Novelty Lights C9 Multicolor Ceramic Outdoor Christmas Lights, 25-Foot

Last updated date: November 30, 2020

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9.2

Novelty Lights C9 Multicolor Ceramic Outdoor Christmas Lights, 25-Foot

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We looked at the top Outdoor String Lights and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Outdoor String Light you should buy.

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Overall Take

When you picture Christmas lights in your mind, chances are you imagine these outdoor string lights. The lights sport a classic design that has stood the test of time. The durable ceramic bulbs are high-quality and have a 3,000 hour lifespan, which is more than enough to get you through several holiday seasons.


In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Novelty Lights C9 Multicolor Ceramic Outdoor Christmas Lights, 25-Foot placed 5th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enjoy our retro fit traditional C9 light set with a 25' Black wire string and 25 ceramic opaque C9 light bulbs during the holidays, on your patio, gazebo, pergola, or special event. This light set is commonly referred as "retro" because it will remind you of the old fashioned type Christmas lighting that you would use on house or Christmas tree reminiscent of the 1950's holiday decorations. Still classic to this day! Each classic C9 bulb is 7 watts and made for 120V and comes with a ceramic glass that is remisnicent of old fashioned Christmas decorations. Every C9 bulb is rated for a 3,000 hour life span and will fit into any C9/E17 socket base. We highly recommend purchasing an extra box of bulbs to have on hand to be used for replacements when the time comes (ASIN B004Q6JFBY). Each set is connectable end to end three times for a total of 75' on one plug! Perfect and versatile for any roofline or outdoor patio application that needs a short length or the ability to have a longer length on one plug. The string is made of a high quality 20 AWG wire and a 5 amp fuse that will stand up to any weather presented and also can be used safely indoors on a Christmas tree. Each C9 bulb is 3" Tall and 1 1/4" wide and made with a Nickel coasted base which prevents any deterioration due to weathering. Our customers satisfaction is our #1 priority and each string set comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If you have any issues all please contact us and we would happy to help in any way that we can! Enjoy the holidays and relax with high quality Novelty Lights! General Mounting Tips: Always mount the string first before screwing in the light bulbs. For Outdoor Patios; We recommend using "aircraft wire" to use as support cable for a clean professional look. If you choose not to use a support wire then a hanging wire will be satisfactory. For rooflines; Mount along the roofline in accordance with our all in all clips (ASIN B004TNDB2I) to mount under shingles or on gutters which creates a strait secure line along your home.

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An Overview On Outdoor String Lights

If you’re looking to spruce up an outdoor living space, perhaps the back patio where you might be grilling up some dinner during the summer months, then you might be the perfect candidate for a new set of outdoor string lights. Adding a cafe-like ambiance to an outdoor setting, string lights will generally give off a soft glow that is comforting while not being overly bright.

Outdoor string lights will see all kinds of weather, including various types of moisture and occasional high winds. A good set of string lights will be designed with this in mind as they will be waterproof and shatterproof so you don’t have to worry about taking them down any time you see inclement weather on the horizon. Be sure to have a proper outlet to plug them into as well so you don’t run any risks in case water does find its way into the wiring of the outdoor string lights.

String lights come in varying lengths to accommodate your needs, whether big or small. If you intend to zig-zag them back and forth from a pergola or something of similar height, be sure to measure out exactly how much linear footage of string lights you’ll need. If you’re lucky, you can find a set that’s the right length to meet your needs and you won’t need to deal with multiple plugs. If you do, however, string multiple lights together to reach your desired length, most outdoor string lights can plug into the end of the previous one, similar to how Christmas lights are designed, and there is usually a fuse built-in at this socket for your protection.

The color, or warmth, of your string lights, is the last big consideration to make. In a dark outdoor area where you just want soft and warm light to glow subtly, opt for lower numbers on the color scale. This refers to the color of the bulb in Degrees Kalvin and the higher numbers of 4,000 degrees and above are the whiter lights you might see in a grocery store or the hallways of an office building. Warmer colors are in the 2,000- to 3,000-degree range and they will have a much more yellow look to them which will look warmer and more inviting in an intimate setting.

The Outdoor String Light Buying Guide

  • You might require a little bit of hardware or some simple hand tools to install your string lights. If you need to use a ladder to reach the mounting locations, it is a good idea to have someone help you as they can help keep the ladder stable.
  • A dimmer switch is a great addition to most outdoor string lights. Giving you the option to brighten or dim the lights as needed.
  • Some outdoor string light packages come with additional bulbs in case you do end up breaking any. This can add a good value to the purchase as you will already be prepared in case you need the replacement.
  • Don’t overdo it with your new string lights. You want just enough to light your outdoor areas without making your guests duck and weave around a barrage of hanging string lights.