2014 Nov 21

Interview Question #4: What about a bulb burning out?

Author: Shellie from Christmas Light Source
Interview Question #4: What about a bulb burning out?

Is the reason one bad bulb can take out an entire series of lights is that it breaks the circuit? Is that true of all light strands? When mini string lights were first manufactured a string of lights would go out if one bulb burned out because breaking...

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2014 Nov 21

Question series #3: Will I need multiple extension cords?

Author: Shellie from Christmas Light Source
Question series #3: Will I need multiple extension cords?

Here is the third question from my interview: For shorter sets of 50 or 100 lights, it’s true that you’ll need more extension cords to plug them all in (unless you’re using LED light strings). Yes, you’ll need to either use the splitter...

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2014 Nov 19

How many lights for my 30-foot outdoor tree?

Author: Shellie from Christmas Light Source
How many lights for my 30-foot outdoor tree?

Today I answered this customer question and I hear questions like this often enough that I thought I'd share my response. How many feet of cord is ultimately going to depend on how big your tree is at the base and what number of lights you need to...

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2014 Nov 19

Interview Answer #2: How are LED lights different than standard mini light strings?

Author: Shellie from Christmas Light Source
Interview Answer #2: How are LED lights different than standard mini light strings?

Here is my second installment of my magazine interview response questions. Be sure to ask any questions you have in the comments section or via our contact page! For LED lights, they are powered by semiconductor chips, right? How is that different...

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2014 Nov 18

Answer Series #1: LED Question Series – What is a standard length in LED Christmas Light strings?

Author: Shellie from Christmas Light Source
Answer Series #1: LED Question Series – What is a standard length in LED Christmas Light strings?

Back in September I answered quite a few questions for a writer who was preparing an article HGTV that was due to be printed this month.  (November 2014).  I'm realizing, as I write this sentence, that I really do need to get a copy of the magazine...

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