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Get This Look: Multicolor Roof and Walkway

Get This Look: Multicolor Roof and Walkway

This Christmas light display uses classic glass multicolor bulbs installed in commercial C9 Christmas cords. We love the crisp lines along the roof and the curvy accented flowerbeds. Get this Look: Multicolor C9 Glass Bulbs and Cords! 500 Bulbs C9 Multi Transparent...

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Q/A: What do I use to line my roof?

Q/A: What do I use to line my roof?

After lighting a Christmas tree, lining a roofline is one of the first projects folks start with when decorating outdoors for Christmas. There are 4 basic components required to outline a roofline. Christmas light cord Bulbs Clips Gilbert Plugs 1. Christmas Light Cord...

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Get this Look: Light a glass block, add a bow!

Get this Look: Light a glass block, add a bow!

Fun project using craft lights We love how easy it is to create a "faux gift" with a glass block, a string of craft lights, and a bow that matches the surrounding decor. Twenty years ago, a hole had to be drilled through the...

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Christmas Light Displays

Get This Look: Using Gilbert Plugs

Get This Look: Using Gilbert Plugs

Brian from Oregon purchased 100-foot Christmas light cords, cut them to length, and used gilbert plugs to connect the lights to power and to each other. Here is what he had to say: Easy to UseGreat product and super easy to use. I bought 2 100ft rolls so I could make...

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Get this Look: A Multicolor Traditional Christmas

Get this Look: A Multicolor Traditional Christmas

We love Wade's traditional outlined roofline for Christmas. Using triple-dipped glass bulbs, the color is rich and nostalgic. Standard glass bulbs have two coats of paint. As the name implies, triple-dipped have three resulting in rich colors at the tradeoff of being...

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Get this Look: A Vision in Blue

Get this Look: A Vision in Blue

We really appreciate that Robert sent us a photo of this fantastic project. This look is achieved with a project list that starts with these products. Materials C9 Christmas Light CordsPure White C9 LED bulbsBlue C9 LED bulbsBlue LED Christmas light...

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Get this Look: Light a Church

Get this Look: Light a Church

We love a classic white outline. Warm white LED bulbs allow churches to light up for Christmas at a fraction of the electricity required by traditional glass C9 bulbs. I have just installed these o-rings on the up-facing sockets. It rained before I installed them so...

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Get this Look: Multicolor LED Display

Get this Look: Multicolor LED Display

Absolutely stunning. I love these lights! I was a little nervous as I hadn't tried the smaller M5 lights as LED; I still had all incandescent for those. I guess what better way to see if they're "okay" than to go all out and get them in icicle lights?? I'm so glad I...

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Get This Look: Pure White LED Outline

Get This Look: Pure White LED Outline

This quick Christmas lights installation combines commercial-style multi-application clips, stakes, pure white LED C9 bulbs, and a standard commercial C9 cord. Here is what the customer had to say: The lights are nice and bright. I personally would consider these a...

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Technical Q and A

Check our library of the Christmas lights questions we hear most often. From “Can I cut my Christmas lights?” to “How many Christmas lights can I run together?” Here are a sampling. Click the Read More to see all of our Q/A.

 

Video: What is the “mini” in minilights?

Video: What is the “mini” in minilights?

https://youtu.be/hJmJ6-4SHT4 Transcript Shellie: Today's video answers the question, "What's the mini in mini lights?" What? David: Focus Shellie: We get this question because things have really changed in Christmas lights. At one point, back in ancient history, like...

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Green 12-volt LED Christmas Lights on Green Wire

Green 12-volt LED Christmas Lights on Green Wire

https://youtu.be/9RybjDSEzXc Transcript This is a set of 12-volt DC Christmas lights on green wire. You can see that there is a light section which is plugged into a 15-foot extension section that plugs into an accessory outlet. Now, this light section has 20 green...

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Can I use a gilbert plug on a set of mini lights?

Can I use a gilbert plug on a set of mini lights?

Hi, great question. Unfortunately, the answer is no for a couple of reasons. Mini lights should really not be cut because they are wired in series and their bulbs are rated for a specific current draw. The better choice is to find a string of lights whose length most...

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Will your C7 or C9 bulbs work in my cords?

Will your C7 or C9 bulbs work in my cords?

Short answer: Maybe. Longer answer: We used to be able to answer this question with a resounding yes when the question was about the style of bulbs that come as threaded bulbs and threaded sockets of the style that folks have been using to install lights around their...

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Can you mix C7 and C9 bulbs together (in the same cord)?

Can you mix C7 and C9 bulbs together (in the same cord)?

Short answer: No, they won't fit into the same cord because they have different-sized bases. Longer answer: This is a great question, especially since we've had a larger number of first-time Christmas lights customers this season. We have heard this question in this...

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