C7 Spool 500 foot 15 inch SPT-1 White Wire
Frustrated by the Big Box store's light selection? Shopping for customizable Christmas string lights? These string light cords can be purchased in various lengths, socket spacings, and wire color. Combined with favorite LED or incandescent bulbs, the custom combinations are almost without limit. This is the type of cord that professional installers use across the country. This cord is constructed using commercial-grade 18 AWG wire with SPT-1 insulation. Rated at 10 amps and wired in parallel, this spool can be cut to fit your project. You'll need 400 bulbs to fill every socket in this cord. This cord works great with either LED or incandescent bulbs. They can even be mixed on the same string. If using glass, consider adding an extra box or two to your order to cover breakage during and after installation. Don't forget that these cords are not only for Christmas. Fill them with different color and shaped bulbs for parties and special events all year.
- Commercial-style Christmas light cord
- Parallel wired, cut to fit
- Plugs not included
- 18 AWG wiring
- Compatible with incandescent and LED Bulbs
- Bulbs sold separately
|Total Length||500 feet||Insulation Rating||SPT-1|
|Color of Wire and Sockets||White||Wire Gauge||18 AWG|
|Number of Sockets||400||Lead Wire||N/A|
|Socket Type||C7, E12, Candelabra||Tail Wire||N/A|
|Socket Spacing||15 inches||Voltage||120 V|
|Lit Length||499 feet||Purchase Separately||Incandescent or LED C7 Bulbs, Plugs (not included)|
|Maximum Cut Length||N/A||Bulbs Included||No|
|Material||PVC and Copper||Warranty||90 Days of Normal Seasonal Use|
|Fuse Rating||10 Amp||Additional Info||2 Weep Holes on Bottom of Socket|
|Usage||Indoor/Outdoor||Additional Info||Make custom Christmas light cords by cutting to fit|
|Ratings||CSA Rated Materials||Additional Info||Neither Male nor Female Plugs Included. No End Connectors.|
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Tips for use
Consider these additional tools and materials:
- Male and Female gilbert plugs SPT-1 White
- Materials for terminating the cut end of cords such as:
- Female gilbert plugs SPT-1 White
- electrical tape
- Liquid electrical tape
- Wire cutters
- installation clips and hooks
- Lawn stakes
- Magnetic Christmas light clips
What you need to know
Common sense precautions
Do not install more than 250 continuous feet of this Christmas light spool plus or plain 18 AWG wire regardless of bulb type installed. In other words, even if you are using LED bulbs, do not exceed 250 feet in a single string or run of cord(s). This is the maximum length specification for 18 AWG wire. Also, add up the power (wattage) of all installed bulbs and do not exceed 80% of of breaker rating. This is good electrical practice. Consult a master electrician with any installation specific electrical questions.
For more information
What is the difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2? Make sure your cord and plugs match!
Can I cut Christmas lights to length? Yes, you CAN shorten C7 and C9 18 AWG Christmas light cords with sockets and screw in bulbs.
How do I light my 20-foot tree? We'll share a materials list and the process for lighting your big, outdoor tree.
What is the difference between C7 and C9 bulbs? C7 bulbs are about 1.5" tall C9 bulbs are roughly 2.25" tall.
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How many lights do I need for an outdoor tree? 350-525 C9 bulbs is a nice starting range. Use our How Many Lights Should I Put on My Tree Calculator for a tighter estimate.
What are the Christmas light sizes, bases, and lens shapes? Let us give you a quick bulb tutorial.
Warranty and returns
Please test your lights when you receive them! Everyone is happier when we resolve issues quickly.
Warranty. Our warranty for all our products is 90 days of normal, seasonal use. If a product is defective or fails during the 90 days following receipt of your order, please contact us right away. We will work with you to troubleshoot the problem, and if the issue is not easily and quickly resolved, we will ll correct the situation.
Returns. You can return eligible products when you contact us within 14 days of receiving an order to let us know you are returning items from your order. We will provide you with addressing instructions. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Eligible products have not been installed and are in their original packaging in like-new condition. If returned products are received within 45 days of receiving your order, there is no restocking fee. After 45 days, a 15% restocking fee will be deducted from your merchandise credit. No returns accepted after 60 days.
Upon receipt of your return, your account will be credited for the cost of the products. Shipping charges are not credited.
See our complete Shipping and Warranty page for return instructions and additional information.