It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a time to deck the halls, and bring out the Christmas lights! Here at Mountview, it’s our favourite time of the year because we get to help bring our customers creations to life. While you may do it yourself, we’ve learned some things over the years that we’d like to share with you to ensure your holiday light display outshines all others!
Beautiful Displays Don’t Have to Mean Higher Bills!
Once upon a time, your holiday light display used to dramatically increase your hydro bill. Thankfully, LED lights have taken away this worry. Not only are they now cheaper than ever to purchase, but they last forever (well, almost forever). LED lights last at least 50,000 hours. If you run them all day, all night, all year, they’ll still last about six years. Even better, at six hours a day for two months, LEDs will last 140 years. You can hand them down as a family heirloom or a business relic for generations. Not that you would, but you could. Read our LED Light Blog to learn more about how LED Light displays can save you money this year.
It Doesn’t Have to Be Extravagant to be Effective
While some Christmas displays are over the top (think National Lampoons), a few simple lighting additions can make a BIG impact with little work. Consider adding an outdoor Christmas tree to your front yard for that cozy feel – better yet get the kids to help decorate it so you can sit back and watch! You can also use easy to remove Christmas light hangers to wrap lights around your front door, windows, or porch. Looking for an even easier way to decorate? Consider purchasing a lighted Christmas display – simply put it where you want it, plug it in, and voila! A perfectly lit and merry holiday display ready for the holiday season. Many local retailers such as Canadian Tire and Home Depot offer these and many other displays; there are also many DIY guides available online if you’re looking to totally customize your holiday display – just be sure that whatever you create can safely withstand the cold winter elements.
Call in the Pro’s
If you’re looking for a way to get that winter wonderland feel without all the preparation or work, give us a call. We can take some of the stress out of your holiday season by providing Christmas light installation and other seasonal display services. Whether you like simple strings of soft white lights that reflect on the snow or a different colour in every tree, we provide energy-efficient systems, including timers and controllers to make your property a beautiful display. Tell us your vision for the holidays, we’ll make it come true.