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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 6/15/2002 6:31:06 PM EST
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 6:35:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 6:42:11 PM EST
Perhaps the cord and socket material is UV stabilized and will take exposure to weather without cracking and splitting.
Link Posted: 6/15/2002 8:23:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By SWS: 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 9:34:17 AM EST
Outdoor lights aren't housetrained.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 5:44:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By marvl: 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 7:41:14 PM EST
I would guess that the bulb holder is molded around the wire so moisture can not enter.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 7:44:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:58:47 AM EST
Thanks for the replies (the serious ones anyway!) I'll pass the information along. Karl
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 4:58:43 PM EST
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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