- 1 What is the difference between C7 and C9 lights?
- 2 Do C7 and C9 bulbs have the same base?
- 3 What size are the big Christmas lights?
- 4 How many C7 lights can be strung together?
- 5 What does C7 mean on Christmas lights?
- 6 How many C9 lights do I need for a 7 foot tree?
- 7 Which is larger a C7 bulb or a G50 bulb?
- 8 Can a C7 bulb be plugged into an incandescent light string?
What is the difference between C7 and C9 lights?
C7 & C9 light bulbs are the most widely recognized Christmas lights. C7 bulbs have E12 Candelabra bases while C9 bulbs have E17 Intermediate bases. Each bulb base should be paired with a light socket of the corresponding size. This larger socket size is popular for use with patio lights and larger specialty bulbs.
Do C7 and C9 bulbs have the same base?
Short Answer: C7 bulbs are about 1.5 inches tall and have E12 bases, C9 bulbs are roughly 2.25 inches tall and have E17 bases. Both fit into cords that are commonly wired in parallel and are a favorite of both professional and residential Christmas light installers.
Are there lights bigger than C9?
C7 lights have the same strawberry shape as C6, but are slightly larger. They measure 1 inch in diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. C9 lights have the same traditional strawberry shape as C6 and C7, but are slightly larger than C7. C9 lights measure 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches tall.
What size are the big Christmas lights?
C7 bulbs are the next size up of this bulb style. They are more rounded than C3 and C6 bulbs and measure 1-inch in diameter and 1-1/2 inches tall. C9 bulbs are the largest of this bulb style. They measure 1-1/4-inches in diameter and 2-1/2-inches tall.
How many C7 lights can be strung together?
Our maximum suggested number of traditional incandescent C7 and C9 bulbs is 200 bulbs for each style – especially if your bulbs are spaced 12 inches apart.
How many C9 lights can I string together?
What does C7 mean on Christmas lights?
C7 LED light bulbs use 90% less electricity, but are the same size, and can fit into the same size lighting string as incandescent lights. They generally have 3 LEDs per base and come in smooth, faceted and dimmable finishes.
How many C9 lights do I need for a 7 foot tree?
Example: 7 ft tree with 45″ diameter 7 x 45 (divided by 2) = 157 lights Safety Tips: Do not connect mini lights end to end to C7 or C9 lights.
What’s the difference between C7 and C9 LED light bulbs?
C7 LED light bulbs use 90% less electricity, but are the same size, and can fit into the same size lighting string as incandescent lights. They generally have 3 LEDs per base and come in smooth, faceted and dimmable finishes. C9 LED have the same basic attributes as the C7s but usually have 5 LEDs to the base.
Which is larger a C7 bulb or a G50 bulb?
Easy Answers: The numbers in C7 and C9 are their diameters so that naturally means that C9 bulbs are larger than C7. G50’s are round bulbs and the 50 is their diameter in millimeters which is 1 7/8 inches. Choose a cord based on the size of the threaded base on each bulb. C7’s use E12 cords.
Can a C7 bulb be plugged into an incandescent light string?
Pro tip: Since LED C7 and C9s burn brighter, they give off more light using fewer bulbs. Can you plug LED C7 and C9 bulbs into an incandescent light string? The short answer is yes. But if you place C7 and C9 LED replacements bulbs next to incandescent bulbs, the light string’s colors will glow differently and will appear “off.”
What’s the difference between C9 and E17 Christmas lights?
Note, as a rule of thumb, traditionally C9 bulbs “always” have E17 bases so many times, the base is also referred to as C9 as well. “C” stands for Cone – this is the almost pointy shape that is most traditionally associated with Christmas lights Typical bulbs: C7, C9 and C6 with C5 and C3 to a lesser extent.