2009 - 48 channel MegaTree 4800 lights
plus 3200 lights static display.
2010 - 6 Snowflakes on heavy equipment stored in front yard :-(
2011 - 72 channel Megatree 7520 lights,
120 channel total about 10k lights total
This is my Spiral tree. The frame is made from 3/16" Cold Rolled rod welded up into a tree shaped frame. It's about 12 ft tall and it has currently 800 (8-100 ct) multicolored incandescent mini strings. those are going to be replaced by LED's this coming season. I am driving it with a 4 channel rope light controller that I cut the end off of and put plugs on it so I could separate out the 4 channels. This gave me both pattern control along with speed control for about $50. In the photo you can see the weather box the controller is in. I chose to have 2 strings on at any given time.
I have a hybrid mega with two spiral colors, and they both go the same way. Next year, I plan to do one in the other direction, though. We will see. You can see mine here: http://vimeo.com/56960521
I like your design. What is the length of a 100 count mini string?
Just trying to figure how I can use the LED strings I have. Which the majority of is 12.25 feet long at 50 count. I would have connect two strings together to make it longer and I would have strings of 24.5 feet.
Do you think that length would work ok in your design?
Turnemd... Would you post some dimensions of your steel rod tree?
Just in case you are looking for more pics. Here are mine.
That's nice Cobraman44.... the corn field in the photo reminds of the movie If You Build It They Will Come...and you built it.
I'm trying to decide if I want to use my 20 foot flag pole of 5, 4' x 2" sections to make a tree.
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Sorry, haven't been here in some time. I will get the lengths this evening and post them for you. I think they are 12' rods. I didn't really measure anything when putting it together. Just eyed it because it was just the frame for the lights. I work in a fab shop and the feet are scrap from our burn table. I have a shop at home and had plenty of overhead space to put it together.