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Old 08-23-2008, 11:51 AM
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Question about "Pull up Trees" and "LED fiber optic Trees"

Ok, I have three Christmas trees sitting in my storage room. The last one was a pre-lit tree with the normal mini incandescent lights, and like others I have seen post here, the second year I went to use it half the lights were out!

I spent 4 hours tracking down all the dead ones and replacing them. Next year, same thing. In a fit of rage I cut out all the wires from the tree and got regular lights. I wish I had seen the posts about the light checking gun I read here yesterday, I would have saved myself some frustration.

THIS YEAR, I want something simple. I love the decorations, but I don't want to spend hours putting branches in colored holes or re-bending branches into their proper shapes.

So I am looking at two options. (BTW I would have put in links to these trees, but I read that links are frowned upon here.)

  1. I have seen the new LED Fiber optic trees at artificial-christmas-tree.com. These are NOT the incandescent light with a color wheel. (I.E. my SECOND tree sitting in the storage room because the hot bulb softened the plastic base and the tree fell over) At the base of these trees is a hub of LED lights so it stays cool and should last a while)
  2. The pull up tree you can get at Brookstone. This looks REALLY easy to set up, there is even a video on YouTube called "Instant, easy pull-up artificial christmas tree" that shows one similar, but not the same as the one from Brookstone.
The ease of setup is important to me as I am disabled, and cannot stand for long periods of time to do the setup anymore. Plus I don't have much room in my apartment for a wide tree, which is why I like the look of the "pull up tree".

My concerns with the LED fiber optic tree is whether the branches have to re-bent every year or if it is one of those new memory wire ones, I can't remember what they are called.

My concerns with the Brookstone pull up tree are:
  1. How sturdy is it?
  2. How does it really look up close?
  3. Since the lights on it are meant for indoors or outdoors, am I going to have another pre-light nightmare as I did before?
If anyone has had any experience with these trees, or if you have any other advice I'd appreciate it!

Thanks!
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JanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the tree
I dont have what your describing here, different brand... nut I love mine! Prelit
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I'm not familar with the Brookstone Brand. I also have a pre-lit tree and I love mine too. Of couse I have had lights not light up in the past and that's where the light keeper pro comes in handy. As for the fiber optics I love them and they never seem to fail. I've got two miniatures and every year there is never a problem. I plug em' in and they light right up. And if they ever was all you do is replace them with a bulb. Also, if you google... brookstone tree reviews you can check out what others think of their trees. Good Luck!
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Well I guess if I get a pre-lit tree I can get the Lightkeeper PRO and hope for the best. Anyone have a pre-lit tree with the LED lights instead of the regular incandescent bulbs? Would the Lightkeeper PRO work on those bulbs?
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I dont think that that gun thing would do that on LED's but there was a led tree next doors house. I will ask him where he got it from when i see him next!
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