Cords - Decorative String Lights

Build your own string light and buy your cord and bulbs separately. Cords are available in three socket sizes — Medium/E26, C9/E17 and C7/E12.

Medium base — heavy-duty commercial grade cords with weatherproof sockets.

C9 base — commercial grade cords with weatherproof sockets, as well as standard grade cords for indoor or outdoor string lighting.

C7 base — commercial grade bulk reels and inexpensive standard grade cord options for all-purpose string lighting use.

Commercial vs. Standard Grade String Light Cords

Commercial grade actually referes to the cord, not the light bulbs. Commercial grade string light cords are made with a heavy duty wire gauge and weather-proof sockets making them ideal for permanent outdoor installations. Standard grade cords work for indoor or outdoor installations, but typically don't last as long. They are ideal for events, less permanent applications or protected outdoor areas.


What Is the Difference Between the Socket Sizes?

Medium, C9 and C7 refer to the socket size of the cord and bulb. Medium (or E26) is the same size as a standard household bulb. C9 (or E17) is smaller and often referred to as a Christmas light bulb size. C7 (or E12) is the smallest of the three and is the same size typically used for chandeliers.


Choose Bulk Reel String Lighting for Larger Areas

For larger string light applications, bulk reels provide the perfect solution. The 330-foot spools of commercial grade outdoor string lights are well-suited for permanent installations for buildings, patios, backyards, bars, or restaurants. We also offer standard grade bulk reels when you need string lights in outdoor protected areas, temporary events or indoor spaces. Bulk reel string lights do not come with plugs. It is intended to be hard-wired to a power source or you can attach your own plugs.

Custom Length String Lights feature



Design with Full Flexibility

Custom length string lighting provides a business or homeowner complete flexibility when permanently installing indoor or outdoor string lights. Available in commercial or standard grade cords options in the two most popular socket sizes (medium and C9). Sold by the socket, you're able to pick the exact length you need for your patio, backyard or any space.