How Much Does It Cost To Run Christmas Lights?

Posted by on 9/5/2016
Want to really see how much your Christmas Lights affect your power bill? Here is a quick guide to your calculating your Christmas light power consumption and cost. 

How To Decorate Commercial Wreaths

Posted by Megan Good on 5/3/2016 to Decorating Your Home
How To Decorate Commercial Wreaths
Whether you are decorating a wreath for your home or business here is our handy guide for how to decorate and make it look professional, be easy to decorate, AND undecorate down the road when styles change and you want a new look. Tip - We don't use hot glue!

Corporate Christmas Decorations - Make Sure You Have Them!

Posted by Luke Del Bianco on 4/29/2016 to Commercial Christmas Decoration Ideas
Corporate Christmas Decorations - Make Sure You Have Them!
So often the workplace can become mundane and utilitarian rather than warm and inviting and it’s always fun to see our customer’s faces as they walk into their lobbies after we’ve installed and see their whole countenances light up! It’s so nice to see a change in atmosphere throughout the year and improves the company moral as well. We think that this is one area you don’t want to forget when you think about decorating for the holidays.

What is the cost of switching to LED Christmas lights?

Posted by on 4/22/2016 to New Products
Let us start off by saying again we love using LED Christmas lights.  They make our job of decorating the Phoenix metropolitan area so much easier than in years past.  We spend a lot less time installing and maintaining lights for our customers than we ever have before when we use LED lights.  The coloring has greatly improved in the past few years and today's LED Christmas lights are a great way to light your property. But there are some downsides you should be aware of before you buy.

How To Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree

Posted by Aaron Farrelly on 4/20/2016 to Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
How To Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree
“What do I look for in a tree, especially when looking online where I can’t physically see it?” As more shoppers turn to the internet to purchase, this question has become an important one to ask. My goal today is to give you some helpful hints on how to choose a Christmas tree—because there are so many different options.

Should I switch to LED Christmas Lights? How long will LED Christmas lights last?

Posted by on 4/19/2016 to All About Christmas Lights
Should I switch to LED Christmas Lights? How long will LED Christmas lights last?
LED lights are everywhere, from Christmas lights to your standard household bulbs.  Manufactures and power companies across the country are hailing their qualities making you think they are the only options out there when it comes to lighting anything.  But what our customers always want to know is should they switch to LED Christmas lights, what will be their cost savings and how long will their LED Christmas lights last?

Starting A Christmas Light Installation Business - Don’t Compete on Price - Part 3

Posted by Luke Del Bianco on 4/18/2016
In the seasonal Christmas industry you will never have a good and profitable business trying to build it on being the low cost provider.  You are not Wal-Mart, the customer does not come to your warehouse, you do not have a platform to sell billions of products year round across the globe at low margin and do okay based on volume at the end of the day. 

Troubleshoot Christmas Lights That Aren't Working

Posted by Aaron Farrelly on 4/11/2016 to Troubleshooting Your Christmas Lights

At our sister company Christmas Light Decorators, we install well over 1.5 million Christmas lights per year! At such a large scale, we have to be experts in troubleshooting and repairing lights that go out. Our customers rely on those lights to drive business and create holiday cheer at their various establishments. 

Today I would like to walk you through the steps we take when troubleshooting lights that have stopped working.

Starting A Christmas Light Installation Business - What You Need To Know Before Getting Started - Part 2

Posted by Luke Del Bianco on 4/11/2016
Starting A Christmas Light Installation Business - What You Need To Know Before Getting Started - Part 2

We are the largest commercial decorator in Arizona and decorator for the majority of cities in Arizona and 320 other commercial properties each year. This requires a lot of man power, know how, and planning. But it all begins with getting the right clients and setting some rules with them right of the bat. This insures we have a great outcome when the season quickly flies by come October & November. 

Here are the rules we follow when working with our customers and you should too!

What Products Do You Need To Install Christmas Lights On A Roof?

Posted by Aaron Farrelly on 4/6/2016
 
Ready to get into the Christmas Lighting Business? Here are the main products you will need to know about in order to start installing Christmas lighting on roofs.

Starting A Christmas Light Installation Business - What You Need To Know Before Getting Started - Part 1

Posted by Luke Del Bianco on 4/4/2016
Starting your own Christmas light installation business can be very rewarding or it can be a total nightmare. If you don't start with a solid plan to set expectations with your customers, as well as pricing your jobs correctly, you can really make a lot of mistakes that can run you out of business. Get our tips on pricing your holiday lighting jobs to earn more, setting expectations and service standards, and doing it with integrity so you can sleep at night! This multi-part series will be a lot of information you really need to know before you get started installing Christmas lights and decor this year!

Part 1 - Two Key Factors in Pricing Your Christmas Light Jobs

How Many Christmas Lights Can I Plug Together?

Posted by Doug Topham on 3/31/2016
Whether you are installing Christmas lights for Christmas or for added lighting during your party you need to be careful how many strings you plug together. Our head decorator, Doug Topham, will give you a quick walk through on how many is safe and how to see how much power your lights are using in this short 2 Minute Video.

