Christmas Lights Archive - Pifco Lights

Peak production

A huge range of different Christmas lighting sets was produced from the 1960s onwards using miniature screw-in bulbs and moulded plastic shades. Some were in production for only a short period, while others were in production right through the 1970s, the 1980s and into the 1990s.

Some of the early models were redesigned during their lifetime, changing from shades with integral lampholders to versions where the shade was detachable and could be replaced or removed for maintenance. In most such cases, the redesigned version had 100 added to its model number; for example, Glitter-lites were renumbered from 1251 to 1351.

20
Bauble Lights

Internally-lit translucent coloured plastic baubles.

Model 1335.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Butterfly Lights

Translucent plastic butterflies with central bulb.

Model 1233.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Candle-lights

Multi-coloured one-piece candles with matching bulbs.

Model 1258.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Candle-lights

Multi-coloured one-piece candles with matching bulbs.

Model 1259?
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Candle Lights

White plastic clip-on candles with large coloured bulbs.

Model 1332.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 266.

20
Carnival Lanterns

Mid-sized translucent lanterns with bobbled texture.

Model 1296.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Celebration Lights

Balloon-shaped lanterns with relief pattern.

Model 1326. More...
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Christmas Gems

Miniature cup-shaped shades with cut-glass texture.

Model 1349.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Christmas Lanterns

Segmented circular lanterns.

Model 1321.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Christmas Stars

Chunky five-pointed internally-illuminated stars.

Model 1333.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Cinderella Lights

Mixture of lanterns and carriages from sets 1282 and 1294.

Model 1298.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Cone Lights

Large, olive-shaped bulbs in close-fitting green holders.

Model 1320.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 265.

20
Crystal Bells

Chunky clear plastic bell shapes with coloured bulbs.

Model 1339.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Crystal Chandeliers

Clear plastic latticed spheres with clear lamps.

Model 1327.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Crystal Lanterns

Hourglass-shaped cylinders with cut-glass pattern.

Model 1273.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Crystal Lights

Chunky clear plastic shades with coloured bulbs.

Model 1232.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Crystal Outdoor Lights

Large, clear olive-shaped bulbs for outdoor use.

Model 1346.
Clear lamps. No shades. Screw-in lamp 267.

20
Dreamlights

Large, flat, floral-style shades.

Model 1314.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Electronic Lights

Battery powered chasing-effect LEDs.

Model 1352.
No shades. Non-replaceable LED lamps.

30
Electronic Lights

Battery powered chasing-effect LEDs.

Model 1366.
No shades. Non-replaceable LED lamps.

20
Fairy Candles

Multi-coloured plastic candles with matching bulbs and red candle-holder bases.

Model 1281.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Fairy Coach Lights

Golden, wheeled carriages with a coloured insert.

Model 1282.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Fairy Chandeliers

Three-tiered coloured plastic chandeliers.

Model 1280.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Fairy Diamonds

Diamond-shaped lanterns with criss-cross relief pattern.

Model 1286.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Fairy Ring

Tree-top star with white surround containing 20 coloured lights.

Model 1290.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Fairytale Lights

Broad flower-style shades.

Model 1329.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Fantasy Lights

Coloured plastic decorations with two fibre-optic sprays.

Model 1312.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Festive Lanterns
Version 1

Short drum-shaped lanterns with reeded sides.

Model 1304.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Festive Lanterns
Version 2

Bright plastic lanterns with ornamental band.

Model 1313.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Fiesta-lites

Spherical shades formed of multiple coloured jewels with gold trim.

Model 1278.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Floralites

Detailed plastic Chrysanthemums containing a bulb.

Model 1244. Sold under 'Dazlite' brand.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Frosty Lights

Closed oval shades with a frosted sugar-crystal finish.

Model 1315. More...
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Gemlites

Small spherical shades with a ridged finish.

Model unknown.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Gleam-lites
Version 1

Wide, lace-pattern petal shades.

