Alternating Colors of Christmas Lights

June 8, 2008


Want your lights to alternate in the colors of the Irish flag or some other custom configuration?Try the following tips if ready made light strings don’t come in the colors you need.

  1. Purchase your bulbs and light stringers or cords separately and “build” them yourself. For example, you could buy 50 feet of C7 light cord and then purchase a box of 25 red bulbs and a box of 25 green bulbs. Then presto, take 30 minutes (or less) screwing your light bulbs in and there you are – custom lighting.
  2. For mini lights and led christmas lights where it is really inconvenient or impossible to customize the bulbs, order strings of lights with a 5 inch or greater spacing and install them “on top” of each other offset by 1/2 of the spacing for 2 sets or 1/3 the spacing for 3 sets. This is a great way to get the color combinations that you want

These are my two favorite ways to alternate colors. If I come across any additional ideas, I will definitely post them.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like...

Christmas Birdcage
April 18, 2019

Birdcages have been incredibly on-trend this year. Pinterest is telling us that they’ll be featured in centerpieces year round. We couldn’t help but create one ourselves for Christmas! (We’re always thinking Christmas!!) Materials Birdcage Faux …

Mardi Gras Christmas Tree
March 3, 2019

At the Welcome Center along I-20 While crossing over the Mississippi River is the beautiful Vicksburg, Mississippi Welcome Center. Recently, while passing through, we spotted the fun Mardi Gras Christmas Tree and had to share …

What is that specification?
January 12, 2019

Shopping for Christmas lights and have Questions about what all the specifications mean? On each product right after the description is a table of specifications. Right under the product description. Here is a close-up view. …