Commonly asked Questions by Customers:
Question: Are the bulbs dimmable?
Answer: Our G50 incandescent bulbs are dimmable.
Question: Are these plastic or glass?
Answer: Our G50 incandescent bulbs are made of glass and are breakable.
Question: Are these double or triple dipped bulbs?
Answer: All of our transparent incandescent bulbs are double Dipped
Question: What is the wattage?
Answer: Our G50 bulbs are 7 watts.
Question: What is the bulb life span?
Answer: These bulbs have a 3,000 hour lifespan.
Question: Does the Multi colored 25 pack of bulbs have other options?
Answer: Unfortunately our multi packs are only available with the following colors, red, purple, blue, green, and frosted white. We do have other colors available for purchase separately.
Question: What is the voltage?
Answer: Our G50 bulbs are 130 volts, and will work in both 120v and 130v outputs.
Question: Why are they 130 volts? Isn't standard output 120 volts?
Answer: The voltage represents the amount of volts your bulbs can handle, so a 130v bulb is better than a 120v bulb! A higher voltage allows the bulb a longer life.
Question: What is the actual size of a G50 bulb?
Answer: A G50 bulb measures at 2” wide, 2 ⅞”Tall, ⅝” base. It is the size of a racquet ball. Click here for size comparison.
Question: What is an E17 base?
Answer: An E17 base measures at 5/8" base. Click here for size chart.
Question: What is the base material made of?
Answer: Our G50 bulbs have a nickel coated base.
Question: Can these be used as indoor decoration?
Answer: These can be used as indoor decoration, but are typically used for outdoor lighting.
Question: What is the warranty of these bulbs
Answer: 2 seasons or 180 days if you keep them up year round.
Question: Do these bulbs get hot?
Answer: They are warm to the touch, like all traditional incandescent bulbs.
Question: Are these single replacement bulbs?
Answer: We sell our incandescent replacement bulbs in packs of 25.
Question: Are these UL Listed?
Answer: Our G50 replacement bulbs are not UL listed but comply with all UL Standards.
Question: Can these be used in a string I already own?
Answer: 90% of the time this will work. There are 2 points of contact the bulb needs to work; one on the bottom and one on the side. Most of the time our bulbs will work in other strings, so yes I would try it and if they do not work then you may need to replace the string or try a different brand bulb. You will also need to make sure the string can handle a 5 watt bulb in each socket.
Question: How many can I string together?
Answer: This particular product is just replacement bulbs. Our strings are sold separately. Please click the following products to see HD stringer and C9 stringers.
Question: What stringer will fit the G50 bulb?
Answer: Our G50 bulbs come in two different base sizes. The more widely used size base is the E17 base and will fit into a C9 stringer or a heavy duty string with the E17 base socket. Click the following for HD Stringers and C9 stringers. We also offer the G50 bulb with the E12 base and this will fit into the C7 stringer or heavy duty string with the E12 candelabra base. Click here for our G50 E12 base bulb.
Question: Does the color coating fade on these bulbs?
Answer: If the bulbs are out in direct sunlight the UV does effect and fade the color of the bulbs.
Question: Will the “Black Light” G50 bulb make things glow?
Answer: Even though the name of this bulb is “black light” it does not have the UV properties in it as a normal black light does. The name is referring to the color not the UV properties.
Question: Can you see through these bulbs? Are they transparent?
Answer: These bulbs have a satin finish on the inside of the bulb and they are not see through.
Question: Why is the color of the bulb not the exact color as pictured?
Answer: Lighting and background can affect the picture (i.e. coloring). If you have any questions about the color of the bulb please reach out to customer service to receive more information.
Question: Will the color of the bulb be a true red, blue, green, etc.
Answer: The Incandescent bulbs have a white light inside and the bulb is dipped in color. Because the light inside is white the color on the outside is muted. If you want a true color please take a look at the LED bulbs, these have a colored light inside as well as the bulb having the same color.