What does C6 mean in Christmas lights?

C6 lights (the C stands for cone Size) are generally ¾” round and 1 ⅛” tall. They have bulbs designed to illuminate Christmas trees or smaller pieces on your property. They can be used for perimeter lighting when placed strategically and densely, but ultimately don’t burn as bright as larger options.

What size are C6 lights?

about 3/4 inch
C6 lights are the smallest strawberry-shaped lights, which many people regard to be the “classic Christmas bulb” form. The bulbs are about 3/4 inch in diameter and 1 1/8 inch in height. C7 lights are somewhat bigger than C6 lights and feature the same strawberry shape. They are 1 1/2 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter.

How many C6 lights do I need for a Christmas tree?

Bulb Style and Spacing

Tree Height 5MM, G12, M5, or C6 Bulb Shapes C7 or C9 Bulb Shapes
2′ – 3′ Full 140 – 280 50 – 150
4′ – 5′ Full 280 – 420 150 – 225
6′ – 7′ Slender 210 – 350 150 – 225
6′ – 7′ Full 420 – 630 225 – 325

Can you use C6 Christmas lights on House?

Yes, the bulbs are a lot smaller than the more popular C9 lights that many people use for building perimeter applications, but as long as the correct clip is used, the closer spacing on a C6 stringer set will create very clean, crisp lines along the perimeter of a home or business.

Which is brighter C7 or C9?

Just grab a nightlight, and if the bulb fits it, then you know you have the C7. And here’s the C9 bulb. You can tell just by looking that it is the larger of the two. At 7 watts, it’s quite brighter and we do offer this in a clear 10-watt version as well.

How do you shorten C6 Christmas lights?

Cut the two wires that enter the last light in the series. Strip the ends of the wires with wire cutters and tie them together. Put a wire connector on them. Cut the third wire of the series to match the other two in length and cap it with a separate wire connector as well.

Can you put C6 lights on a Christmas tree?

Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands: Again, C6 sets can offer a just-right compromise between big and small. The bulbs are large enough to provide a striking decorative touch without overpowering the delicate beauty of the foliage.

What does the C mean in Christmas lights?

Cone
“C” stands for Cone – this is the almost pointy shape that is most traditionally associated with Christmas lights. Typical bulbs: C7, C9 and C6 with C5 and C3 to a lesser extent. The number after the C represents the diameter divided by 8: C7 bulb: 7/8 = 7/8″ diameter. C9 bulb: 9/8 = 1-1/8″ diameter.