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What Type of Connectors Do I Need For My Outdoor Christmas Lights
our selection of Outdoor Christmas Lights.
you decorate your landscape and house exterior with festive Christmas
lights, you will need plenty of strands, and even different types
of lighting. You may choose icicle lights, the standard bulbs, mini
lights, rope lights, flashing lights, and any of the other types
available on the market. Always plan out the way you want to decorate
before you begin; this will eliminate a lot of confusion and frustration.
Pay attention to the type of connectors that the boxes of lights
require. Many sets will come packaged with their own connectors.
If you need more, simply purchase one of the same kind. Whenever
you connect two or more strings of outdoor lights together, always
wrap a strip of electrical tape around the plug connections, or
tape a plastic bag around them. Not only will this help to prevent
the strings from being disconnected, but it will also protect the
connections from harsh weather elements.
If you don’t have an outdoor electrical outlet, do not run
a cord from the inside of your house to the outside. This can overload
the circuit and turn off all the electricity in your home; and a
blackout is the last thing you need especially during the holidays!
Instead, hire an electrician to install circuits for your outdoor
When you run an extension cord along the ground outside, always
use stiff, U shaped wires to stake the cord to the ground. If lying
around loose, cords are a safety hazard for people to trip over.
Always keep your outdoor electrical connectors above ground and
out of puddles. Each strand should have its own snugly fitting end
connector for long runs.
The safest way to connect outdoor Christmas lights is to follow
the lighting package instructions, and use the connectors provided.
If you do need more, you can read the specifications on the package
and find the exact type online or at your local store.
It wasn’t long after Edison flicked the switch of the first
light bulb that Christmas tree lights began to adorn the branches
of evergreens in American living rooms.
People love to foster the holiday spirit by stringing lights wherever
possible when December rolls around, and colored icicle lights are
an ornamentation growing in popularity!
with Colored Christmas Light
Some people are afraid to decorate with colored Christmas lights
for fear that the look will be too gaudy.