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15 count incandescents: http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/53692/HLS-415CLRW.html ($2.68 each)

20 count incandescents: http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/36630/HLS-320CLRG.html ($3.48 each)

Use blackout caps for the five you don't need: http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/63529/HLS-93100B.html ($6.86 for 25 pack)

They also have 10 count strings: http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/7953/BRS-3728100.html ($2.46 each)

Keep in mind that the bulbs in these strings cannot be easily swapped with other strings because they are a different voltage.

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Another thing to remember about higher voltage bulbs is that they will quickly cascade fail if you do not replace every single burnt out bulb ASAP.

In a standard 100ct set, you actually have 2 50 ct sets. Each 50Ct set uses 2.5v bulbs for a total of 125v. As a each bulb burns out, The remaining bulbs share the additional voltage. So if 1 bulb out of 50 burns out, each of the 49 remaining need only absorb an additional .05v In percentage terms that's close enough to 0.

However with a 10 count set, you are using 12V bulbs. When one of those burns out, the 9 remaining have to absorb an additional 1.3V. That's a more than 10% increase. When the 2nd bulb burns out, you are looking at 2.7V over voltage on each bulb. At this point things are going to start failing in a hurry.

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