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 - Friday with most orders placed before 1:00 CST shipping the same or next business day.

Orders cannot be canceled or changed once they are placed. 

Delivery Timeframe Notices Regarding Air Orders

Orders placed via ground service should arrive in 1-5 business days depending on your zip code. This estimate does not include weekends, Saturdays, 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, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee any method of shipping, including 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.