Archive: October 2010 -

Holiday Lighting maintenance: Bulb Replacement

  • October 17, 2010

Unfortunately Holiday Lighting comes with a bit of maintenance. There's bulbs, fuses and sometimes even wires to be replaced. If you have light sets from different manufactures it's important that you keep the extras that come in the packaging labeled so that you don't mix the bulbs as they do not all burn at the same amperage and are not to be used with other sets. Say you have a set that uses .01amp bulbs and you replace it with a .3 amp bulb. This will cause your set to eventually malfunction. How to Replacement a Bulb Hold the plug and remove it from the receptacle or other outlet device....

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How to Maintenance your Christmas Lights Part II

  • October 16, 2010

Click here for Part I of this article Power Setup You don't need to read your electric bill to know that outdoor Christmas lights can draw a huge amount of power. 100 feet of incandescent C9 bulbs, for instance, draw 3 and half times more power than most televisons! Needless to say, if you plug too many light strings into one plug, you will quickly overload that circuit. Most homes have a 16 amp plug in the front and back yard; however, that circuit is usually shared with a room in the home, so not all 16 amps are usable. If you are planning a large Christmas light display, it is wise to calculate...

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How to maintenance your Christmas lights Part I

  • October 16, 2010

Maintenance To date there aren't any Christmas lights that are manufactured here in the US, but we use millions of lights. Manufacturing so many lights for consumption with only months to prepare has led to holiday decorations notoriously being poorly manufactured and unreliable. Our Christmas lights are commercial grade, with greater durability and quality than our competitors. The following guide offesr advice and solutions to the most common Christmas light problems whether you're using our lights or your own. WHEN LIGHTS FAIL Check that all circuits are on and that all plugs are plugged...

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Christmas Wreaths Dallas

  • October 15, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights.Com Deck the halls with boughs of Holly fa la la la la la la la la. OK I'll stop.... Nobody actually decks the halls with sharp-poke your eyes out China Holly leaves anymore but they do use natural and artificial greenery for stairways, entry ways, interior/ exterior doors, and windows. A wreath can be any assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs,ornaments and/or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. They are used typically as Christmas decorations but can be used as seasonal decor all year like egg wreaths at Easter and Heart...

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Christmas Around the World

  • October 15, 2010

Christmas in Africa Preparation for Christmas in the Congo begins when some group is designated to prepare the annual Christmas pageant. Christmas day begins with groups of carolers walking to and fro through the village, along the roadway, by the houses of the missionaries, singing the lovely carols known the world around. Often people may be awakened by a group of carolers beginning to converge on the house of worship. They return home to make final preparation as to the clothes one must wear and also as to his offering for the Christmas service. The most important part of their Christmas...

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Musical Holiday Lighting Display

  • October 14, 2010

The ITree by Music in Motion By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights Wants something new this holiday season? Love those crazy Holiday videos where someone else's home is dancing to tunes in a spectacular Holiday Lighting display? Well people--I want to introduce you to a fantastic new product that will give you a similar display without the cost or hassle of a high tech computerized show. It's called the ITree, by Music in Motion. There's two products in this family, an indoor tree that looks like your traditional Holiday tree and an outdoor version, which is a cone shaped tree made with...

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Where to see Lights in Dallas / Texas

  • October 13, 2010

BY Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights, Dallas Christmas Light installers Looking for somewhere to go to see a lights this holiday? Try Whistlestop, in Cleburne, Texas. Their Christmas wonderland lighting display has over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas. There's live entertainment like a community choir, representing area churches, singing Christmas music, a parade and pictures with Santa.  Adding to the fun will be food and gift vendors, and kids of all ages will be able to blow the whistle on the historic 3417 Steam Engine. View historic Cleburne at the Candle...

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Christmas Lighting ideas: Virtual Estimates

  • October 13, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights. You know you what to do Holiday Lighting but you aren't sure what to do--No Worries. Our Holiday Lighting Designers can put your mind at ease by working with you to create the perfect design. Our Virtual Designs help you visualize what your home will look like at it's seasonal best. Below is a sample of a virtual design and an actual installation. Virtual Design Actual Installation Virtual Estimates: We offer FREE estimates for both “Virtual” and “In Person” clients. These virtual designs allows us to provide our services for busy...

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Christmas Around the World

  • October 12, 2010

Ever wonder what the Christmas holiday is like in other parts of the world? Below is an excerpt of an article on what Christmas, or rather the holidays are like around the world. Christmas In Argentina People go to the church with family, then come back to a family gathering. At midnight after eating they toast, then the adults' dance while younger people go out to see the fireworks. After this they go to sleep, but not before they open the presents under the Christmas tree. That day is very special for because they are Christian and celebrate Jesus' birth on the 24th of December. The dinner...

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Life of a Christmas Tree–Pick your own Christmas Tree Dallas

  • October 11, 2010

So where does that tree come from? Where Do I go to get one? By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights So where do Christmas Trees come from? Well, out of the 30 million real trees that used by us every year 25% come from Oregon, 11% from North Carolina, 10% from Michigan and the remainder of the trees come form small farms across the country. The different types of Christmas Trees consists of Pines, Firs, and Spruces, however the most common by far are the Balsm, Frasier, and Douglas Firs. I name my tree Dougie every year--makes me feel better about it some how. I also talk to it and feed...

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