Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2006-12-25 00:22
"For a fresh tree, plan for three 100-light sets per tree foot."
"Make sure the wattages of all the lights you use are the same; this prevents power surges and prolongs the life of the bulbs."
Advice on things that nobody really needs advice on.
That first guideline suggests about forty times as many bulbs as we have on our Christmas tree.
(I'm not convinced we'd even be able to fit 2,400 bulbs on our tree.)
The second guideline is complete junk as it appears in the article. I assume the author heard some advice about replacing individual bulbs in strings and got the wrong end of the cracker.
Also, Merry Christmas, all. :)
On the subject of lights for Christmas Trees, here's some advice which I hope is good:
Do not get your lights from Tesco ...
They had some problems
They had some problems last year too
... and in the year before that