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Posted: 6/15/2002 7:31:06 PM EDT
I have a question for any electricians on the board. What makes the small bulb christmas type lights either indoor only or outdoor/indoor. My wife is making me ask this question (she is driving me crazy wanting to know)!!

TIA,
Karl
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 7:35:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/15/2002 7:42:11 PM EDT
[#2]
Perhaps the cord and socket material is UV stabilized and will take exposure to weather without cracking and splitting.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 9:23:01 PM EDT
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Perhaps the cord and socket material is UV stabilized and will take exposure to weather without cracking and splitting.
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sounds like it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:34:17 AM EDT
[#4]
Outdoor lights aren't housetrained.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 6:44:20 PM EDT
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Outdoor lights aren't housetrained.
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ahhh, that explains that damn puddle of electons I found all over the place after Christmas...  [;)]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 8:41:14 PM EDT
[#6]
I would guess that the bulb holder is molded around the wire so moisture can not enter.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 8:44:23 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:58:47 AM EDT
[#8]
Thanks for the replies (the serious ones anyway!) I'll pass the information along.

Karl
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 5:58:43 PM EDT
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BTW if your neighbors piss you off leaving christmas lights up all year.

1999 NEC code referance 305-3(b)

Temporary electrical power and lighting installations shall be permitted for a period not to exceed 90 days for Christmas decorative lighting and similar purposes.

Probably won't help though you see it all the time.
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