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How to Choose the Right Christmas Lights for Your Home

The correct Christmas lights make all the difference if you’re going for a festive and glamorous ambiance this holiday season. However, it may be difficult to narrow down the options for house lighting decorations since there are so many to choose from. The purpose of this article is to assist you in selecting the best Christmas lights for your house.

This article will go through a wide range of illumination options, from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs and projectors. We will also describe their distinctions and highlight issues like budget and security that should be considered when selecting your new holiday decoration. If you follow the advice in this article, you’ll have no trouble picking out festive Christmas lights that will turn your home into a wintry paradise.

Think About What You Want Your Lights to Do

Your Christmas lights should be carefully selected to make a good impression throughout the holiday season. Why would you want to use them? Is it the inside lighting you want, or do you also want anything installed outdoors by the yard and fence? Do you want to illuminate just the house’s roof or windows? Do you have any specific desires for the landscape, such as the placement of trees and bushes? Before purchasing lights, decide what you need them for.

The most common kind of light set is an icicle set, which is fantastic for decorating around windows and doors but can’t be used on fences or roofs, so you’ll need to select lights that fulfill all of those requirements. You’ll need a longer cable or socket if the lights are seen behind trees and plants in your yard. There are lights in the shapes of candy canes, pumpkins, and snowflakes, and there are also lights in the shapes of Santa’s sleigh and reindeer.

Consider How Long You Want Them to Last

Christmas lighting is versatile since it may be as flashy or understated as you choose. The festive joy may be brought into your house with strands that cost as little as $5 apiece. However, if you’re prepared to pay more, there are no limits to what you can get! 50-foot and longer strands are available, and each may hold as many as 100 lights. Computerized lights that change color or dance to the beat of the music are also an option.

When looking for Christmas lights, durability should be your priority. Unspooling a strand to find that it doesn’t function due to poor quality doesn’t seem like much fun. Purchase an LED string light if you’re looking for something long-lasting. Because they produce less heat and consume less power, these bulbs last far longer than standard incandescent bulbs. Moreover, they may be recycled once their useful life has ended and do not have the hazardous compounds of traditional incandescent bulbs.

Make Sure they’re Safe for Your Home and Family.

If you have pets that could get tangled in the lights or be injured by them, if you have children or animals that might pull at the wires or break bulbs while playing with them, and how long you plan to leave the lights up are just a few of the many factors to think about before hanging Christmas lights.

The length of time that the lights will be on should be your first consideration. You may easily make a temporary display for a party or other holiday event by purchasing a set of cheap small lights in your preferred color and leaving them up for a few nights. However, if you’re planning on leaving some decorations up over the winter, it’s important to choose waterproof sets that are built to withstand wet conditions such as snow and rain.

Think about How Much Christmas Light You Want

Lighting is an important factor to think about when planning an outdoor event. You don’t want your visitors’ faces to be overpowered by the lights while attempting to snap photographs with their smartphone cameras, so keep that in mind whether you’ll be lighting up a home or simply a few trees. Consider lighting designed for bigger areas if your event will be held in a park or playground. You must also decide if you want Christmas lights for decoration or general illumination.

When it comes to holiday decorating, decorative strands are the way to go because their light spreads out in all directions, illuminating whatever they’re wrapped around. On the other hand, spotlights are better for directing light to specific areas of your home (like the entryway) without detracting from the rest of your decorations.

Elevated Seasons specializes in residential and commercial Christmas light installation, design, and maintenance. We serve the greater Los Angeles area. Our team of experts is available to answer any questions regarding your project. Please get in touch with us at (818) 698-2514 for more information.


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The finished project was far beyond expectations, and was completed in record time. Nathan’s attention to detail was superb….I would highly recommend Nathan Murrell for any of your lighting needs. In fact, I would emphatically say, “you will not be disappointed!”​

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Nathan and the guys did a fantastic job with our house. It looked amazing; everything was easy; they were always punctual, and they solved some last minute problems for us with creativity and good cheer. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

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Beyond happy with the lighting installed by Elevated Seasons. They installed permanent landscape lighting (fountain & driveway) as well as Christmas lights (wreath, tree wraps and house trim). Turned out beautiful! The crew was very respectful of the property, installed everything in a timely manner and cleaned up after they left.

Nathan was very professional, helpful and easy to work with. He provided a line-by-line estimate breakdown for every aspect of the project and was completely transparent about cost of materials and labor. I will definitely hire Elevated Seasons for future projects.

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