# Christmas Light Specifications

PLEASE NOTE: The following is for informational purposes only. You will need to check with your local licensed electrician for further information regarding your specific electrical requirements. ***
 Formulas to Use When Working with Electricity Watts/Volts = Amps Volts x Amps = Watts Example: 200 C9-7 watt Bulbs = 1400 watts (200 x 7)1400 watts/110 volts = 12.72 amps110 volts x 20 amps (Breaker) = 2200 maximum watts available Note: Never use more than 80% of the breaker’s capacity.Example:  Only use 16 amps of a 20-amp breaker’s capacity; 12 amps of a 15-amp breaker’s capacity; or 24 amps of a 30-amp breaker’s capacity.

Rule of Thumb for Normal Application on 20-amp Breaker:

 (99) 35-lite miniature light set = 16.06 amps [(99 x 35) x .51 watts per bulb/110] = 16.06 amps (33) 100-lite miniature light set = 15.3 amps [(33 x 100) x .51 watts per bulb/110] = 15.3 amps (200) C7-7 watt light set = 12.72 amps [200 x 7 watts per bulb/110] = 12.72 amps (300) C7-5 watt light set = 13.63 amps [300 x 5 watts per bulb/110] = 13.63 amps (200) C9-9 watt light set = 16.36 amps [200 x 9 watts per bulb/110] = 16.36 amps (200) C9-7 watt light set = 12.72 amps [200 x 7 watts per bulb/110] = 12.72 amps (2) 150'/1-circuit 10mm or 13mm Plastic Neon (18 lights every 1.5') = 14.72 amps [(2 x 1800) x .45 watts per bulb/110] = 14.72 amps (1) 150'/2-circuit 10mm or 13mm Plastic Neon (36 lights every 1.5') = 14.72 amps [3600 x .45 watts per bulb/110] = 14.72 amps

LIGHT STRING CAPACITY - In addition to not overloading breakers, care must be given to not overload individual electrical sets. The following specs are maximums for continuous runs or sets plugged end-to-end of different types of lights that can be connected together in any one direction. If more lights are necessary to complete the project, a power splitter (3-way) or a separate power cord/extension cord must be used.

INCANDESCENT MINIATURE LIGHTS - Check with manufacturer's specifications for wattage of each bulb.
Typical 50 - 100 miniature lights use approximately .41 watts per bulb; whereas 10 - 20 miniature lights range from .72 - .96.

(22) Sets of 10-light strand*

(19) Sets of 15-light strand*

(15) Sets of 20-light strand*

(14) Sets of 35-light strand*

(10) Sets of 50-light strand*

(5) Sets of 100-light strand*

(7) Sets of 150-light commercial strand*

(3) Sets of 150-light icicle light set*

(3) Sets of 150-light trunk light set*

(3) Sets of 140-light chasing light strand*

 Note: If connecting to a lighting string that does not have a Wattage (W) rating {found on the tag near the plug} Calculate the wattage as follows: Multiply the current (_A) located on the tag by 120. Example: Lighting String is rated 120V, 60Hz, 0.17 Amps. 0.17 x 120 = 20.4Watts.TOTAL AMOUNT OF WATTAGE THAT CAN BE CONNECTED 216W - 20.4W = 195.6OrADD THE WATTAGE OF EACH LIGHT STRING TOGETHER FOR A TOTAL OF 216W OR LESS.

*NOTE: Based on current UL-Rated specifications. Subject to change. ***Always Read the Tag***

C7 and C9 LIGHT STRANDS
(2) C7 or C9 25-light strand (20awg with 5amp fuse)

(2) C7 or C9 100-light commercial strand (18awg without fuse)

(200) C7 or C9 lights on continuous run from 1000' spool

PLASTIC NEON
(1) 150', 10mm or 13mm, 1- or 2-circuit

LIMITED WARRANTY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Holiday LiteSource, Inc., dba LiteSource, warrants our products to be free of defects and workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of shipment with proof of purchase. Holiday LiteSource, Inc., assumes no responsibility in any event for payment or incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, costs relating to removal, installation or reinstallation of the products, or damages for personal injury or property. These products may present possible shock or fire hazard if not installed properly or altered in any way. This warranty is voided for products not installed according to current local codes and/or the National Electrical Code. When products are improperly installed, subjected to electrical overcapacity, damaged due to inappropriate handling, submerged in water, broken or have been disassembled the warranty is voided and the items cannot be not be exchanged, returned or refunded.