5 Essential Tips for Installing Holiday Lights

by View Crew Services | 09/05/2023

The holiday season is just around the corner, and nothing says festive quite like a home adorned with twinkling lights. If you’re considering decking out your house this year in holiday lights, these tips will ensure that your display is both dazzling and safe.

  1. Plan Your Design Ahead of Time

Before you even touch a strand of lights, it’s crucial to have a clear vision in mind. Consider which parts of your home you’d like to highlight. This could be the roofline, windows, doors, or even trees and bushes in your yard. Sketch out your design and ensure you have enough lights and extension cords to cover the desired areas.

  1. Safety First!

Always ensure that the lights you’re using are appropriate for their intended location, whether indoor or outdoor. Check for a safety certification label on the product. When setting up, always use a sturdy ladder and make sure it’s placed on even ground. Never overreach—move the ladder as many times as necessary to safely install the lights.

  1. Opt for LED Lights

LED lights are not only energy-efficient but also cooler than incandescent bulbs, reducing the risk of fires. They may cost a bit more upfront, but they last longer and can save on your energy bill (especially if you leave your Christmas lights on all night!)

  1. Avoid Overloading Outlets

It might be tempting to connect multiple strands of holiday lights into one extension cord, but this can overload the circuit and become a fire hazard. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the number of permissible strand connections.

  1. Test Before Installing

There’s nothing more frustrating than setting up your entire display only to realize that a strand doesn’t work. Test each strand before you put it up. If you find bulbs that aren’t working, they can typically be replaced individually.

Leave it to the Pros at ViewCrew!

While setting up Christmas lights can be a delightful experience, it does come with its share of challenges and potential dangers. Climbing ladders, managing tangled cords, and ensuring electrical safety can be a lot to handle.

ViewCrew Window Washing offers professional holiday light installation services that save you time, effort, and most importantly, keep you safely on the ground. Our team is equipped to create a mesmerizing display that captures the essence of the season, without any hassle on your part. Trust in our expertise and enjoy a festive ambiance that’s both beautiful and safe!

Illuminate your holiday spirit with ViewCrew. Contact us today!