C7 and C9 Christmas lights are traditional sets of lights that have become very popular among the public, particularly in their use for Christmas trees and other Christmas displays. Such lights first became widely used in the 1950s; you may even remember these from your childhood, those lights that were draped around your Christmas tree or of your parents house. Nonetheless, the C7 and C9 lights have come a long way and are still available in a wide range of styles and colors these days. Many believe that they are still the ideal type of lights to be used for the Christmas season, and the style that always comes to mind when they think of the holidays.
C7 lights had been first introduced by General Electric in the 1930s whereas C9 lights were made available earlier in the late 1920s by the same company. During these days, only the wealthy individuals were capable of buying C7 lights due to a costly price. The C9 Christmas lights had been designed mainly for outdoor use; consequently, General Electric and other manufacturers of Christmas lights became sponsors of neighborhood contests with which the aim was to use decorations with colored lights. An interesting feature of both the C7 and C9 lights is that they have parallel circuits. If one bulb went out, the others will still function. After the second World War, the C7 and C9 Christmas lights had caught the attention of many. As such, from the 1950s and onwards, Christmas decorations were never the same without the C7 and C9 lights.
Here are a number of facts that you should know about the C7 and C9 lights. Aside from using parallel circuits, they are also long-lasting and resilient with which the use of C7 lights will guarantee you ten or more years whereas using C9 lights will make sure that you enjoy them for at least five years or even more. There is no need to purchase a new set every year, allowing you to save money and time during the Christmas season. Next, the C7 lights burn at 5 watts each while the C9 lights require 7 watts for each. It can therefore be said that these lights are cool-burning as they do not reach a very high level of temperature that will cause fire-related hazards. They are also similar to LED lights and little twinkle bulbs that do not pose risks to homeowners when being draped around indoors or outdoors.
C7 and C9 lights are also energy-efficient in such a way that they will make your decorations look brilliant and festive while only burning at 5 watts or 7 watts for each bulb. Moreover the sockets for both C7 and C9 bulbs come with molded clips that you can easily clip on the branches of a tree to stay put, preventing them from sliding around. With these sets of lights, you can be sure that you are spending your Christmas season and putting up decorations in a practical way by saving up on money, time, and energy. Thanks to these classic C7 and C9 Christmas lights.