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Amazon has some, but there are a bunch of different styles and the gauge of wire used makes a difference also. Those types of decorations usually use pretty heavy wire compared to the sets of lights you buy in the stores. If you have a local lighting store they should be able to get them for you. 

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I would not remove the tinsel unless you plan to replace it or light up the basic frame, of which I have several Christmas-related trees, snowmen, etc.  If you decide to remove the tinsel and use the basic frame, you have options:

1).  Use LED rope lights,

2).  Use LED strip lights, of which you can choose, through a remote controller, any color, or white; flashing , crawling, fading,

3).  Or leave the tinsel on, and wrap colored lights around the tinsel.

Taking a closer look at your stockings and Christmas trees, when they were originally wired, the positioning of the bulbs does not truly do justice to the actual shape and outline of the trees and stockings.  

Using rope lights, LED lights, or tube lights, attached to the frame with tie-wraps, will look awesome at night!  

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There used to be a "vendors list" here before planet Christmas was "renovated", I can't seem to find it anymore.  I used it quite often and I remember one or two vendors that sold replacement c-9 sockets in both green and white. You will probably need the ones for the heavier SPT2 wire if the wire on the decoration is about the same physical size as household extension cord wire. Some new sockets and super bright retrofit C9 bulbs are probably the easiest way to go so you don't have to spend a lot of time tearing apart your decorations which look in nice condition.

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The new SMD LED retro fits are great! The ones pictured below are C7 they also sale C9. Just make sure the sockets you get match the wire size. 

On 12/28/2018 at 8:54 PM, Scott Rob said:

This is my set up. The green bulb is more green in person.

I like holiday lights express they have good prices!

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On 2/11/2019 at 7:28 PM, Big J Illinois said:

Thank you!! Gonna have to get some, need to count how many I need.  Hopefully the cord isnt dry rotted, if so, do I just abandon it ,or??

Just make sure they will work for the gauge of wire you have. I think most of those decorations use either 12 or 14 gauge wire.

 

 

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Down the road from my house they were filming a Christmas movie two weeks ago and had fake snow. Which was flammable one of our friends saw the side walk/ snow bank on fire when a guy drop a cigarette in a fake snow bank!  The fire department had to put it out. They did put up some Christmas stocking that looked like yours. They had SPT-1 wire with C9 bulbs.  Down this way the high is 45-70 and raining. I attached a picture from news paper.

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On 2/6/2019 at 2:54 PM, Big J Illinois said:

Just picked these up, 2 of each. Does anyone know, where to get replacement sockets? The cords dont have a fuse plug on them. The bulbs are C9 size. Also, how can a mount these, on pole, on the yard? Thanks you all!!

C9 sockets for SPT type wire (zip cord):
https://www.actionlighting.com/c9-replacement-christmas-socket-pack-100pc-bag-100slac9skt/

https://www.creativedisplays.com/products/spt-1-c-9-sockets-green-for-zipcord/

Pin type sockets for regular (Non SPT) wire:
https://www.actionlighting.com/intermediate-bakelite-pin-socket-pack-25pc-216sk-731-2/

https://www.creativedisplays.com/products/pro-grade-c9-intermediate-base-bakelite-twist-on-socket-black/

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