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How many lights for a Christmas Tree

  • 04-11-2020 9:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭✭ LoopyL


    Hi

    So I am looking at fairy lights and I am wondering how many lights would be ideal for a 6ft Christmas Tree. I do like it to be nicely lite.

    Would 500led or 700leds be best?

    Thanks!


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    700!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    LoopyL wrote: »
    Hi

    So I am looking at fairy lights and I am wondering how many lights would be ideal for a 6ft Christmas Tree. I do like it to be nicely lite.

    Would 500led or 700leds be best?

    Thanks!

    As many as you can feasibly fit on. Then throw on an extra set for good luck :D


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    The usual rule of thumb is 100 lights per foot.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I have 1,500 lights on mine- they are compact lights and barely cover my slim 7.5 ft tree! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Posy wrote: »
    I have 1,500 lights on mine- they are compact lights and barely cover my slim 7.5 ft tree! :D

    Hope you don't live near an airport :D


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Haha, they are only little twinkle lights so I don't think the tree can be seen from space. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,733 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    At least 1000!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,217 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    My mother always says you can never have enough lights!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭ beachhead


    500 is enough unless you like tying yourself in knots with the cable


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,485 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    As kid it was like a competition in school as to how many lights we had on our tree. I think less is more now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Posy wrote: »
    Haha, they are only little twinkle lights so I don't think the tree can be seen from space. :pac:

    Then you don't have enough :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    we have a 7ft tree & we put 1000 warm white LED's on it. We also have a 6ft slim tree that we put about 600 (of the same type) on. The big one could be visible from space if we didnt have a roof over it, the slim one gives off a nice warm glow. It boils down to taste really.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,615 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo


    My slim 7 footer has a nice glow with 300 tiny white twinkle lights. I can't imagine what double or triple that would be like, wow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭ Sunrise_Sunset


    https://www.admiral.com/xmas-tree-calculator

    This will tell you how many baubles and lights you need. Not a perfect science, but will give you a fair idea.
    Handy for someone like me that bought a new bigger tree and decorations this year, and didn't really have a clue if I had enough.
    I guess the true test will be the day I decorate it :)


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