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How To Buy Outdoor Christmas Lights
our selection of Outdoor Christmas Lights.
holiday season is here! Many people are considering what decorations
to set up this year, how far to go, and how to buy outdoor Christmas
lights to best compliment both landscape and home.
If you are wanting to bring a heightened atmosphere of festivity
to your home, you should definitely know the basics on how to buy
outdoor Christmas lights. Some people are simply shopping for some
new strands to replace those that went dark last year. Others are
preparing to light up their house for the first time! Everyone considering
purchasing these wonderful holiday accoutrements should brush up
on the basics of how to buy outdoor lights.
Here are the things you should keep in mind!
- How much length will you need? Measure out
the surface where you want to put up the lights. When you are
choosing the new outdoor Christmas lights, make sure you know
how many strands you can safely connect together. And how long
each strand is. This information will be included in the product’s
- Where are your outlets? If you have no power
source outside and conveniently positioned near the area you are
decorating, it may behoove you to hire an electrician. Ask him
to put one or two outlets in your eaves. Make sure he puts in
a switch, so you don’t need to unplug the lights each time
to turn them off.
- Never connect an outdoor lighting system with
an extension cord to an indoor outlet. This can result in a blackout
throughout your whole house. But if you do need to use extension
cords to your outdoor outlet, make sure the cords are made to
withstand outdoor elements.
- You should probably put up a timer to efficiently
conserve your electricity and keep your bill at an acceptable
- Now comes the fun part! The whole reason that
people research how to buy outdoor Christmas lights is that they
want to make their house look great and in season! First you need
to think about what color you like and looks good on your house.
Colored or white? Red, blue, green? Do you want mini lights, icicle
lights or pearls? Full size lights that have been the standard
for decades (C-7 or C-9) are meant for the outdoors and run at
125 or 175 watts per string. They are brighter and last longer
than mini lights, but are more of a fire hazard. Mini lights won’t
build up as much heat, and the smaller, pin pointed twinkle has
now become a popular look.
- If you only purchase a limited length of strands,
focus on one or two areas of light, rather than trying to spread
out a few lights across the whole yard. A concentrated brightness
looks better than a few dots trying to reach here and there.
- Have fun! The smartest tips on how to
buy outdoor Christmas lights involve both safety and joy. Season’s
It’s time to deck the halls, both interior and exterior!
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