Holiday Lighting Resources For Your Home

Tis the season for Holiday Lighting! Just drive or walk through any neighborhood this time of year and you will be surrounded by homes decorated with holiday lighting. The colors and creativity seem to expand every year, adding to the excitement of season. If you have chosen to partake in this tradition, hopefully they have added to the joy of the season for you and your family.

Home Holiday Lighting Resources

HomeNav wants to help you make sure to get the most out of your holiday lighting by providing you with these informative and helpful resources from around the web.

Getting Started

There are some things that you should consider when you first get started hanging your holiday lighting. The folks over at 1000Bulbs.com have some great advice and safety tips.

Hanging Holiday Lights

When it comes to hanging holiday lights, the process can be challenging if not dangerous. Here are some excellent tips for you when you are hanging your holiday lighting.

Photographing Holiday Lighting

Here is an interesting article that helps you capture the images of the holiday season. As you may know, night-time photography can be a little difficult. Use these tips to take great photos of holiday lights. Once you have some great pictures, make sure to store them in HomeNav so next year you can remember how you decorated this year!

Recycle Those Holiday Lights

When decorating your house, you may find some older lights that no longer work. Make sure to recycle those lights! Take a look at our recent post on a local holiday lighting recycling drive. If you are looking for a recycling program in your area, here is a resource that can help you with that.

Now that you are ready for the holidays, make sure to sit back and remember the real meaning of the season.

HomeNav wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season and we look forward to helping you manage, protect and enjoy your home!

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1 Comment… add one
Don Dieckmann December 19, 2013, 2:03 pm

Here is some additional information on Christmas lights:

When handling or stringing your lights, keep in mind that the older the strand, the more likely that it contains lead in the insulation, so if you’re tempted to hold that excess length between your teeth while your hands are busy, DON’T! And remember to wash your hands thoroughly after the job is done, and especially before you handle food. This is also a very good reason to recycle your old lights through organizations who know how to dispose of them properly.

The new LED strands contain no lead, but there are a lot of other reasons to switch to them. Although they cost more, they are much more rugged and the LED’s will theoretically NEVER burn out, so they may last you the rest of your life. They also use anywhere from 10% all the way down to 1% of the power of your old lights. And have ever had a problem with blown fuses in a strand (the main reason all or half your lights go out at once)? The instructions on those old strands say never to run more than 3 strands in a row, which is the reason they include extra fuses, ’cause they know you’ll try it, anyway. Well guess what? The LED strands say they can handle anywhere from 10 to 30 in a run. Talk about a problem solver!

One word of caution, though: different manufacturers have their own opinions on just what is “white” light, so make sure you buy the same ones for the same area of the house, and test them for color before you string them – you COULD wind up with a “white” next to a “blue” next to a “yellow”!

Merry Christmas!

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