Jump to content
Did you know?
  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
ml123_9

C7 or C9

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

This year I'm going to make my own light strings to go around our roof line.  I'm having trouble deciding between C7 or C9 bulbs.  What does everyone recommend?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am a sucker for C9s but I would say C7 would be good for the roof line. They give off a good amount of light to give it that right pop.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think either would look good. The LED C9 weight a good bit more than old C9. If you have gutters it should not be an issue. But I had issues doing section with out gutters. Attached is a set up I did with led bulbs the very bottom are older type. New led C9 are larger than old C9. The C7 are about the same size led and old type. The led type are a little heavy.

5708DFC6-BB78-4A4D-BE5D-8FF239DA38B3.jpeg

EEAC297A-967C-4DBF-8DD5-E40DCB582524.jpeg

Edited by Scott Rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

Hey Scott, would u ever put any of this on YOUTUBE? I find it very informative. Thanks Jeff

I have thought about doing some short ones either just posting them here or YouTube. Like: STP-1 ( zip cord), blow mold, and others....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, so I am leaning towards C7's with 9" spacing.  Do you think that should work?  Should I go smaller, bigger?  Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds good, keep in mind that 9” spacing is not that common. So it might be harder to get a deal on it. I looked around for few minutes and found one site with 9” (250ft)and another with standard  spacing note. For me I am cheap so I have used the same light sets I had for 20+ years they all have 12” spacing and I been changing them out to LED retro fit bulbs. 

AB0DE58D-877A-4634-AE7A-FFBDB3C17F04.png

00D57BF3-35BF-414D-8A70-0DE0FF4E7532.png

F02AEB2E-273F-40A0-9EAE-4B4193000BD9.png

Edited by Scott Rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...