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Decorative Light Strings Qualified Brands

  • Apex
  • Big Lots
  • December Home
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Gemmy
  • Golden Vessel
  • HBC
  • Holiday Home
  • Holiday Joy
  • Holiday Living & Design
  • Holiday Martha Stewart Living
  • Holiday Time
  • Home Accents
  • Home Depot
  • Home Hardware
  • HS Craft Mfg Co.
  • Loblaws
  • Lowe's
  • Menards
  • Merry Brite
  • National Tree Company
  • Neo-Neon
  • Nicolas Holiday Inc.
  • Philips
  • Professional Series
  • Sam's
  • Santa's Best Craft
  • Sears
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Trim a Home
  • Walmart
  • Wintergreen Lighting

Decorative Light Strings Key Product Criteria

Equipment Specification
Input power per lamp Cannot exceed 0.2 watts

Performance Criteria

  • Products must pass a 1,000 hour continuous life test.
  • Warranty against defects through all normal residential seasonal use must be at least three years.
  • The average number of failed lamps after 1,000 hours of operation shall be no greater than 3%.
  • Products labeled for outdoor use must pass weather tests, including exposure to ultraviolet emissions, water spray, and condensation.
  • Light strings must meet appropriate safety standards.
  • For strings with colored lamps, the average maintained light output shall be no less than 70%. For strings with white lamps or any phosphor-based lamps, the average shall be no less than 50%.