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Shellie Gardner, 866-926-4877 or via our contact page

Current Market Trends

Sales in incandescent Christmas lights continue to stay strong in light of surging LED string lights and bulb sales.
We recently polled our customers and here are their responses:
  • 100% decorating a house
  • 33% Indoors, 67% Outdoors
  • 33% Christmas Only, 60% Christmas + other holidays, 7%  for football and sports
  • 33% typical with strings & nets, 47% lights & yard art, 20% see from space
  • 47% Incandescent, 53% LED
  • 13% bulbs & cords, 87% strings
Additional trends: 
We continue to see strong sales in traditional lighting. When customers select Christmas lights, personal taste frequently outweighs technical pros and cons of LED vs. incandescent.

For customers who are using just a few lights - 100-200 feet - to outline their roofline, traditional incandescent lights remain a popular choice.


Business and retail customers are using both LED and incandescent lighting in 2015 with electrical service often used as a limiting factor since LED lighting uses up to 90% less electricity than incandescent lighting.

Who is Christmas Light Source?

Started online on October 15th, 2005, Christmas Light Source is the brain-child of wife and husband team, Shellie Gardner and David Robinson. Engineers - one hardware, the other one software - they decided to create a place where people could find lights to brighten up Christmas, their Holidays and parties all year long.



Shellie Gardner and David Robinson.  See more about Shellie and Dave on our About Us page.

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Shipping Policy

We are currently shipping Monday - Friday. Most orders ship in 1-2 business days.

Once an order is placed it is put immediately into a shipping queue, 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.

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