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Nice, but a lot of holes to drill
Aug 2, 2017 | By Bob Johnson
Buy a high-quality Forstner bit, as there's a lot of holes to drill. I used replaceable C9 LED light strands so I could replace failed lights easily. Replaceable lights also make it easier to wire the tree as you don't have to worry about color--just wire the tree (I used three serial strings) and add the appropriate color bulbs later. I tied the three strings into a three-way tee that then plugged into an extension cord. Even with LEDs there were so many lights it drew about 4.5A at 120V, and it was BRIGHT! As in, stand at least 10' away or be blinded. Awesome at night even at a distance. Best mounted on a surface (wall, fence, tree trunk) due to it's weight and the wires that cover the entire back of the tree.