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How much will shipping cost?
We ship all of our packages via Fed-Ex and all of the shipping costs are calculated via our secure shopping cart. This cost will be based on the distance from our Tennessee warehouse and the weight for the product that you have ordered. Some of our larger items, like displays will have free or included shipping in the product cost. After you are done shopping, you can get an estimated shipping charge in the shopping cart before you enter any type of payment information. This will give you a better idea of exactly how much your shipping will cost.
Do you have a catalog?
No, we do not have a catalog. We have designed our website to give our customers the most streamlined shopping and ordering experience. We try to keep our website as up to date as possible which can mean changing things daily. There is no way to make sure a catalog is that current. Although, in most cases you will be able to print off the page of our site with the products you are looking at. That way you can have a printed copy while still getting a great shopping experience online.
How long will it take for my order to ship?
We try our best to process and ship orders on the same business day if they are received before 1 PM central standard time. The amount of time it will take after it leaves our Tennessee warehouse will be estimated in the shopping cart.
Do you have specials or sales?
Sometimes we do offer a coupon code or sales on certain items, quantities or categories. We also will send out emails and do some social networking specials that can be found if you like our Facebook page or follow us on Pinterest.
Do your lights have lead in them?
Yes, our C7 and C9 have some lead in them where the small tip on the bottom of the socket makes the electric connection. As long as you are not eating your lights, it will not bother you.
Are your lights made in America?
No. None of our (or our competitors) lights are made here in America. We would like for this to be the case, but it is not at this time.
What does NEC mean?
NEC means no end connector. What this really means is that a craft light string will only have a male plug and will end with a bulb, instead of having a male plug on one end and a female plug on the other end. Most mini light sets as well as other light sets will have an end to end connection unless otherwise stated in the description.
How many sets of mini Christmas lights can I plug end to end?
You will be able to plug together 3 sets of mini Christmas lights together unless stated otherwise. You are welcome to play with that number, but we recommend staying with the UL rating of 3 sets.
Why are my 4” spacing mini lights not actually 4” spaced?
Well, our manufacturers call them 4” spaced but that is speaking more about the intervals that the wire is cut to put the bulbs in. The wire that is going into the socket to light the bulbs is counted as part of the spacing , even though it is not open space. We list them on our website just as the manufacturer states. Please be sure to take this into consideration when choosing your light strings and making your decorating plan.
Will indoor rated sets also work outside?
There is no way we can guarantee that indoor rated light sets will work outside, we have had customers that have done this with great success. Be sure to not let your lights sit in moisture, as with all Christmas lights and they should be fine.
What are commercial mini light sets?
These commercial mini light strings are made with heavier wire and will allow you to connect 6 sets end to end. This will give you a longer run of lights without the need of many extension cords or more electrical outlets.
How do I calculate amps?
We have a very simple formula that will allow you to easily calculate amps. Check out the how-to about calculating amps.
What are stackable plugs?
These types of plugs, basically allows you to ,more or less, piggy back the plugs onto one another. With this you will get more mileage out of one outlet.
What are multi function mini lights?
Multi function lights are sets that have a controller that will allow you to give your lights different effects. You will have the choice of 8 different motions. Waving, sequential, slow-glow, chasing,flash,slow fade, twinkle, steady on.
Will my mini lights continue to work if bulbs go out?
With our mini lights that are built in sections with a shunted design will allow power to continue to flow through the bulb even if it is already burned out.
There are more reasons for why mini lights will go out. Blown fuses will happen if there has been an overload of power or a short in the connection. The number one reason if because of a broken connection. A broken connection can be caused by several things, the is can become loose and it will break the connection because the wires that come out of the base of the mini light lose connection with the side of the socket. Another cause of failure in your mini light strings is because they have reached their life and bulbs have started to burn out, which can cause the string voltage to change. If the voltage changes, it can cause rapid burnout and eventually destroy the whole string.
C7 and C9 Lights
How many watts are C7 and C9 Christmas lights?
Most C7 bulbs are 5 watts per bulb, although we do offer a 7 watt also. C9 lights are typically 7 watts, but there are 10 watt bulbs available. The C7 and C9 lights with higher watts are usually more used for larger commercial decorating jobs.
Do you Christmas light stringers and spools come with bulbs?
No they do not. The strings and spools are just that. You will need to buy the bulbs separate from the wire.
What are opaque Christmas light bulbs?
These bulbs are a painted will give more of a pastel but still vibrant colors.
How many C7 or C9 lights can I plug end to end?
The amount of lights that your can have on a continuous run is about 100 bulbs. This is because of the fused plugs that are on the stringers that you use with Christmas bulbs.
What are LED lights?
LED stands for light emitting diode and they are the future of lighting. LED lights may cost a little more up front, but the great benefits will outweigh the large cost. The types of Christmas lights will pull much less power, you will be able to plug many sets end to end, the colors won’t fade as well as having an amazing bulb life.
Can I change the bulb on my LED Christmas light strings?
Most of the time, no. Most LED lights are made with the bulbs actually molded in the sockets that are permanently attached to one another. There are sets that are being made with removable bulbs, but the majority of them are molded which will help keep the bulbs from corrosion.
Can I customize my LED lights?
Not with pre-made strings. The construction of LED light strings will not allow for customization. Since the lights are molded in the sockets, you cannot mix and match colors. If you are using retrofit LED bulbs, you can customize those strings. These strings are basically just like using traditional C7 or C9 lights, just with more benefits.
Will my LED lights burn out?
LED Christmas lights are very reliable and as the years go on they will only become more and more reliable. Although, LED lights can burn out or the brightness can begin to fade. This is a rare occurrence, but it is possible. If one bulb goes out the rest of the lights will stay lit. But everyone needs to try to remember that all electronic devices can have problems. But at the same times, in the years that we have been selling these lights, we have had very few problems out of them.