How many plugs does this light string have?
Just one male plug. The end of the light string is just a light bulb!
What is a 36-inch lead wire?
There are 36 inches of plain wire between the plug and first bulb.
Can I use these light strings outside?
Sure, these lights are rated for indoor or outdoor use. Just keep in mind that sun, wind and exposure to the elements will take a toll on your lights.
Will these heat up?
Yes, these lights are traditional incandescent lights and will warm up under operation. This means:
- Don't seal them into a container so the heat can't escape
- Don't overstuff your container
- Don't put a container filled with these lights on a 'heat sensitive' surface - like your 17th-century antique table
Can I run these lights in series?
Nope, they just have the one plug so they aren't a great solution if you need to connect multiple sets together. If you need to do that, you'll need a female plug at the end of the string. We have a ton of Christmas tree lights with two plugs to choose from.
Do you sell replacement bulbs for these lights strings?
No, we don't but each string comes with a couple of replacement bulbs.
If one bulb goes out will the others?
If a bulb burns out then the others in the string will remain lit. Since the same amount of current is now flowing through fewer bulbs, replace that bulb right away with one of the replacement bulbs.
Do these light strings work on batteries? Do they have a switch?
No to both questions. These are strictly for plugging into the wall and they don't have an inline switch. See our battery lights if that's what you're looking for.
Do these lights flash on and off?
No, these are steady-on.