Gilbert (Vampire) Plugs and Accessories






Using the correct hardware for your Christmas light project can make the difference between a good and a great display. Choose plugs, extension cords and color caps to make a good outdoor Christmas light design the bet it can be. (After all, isn’t having the best lights your street, your goal?)

Make sure you take the following specifications into account a you choose your hardware:

  • Wire color
  • Thickness of insulation: Is your stringer wire standard SPT-1 or the thicker SPT-2? Check your insulation - the classification should be printed on the cord.

How do I terminate a Christmas light cords?

If you or your master electrician (who you should consult on all custom electrical projects) is cutting your cord to length a great and more permanent solution than electrical tape on the end of your cords is to quickly and easily install a female gilbert plug in a color that matches your stringer wire.

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Shipping Policy

We are currently shipping Monday through Friday with most orders placed before 2 pm CST shipped the same day. Other orders should ship the next business day.  

We aim to ship your order as soon as possible, this means we cannot cancel or modify your order once completed. If you have ordered incorrectly, you can return any uninstalled items that have been shipped to you. See our Shipping, Warranty, and Returns page for more information.

To Prevent Delays

Please double-check the address. Include a correct phone number to be used only if there is an issue with the order.  We do not ship to PO Boxes. Orders with PO Box addressing will be delayed while the customer is contacted and the address is corrected.

To prevent delays: Confirm the wire color of all items. Confirm that bulbs and cords match (for example, C7 with C7, C9 with C9, E12 bulb with E12 cord). Confirm SPT rating of cords and plugs match.

Delivery Timeframe Notices Regarding Air Orders (Excluding Holidays)

Orders placed via ground service should arrive in 1-5 business days depending on your zip code. This estimate does not include weekends or major Holidays.  

2-Day air orders shipped on Thursday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. Next-Day orders shipped on Friday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. No orders are delivered on the weekend and the weekend does not count as days in transit.

Due to these unprecedented times and high shipping volumes, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee the day and time of any method of shipping, including 2-Day and Next Day Air Service.

To ensure prompt shipping verify that your order is correct. Please do the following checks:

1. Confirm bulb bases and cord sockets match. 
2. Confirm 18 AWG wire SPT rating matches the SPT rating of plugs.
3. For bulk C7/C9 bulbs and cords orders, don't forget gilbert plugs, if required.
4. Double-check the wire color on all strings lights.