In the past, hanging outdoor lights for holiday decorations used to mean large, multi-colored bulbs. Today, holiday lights come in all sizes, shapes, designs, and energy requirements. For a successful holiday lighting installation, several factors like price, overall look, and energy demands are factors that need to be considered.
As experts in Xmas light installation in California, we will share a few tips on how to pick the best lights for holiday decorations:
- Consider the size
Larger holiday lights generally have about 5 to 10-watt bulbs which are about the size of a nightlight. Although these lights are durable, they easily become hot and are not as energy-efficient. On the other hand, miniature lights with smaller bulbs are cooler to the touch and use about 1.5 to 2.5 watts per bulb which can help save energy. However, the strings tend to be fickle and when one bulb goes out, the entire string is usually affected.
- Assess the length
Christmas lights are available in several lengths. Before going through holiday light installation, be sure to measure the area where you will hang the lights to decide how many strings you need. Also, consider buying several smaller strings in case you need to make replacements.
- Opt for approved lights
It’s best to go with lights that are tested and approved by reputable certifying bodies like the Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) or the Electrical Testing Lab (ETL). Moreover, LED lights are generally a better choice as they do not emit heat and consume less energy.
Greenforce Outdoor Lights are leading experts in Christmas lighting installation in San Francisco, California. We also specialize in hassle-free lighting installation, maintenance, and storage. Reach out to us to get a free estimate of our services.