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Large ball christmas lights?
December 15, 2009 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get new, large, spherical Christmas lights?

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?
posted by middleclasstool to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I have some nice ones I picked up a few years ago. I'll look at the box when I get home so I can give you the specific brand.
posted by mikepop at 11:56 AM on December 15, 2009


What kind of base do these bulbs have? Are they screw-in or push-in?
posted by cabingirl at 11:57 AM on December 15, 2009


Sorry, duh, it says in the ebay listing (C7 for those who don't want to click)
posted by cabingirl at 11:58 AM on December 15, 2009


There are a few on this site that might work for you. Try these, these, or these?
posted by brainmouse at 11:59 AM on December 15, 2009


I should stress that they don't have to be C7 lights. I'm fine with buying a new strand. Brainmouse, some of those look great, but fifty bucks a strand is a little steeper than what I was hoping for, if I can find cheaper.

Oh, wait, on review those are cases of 3. Not bad.
posted by middleclasstool at 2:02 PM on December 15, 2009


A click away from that last page you linked to is this -- looks like those G-50 bulbs are 2" in diameter.
posted by Rash at 5:36 PM on December 15, 2009


Oh, lord, I feel like a dumbass. Mikepop, did you find your brand?
posted by middleclasstool at 7:57 PM on December 15, 2009


Oddly enough, they have no branding on them at all. They just say "25 Satin Globe Lights" and a search brought me to these lights, which pretty much look like the ones I have. I got them at Target some years ago, but they don't seem to have them listed online. They are great lights though, very bright and somewhat retro-looking.

This set of blue lights is more or less what my lights look like boxed, except in multi-colors as shown in the first link.
posted by mikepop at 5:53 AM on December 16, 2009


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