We happened to have 2 different sets of bulbs at home that actually fit pretty well.
The first set are battery powered and were removed from a Marque Kit Heart. It had a $4.99 price tag on it but the below link shows $15
The 2nd set of bulbs are electric with a remote. They came with 100 bulbs but we can’t remember where they were purchased and can’t find them online. I have attached a photo of the label as well as how they look installed(partially) on one of the letters.
I just found the link on Amazon.
Just out of curiosity, what do you do with the other 46 ft? I don’t think you’d want the letters all strung together. I see them lit individually in my mind. I like the way these look, and thank you for researching to find the link, but I seriously don’t know what to do to solve the 46’ tail.
I’ve already chimed in about this to support, but nothing more has been said about it.
Good question! I can only think things through one issue at a time
I actually posted the link in case that company also made the same bulbs in a much shorter string. We just happened to have them at home and they fit pretty darn well. The bulbs are about .665" diameter.
For those looking for lights. The Artskills brand marquee clear lights on amazon, ($10) work. Battery operated and 14 lights per package. They also have a poster set (not sure if they are the same size) that are multi colored, for $15. and a 20 string set clear for $12. Hope this helps everyone.
Thought I’d share some pictures of my build. I went with a string of C7 incandescent bulbs. I was able to wrap the excess wire between the sockets around them which worked out pretty well. This was a test build so the string I used had 12" spacing between bulbs. I have some strings on order which match better in color (brown) and have 6" spacing which will make things easier. I used hot glue to hold the sockets in place. I cut off the sockets that weren’t needed and re-terminated the end of the string with an extension plug to accommodate additional letters.
That said, I will agree this design is a little wonky, and GF is sold out of veneer, so I had to use some from another source and bought larger sheets and cut them down, which hasn’t worked out so great. Of course no sooner had I done that, I finally found some 12x20 sheets with 3M backing on Amazon and so am awaiting those. It’s also a pain to do the veneer inside the letter cutouts and around the curve of the R. And what I used is unfinished and still needs stain. But not bad for a first attempt. I expect my next build will go a little more smoothly.
My frustration with these designs is the lack of instruction. It basically says you need some glue and maybe a mallet for all designs. I just wasted materials and now I can’t find the bulbs. UGH!!!
There are assembly instructions included with each letter.
I think her point is, you don’t need a mallet for any of it, but you do need the bulbs.
Glue and Mallet like I said. What about the lights? I went to Five Below and found some.
Found some at Five Below just now. They are called, Room2Room Frosted LED Bulb String Lights. Battery operated. 8 LED Bulbs 6 FT.
Thanks for the resource. I bought the ones @ssommerville posted and they work too.
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