4 Ways To Hang Christmas Lights To Your Roof

Posted by Aaron Farrelly on 3/30/2016
It's cold outside and Thanksgiving is over, all the hand turkeys have been removed from the fridge, and your family is now begging you to put the Christmas lights up. Most dread this activity and try to procrastinate as much as possible. The majority succumb, however, not wanting to disappoint kids and wives around the world who use their persuasive abilities to create holiday cheer.

How Much Does it Cost to Have Christmas Lights Installed?

Posted by Aaron Farrelly on 3/22/2016
How Much Does it Cost to Have Christmas Lights Installed?
No two jobs are the same in the holiday decorating world. Creating a holiday display with lighting and decor is an art. Certain clients like a heavy application of lighting, others are looking for a more simple, yet elegant look. Let us walk you through some of the things you need to consider when factoring the cost of Christmas light installations.

How To Hang Christmas Lights Without Nails

Posted by Doug Topham on 3/16/2016
How To Hang Christmas Lights Without Nails
One of the biggest problems people have is how to actually attach lights to a building or roof line.  We can all envision how we would like the lights to look, we just  cannot get the lights to physically stay where we want them without hammering a hole in the building. 

There are some easy ways and some hard ways to hang lights without nails or screws. Let us give you our recommendations.

How Do I Install Laser Christmas Lights?

Posted by Doug Topham on 2/24/2016
How Do I Install Laser Christmas Lights?
When I first saw these lights, I thought they would become a major part of our lighting efforts. We have used these lights in a number of displays that we have done (including at Glendale Glitters) with varying degrees of success. While I do like the look they produce, there are some challenges to using them. What follows are the lessons we have learned. 

5 Simple Ways To Transform Your Wedding With Lighting

Posted by on 2/15/2016 to Wedding Lighting Ideas
5 Simple Ways To Transform Your Wedding With Lighting
Looking for some affordable options to transform your wedding venue without spending hours and hours installing borrowed Christmas lights from everyone you know? Here are some quick and affordable options that anyone can do.

Brand Your Business or City With Seasonal Banners

Posted by on 2/10/2016 to Commercial Christmas Decoration Ideas
Brand Your Business or City With Seasonal Banners
Looking for a way to brand your business or city? Consider adding seasonal banners to your marketing strategy. Digital Banners are eye catching, affordable, and durable with year to year use. 

DIY Backyard Patio Event Lighting

Posted by on 2/5/2016 to Decorating Your Home
DIY Backyard Patio Event Lighting

Get the most out of your backyard this summer and year round using Christmas lights with this helpful how-to.

Having an outdoor wedding? Don't forget your lighting!

Posted by on 2/1/2016 to Wedding Lighting Ideas
Having an outdoor wedding? Don't forget your lighting!

If you are having an outdoor wedding, it is not just a good idea or an extra, it is really a requirement to a good reception to think about and include a fantastic lighting plan. Lighting is one of the areas of your wedding that if done right, it will pull everything together and you will have a fabulous event. But if neglected or done poorly everyone will notice. So don't skimp on your lighting budget, plan ahead and plan well to have a superbly lit wedding.

Weatherproofing Christmas Lights

Posted by on 1/28/2016 to Troubleshooting Your Christmas Lights
Weatherproofing Christmas Lights
Using Christmas lights in wet or humid weather can be a frustrating task but with a few tips and tricks we can help you make the most of your Christmas light displays or ambient lighting even in wet weather.

Cutting & Attaching A Power Cord to Rope Light

Posted by on 12/15/2015 to Working With Rope Lighting
Cutting & Attaching A Power Cord to Rope Light
Working with rope light may seem like an overwhelming project but with just a few simple tools and a little know how you can easily and beautifully install rope lighting at your home or business. Rope lighting is a very versatile product that our customers love. You can use rope lights as an inexpensive under cabinet light, put it up on plant shelves overhead, in your crown molding, make signs with it or outline walkways for a nice consistent look.  Whatever your purpose is in using rope light here are some tips to make cutting and connecting plugs easier for you the consumer.

Is My Bulb A C7 Or C9 Christmas Light?

Posted by on 12/1/2015 to All About Christmas Lights
Is My Bulb A C7 Or C9 Christmas Light?
Trying to figure out what size Christmas light you need to order? Here are a few tips and guides for helping you choose the right Christmas light bulb!

Tips for Decorating you Mantel for Christmas

Posted by Staff on 12/1/2015 to Decorating Your Home
Tips for Decorating you Mantel for Christmas
A great focal point for your home during the Christmas season is your fireplace mantel. It can represent warmth, family, love and peace. It is probably the center piece of where all of the family festivities and traditions happen. There are so many things you can do to decorate your mantel. You can keep it simple or let your creativity run wild. 

Hanging C7 & C9 Christmas Lights With Shingle Tabs - Advice from the Pro's!

Posted by Megan Good on 12/1/2015 to Installing Christmas Lighting
Hanging C7 & C9 Christmas Lights With Shingle Tabs - Advice from the Pro's!
Frustrated with trying to install your Christmas lights? Maybe you need a lesson from the pro's to get a look that will be top notch and look like you hired a professional. Get tips on what Christmas light clips work best for which roof and how to install Christmas lights using Shingle Tab Christmas light clips.