C7 Christmas Lights strings and spools can be used to outline walkways
using stakes, or attached to the roofline of smaller homes and building
using light clips. C7 light strings use standard E12 sockets to screw C7
bulbs and any other shape bulb with a candelabra base. Choose from
multiple SPT ratings, amp capacity, bulb spacing, length and socket
count options. Use low wattage LED lights for longer runs, or screw
incandescent bulbs in.
What are stringers and spools?
Stringers and spools come in sizes from 25' to 1000'. Great for large
decorating projects, C9 spools fit E17 Intermediate base bulbs from
Cascade Lights to traditional incandescent C9 bulbs. Create custom
decorating projects with stringers that work with incandescent and LED
bulbs. Choose smaller socket spacing for a close grouping of bulbs or
larger bulb spacing for commercial projects that require the coverage of
a large area. Sockets include weep holes for water drainage, preventing
Can I customize my spool length?
Splicing, or cutting stringers and spools, is the best way to decorate
custom projects. To splice the wire to a custom length, measure the
wire, cut it at the predetermined location, and place a zip plug on the
end, creating a female or male plug for outlets or end-to-end runs. Any
color or style bulbs from incandescent to LED can be chosen for these
spools, so decorating for themes, whether for sports teams, breast
cancer awareness, or weddings, becomes easy.
What is the difference between SPT1 and SPT2?
Light stringers and spools are available in SPT1 and SPT2 wire, which is
the insulation covering the copper wires within the cord. SPT rating
refers to the thickness of the wire itself, and how much current it can
safely contain. Typically SPT1 wire is rated for 7 amp, and SPT2 is
rated for 10 amp. When connecting wire end-to-end and using zip plugs
for custom lengths, SPT rating needs to remain consistent.