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The 5 Best Extension Cords for Outdoor Christmas Light Displays
These extension cords are sure to keep your Christmas lights shining bright throughout the winter months.
Otimo 50 Ft Outdoor Heavy-Duty 3-Prong Extension Cord
This extra heavy-duty outdoor extension cord is made of water-resistant and flame-resistant material, making it ideal for your outdoor Christmas light display. It is UL listed and includes a grounded plug to ensure safety. Amazon reviewers are impressed by its durability, with one person saying, “These are nice quality cords. I am impressed with the fit and finish of the cords. The ends are very sturdy and seem to be very well made and assembled. The cords feel sturdy and are sized well (not too thin).” If you accidentally cut your extension cord or power tool cord, here’s a safe way to fix it.
TerraBloom Ultra-Flexible Lighted Extension Cord
This extension cord is made of the durable compound TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer). TPE can withstand extreme temperatures while maintaining flexibility. Amazon reviewers talk about the problem of outdoor extension cords becoming stiff due to frigid temperatures and this flexible cord does not become stiff. The 25-foot 16-gauge cord provides moisture, oil and abrasion resistance all coupled with superior flexibility in below freezing cold temperatures (-35° F to 125° F). It also features an LED lighted multi-tap (pigtail) design that allows you to plug in up to three strings of Christmas lights at the same time. Here’s a way to make cords last and avoid tangles.
Coleman Cable Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord
This 16-guage cord is UL listed and meets OSHA requirements. And it’s a great extension cord to use for Christmas lights. The vinyl insulation resists oil, grease, moisture, abrasion and prolonged exposure to sunlight.
“Worked great. Well insulated. I have it literally buried in my yard running to landscape lighting and the weather hasn’t bothered it,” says an Amazon reviewer. Store short extension cords with your most-used tools.
Woods 8-Foot Outdoor Extension Cord with 3-Outlets
Designed for outdoor landscaping, lighting and decorations, this 8-foot extension cord from Woods features reinforced blades to help prevent accidental bending or breaking. Meanwhile, the vinyl jacket resists moisture, abrasion and prolonged exposure to sunlight.
One Amazon reviewer called it unobtrusive and strong, adding, “I had to plug in 3 Christmas decorations along one side of my front yard and this was perfect. It rained for a couple of days, no problem! It blended in well, which was nice. Very sturdy and durable, and looks like it’s going to last for years to come. I’m going to purchase another one for lights in my back yard that I can use all year.” This one-hour project provides a simple way to hang extension cords, rope or air hoses to keep them away from your workspace.
Milspec Direct 50-Foot Outdoor Multi-Outlet Extension Cord
This Milspec Direct patented heavy-duty extension cord features Pro Cap outlets spaced at 10-foot intervals. Each of the individual Pro Cap outlet covers keep out dust, dirt and moisture, while each cord comes molded with lighted, transparent Pro Cap multi-outlet connectors and a ring-sealed male plug.
“This extension is awesome. When placing inflatables in the yard for holidays it gives you spacing needed. Also, it is very durable and doesn’t need to be covered like a power strip needs to be,” says an Amazon reviewer. This nifty trick will fix an extension cord for only $4!
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