Mass-produced Christmas scenes and pre-ordered designs are done.
More and more, families want an overall festive design based on the unique features of their home, property and neighbourhood.
Hanging baskets on the front porch with flickering candle-lights, backyard bird baths ringed with spouts of soft turquoise string lights to look like a pouring fountain, and colourful spotlights aimed at privacy bushes for a warmer ambiance.
LED bulbs can last around 50,000 hours compared to standard bulbs, which last approximately 1000 hours. This means you’ll get 50 times the amount of use from an LED string of lights than incandescent Christmas lights. LED lights also use less energy because they produce less heat while turned on. While you’ll spend more upfront to purchase LED lights, you’ll actually save over the lifetime of the bulbs in energy costs and replacement bulbs.
LED lights are the best choice for outdoor lighting for many reasons. Most notably, LEDs offer a much brighter light, a longer life span, and they are typically made of a much harder plastic which means less broken glass. Not only are they considered safer to use because of the little heat they produce, they also don’t require any heat to turn on – so it is always an “instant-on” even in freezing cold temperatures.
Professional grade Christmas lights utilize a one-piece design, which means the LED diode and lens are in a single sealed socket. Therefore, dirt and water won’t be able to enter the inside of the bulb which is the leading cause of light failure. Additionally, the electrical components inside professional-grade lights are far more superior to retail lights, which allows them to produce a much more brilliant and color-saturated effect.