Asked by: Andros Mikhalevsky
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th March, 2020

Are c7 Christmas lights safe?

Interior Light Safety
Most people are still running the old c7 and c9 bulbs from Christmases past, and the fact of the matter is these lights are dated. Newer LED lights glow brighter, can have the same casing as the old c7 and c9 bulbs while using a fraction of the energy. In fact, they use about 20% less energy!

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Thereof, do Christmas lights get hot enough to start a fire?

The lights themselves cannot burn curtains, carpet, fabric or Christmas trees. You can leave your Christmas lights on all night and they will not get hot enough to start a fire. It is important to note, however, that an electrical fire may start due to plugging in too many light strings to a single extension cord.

Secondly, what is the difference between c7 and c9 Christmas lights? C7 bulbs are the smaller than C9s. The have an E12 candelabra base, the same size as a night light bulb. They are around 1 1/2 inches long and generally use 5 watt bulbs for incandescent bulbs. C9 bulbs are larger, over 2 inches long, and fit an E17 base.

Also to know, what are c7 Christmas lights?

C7 Christmas light bulbs have E12 bases and are smaller than C9 bulbs. Because of their small size, C7 bulbs are popular for use indoors and on smaller residences like condos and townhomes. C7 bulbs can be wrapped around indoor trees and used to illuminate a festive mantle display.

How many c7 lights can be strung together?

For mini bulbs of 50 to 100 per string, connect a maximum of three strings together. For larger bulbs such as C7, C9, etc., string together no more than 50 bulbs total.

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