Category Archives: Technical Q & A

Using 12 volt lights in a solar powered house

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 them?

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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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 … Continue reading

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Should I use LED strings or Bulbs and Cords?

Using Lights to Add Sparkle to a Barn! Thank you to Doug and Linda for sending us photos of how they are lighting their barn with LED lights. They don’t wait for Christmas for the fun but keep them up … Continue reading

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What is the difference between C7 and C9 Christmas Bulbs?

We receive this question several times a week so we thought we’d shoot a video to answer this question. So what is your favorite size?  Or do you use both? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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