Christmas Light Tips

Christmas Light Tips

Here are some quick tips to help you get your Christmas decorations and lights set up and perfected in no time at all!

November is the Best Time to Decorate

There’s no sense in waiting until the week before Christmas to hang your outdoor lights and other decorations. We have been fortunate to have really great weather so far this fall, so why not take advantage of it and hang your lights now, even if you don’t want to have them turned on just yet ( If you’re one of those people who just can’t stand to have Christmas decorations up before December).

Choose the Right Light Set for the Job

With so many styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, you first need to make sure that you have the best type(s) of lights for area(s) that you want to decorate. Icicle, net, rope, novelty, and traditional and LED strand lights are each perfect for different applications and locations.

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Use the Right Tools for the Job

One of the most important accessories are light clips. They can certainly speed up your project and give your light display a much more professional look. There are clips available for just about every application, including: shingles, gutters, railings, posts, and more!

Know How to Fix and Replace Your Lights

Old light strands, even though they may be high quality and in great condition, are often plagued by burnt out bulbs or other connectivity issues. Tools, such as the Light Keeper Pro, are available to help you diagnose and locate problem areas in your light strands and keep them in use for years to come. Don’t forget the replacement bulbs as well! A wide range of sizes, types, and colors are available to make sure you get the perfect replacement.

Use a Timer to Showcase Your Lights When They Can Best Be Seen

And don’t have them on when they cannot be seen. Install a simple daylight sensor or timer to display your lights only when they need to be turned on. Save money with automation and don’t worry about making sure you remember to turn them off.

Shop Alsip For All of Your Christmas Decorating!

We are proud to have the best selection of, not only Christmas lights and accessories, but also: ornaments and tree trimmings, silk florals, tabletop decor, lifelike greens, wreaths, and trees, poinsettias, and premium fresh-cut greens, trees and arrangements! (Phew! That was a lot!)