Kringle Traditions® vs OptiCore® vs FlexFilament®
For quality C7 and C9 Christmas lights on a budget, Kringle Traditions® bulbs offer loads of upgrades over the bulbs you'll find at big box stores. Shatterproof lenses provide durability, SMD LED technology provides brightness, and diamond-faceted lenses provide the sparkle. Available in ten colors, these are bulbs you can enjoy year after year.
If you're looking for the gold standard in Christmas light bulbs, you've found them. OptiCore® C7 and C9 Christmas lights from Wintergreen Lighting® feature thick polycarbonate lenses that not only make them shatterproof, but give them a magical glow as the light from inside the bulb resonates through the lens. Available in diamond-faceted or smooth opaque lens styles, in a wide variety of colors and color combinations, and in both C9 or C7 Christmas lights, these bulbs are designed to take the worst that winter can throw at them, and keep shining beautifully
Vintage-style Edison bulbs evoke a special kind of Christmas nostalgia. FlexFilament® Christmas light bulbs from Wintergreen Lighting® feature graceful, curved filaments lined with LED diodes, to give you a bulb packed with old-world charm, and all the advantages of modern LEDs. Available in glass or lightweight, shatterproof PolyFlex PET, the transparent lens on these bulbs lets the beauty of the visible filament shine right through.
C7 & C9 Lens Types & Finishes
C7 & C9 Christmas light bulbs will have either a traditional glass or a durable acrylic lens. Incandescent bulbs always have a glass lens and are generally either transparent or painted with an opaque finish, whereas LED bulbs are available in glass or acrylic with several finishes.
Transparent - A classic choice for Christmas lighting. Transparent light bulbs can have either a glass or acrylic lens, display beautifully in almost any space and go well with any color combination, making this finish one of the most popular of all!
Smooth Opaque - Bold colors, perfect for an outdoor party or colorful Christmas light display. Mix and match opaque bulb colors to create unique lighting themes or hang all white smooth-opaque finish incandescent or LED lights and let your existing decor shine.
Satin - Satin finish bulbs create an ambient glow and are an elegant addition to wedding venues, outdoor parties and indoor spaces. These bulbs also look beautiful when not lit and can double as a decorative accent when not in use.
Faceted - The faceted design of our C7 & C9 LED light bulbs reflects a stunning light pattern when hung next to solid surfaces and is very popular in Christmas light displays. Faceted bulbs are made out of a durable acrylic which provides longer life and worry free installation.
LED Cascade and Snowfall Lights
Cascading light tubes and molded icicle lights mimic the dripping effect of falling snow and melting ice. These spellbinding lights are available with E12 & E17 bases sizes and can be displayed alone on a stringer or alongside C7 & C9 light bulbs with the same base sizes to create a unique animated light display.
Try hanging cascading light tubes and realistic LED icicle lights from the porch or tree branches to create a eye catching effect and enhance your winter wonderland themed light display.
Like C7 & C9 light bulbs, globe patio lights also have E12 and E17 bases which allows them to be interchangeable on a stringer with a coordinating socket size. The ability to swap out bulbs without having to also replace an existing light string is very convenient, especially for seasonal decorating. For example, if you outline your porch or deck with C7 or C9 bulbs during Christmas, you could replace your holiday lights with festive globe lights to brighten your outdoor spaces during summer time as well! Globe lights are available in several sizes from a small G30 (30mm) bulb all the way up to a much larger G125 (125mm) light bulb. There are also a variety of colors and finishes to perfectly match any space or theme.