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Hi, this is my first year with LOR (16 channels) but not my first years with lights :D. I plan on building some window frames next year to clean up the lines of my window lights along with trying some ideas on my banister.

But what I am having problems coming up with possible solution for my "Christmas tree of Lights". It consists of 8 strands of green C9 & C7 LEDS, each 28 feet long attached to the top of my second story and pinned to the yard with landscaping pins. This year I converted the "tree of lights" from incan. minis (had 12 strands from top house to ground) to the C9 & C7 LED. Here is my "problem", the weight of the C9/C7 bulbs caused all the bulbs to point towards the ground so when you are viewing the lights from the street you are not getting the full brightness of the LED, just the glow of the bulb. It's not bad, I just want to improve the view for next year. I would light to figure out a way to come up with a solution to hold the LED bulbs in an upright (pointing towards the sky) position. I have attached a few pic to try to show what I am talking about. Thanks in advance for all ideas and suggestions!!!

(I can't seem to figure out how to add more than one attachement, so I will do a 2nd/3rd post to this thread with additional pics)


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Andy K

Charllotte, NC



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Viagra/Cialis may work (it sure keeps the old men from rolling out of their beds in the nursing homes).

On the other hand, you could use cables running from the house to the ground (or perhaps painted-black PVC, though it would sag), then zip-tie the light strands to them.

On a related note, it appears from the pics that you've got a heckuva shallow angle from the top to the bottom. Try doing something that will move the top so it is more vertically aligned with the bottom -- such as building a mega tree. Basically that is a vertical pipe that holds the lights at the top. There is a quite a bit of info on here about mega tree designs.

Welcome to the addiction.

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LOL!!

Thanks... yes a mega tree is in the plans for the future as I add more controllers & lights :Dand I had thought about PVC too but was worried about the sagging as well. PVC would seem to be my best option and I could steepen the angle and lean it against the gutter of the porch to avoid so of the slag.

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