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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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. Dimensions of a C7 bulb: Dimensions of a C9 bulb: So what is your favorite size?  Or do you use both? … Continue reading

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Why do your LED Christmas lights only come 50 bulbs to the strand?

Customers frequently asked why we are streamlining our LED light string product line? We are moving to 50-lights to the strand to simplify and consolidate what we offer online. Here’s a video that goes into more detail: I hope this … Continue reading

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Are LED C9 twinkle bulbs as bright as my own C9 twinkle bulbs?

Hello, I am looking at this style of bulb – yellow LED C9 Twinkle bulb – in the colors of Red, Blue, Green, Purple and Yellow. Could you tell me if their brightness from a side view of the bulb … Continue reading

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Today’s Customer Questions: Can I mix incandescent and LED bulbs on my C7 and C9 stringer wire?

Here is a question I received today from John in Coloma, MI: Hello…. Yesterday, I received my shipment of various-colored traditional “old school” C9 and C7 bulbs from an on-line order that I placed on your website approx 1 week … Continue reading

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Video of Christmas light clips loaded!

We’re getting ready for the 2014 Christmas season and we want to make it easier for you to choose products for your displays and decorations. This evening we uploaded a video that shows our most popular Christmas light clips. We … Continue reading

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Video of Magnetic Christmas Light Clips

Ever wonder if there was a tailor-made solution for installing C7 and C9 stringer wire on your metal flashing quickly and easily? Today, we’re releasing this video that shows how easy these clips are to install.  Be sure to verify … Continue reading

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What do craft lights look like?

One of our customers asked what our craft lights looked like – she wanted to see what a single plug really meant. This video answers that question!  See how these lights will work great for lighting up wine bottles and … Continue reading

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I’m upgrading to C9 LED lights, how do I choose?

 Marcia from Ohio asks: I am looking to purchase C9 LED lights for my house to replace icicle lights that are too much maintenance. I want clear white (not the blue tint) with white wire to line the front of … Continue reading

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