Category Archives: Technical Q & A

210 Housefires a Year Start with Christmas Trees : 5 Ways to Stay Safer During the Holidays

  Every year families are tragically affected by the very Christmas decorations that are supposed to bring joy. Here is a startling video from the National Fire Protection Agency: According to the The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) (http://www.nfpa.org/): Between … Continue reading

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Lighted bottle parties: What lights do I use?

Here is a question we just received via email: I am hosting a lighted wine bottle party. We are looking for battery operated mini lights white and have looked on your site at battery operated and craft lights. What is … Continue reading

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Customer Question: What are the lumens of your light strings?

Shellie What is the lumens output of the C7 LED lights? I need to know how many I need to switch from incandescent and maintain similar amount of light output. Watts or amps doesn’t tell me the brightness. Hi Steve, … Continue reading

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Lighting a solar powered house – 12 Volt lights

My conversation with Melissa started with this question: Hey Shellie, we love our 12 volt lights and are interested in more.  It looked like the product we wanted is out of stock.  Do you know when it will be available again?  In … Continue reading

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How can I install Christmas lights on shingles and gutters?

We receive the question regularly about installing Christmas lights under both under shingles and on gutters. Good news, all of the clips in our All-in-One series can be used: Along the edges of the shingles On your gutters Here is … Continue reading

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Interview Answer #5: What about storing Christmas Lights?

Can you talk a little about why putting lights back in the box they came in is a bad idea? This question makes me smile – I don’t want you to think that there is anything bad about the thought of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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