Category Archives: Technical Q & A

12 Volt Lights for Parades

Whether it’s 4th of July, Veterans Day or Christmas, parades make up a part of the fabric of American life.  I have to say some of my fondest memories of visiting my grandmother were of getting up early to buy … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between SPT-1 and SPT-2?

When you are looking online at Christmas light stringer wire have you ever noticed the SPT designation?  It’s merely an indicator of the thickness and durability of the insulation.  Most of the time, it may not be even listed as … Continue reading

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How many Christmas lights can I run in series?

This is a pretty popular question when it comes to Christmas lights. The answer is simple but simultaneously complicated. Here are a few guidelines but for all things electrical, consult with a master electrician when making decisions about your project. … Continue reading

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I need to replace the lights on my yard sculpture – help!

We have customers call us every week asking about how to repair or replace their yard sculptures. Here is some of our advice: If you have the replacement bulbs that came with your yard art, check to see if any … Continue reading

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How can I customize Christmas light colors?

Your favorite team is playing this week.  You’re decorating for a prom.  Perhaps you’d like multi-color lights but you don’t want traditional – you’d like teal, purple, pink and yellow. You’d like customized colors in for a party or for … Continue reading

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Can I dim mini light strings?

You’ve designed a spectacular Christmas light display and you realize that you need to gradually ramp up and down a few strands of mini lights as the tension builds to the high point of either Silent Night or Grandma Got … Continue reading

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How Many LED Bulbs can I run in series?

Can I successfully use C7 LED Christmas Light Bulbs with threaded brass base in strings of 50 bulbs and if so, how many strings can I attach together?  -Brian Hi Brian, The C7 LED bulbs can fit into any standard … Continue reading

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What is LED Burn In?

LED burn-in is the slight change of color that occurs after a few weeks of operation.  It’s most noticeable in the white bulbs and sets because pigment in the LED lenses compensate for color change. What this means is that … Continue reading

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Can you run your 12 volt LED light strings in series?

Each set of our 12 volt LED light strings comes with a detachable 15 foot extension cord with equipped with a car accessory plug.  If you don’t need the extension, set it aside and keep it for the future. All our 12 … Continue reading

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What is Your Advice About starting a Christmas lights installation business?

Here’s a customer question we just received today: I’m new to this service. I have installed Christmas lights on two very small  homes, plus my own home.  What’s the best way to get started ???????   I have asked a few … Continue reading

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