Christmas Lights Archive - Pifco Lights

1990s updates

Starting in the early 1990s, new safety regulations required Christmas light sets to be redesigned to use heavier-duty double-insulated wiring. Several Pifco sets were updated to meet the new standards.

At the same time, sets gained push-in bulbs instead of the older screw-in type. Additionally, 35-bulb sets ceased production and were replaced with the more commonplace variant of 40 bulbs.

These designs were often given model numbers that mirrored those of their predecessors. For example, the Victorian Lanterns set was renumbered from model number 1325 to model number 2325 upon redesign.

20
Cinderella Lights

Mixture of mini lanterns and carriages.

Model 2298. Developed from model 1298.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Crystal Lights

Chunky clear plastic shades with coloured bulbs.

Model 2232. Developed from model 1232.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Glitter Lights

Wide flower shapes with a silver glitter rim.

Model 2351. Developed from model 1351.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Holly Lights

Compact and chunky flower-style shades.

Model 2340. Developed from model 1340.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

40
Holly Lights

Compact and chunky flower-style shades.

Model 2341. Developed from model 1341.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 272.

20
Jewel Lights

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 2353. Developed from model 1353.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

40
Jewel Lights

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 2354. Developed from model 1354.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 272.

20
Merry Lights

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 2203. Developed from model 1342.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

40
Merry Lights

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 2206. Developed from model 1343.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 272.

20
Mini Bells

Miniature bells with a dimpled surface.

Model 2387. Developed from model 1387.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Mini Lanterns

Traditional miniature windowed lanterns.

Model 2294. Developed from model 1294.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Mini Lights

Simple six-colour unshaded light set.

Model 2201.
No shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Mini Lights

Simple clear unshaded light set.

Model 2202.
No shades. Push-in lamp 271.

40
Mini Lights

Simple six-colour unshaded light set.

Model 2204.
No shades. Push-in lamp 272.

40
Mini Lights

Simple clear unshaded light set.

Model 2205?
No shades. Push-in lamp 272.

20
Snowflake Lights

Lightweight open snowflakes. Clear and multi-colour versions.

Model 2365. Developed from model 1246.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Tutti Frutti Lights

Twenty different shades taken from various other sets.

Model 2359. Developed from model 1359.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Victorian Lanterns

Cylindrical coloured lanterns with gold top and base.

Model 2325. Developed from model 1325.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

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