Standard Vs Commercial Lights

The Differences Between Standard and Commercial Christmas Lights

Many of our light sets indicate that they are of Commercial quality, grade, or construction, implying them to be apart from standard bulbs. Some people might be wondering what the exact meaning of this classification is. Well, it varies slightly from product to product, but there are some typical features.

Standard lights have, on average, thinner, lighter wire connecting them. They are slightly less hardy and resistant to damage, and, on general, have a lower limit for the number of bulbs you can connect end to end.

Commercial lights are made to standards set by professional decorators. While the standard lights are reliable to any standard, the commercials are taken a step beyond. They are hardier, tougher, and a bit bulkier. Some of them are made in a sealed single cast construction, so that the bulbs cannot be removed. Although they cannot be replaced in this case, at the same time they are completely sealed to the point that they could be submerged in water without ill effect (we don’t recommend this, of course).

While it will, once again, vary from light set to light set, based on light size, shape, and LED or incandescent construction, on average commercial lights can have more sets linked end to end without having any electrical issues. On the other hand, commercial sets often have less space between bulbs, to make a shorter, more compact set, so you may find yourself needing more sets, which happen to cost slightly more, to cover the same area.

Each set has its advantages, so decide for yourself which would work best, based on your needs for the year. No matter which you, of course, you will be able to look forward to clear, vibrant lights good for any decorative purpose.

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