Ever wonder why holiday memories conjure up warmth, even though they happen on some of the coldest nights of the year? The lights of the season play a major role in this. Brilliant and festive, they’re engrained in our memories of special days with family & friends. Christmas in Houston can sometimes be balmy, but we can still be inspired by displays from snowy climates. It’s time to get excited about holiday lights!
Try Your Hand at Hanging Lights
If you’re a novice to hanging Christmas lights, but would really like to try it, don’t be intimidated. Our Outdoor Lighting Guide covers all the basics of hanging holiday lights; it will get you inspired to get up on a ladder and line your rooftop with lights. It’s specifically for beginners: starting with planning your lighting display, finding electrical outlets, selecting bulbs and arrays and hanging the lights on gutters, eaves, windows & doors. This year, you can feel confident about creating your own holiday light display.
Quick Light Installation Tips
Test all lights before beginning a project, and inspect strands for broken or missing bulbs; discard any with worn insulation.
Plan the configuration so the plug end is near your electrical source.
Keep lights plugged in as you work with them so you can see the effect you're creating as you proceed. Rope lights are also more pliable when they're warm.
Check the light strands' packaging to see how many you can safely string together.
Take extra caution when using ladders in wet or cold conditions. Do not climb if it is not securely situated.
Download John Moore’s Free Outdoor Holiday Lighting Guide
Check out ’Tis the Season for Festive Holiday Lights. If you’ve always wanted to create your own holiday light display, but didn’t know where to begin, this is the guide for you. Our electricians explain how to plan & design your light display, select the right types of bulbs and strands and install them safely. Let this be your most brilliant holiday yet!