Model 1277.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Gleam Lights
Version 2

Small cylindrical lanterns with wedge-shaped band.

Model 1322.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Glitterlites
Version 1

Wide flower shapes with a silver glitter rim.

Model 1251.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Glitter Lights
Version 2

Wide flower shapes with a silver glitter rim.

Model 1351.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Golden Lanterns

Tapered four-sided lanterns with gold edging.

Model 1256.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Harlequin Lights

Large enclosed hanging bulbs with moulded decoration.

Model 1284.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Holly Lights

Compact and chunky flower-style shades.

Model 1340.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Holly Lights

Compact and chunky flower-style shades.

Model 1341.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Jewel-lites
Version 1

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 1253.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Jewel Lights
Version 2

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 1353.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Jewel-lites
Version 1

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 1254.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

35
Jewel Lights
Version 2

Compact chunky shade with ribbed edging.

Model 1354.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Jingle Bells

Feathered, tiered bell-shape shades.

Model 1231.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Lanternlites

Squat, cylindrical, lidded lanterns in single colour plastic.

Model 1274.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
London Lights

Mixture of small and large lanterns from sets 1289 and 1294.

Model 1299.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Magic Lanterns

Bright plastic spheres with vertical fins.

Model 1310.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Merrylites
Version 1

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 1242. Also sold under 'Dazlite' brand.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Merry Lights
Version 2

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 1342.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Merrylites
Version 1

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 1243.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

35
Merry Lights
Version 2

Small, straight-sided petal-style shades.

Model 1343.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Mini Bells
Version 1

Miniature bells with a dimpled surface.

Model 1287.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Mini Bells
Version 2

Miniature bells with a dimpled surface.

Model 1387.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Mini Bells
Version 1

Miniature bells with a dimpled surface.

Model 1288.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

35
Mini Bells
Version 2

Miniature bells with a dimpled surface.

Model 1388.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Mini Crystals

Clear unshaded lights with push-in lamps.

Model 1202.
Clear lamps. No shades. Push-in lamp 271.

35
Mini Crystals

Clear unshaded lights with screw-in lamps.

Model 1338.
Clear lamps. No shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Mini Lanterns

Traditional miniature windowed lanterns.

Model 1294. More...
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Mini Lights

Simple unshaded bulbs. Multi-coloured and single-colour versions produced.

Model 1220.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Mini Lights

Simple unshaded lights with multi-coloured bulbs.

Model 1235.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

70
Mini Lights

Simple unshaded lights with multi-coloured bulbs.

Model 1270?
No shades. Screw-in lamp 244.

20
Noel Lanterns

Small cylindrical one-piece lanterns.

Model 1324.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Noël Lights

Abstract winged angel shapes.

Model unknown.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Noël-Lites

Large, tapered lanterns with gold edging.

Model 1289.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Old English Lanterns

Six-sided lanterns with ribbed texture and zig-zag ends.

Model 1309.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Optima Lights

Coloured plastic decorations with a single illuminated fibre-optic spray.

Model 1308.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Outdoor Decoration Set

Large, coloured olive-shaped bulbs for outdoor use.

Model 1336.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 267.

20
Pageant Lights

Coloured plastic heraldic shields with a gold surround.

Model unknown.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Party Lanterns

Multi-colour slatted lanterns with illuminated translucent white core.

Model unknown.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Party Lights

Tulip-style shades with individual petals.

Model 1328.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Pastel Lights

Six-sided tapering shades in clear ribbed plastic.

Model 1347.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Pierrots and Snowmen

Unshaded lights with snowman and clown figures attached.

Model 1239. Also sold under 'Dazlite' brand.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Plastic Roses

Detailed plastic flowers containing a bulb.

Model 1245. Sold under 'Dazlite' brand.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Rainbowlites

Tall, narrow cylinders with a central bobbled band.

Model 1279.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Rainbow Lights

Coloured discs around a translucent white core. Later packaged as 'Christmas Rainbows'.

