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    Default Upgrading wire frames from incandescent to LED...Need some help!

    So I have this AWESOME wire nativity set complete with animals and what-not. But the lights are incandescent and I want to change them to LED to match the rest of my yard. The problem is that the lights change colors frequently. For instance, Mary has blue lights around her dress but white lights for the shawl on her head. I need to get some kind of LED stringer where I can choose the colors of the bulbs myself. Any suggestions on what to use and where to buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diverpig View Post
    So I have this AWESOME wire nativity set complete with animals and what-not. But the lights are incandescent and I want to change them to LED to match the rest of my yard. The problem is that the lights change colors frequently. For instance, Mary has blue lights around her dress but white lights for the shawl on her head. I need to get some kind of LED stringer where I can choose the colors of the bulbs myself. Any suggestions on what to use and where to buy it?

    Thanks!
    I just had to redo a Wire Santa and i ended up buying two strands of Multi color and a set of green cause he is green and red and we just took out all of the green and replaced bunch of them with the red from the multi. it been nice if they has had red and green color strands but they didn't

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    Default Re: Upgrading wire frames from incandescent to LED...Need some help!

    I wired up a giant waving santa/rudolph archway wireframe last summer. I used clear LED lights and then bought colored clips to 1)clip the lights to the wireframe and 2) allow me to change the colors at will. It worked really well.
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    I use these lights http://www.christmas-leds.com/produc...roductid=FS-PW along with there Color Combo clips. Love them.
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    Default Re: Upgrading wire frames from incandescent to LED...Need some help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougp View Post
    I use these lights http://www.christmas-leds.com/produc...roductid=FS-PW along with there Color Combo clips. Love them.
    That is who I used for my lights and color combo clips as well. Great customer service if you need it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougp View Post
    I use these lights http://www.christmas-leds.com/produc...roductid=FS-PW along with there Color Combo clips. Love them.
    About a month ago I re-lit 2 6' soldiers with the LED's and combo color clips which came out terrific!

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    Default Re: Upgrading wire frames from incandescent to LED...Need some help!

    Why not just run multiple strings in different colors? I have redone a few wire reindeer from incan to LED and since the LED draws significantly less power I put more lights on it. They tend to look a bit better with more lights, in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Upgrading wire frames from incandescent to LED...Need some help!

    I just re-did 11 of my wire frames with LEDs I got last year on sale from sams club (members mark). they are super bright clear, 200 count led's. the bulb size is very close to that of the incans. I used 1/4" wire frame clips and incan color caps from http://christmas-leds.com. Not sure if they still sell them, but worked great for me. Always wanted to try those combo clips mentioned in this thread, just haven't taken the time to check them out. Seems they would be less work than the clips and caps, and more color choices too.
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