Replacement Bulb Guide

Balsam Hill™ offers a wide variety of bulb options for our Christmas trees and decorative foliage. This guide aims to help you choose the best lighting configuration for your next purchase or find the right replacement bulbs for your existing product.

Bulb Facts and Tips

Incandescent versus LED

The major differences between incandescent and LED bulbs are energy efficiency and longevity. LED bulbs consume considerably less electricity and have a longer operational life. One way to tell them apart is by bulb temperature: 20 minutes after they are switched on, incandescent lights will be fairly warm to the touch while LED lights remain cool.

Bulb Replacement Best Practices

While a single burnt out bulb may not cause an entire strand to go out immediately, it can, over time, significantly decrease the life of the strand. To prevent this, we recommend the prompt replacement of burnt out bulbs. Bulb replacement is easy to do with the bulb remover tool and extra bulbs included with your pre-lit Balsam Hill Christmas tree. However, should you need to purchase additional bulbs, you can find them here.

Light Types

  1. Standard Incandescent:Clear, Multi, and Color + Clear™
  2. Standard LED: Candlelight™ LED and LED Multi
  3. Celestial™ Fairy Lights
  4. 3mm LED
  5. C4 LED bulbs
  6. C5 LED bulbs
  7. C6 LED bulbs



Standard Incandescent: Clear, Multi, and Color +Clear™

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Lamp-Lock
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green & White
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SB6
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green & White
  Standard incandescent bulbs come in either SB6 or Lamp-Lock, with green or white bases depending on the tree model. Lamp-Lock bulbs have small tabs that lock into the light strand, and are usually found on older Balsam Hill trees.

Clear: Emits a soft clear glow.

Multi: Features red, green, blue, and yellow bulbs.

Color+Clear: Balsam Hill trees with Color+Clear lights have both Clear and Multi bulbs on separate strands. These Clear and Multi bulbs are not color-changing.

For light warranty assistance, please contact customer service. Replacement bulbs for Clear and Multi bulbs can be found here.


Standard LED: Candlelight™ LED and LED Multi

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Candlelight LED
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green
  Candlelight LED: Unlike ordinary LED bulbs which emit harsh and sharp light, Balsam Hill’s LED lights produce a soft, warm white glow similar to that of incandescent bulbs.

LED Multi: There are two types, Classic Color and Bright.

Classic Color: Features jewel-toned red, green, blue, orange, and pink lights.

Bright: Features red, green, blue, and yellow lights with brighter blue and green tones than our Classic Color LED.

For light warranty assistance, please contact customer service. Replacement bulbs for Candlelight LED and LED Multi bulbs can be found here.


Celestial™ Fairy Lights

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Regular
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green & White
  Celestial Fairy Lights feature small LED bulbs affixed on thin yet durable wiring and produce a distinct, charming glow. Celestial Fairy Lights cannot be replaced at the bulb level. For lighting assistance, please contact customer service.


3mm LED

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Regular
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green & White
  Also called micro bulbs, these are currently our smallest LED bulb option. They are cylindrical in shape and available in Clear LED with green bases. 3mm LED lights cannot be replaced at the bulb level. For lighting assistance, please contact customer service.


C4 LED BULBS

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C4 LED
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green
  Balsam Hill’s C4 LED lights are conical bulbs available in Clear or Multi, with green bases.C4 LED bulbs are usually found on our tallest trees. Please contact customer service for lighting assistance or bulb replacement needs.


C5 LED BULBS

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C5 LED
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green
  These are larger, textured teardrop-shaped LED bulbs in Clear or Multi, with green bases. C5 LED bulbs are usually found on our tallest trees. Please contact customer service for lighting assistance or bulb replacement needs.


C6 LED BULBS

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C6 LED
Bulb: Clear & Multi
Base: Green
  Our C6 LED lights are bulbous in appearance with an elongated, pointed tip. They are available in Clear or Multi with green bases. C6 LED bulbs are usually found on our tallest trees. Please contact customer service for lighting assistance or bulb replacement needs.