Model 1303.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Regency Lights

Tapered square lanterns with a cut-glass pattern.

Model 1234.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Santalights

Unshaded lights with santa figures attached.

Model 1238.
No shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Santa Lights

Coloured drum-shape lanterns with a central silver and star-patterned band.

Model 1316.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Shimmer Lights

Disc-shaped shades with a spiral grooved texture.

Model 1297.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Sleighbells

Large traditionally-shaped translucent bells with ribbed finish.

Model 1317.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Snow Bells

Large pastel-coloured bells with cut-out pattern.

Model 1283.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Snow Lanterns

Tapered gilt-edged shades in the style of a carrying lantern.

Model 1345.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Snowflakes

Flat multi-pointed stars with contrasting central jewel.

Model 1276.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Sparkle Lights
Version 1

Small, inwardly-tapering shades with a bobbled texture.

Model 1307.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Sparkle Lights
Version 2

Small, inwardly-tapering shades with a bobbled texture.

Model 1397.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Starlights
Version 1

Spiky 16-pointed stars with a central bulb.

Model 1292.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Starlights
Version 2

Spiky 16-pointed stars with a central bulb.

Model 1392.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Treasure Lights

Open bell-shaped shades with decorative edges.

Model 1236.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Treasure Lights

Open bell-shaped shades with decorative edges.

Model 1237.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

20
Tree Lights

Multi-coloured unshaded lights with push-in bulbs.

Model 1355.
No shades. Push-in lamp 271.

20
Tree Lights

Tulip-shaped flower petal shades with push-in bulbs.

Model unknown.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 271.

40
Tree Lights

Tulip-shaped flower petal shades with push-in bulbs.

Model 1358.
Detachable shades. Push-in lamp 272.

20
Tutti Frutti Lights

Twenty different shades taken from various other sets.

Model 1359.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

30
Twinkle Gems

Large enclosed globe-shape lanterns with randomly flashing bulbs.

Model 1266.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 314 / 368.

30
Twinkling Stars

Open star surrounds with randomly flashing bulbs.

Model 1246.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 314 / 368.

20
Victorian Lanterns

Cylindrical coloured lanterns with gold top and base.

Model 1325.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Village Lights

Rubber houses in various pastel shades.

Model 1295.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Winter Gems

Chunky lanterns with a triangular cross-section.

Model 1257.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Winterlights

Oval shades with a crackled finish.

Model 1323.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

12
Wonderlites
Version 1

Tinsel-filled translucent plastic lanterns in various colours.

Model 1285.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 241.

20
Wonder Lights
Version 2

Abstract single-piece flower shapes with blobbed edges.

Model unknown.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Wonder Lights
Version 3

Coloured plastic drum-shape shades crossed with diagonal bands.

Model unknown.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Wonder Lights
Version 4

Miniature ripple-sided shades with small projecting fins.

Model 1331.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Woodland Lanterns

Boxy single-colour lanterns with a textured finish.

Model 1305.
Detachable shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

20
Yule Lights

Triple-tiered lantern shades with ribbed finish.

Model 1271.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 242.

35
Yule Lights

Triple-tiered lantern shades with ribbed finish.

Model 1272.
Integral shades. Screw-in lamp 243.

Accessories and related products

Other Pifco products related to the Christmas lighting range including flasher units and decorating kits.

Flasher Unit

Electronic flasher for screw-in sets of 20 and 35 lights.

Model 1372.

Flasher Unit

Electronic flasher for push-in sets of 20 and 40 lights.

Model 1373.

Christmas Tree Decoration Kit

Decoration pack of 12 baubles, tinsel and a set of 20 Mini Lights.

Model 1348.
Incorporating light set model 1220.

Gold Collection

Decoration pack of four gold decorations and a set of 20 Mini Lights with gold bulbs.

Model 1361.
Incorporating light set model 1220.

Help complete the archive...

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