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    String length

    I am building a 7-8 foot mega tree that will be 16 strings (led) My question is what length string and size bulb would y'all recommend?
    I forgot to add that this is a spiral tree
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    I have 3 10' mega trees. Two of Multicolored LED Strings, one is M6 and the other is C9. My bases are about 6' in diameter. Each of those trees use just a bit less than the standard big box store string length for 50 M6 or 25 C9 going up and over to the back.
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    The normal convention (but you can make yours however you want) is for the diameter of the base to be about 1/2 the height or 4 ft, so using A2 + B2 = C2 the length of the lights would be about 8.25 ft or you can use this tool to help determine your lengths

    http://www.altoonalights.com/mega/mega_calc.php

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    I used 12mm 50 count pixel strings from DIYLedExpress.com. The strings are about 17 feet long. I configure the strings so that about 8 feet of lights go up and about 8 feet of lights go down. So 8 strings of 50 leds will give me 16 strings on the tree.

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    I did not mention that this is a spiral tree
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