are CDI's 24" or 48" tubes. I looked at the videos that were posted on the thread but they don't appear to be of the retrofit tubes that I am interested in. If they have the same speed and look of the 5" 7" 9" ones like in the one video I don't think I want them. Thank you for your help.

Fred

I guess its kind of hard to describe as far as the effect.

One thing I liked about the more expensive dripping tubes is they are so thin, it's like a very small beam of light dropping, and you don't see the body of the tube. The retrofit bulbs are larger, but a "wider' beam...

The bulbs you mention at 24 and 48 inches from CDI I don't see. A 24 or 48 inch bulb is something I'm not sure I've seen anywhere, to be honest.

Can you send a link? Its obvious neither of the styles shown in this thread are those...

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DonFL wrote:

Fred1969 wrote:
DonFL wrote:
Still debating on the retrofits..obviously cheaper, but just not sure they will be what we want..


This was the reason I started this thread. I was trying to figure out if they are what we want. Maybe I didn't word it correctly. So let's try again. Can someone tell me the difference in the way the 5 tube set looks while operating compared to the single retofit bulbs? The retrofits I am refering to are CDI's 24" or 48" tubes. I looked at the videos that were posted on the thread but they don't appear to be of the retrofit tubes that I am interested in. If they have the same speed and look of the 5" 7" 9" ones like in the one video I don't think I want them. Thank you for your help.

Fred

I guess its kind of hard to describe as far as the effect.

One thing I liked about the more expensive dripping tubes is they are so thin, it's like a very small beam of light dropping, and you don't see the body of the tube. The retrofit bulbs are larger, but a "wider' beam...

The bulbs you mention at 24 and 48 inches from CDI I don't see. A 24 or 48 inch bulb is something I'm not sure I've seen anywhere, to be honest.

Can you send a link? Its obvious neither of the styles shown in this thread are those...


Here is the link for the 24" and 48" retrofit tubes: http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/retro%20fit%20falling%20icicle%20lights%2012-15-10.pdf

Here is the link for the 10", 20" and 40" 5 tube sets: http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/dripping%20icicle%20tubes%2010-16-10.pdf

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The 5 tube sets, and the smaller bulbs were all I had ever found on paul's site. Would like to see the bigger ones in a video..I might consider them myself.

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Here is a video of the 24 & 48 inch tubes:



http://www.youtube.com/user/creativedisplays#p/u/8/uKh7UJn_Ot8

Thank you for taking the time to jump in. I wasn't sure when I saw the video if these were the ones. Don't really like the looks of them. I think I am going to spend the extra money and get the set of five. How are they packaged for the presale. Is it one set of 5 for the price listed?

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Fred1969 wrote:

paul sessel wrote:
Here is a video of the 24 & 48 inch tubes:



http://www.youtube.com/user/creativedisplays#p/u/8/uKh7UJn_Ot8

Thank you for taking the time to jump in. I wasn't sure when I saw the video if these were the ones. Don't really like the looks of them. I think I am going to spend the extra money and get the set of five. How are they packaged for the presale. Is it one set of 5 for the price listed?

I can answer that, as I was hoping Paul would give me a different answer when I emailed him a couple weeks ago, but no such luck...it is, as I understand it, per set of 5..so for a set of 5 of the 10 inch tubes, 90 bucks.

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DonFL wrote:

Fred1969 wrote:
paul sessel wrote:
Here is a video of the 24 & 48 inch tubes:



http://www.youtube.com/user/creativedisplays#p/u/8/uKh7UJn_Ot8

Thank you for taking the time to jump in. I wasn't sure when I saw the video if these were the ones. Don't really like the looks of them. I think I am going to spend the extra money and get the set of five. How are they packaged for the presale. Is it one set of 5 for the price listed?

I can answer that, as I was hoping Paul would give me a different answer when I emailed him a couple weeks ago, but no such luck...it is, as I understand it, per set of 5..so for a set of 5 of the 10 inch tubes, 90 bucks.
Thanks for the info Don. I don't like the effect with the retro's so my only option now is the 5 tube set. I think their effect is 100 times better.

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We added two sets of Paul's icicles last year (one 20" set and one 40" set spread out across the front of our house). Almost everyone we talked to commented on them.

BTW, I started the sets a half a second apart to break them up a little.

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We added two sets of Paul's icicles last year (one 20" set and one 40" set spread out across the front of our house). Almost everyone we talked to commented on them.

BTW, I started the sets a half a second apart to break them up a little.


As I look at all 3 types, the set of 5 tubes (DITUBECW10 or similar) are still my favorites...but a huge investment at 16 dollars, or more, per tube...not sure I could get away with just one or two sets, and hence, the cost issue..

With 2 feet between tubes, not sure I could stretch them that far and still have them really have an effect..seems like they'd need to be closer together to really appreciate them...

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As I look at all 3 types, the set of 5 tubes (DITUBECW10 or similar) are still my favorites...but a huge investment at 16 dollars, or more, per tube...not sure I could get away with just one or two sets, and hence, the cost issue..

With 2 feet between tubes, not sure I could stretch them that far and still have them really have an effect..seems like they'd need to be closer together to really appreciate them...

The two foot spacing was an issue for me also. I scrapped the original harness (and connectors) that they came with and made a new harness out of SPT1, bullet connectors, and scotch lock connectors.

Here's what they looked like: Nutrocker

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DonFL wrote:

My wife loves the CDI dripping icicles, as a local outdoor mall has them up year 'round, but I just couldn't justify the price...16 dollars a tube..ugh..:?

Still debating on the retrofits..obviously cheaper, but just not sure they will be what we want..




Uh?

I am getting the 10" tubes 10 sets for $90. that is $9 a set of 5 less than $2 a tube

Even if you went with the 40" 5 sets are $165 that is $33 a set of 5 less than $7 a tube

Am I missing something?

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