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LED or Incandescent?

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LED or Incandescent?

A lot of people wonder which type of Christmas lighting is right for them. Should I use LED or Incandescent, hmm? It really depends on the situation, How many lights do you plan on putting up? How much are you willing to pay extra every month on that electrical bill? There are pros and cons to everything, so let’s just start with the facts.

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SPT cable, What’s the difference?

SPT Cable

SPT cable can be a 2 or 3 conductor cable that you can buy in bulk. SPT is an acronym for Stranded Parallel Thermoplastic. Generally speaking, SPT cable extension cords are cheaper to make than store bought extension cords. You can cut SPT cable to length and not have extra cable lying around. Generally speaking, you can make a drop cord cheaper that you can buy it. Also, we generally use only 2 wire cables.

There are 3 types of SPT cable, SPT1, SPT2, and SPT3. SPT1 and 2 are commonly used in Christmas displays. The difference between SPT cabling is the thickness of the insulation over the wires not the ampacity of the cabling. Lots of people think the difference between SPT cabling is the current carrying capability (ampacity) which is nonsense. The wire gauge or AWG rating is how much current the cable can carry in amperes. Below is the rule of thumb for SPTcabling. A rule of thumb is just that, a good guess under optimal conditions.


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Christmas Light Creations
Houston, Texas
Pearland, Texas
P.O. Box 58801, Webster, Texas
77598
Phone: (281) 819-0163
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Website: http://Christmas-Light-Creations.com
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