When I was a kid, I grew up with the large, ball-shaped GE lighted ice Christmas lights on the tree. They look like this
, and they're about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.
My parents got me a couple of strands off of ebay for my own tree a couple of years ago, after I'd talked about how much I loved those lights as a kid. But every year I discover about five more dead ones, and replacement bulbs go for a premium on ebay, with no guarantee that they won't die off just as rapidly. I'm down to two strands.
So I'm looking for something similar -- they don't have to have the glued on plastic bits that make it look like a snowball, though faceting or something like that would be preferable. LED would be preferable too, but not mandatory. But they need to be big, somewhere in the neighborhood of a 2" diameter.
I can't find them. Anywhere. Closest I can get in a larger bulb is this traditional teardrop shape
, which I don't like as much. Does anyone know of a place where I can get them, reasonably priced?