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 … [Read more...] about How can I install Christmas lights on shingles and gutters?
Frequently Asked Questions
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 … [Read more...] about Interview Answer #5: What about storing Christmas Lights?
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 … [Read more...] about Interview Question #4: What about a bulb burning out?
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, … [Read more...] about Question series #3: Will I need multiple extension cords?
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 … [Read more...] about How many lights for my 30-foot outdoor tree?
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 … [Read more...] about Interview Answer #2: How are LED lights different than standard mini 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, … [Read more...] about Answer Series #1: LED Question Series – What is a standard length in LED Christmas Light strings?
If you are shopping for mini lights or craft lights here at Christmas Light Source, you may be wondering if our lights stay on if a bulb burns out. Here is a quick video answering that question: If … [Read more...] about Video Uploaded: Do your lights go out if a bulb burns out?
Today we've fielded this question 3 times so I thought it would make a great blog question and answer post and a reason to create a Frequently Asked Questions category! All of the lights we currently … [Read more...] about Do you have a shorter or longer version of this light string?
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 … [Read more...] about Should I use LED strings or Bulbs and Cords?
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 … [Read more...] about What is the difference between C7 and C9 Christmas Bulbs?
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 … [Read more...] about Why do your LED Christmas lights only come 50 bulbs to the strand?
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 is … [Read more...] about Are LED C9 twinkle bulbs as bright as my own C9 twinkle bulbs?
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 … [Read more...] about Today’s Customer Questions: Can I mix incandescent and LED bulbs on my C7 and C9 stringer wire?
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 … [Read more...] about Video of Christmas light clips loaded!
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 … [Read more...] about What do craft lights look like?
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 … [Read more...] about I’m upgrading to C9 LED lights, how do I choose?
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, … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between SPT-1 and SPT-2?
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 … [Read more...] about How many Christmas lights can I run in series?
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 … [Read more...] about I need to replace the lights on my yard sculpture – help!