The size and wattage differentiate the bulbs.
See below for size comparison:
C7 base and C9 base refer to the socket size on the cords and the screw in part of the light bulbs. The C7 base is the smaller of the two and is 3/8” diameter. The C9 base is slightly larger at 5/8” diameter. As long as the cords and bulbs selected are both the same type (e.g. C7 cord and C7 bulbs) they will work together.
We now offer String Light Sets ! You can still mix and match your own combination of cord and bulbs on our Bulbs and Strings page or in our Commercial String Lights section.
Yes. The string lights are designed for indoor and outdoor use and can be left outside year round. The cords are water resistant and can survive rain and inclement weather. (Please note although they are water resistant the cords are not designed to be submerged and are not intended for underwater use.)
The 25 and 50 foot cords do have end to end connectors, however the 100 foot cords do not.
The total string light length plugged into a single socket is limited by the wattage rating of the wire. Our standard C7 and C9 cords are rated for 959 total watts and 8 amps. Using 7 watt bulbs you are limited to 125 feet on a single plug, while 5 watt bulbs would reach 175 feet on a single plug. If the cords connected together go over the 959 watt limit they risk blowing the fuse.
The 0.4 and 0.6 watt LED bulbs will allow much longer cord lengths on a single plug, 2,397 feet and 1,598 feet respectively. If the cords connected together go over the 959 watt limit they risk blowing the fuse.
On our standard C7 and C9 base cords, sockets are spaced every foot. A 25 foot cord has 25 sockets. A 50 foot cord has 50 sockets. A 100 foot cord has 100 sockets.
Our standard C7 and C9 base cords are 18 gauge wire. The cords are rated for up to 959 watts.
Our C9 commercial cords are 16 gauge wire rated for up to 1200 watts.
Our E26 commercial cords are 14 gauge wire rated for up to 1800 watts.
The light bulbs come in boxes of 25.
Our standard C7 and C9 base cords come in 25, 50, and 100 foot lengths.
We also sell commercial cords available in 24, 25, 50, 100, and 330 foot lengths.
We include a spare fuse in each cord so that you can change it if one blows. Inside the plug of your cord there is a small compartment that slides open. There are two fuses inside. The loose one is the spare. If a fuse is bad it will be a brownish color instead of being clear. Unplug the cord, switch out and replace the bad fuse, then plug your lights back in.
Yes. For permanent applications or heavy duty cords you can select from our C9 Commercial Grade cords or E26 Commercial Grade cords.
C9 Commercial Cords
E26 Commercial Cords
Each set includes 10 mini paper Lanterns. The lanterns attach to an 8 foot white cord (2 extra bulbs and 1 extra fuse are included).
Easily assembled by gently pulling from the ribbing around both openings of the lantern. Insert the metal wire through the bigger top hole of the lantern. Click the metal wire into the designated areas on the top and bottom of the lantern.
The mini string lanterns are made of paper and are not intended for permanent outdoor use.
We are shipping from West Chester, PA (about an hour west of Philadelphia). For standard shipping we use Fed Ex Ground and USPS Priority Mail depending on the item weight and delivery location. Below is a map with our approximate shipping times. These numbers are an estimate, and subject to change based on weather conditions and holidays.
Express orders purchased before 1pm EST will be shipped out same day.
Orders using ground shipping that are purchased Monday-Thursday will be shipped out next business day. Friday and Saturday orders will ship out on Monday, and Sunday orders ship out on Monday or Tuesday.
We try to work with every customer’s time frame, please feel free to call in or email us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Tracking information is sent to the email address you provided at checkout.
Yes. There is a drop down menu at checkout where you can select your desired shipping method. Once selected, the shipping rate will adjust to reflect the option selected.
3 Day – Expedited 3 business day delivery service
2 Day – Express 2 business day delivery service
Standard Overnight – Next business day delivery service, guaranteed by 4pm
Priority Overnight – Next business day delivery service, guaranteed by 10:30am
Yes. All shipping rates, including those for international shipping, can be calculated at checkout. We have a variety of international shipping options to choose from. Simply select your country from the drop down menu. (Please note that the all of our cords are designed for US sockets and will need a converter to work in 220v countries. More details on converters here).
No problem. You can send back your order in its original condition within 30 days of purchase. The shipping cost is only covered if the return is initiated because of an error on our part.
Please send all returns to:
1153 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase, so we are flexible if you decide to change cord color, bulb color, or bulb size. First email us at email@example.com to get an exchange authorization or call (484) 887-0403. Then simply send the item you wish to exchange along with the printed exchange authorization. You may include a print out outlining the item you wish to replace your exchange with, or include a note explaining the same.
Please send all exchanges to:
1153 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380