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WHERE CAN I USE THESE LIGHTS?
Learn typical uses for all variety of Tru-Tone lights.

All Tru-Tone bulbs are sealed, have corrosion resistant bases, and with reasonable care, can be safely used both indoors and outdoors, in cold weather and with precipitation. See the Storage and Care section for important information on tarnishing, fading, or tips for when used outdoors. Tru-Tone bulbs all have standard sized bases and can be used in any string or socket with a compatible base. 

Common usage for each type of bulb is as follows, but are certainly not exclusive. You do you! 

C7: Indoors on trees, wreaths, mantles and bannisters, they are beautifully complimented when used in combination with mini-lights.

Outdoors around windows and along rooflines, porch rails and bannisters; on outdoor trees and smaller signs or yard decorations. Other items with E12 (candelabra) bases including chandeliers, sputnik lamps, wall sconces, electric candelabras and other small light-up decorations.

C9: Indoors on especially large trees, or if you want to amplify the vintage-vibe.  Outdoors around windows and rooflines, along porch rails and bannisters, on outdoor trees and larger signs or yard decorations. Also common in commercial or municipal decorations. E17 (intermediate) bases are less common outside of holiday light strings.

S14: Used year round in mostly outdoor applications.  Often strung over porches, patios, and outdoor dining areas.  Also used in large scale commercial signs and marquees, as well as other business or municipal settings. Can be used in any E26 (medium) base socket, the standard socket for household lightbulbs. Ceiling fixtures, wall fixtures and table lamps. 

WITH DIMMERS
Tru-Tone bulbs are full dimmable and will work with most standard or LED specific dimmers.  Some dimmers work better than others. If you find that your dimming is uneven or “stepping” rather than dimming, try increasing the load on your circuit by replacing one of your LED bulbs with an incandescent bulb.

WITH OTHER BULBS
Tru-Tone bulbs can be used in combination with incandescent bulbs on the same string or circuit, so you can mix and match them with your favorite vintage bulbs. Be sure to keep track of your wattage to ensure you don’t overload your circuit.

IN CUSTOM DECORATIONS & PROJECTS
You can create your own custom light strings for bulb signs or other projects using standard lamp cord and add-on sockets available from other online Christmas stores.  These are also great for small clusters of bulbs or uneven spacing. Take a look at some of our growing collection of do-it-yourself decorations with Tru-Tone lights in our Decoration Guide.

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Candolier with Tru-Tone Candleglow bulbs

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