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The Hidden Costs of Buying Subpar Holiday Lights

The twinkling magic of holiday lights can quickly turn into a frustrating nightmare if you skimp on quality. While cheap light strings and bulbs might seem attractive when you're quoting and looking at your margins, the hidden costs of subpar lighting products can wreak havoc on your margins, your business and also damage your reputation.

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The Biophilic Magic of Decorative Lighting

The winter holiday season may be short-lived, but the warm feelings of seeing the community come alive with light and seeing young and old flocking together stays etched in our memories warming our souls. Whether it's the twinkling warm white 5mm light string mimicking the soft glow of candlelight or the sweet summer reminder of a firefly string phasing in and out behind the leaves of a bush, holiday lights evoke a sense of wonder and joy. That warm feeling is tied to our need for our longing and connection with nature.

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Pro Tips for Wrapping Trees With Lights

Adding decorative lighting to trees is a proven way to make a bold statement and enhance the ambiance of any outdoor decorative lighting installation. Whether you're preparing for a special occasion or event, a holiday or simply beautifying your landscape, properly wrapping trees with decorative lighting requires attention to detail, adherence to best practices and the right light strings and lighting products. In this guide, we will outline expert techniques and specialized product considerations to ensure a stunning, high-performing, and safe exterior lighting display.

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A Light String's Silent Enemy: Galvanic Corrosion

Holiday lighting installations should be magical – twinkling displays projecting points of light and perfect pixels into festive scenes, not flickering and fading shows requiring repeat service calls. There's a silent lurker threatening your both installation performance and your energy efficiency: galvanic corrosion. This electrochemical process weakens connections and compromises light string and bulb performance, leading to series failures, dimming, frustrated customers, and costly service calls.

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Low Voltage Vs. High Voltage

In the world of decorative lighting, understanding the concept of voltage is crucial. Voltage represents the force or pressure of electricity flowing through a circuit. In this article, we'll explore the differences between low voltage and high voltage lighting options, helping you make an informed choice for your projects.

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3 Tips To Prevent Decorative Lighting Headaches

With seasonal light displays beginning to shine in theme parks and botanical gardens, in small town squares and along city sidewalks, professionals devoted to creating lighting magic are crossing their fingers that it all goes off without a hitch. No string failures.

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What Makes NxG Truly A Next Generation Light String?

“I knew if I came up with a better version, I’d have success,” he said. “Basically, we set out to make a better mousetrap, as they say.” It took eight years for the innovative NxG construction to reach the market.

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The Hidden Costs of Buying Subpar Holiday Lights

The twinkling magic of holiday lights can quickly turn into a frustrating nightmare if you skimp on quality. While cheap light strings and bulbs might seem attractive when you're quoting and looking at your margins, the hidden costs of subpar lighting products can wreak havoc on your margins, your business and also damage your reputation.

Read More

The Biophilic Magic of Decorative Lighting

The winter holiday season may be short-lived, but the warm feelings of seeing the community come alive with light and seeing young and old flocking together stays etched in our memories warming our souls. Whether it's the twinkling warm white 5mm light string mimicking the soft glow of candlelight or the sweet summer reminder of a firefly string phasing in and out behind the leaves of a bush, holiday lights evoke a sense of wonder and joy. That warm feeling is tied to our need for our longing and connection with nature.

Read More

Pro Tips for Wrapping Trees With Lights

Adding decorative lighting to trees is a proven way to make a bold statement and enhance the ambiance of any outdoor decorative lighting installation. Whether you're preparing for a special occasion or event, a holiday or simply beautifying your landscape, properly wrapping trees with decorative lighting requires attention to detail, adherence to best practices and the right light strings and lighting products. In this guide, we will outline expert techniques and specialized product considerations to ensure a stunning, high-performing, and safe exterior lighting display.

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5 Tips For Creating A Memorable Holiday Lighting Event

In the past, decorating for Christmas holiday events was all about buying a bunch of lights, hanging them everywhere you could, and being merry about it. The biggest challenges were figuring out if you used too many lights and making sure nothing started a fire. Then we transitioned to LEDs which meant more lights with less power and an increasing selection of light styles. More options meant more design planning was necessary and adding more lights meant needing more open power sockets! And praying it doesn’t rain or snow too much! Now our Holiday Events have an astounding variety and capability of products and…systems?! The biggest challenge we face today is that anything is possible and how do you figure out what you need to make something great happen?

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