Are C9 bulbs bigger than C7?

C9 lights have the same traditional strawberry shape as C6 and C7, but are slightly larger than C7. C9 lights measure 1 1/4 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches tall.

How can you tell the difference between C7 and C9 lights?

Short Answer: C7 bulbs are about 1.5 inches tall and have E12 bases, C9 bulbs are roughly 2.25 inches tall and have E17 bases. Both fit into cords that are commonly wired in parallel and are a favorite of both professional and residential Christmas light installers.

What size base is a C7 bulb?

E12 Candelabra bases
C7 bulbs have E12 Candelabra bases while C9 bulbs have E17 Intermediate bases. Each bulb base should be paired with a light socket of the corresponding size. If you’re looking for a more unique light display outside of traditional C7 & C9 Christmas lights, consider these specialty LED bulb options.

Are C7 and C9 bulbs interchangeable?

You can’t fit a C9 Bulb into a C7 Socket! Typically, C7 bulbs are made on an E12 sized base. C9 bulbs are made on an E17 sized base. They are so often manufactured in-line together that the terms for C7/E12 and C9/E17 are interchangeably misused.

How big is a C9 Christmas light?

about 2 1/4 inches long
C9 – C9 bulbs are about 2 1/4 inches long and are the largest traditional lights that everyone associates with Christmas.

Do C7 bulbs fit in C9?

What light bulb is smaller than a C9?

C7 bulbs
C7 bulbs are smaller than C9s. They have an E12 candelabra base, the same size as a night light bulb. They are around 1 1/2 inches long and are generally 5 watts for incandescent bulbs. Although that wattage can vary, for most of our clients I use 4 watt C7 bulbs.

Is C6 or C9 bigger?

Yes, the bulbs are a lot smaller than the more popular C9 lights that many people use for building perimeter applications, but as long as the correct clip is used, the closer spacing on a C6 stringer set will create very clean, crisp lines along the perimeter of a home or business.

What base is C9?

E17 bases
C7 & C9 Bulb Base Sizes C7 bulbs have E12 bases and C9 bulbs have E17 bases, however many other bulb sizes are also available in these same base sizes.

How big are C9 light bulbs?

1 1/4 inch
C9 lights are somewhat bigger than C7 and feature the same typical strawberry shape as C6 and C7. C9 lights have a diameter of 1 1/4 inch and a height of 2 1/2 inch.

What is Type C bulb?

candelabra light bulbs
The Type C socket size refers to candelabra light bulbs, which have a socket diameter of 12 millimeters as opposed to the standard 26 millimeters. The Type C USB connection simply refers to what kind of connection a portable lighting device requires to charge.

Can you mix C7 and C9 bulbs?

The short answer is yes. But if you place C7 and C9 LED replacements bulbs next to incandescent bulbs, the light string’s colors will glow differently and will appear “off.” You cannot substitute LED mini lights on an incandescent light string because LEDs require a much lower wattage than incandescent mini lights.

What is the difference between C7 and C9 bulbs?

C7 bulbs are smaller than C9s. They have an E12 candelabra base, the same size as a night light bulb. …. C9 bulbs are larger, over 2 inches long, and fit an E17 base. They are usually available in 7 or 10 watts for incandescent bulbs and are generally used in the same ways as a C7 bulb.Jan 5, 2015.

What is the difference between C7 and C9 Christmas bulbs?

Years ago these larger size Christmas lights were what were available and used, with the C7 being the smaller of the two, with a length of about 2 inches including the base. A C9 is the same shape, but with a size a little bit longer than the C7.

What differences are there between C9 and C7 Christmas lights?

LED is more energy-saving, besides, they are brighter and cooler to the touch. C7 Christmas lights utilize smaller bulbs than C9 Christmas lights. If you need to decorate a larger space, like a two-store home grand facility, you’d better opt for C9 Christmas lights.

What are C7 bulbs generally used for?

C7 Bulbs have a candelabra or E12 base. This size bulb is typically used for chandelier-type fixtures and decorative lighting. C9 Bulbs have an intermediate or E17 base. These are historically known as the old Christmas light bulb size. Medium Bulbs have a E26 base (E27 in Europe).