Archive: September 2010 -

LED Christmas Lighting Display

  • September 27, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights Not sure if you want LED's for your home. Don't believe that they use a lot less electricity. Take a look at these two houses. On the first one we were able to light all 4 sides of this home with LED's, using only--- get this ---one electrical circuit. Had he used incandescent lights we would have had to run new circuits out from his panel to support all the new lights. This is a fantastic installation. Next year I'd like to replace the red Incandescents with red LED's for better color and less power usage. This next customer had had previous trouble...

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Christmas Videos: Amazing Grace

  • September 24, 2010

What a Fantastic display from Holdman Lighting Company in Utah. This is one of the best displays I have seen to date. It happy, fun, exciting--just a fantastic display. DFW Christmas Lights is owned and operated by Dallas Curb Appeal, A full service Landscape Contractor helping you Love Where You Live.

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Christmas Tree Ideas: Spinning Ornaments

  • September 22, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, president of DFW Christmas Lights Spinning Ornaments? Yup that's right. Throw away that annoying chirping bird this Christmas and bring your tree to life by adding a few ornament spinners. There are several types available. The 'Ornamotor' sold by Roman  seems to be the most widely available, but there are several different types on the market, such as ones with up and down motion, stronger motors for faster spins or heavier ornaments, and individual lights attached to them to really showcase that special ornament So how does it work? That's the fantastic part. Most spinners...

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Christmas Tree ideas: Upside Down Trees

  • September 17, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights Upside down trees aren't commonly seen in either commercial or residential holiday displays but they are quickly gaining in popularity. Because everything old is new again this 12th century Central European tradition of hanging a tree from the ceiling at Christmas is in fashion again. There are several different kinds of upside down Christmas Trees available on the market today. They come in different colors, heights, widths and hanging options, being able to be supported by a floor base or suspended from the ceiling. Personally my favorite is the four...

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Christmas Lights Dallas: DIY Lighting–Part II

  • September 16, 2010

By Maria Bargellini or DFW Chritmas Lights.com Continuation of another article: Christmas Lights Dallas: DIY Lighting--Part I 4. Should I start with the lights on or off? There's nothing worst then hitting the switch on the tree just to see that the hardest lights to get to don't work. Plug in light strings before putting them on the tree. Plugging in lights allows you to find missing or burned out bulbs before you decorate your tree and helps you to evenly distribute the lights throughout the tree. 5. Do I need a Surge protector? Yes, we recommend the use of surge protectors. Plug light...

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Christmas Lighting Videos–techno music

  • September 15, 2010

The music is a little nutty for a Christmas Display but I like this display. It's very fast and exciting. DFW Christmas Lights is owned and operated by Dallas Curb Appeal, A full service Landscape Contractor helping you Love Where You Live.

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Christmas tree ideas: Flocked Trees

  • September 13, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights in Dallas Flocked Christmas Trees---I know it sounds like a word one would use to describe the torture of innocent Christmas trees, but I can assure you that it is anything but that. Flocked is a term used to describe a tree that has the appearance of being covered by snow. The most realistic looking trees will have a dusting of snow on the tops of  branches with visible green showing through. They do not have to have all the branches completely covered, but hey--it's your tree, flock it like you want it. If you miss Colorado's snow engulfed trees,...

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Christmas Lights Dallas: DIY Lighting–Part I

  • September 11, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, president of DFW Christmas Lights Want to do your own lights? Great--here are some thing to consider and tips to help you get started. 1. Which lights can you connect together? This is by far the biggest mistake people make. Here are some rules to live by. Do not connect mini lights of different numbers together-never connect a 100 light set to a 50 light set. If you do, the 50 light set will burn out prematurely. The same goes for any other combination. Do not connect different bulb types together. LED strands and mini lights burn at different voltages and will burn...

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Christmas Tree Ideas

  • September 8, 2010

[slideshow id=8] Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas By Maria Bargellini, Christmas trees don't need to be ball ornaments and your grandma's tinsel. It can be anything you want to be. Below are some ideas to give you a new take on decorating this holiday season. Almost anything can be made to hang as an ornament. A little glue and a little twine can go a long way in helping you get that special tree for your holiday. Check in for more Christmas Tree decorating Ideas. Christmas Tree ideas Baby's first Christmas Tree: We're expecting our first in February and his/her first tree is going to be so much...

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