Christmas Lights

It isn't easy to know what’s best when installing outdoor Christmas lights. What should you do? Where do you start? Here, we'll answer such questions and give you some tips and alternatives for your outdoor Christmas light installation.

First Things First: Light the Way to Holiday Cheer

The first thing you have to decide is what type of outdoor Christmas lighting you want. Decorator's Warehouse has a wide selection of Christmas lights as well as other Christmas decorations that may complement your lights well. Once you've found the perfect outdoor decorations you have to decide where you want to place them. This isn't an easy decision, especially if you want to make a statement. As the old saying goes, "your eyes are not going where your feet go. "

For example, if you want to utilize your outdoor Christmas lights, in addition to adding more lights on your deck, the best choice is to put them near your deck's front door. By doing this, you can enjoy the Christmas lights from inside your house while maintaining a view of the decoration from the outside. Another popular method is putting Christmas lights outside a tent or garage door so that you can enjoy them from the inside.

Another thing to consider is what kind of light strings are going to be used. Again, you have two options: LED lights and incandescent lights.

LED Lights

LED Christmas lights are a great option if you are looking for something energy efficient. Some of the best outdoor Christmas light options consist of LED light strings. Not only do these strings look great, but they also last for long periods. Most LEDs can last up to 100,000 hours, making them an excellent choice if you plan to display your Christmas lights for many years to come.

With that said, keep in mind that LED lights can be expensive. If you want to get the best value for your money, it's important to know what kind of LED strings are out there. One of the best options on the market right now is a strand called ceramic LED Christmas lights. These strands are superior to most other brands because they are 100% waterproof, they don't contain any lead, and they have a lifetime warranty -- something you never get with other cheaper brands.

Incandescent Lights

If you are not looking to invest money into LED Christmas lights, an option worth considering is incandescent bulbs. Incandescent lights are by far the best option for outdoor Christmas light strings, but they do come with some drawbacks: the lights are inefficient and burn out quickly. Also, with incandescent strings, it might be best to have more than one strand of light if you want them to last for extended periods.

Christmas lights are a lot of fun to have around the house every year. Of course, it's always fun to have a great view from your backyard or backyard deck, but you must be cautious when deciding how and where to put up those lights. This is especially true when you have people who are young and with less judgment, especially children.

Also, keep in mind that it can be beneficial to take precautions when installing outdoor Christmas lights. The main thing to beware of is the risk of burglary. Burglars typically target homes with visible Christmas lights because they know it's likely that the house will leave for several days during the holiday season.

It's important to take the time to plan out the placement of your lights, especially if you have small children. It might be best to consider a different area for your Christmas lights after dark. Keep in mind that even if you don't have young children, there are risks present when putting up outdoor Christmas lights at night.

Check out these ideas on how to put up outdoor Christmas lights safely.

Place Your Outdoor Christmas Lights in Areas That Have a Low Risk of Accidents.

If you have small children, consider putting your Christmas lights up in the back alleyway or on the side of the house where they can't reach them. Be sure to keep anything that could pose an injury risk away from where you plan on putting the lights up.

Put Up a Barrier to Prevent Children From Touching Outdoor Christmas Light Strings.

If you have little ones, it's best to look at one of these options when trying to prevent them from touching the Christmas lights:
1. You can use metal wires or hooks to hang Christmas lights on your trees and bushes. This may not be the most aesthetic choice for your holiday decorations, but it's an excellent way to keep little ones away from the outdoor Christmas lights.
2. You can purchase a cord cover with a high voltage warning on it and put it around your garden fence. This option may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, but it does serve as a great way to keep children away from the lights.
3. Consider using a child safety kit to put up outdoor Christmas light strings. This is a good option because it will allow you to easily put up Christmas lights and keep your children safe while doing so.
4. If you have a pond or a pool in your backyard, consider buying an underwater electrical safety cover to prevent children from touching the outdoor Christmas lights.

Make Sure You Choose the Proper Bulbs for Your Christmas Lights.

Keep in mind that different bulbs serve better for different seasons. For the winter months, look for bulbs that last longer. Also, consider using a timer with your outdoor lights if you don't want to have to deal with turning them on and off each day.

Every year, Christmas lights are a popular choice for holiday decorations around the country. It makes sense why so many people choose them -- they are one of the most beautiful ways to brighten up your home during Christmas and bring happiness and joy. You can put up indoor or outdoor Christmas lights, though you should be very careful when doing so. Keep all your safety precautions in mind, and you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful lights without worrying about injuries.

Take Note

Try not to use lights that look like jewelry, such as gold, silver, or glittery color lighting. This helps keep them from distracting many people who are on their way home after dark. Instead, try out different colors with a more subtle glow for those using the lights as their way home. Ensure you allow enough space around your house or in your area to let everyone see the Christmas lights. Be sure to get in touch with us for efficient Christmas light installation in your neighborhood.