Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Lighting!

Are you new to hanging holiday lights?

Do you want your home to sparkle this holiday season?

Are you unsure about what best practices are when it comes to hanging holiday lights?

No problem! We’re the experts when it comes to hanging Christmas and we’re happy to share some helpful knowledge and advice.
Professional Christmas Light Installers


  • Use supplies made for outdoor use.
  • Use clips rather than staples so you don’t ruin your roof.
  • Store your lights properly by unknotting light strands and use a twist tie to keep single strands of lights separated.
  • Take advantage of specialty lights! Single strands are great for spiral wrapping and outlining your home. However, icicle lights are great for straight elements like gutters and columns, while net-style lights are perfect for bushes and hedges.
  • Connect similar strands together. If you’re hanging incandescent lights, connect all of those together. If you’re using LED lights, connect all of those together. You could short out or blow a fuse, as different lights require different amounts of power.

  • Hang lights by yourself. Safety first! Have someone help you anchor the ladder as you climb. 
  • Hang multiple strands together. If you hook more than 3 strands together, your lights can short out. 
  • Throw away extra bulbs and fuses. These extras may come in handy next year when your light strands decide to quit on you. 
  • Connect incandescent and LED strands together because incandescent lights require more power. Your lights can overload and fry.
  • Use more lights then your circuit breaker can handle.

If you decide that having professional Christmas light installers in Ann Arbor do the job right the first time around is a better choice for you, give us a call. We’re happy to make your dream holiday light display come true!

“Steve and his crew did a beautiful job with the holiday lighting on my office building! I get compliments just about every day from friends and strangers. They also keep an eye on it for me and make adjustments without having to call. Excellent service all around. Highly recommended.”

Jill, Ann Arbor

Give our professional Christmas light installers at Delights a call today to schedule your free design consultation. (734) 417-2212