Choosing the Best Decorative Lights this Holiday Season
It is almost that magical time of year where we pull out all the Christmas decorations and turn our homes into a winter wonderland. One of the most important parts of decorating for the holidays is putting up the twinkling, bright Christmas lights both outside and inside our homes. If this is your first time decorating your home for the holidays or if you are looking for something new and different to put up this year, there are some great lighting options out there that are perfect for any home.
Options for Indoor and Outdoor Lights
There are many options on the market for both indoor and outdoor lights, and some types can even serve both purposes. For example eight-function multi-set lights are great for both applications and also offer many different combinations of blinking and twinkling from which to choose. Although most of these kinds of lights work both inside and outside, it is always important to check the box and manufacturer’s information to make sure you are using the lights properly. Winter Lights are also a great indoor and outdoor light application – this type of lighting features a small hole at the bottom to allow moisture to escape.
Holiday Lawn Decoration Ideas
One of the most popular lawn decorations for the holidays is the wire-framed silhouettes. These are often made of steel with outdoor safe lights attached and come in a variety of shapes including reindeer, gift boxes, penguins, and other holiday animals and items and some more advanced designs even include animations and movement. Another popular lawn decoration is the inflatable lawn characters. These items blow up with air and have their own light source and easily plug into a standard outdoor outlet. The material these are made from is weather safe and there are a range of characters available.
Holiday Lighting Safety
While decorating for the holidays is an exciting time, it is also important to make sure you are following proper safety precautions to help keep you, your family, and your home safe. When hanging Christmas lights up high, always make sure to anchor the ladder and have someone hold it for you. Before going to bed, make sure to turn off any outdoor lights and unplug any indoor lights to help prevent electrical shortages and fires. Finally, when using lawn decorations, make sure they are securing anchored to the ground to make sure they do not blow over and damage property during those windy winter nights.
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