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.
- 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.
- 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