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20 Frosty Lights

Set of 20 shaded screw-in Christmas lights by Pifco.

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Overview

The set consists of multi-coloured olive-shaped shades about 4cm in length. Shades are formed of thick granulated plastic; they are largely solid with a relatively narrow hollow to contain the light bulb and its holder.

Coloured shades are internally lit by clear bulbs. Six shade colours are present: amber, blue, green, purple, red and yellow.

This version of the set's packaging is clearly designed to be suitable for in-store display; the lid can be folded back to form a display and additional cardboard inserts neatly cover all the wiring.

Technical details

Vintage

The set pictured most likely dates from the late 1970s or early 1980s:

Frosty Lights appear to have remained in production until at least the latter half of the 1980s.

Pifco features

Sets produced by Pifco have certain characteristic features that typically differ from other manufacturers' sets.

Hallmarks of Pifco design that appear in this set include:

Similar designs

Pifco's set of 20 Winterlights, model 1323, has a very similar appearance. Also featuring crackled-finish oval shades, Winterlights have only five colours.

Sets with frosted spheres were also frequently available from Woolworths during the 1980s.

 

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