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    I just finished rewiring my 8' inflatable Frosty and I rewired the blower and lights on seperate cords. Then I replaced the old c7 bulbs with c7 dimmable leds. I'm not getting the brightness that I wanted from the leds bulbs. The wire inside is SPT-1 20awg. Does anyone know if they make or sell c7 spt1 20awg sockets? I could replace the cord i guess but it sure would be much easier to just connect some new sockets.
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    I think you might be able to use a generic Spt-1 socket. I believe the diameter of the insulation remains constant but the copper varies in gauge from 18 to 20 AWG. I have used the same socket on both gauges with success.

    http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/3113/HLS-C7SOCKWH.html

    I wonder is Lowe's has them too.

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    Thanks Al, I will check Lowes. Sure dont need 100, maybe 6 or 8 is all i need.

    Can you take one off of an old string or would it damage it?
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    I have never been successful doing that. I have heard of people doing it but the pins usually bend with me. That doesn't mean you wont be able to do so. I usually just hack up the wire and splice in wires and sockets.

    I usually use full size bulbs for inflatables. I think I get better lighting for them. I buy the "used car lot" wire and socket combinations at Lowe's and hack it in.

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    Whaddaya mean by full size bulbs?
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    Household bulbs sometimes CFL if it doesn't get dimmed.

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    Oh I see. I'm pretty sure its got some dimming in it. Guess i'll just go with what I got for now. Thanks!
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