I recently had a question from a potential buyer about C7-1/2 light bulbs. She wanted to know the difference between a C7 and a C7-1/2 bulb
So, not being able to find this particular answer in my search of the web, here’s what I think.
- It does not refer to the Base Size. The part that screws into the socket comes in three sizes: miniature, candelabra and intermediate. Most C7 Christmas lamps use a candelabra base. I’ve never seen any difference between the base size of C7 and C7-1/2 lamps.
- It does not refer to the Shape of Glass. The C part of the description describes the shape of the glass envelope. C= conical, G= globe or globular, T= tubular. So the shape of the glass is the same, Conical.
- I think that it refers to the Envelope or Glass Size. Standard sizes are as follows:
- Size 6=6/8″ wide
- Size 7= 7/8″ wide
- Size 9= 9/8″ wide
I think that the envelope size for a 7-1/2 bulb is slightly larger than 7/8 inches wide, most likely 15/16 inches wide. But I haven’t measured to be sure.
Anyone have better information?