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When purchasing Christmas lights you will notice you have a wide array of colors and types to choose from. To begin with, you will be able to choose from basically a rainbow of colors, including red, orange, green, blue, pink, purple and even yellow. Of course, clear and white are available also! You can also purchase Christmas lights that are single-colored strings or Christmas lights that come in multiple colored strings. What you choose is up to you and how you want to decorate your home.
You can also choose from many different types of bulbs for your Christmas lights. C7 bulbs are candelabra bulbs and are shaped in an oval type shape, screw right into cord sockets and can be used inside or outside.
You can also choose from C9 bulbs, which are similar to the C7 bulbs and come in a wide variety of colors. Both types of bulbs have the ability to stay lit for 2500 hours or more, which is a large amount of time to stay lit. You must make sure if you purchase a string of Christmas lights and you need to replace one or two, that you purchase the right replacement bulbs. C7 cords must have C7 bulbs and so on. You can't mix and match, which is why you must read the box and the light string to purchase the correct bulbs. Prices range from $.99 for one bulb to $5 for a pack of four. Or you can purchase an entire string of lights for about $12.
Christmas light colors and types are up to the person doing the shopping. You may want to do some homework and find which types of lights and what colors will look best in your home.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|