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Outdoor Lighting Tips to Brighten Up Your Holiday
Christmas trees, Decorations for the mailbox, Lawn figures, and Holiday flags.
Everyone is set to give their homes and lawns a holiday touch. But to add charm to all these decors for the cold holiday nights, you need good lights.
Because they make everything brighter and bring it all together.
While you are dealing with those light webs, here are some tips to help you put everything together.
- Choose The Right Lights
When it comes to holiday lights, LED and incandescent lights can help create an amazing holiday display. While making a purchase for such lights make sure to keep their lifespan, energy in mind. LED lights have on average 50,000 hours of lights. Whereas incandescent can only last 1,200 hours. Also, LED lights use less power.
- Choosing The Right Place
The best approach is lighting the front exterior of your home. Because there you may get to highlight some details like gables, arches, chimneys that can make your decor stand out. Here you’ll have to achieve the balance. First, you’ll need to focus on how your house looks from the front. Then create a simple outline along the lines of the roof to the front door and then till the other end of the roof. This can make a huge difference in your decor.
- Don’t Forget Landscape
If you are interested to highlight your yard then shrubs and trees are good focal points. They can help you highlight the way to the main entrance of your house. How about a canopy wrap of lights for shrubs and a branch wrap for ornamental trees? Also, if you have an outdoor sculpture or water feature, it can be the hero if you execute your lighting configuration properly.
- Don’t Forget The Color Combinations
When it comes to lighting, we all fall for dreamy white or yellow fairy lights. But if you are someone who loves colors then adding red, green, and blue to your decor will add more holiday spirit to the look. You can also make different combinations like white and blue, green and blue, yellow and red, etc.
- Pay Attention To Decorative Enhancements
Some of you might just want to opt for light more than any decorations. If so then you can accomplish it with a specific attraction like a manager scene or populating area of your yard with Yuletide-themed characters. You can be a little creative here as well. You could create a tunnel of lights throughout your driveway and illuminate your cars as well.
- Additional Tip
You can complement your lightings with either natural or artificial greenery. It adds a natural touch and color to your exterior decorations. The evergreen wreaths decorated with ribbons, ornaments or lights can provide wonderful accents to your outdoors.
Some Safety Tips to Follow:
- Check The Wires
Before using your wires, make sure that you check them properly for exposed copper or broken sockets. Because they might end up in the snow. This will expose the wires to an open environment that might put your whole house at risk. Hence, frayed wires are a big no.
- Consider Electrical Concerns
Make sure you avoid connecting more than five or six strands end to end. Because they may lead to overload. It is also important to avoid pulling the strands too tight in order to reach an outlet. If you are DYI-ing the lighting configuration, make sure to keep your connections away from water.
- Take Care Of Rooftop Areas
Inspect your ladder to make sure it is stable and in good condition. You need to ground the ladder on a solid, flat surface. It is important to have someone assist you with the decorating who can provide any support or the stabilization you will need. And if you feel that your roof is too steep, it is important to hire a professional.
- Take Off Lights Once The Holiday Is Over
Daily exposure to the weather change can damage your wires, lights, and sockets. And when you use them the next time, they will always have the risk of being blowing up. If you are using a C7 power cord then chances of blowing up are higher as compared to the C13 power cord which is best for external usage.
Now that you are ready to light up your outdoors and prepare for the holidays, make sure you choose the right power cords. You can explore our range of power cords for different uses. We have many varieties of power cords including C7 power cord, C13 power cord, etc.
You can get in touch with us anytime for any queries regarding cables and cords.
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