What kind of bulb do you use for string lights?
Candelabra (E12) – Common in small household light fixtures, this base size is synonymous with C7 Christmas lights, which have been used for decades. Intermediate (E17) – Most popular with C9 bulbs and other decorative globe light bulbs. Medium / Standard Base (E26) – the most common household bulb base size.
How many feet of string lights do I need?
Keeping that in mind, shorter strands are usually easier to set up than longer strands. You will need a support every 40-50 feet of lighting. If you’re using your own string lighting, consider spending the extra money for LED bulbs. Incandescent bulbs require that same watts of power as their light output.
Can you replace bulb on string lights?
String won’t light up—replacing a bulb doesn’t fix it This damage can prevent proper contact between the bulb and the socket, which often results in no power to the bulb. Use a small file or scratch brush to clean the wire contacts of the socket. Once the socket is clean, insert a new bulb into the socket.
Can you cut a string of lights?
Only Cut Light Strings Designed to be Cut Not all string lights are designed to be cut or shortened. Outdoor light strings with male and female end plugs are meant to be connected end to end. Shortening these lights voids the safety rating and can cause the string to no longer work.
How long can you span string lights?
Few lights are more versatile than patio lights. From 10 feet to 400 feet in length, patio string lights can be used pretty much wherever and however the mood strikes you.
Can I put LED bulbs in an incandescent light string?
The short answer is no. You can’t use LED replacement bulbs (if you can find them) to replace traditional mini lights on a traditional light string. LED light strings have extremely low wattages and require far less power than the standard incandescent light string.
Can you cut off the end of LED string lights?
Yes, LED strip lights will carry on working after they’ve been cut as long as you cut along the designated lines. LED strips are made up of several individual circuits, so each cut line demarcates the end of one circuit and the start of a new one.
Can you cut off excess string lights?
The lights can be shortened. I was able to do it. You’ll need to cut to fit, reattach (or terminate) the wires with electrical connectors, and use tape to seal from the elements.