I am looking at this style of bulb – yellow LED C9 Twinkle bulb – in the colors of Red, Blue, Green, Purple and Yellow.
Could you tell me if their brightness from a side view of the bulb is the same as a regular incandescent C9 light bulb? I am trying to match OR better the brightness of my current display with these bulbs.
Thanks in advance for your help, Dean S.
You’ve asked a great question. LED bulbs just don’t have the same ‘light throw’ as traditional lights.
They won’t match or beat the brightness of traditional incandescent 7-watt C9 bulbs.
They’ll last longer if you connect your strands to a surge protector, won’t break during installation and will use 90% less electricity.
The colors are also rich and saturated and resistant to fading because the color is in the polycarbonate material and not a paint.
But to get maximum brightness, incandescent is still the stronger choice.
Hope that helps as you are planning your Christmas display for your upcoming season.