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Irishbaron

Candy Cane Lights

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I have 3 candy cane blow mold and they take a 2 bulb count of c-7 for outdoors but all I can find is single indoor lights.  Does anybody have any for sell or know where I can buy them.  Thanks in advance.

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While I am not certain what your lighting looks like, I guess it's probably the small sockets that have a metal clip which retains them in the decoration. 

If all you are looking for is the bulb itself, any C7 or candelabra base will fit.  I make a habit of using LED bulbs in all our blowmold.  You can find LED night light bulbs at Menards.  I realize there isn't an appreciable difference in energy consumption in these smaller bulbs, but less heat is always better when plastic is involved.

If you are looking to replace the socket assembly, there are replacements available, but they generally have a switch in the cord.  I have cut the old switch out, re-spliced the wires and have had success that way.  I would think you could replace the plug with an outdoor version in the same fashion if you desired.

I will be glad to walk you thru my process if it would help.  Feel free to email.

Have a great Christmas.

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On 9/20/2019 at 7:34 PM, Irishbaron said:

I have 3 candy cane blow mold and they take a 2 bulb count of c-7 for outdoors but all I can find is single indoor lights.  Does anybody have any for sell or know where I can buy them.  Thanks in advance.

It's not clear to me if you are just looking for the bulbs or if you are looking for the cords.  Any store that sells Christmas lights will have C7 replacement bulbs.  (There's no specification of indoor/outdoor for the C7 replacement bulbs.)  If you are looking for replacement cords all you will find (in stores) are the "indoor" cords intended for the little ceramic houses.  Most of them are single socket cords but there are some that have 5 bulbs.  (I don't think you'll find 2 bulb cords.)  Many people use those successfully even though they are technically "indoor" cords.  The only difference between indoor and outdoor rated cords is that outdoor cords have UV inhibitor in the outer insulation.  Therefore indoor cords will not last as long out in the Sun.  In the end you have to decide for yourself and be responsible for the results.  The only way I am aware of that you could find "outdoor" rated cords would be to contact one of the blowmold companies.  That pretty much leaves Cado as the only option.  (There is Pan Asian but i think they are overseas.)  I would use the old cords if at all possible.  If they are lost you might have to use 2 single cords.  There is the option to make your own cords but it would probably not be cost effective for just a few items.  I'll put a few links down here for you.  (Note that the Creative Displays price is higher but it includes shipping.)

C7 bulbs 7 watt:
https://www.actionlighting.com/c7-Transparent-Christmas-replacement-bulb/
https://www.creativedisplays.com/products/c7-candelabra-base-clear-transparent-7-watt-lights/

C7 bulbs 5 watt::
https://www.actionlighting.com/C7-Transparent-Christmas-Retrofit-Bulb-5watt/
https://www.creativedisplays.com/products/c7-candelabra-base-clear-transparent-5-watt-lights/

Sockets with clip to make your own (out of stock):
https://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=1&cid=27&scid=27

Cado:
https://www.cadocompany.com/division.html#downloads

TED

 

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