Archive: November 2010 -

Dallas Christmas Lights: Roof lights I

  • November 16, 2010

By Maria Bargelini of DFW Christmas Lights When we hear the  term Christmas display or Holiday Lighting, some of us (who are old enough to remember) think of the Griswold's. The infamous family in the National Lampoon's vacation film series, "Christmas Vacation". If the thought of 20+ foot ladders and touching electricity leaves you more than frazzled -- consider having your Christmas Lights professional installed by DFW Christmas Lights. If you want to brave it on your own here are a few notes to help you out. #1 Above all else---Be Safe! At DFW Christmas Lights, we want you to have the holiday...

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Dallas Christmas Lights: Roof Lights II

  • November 16, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights For Part I of this article please click here. Ready to put up your lights---Stop! There are a few thing to do first. Read on for some more FYI. #3 Test your lights Roll out and connect your lights sets. Turn sets off to make any repairs or replacements. Replace any burned out bulbs or fuses while you're on the ground when it's convenient. Keep a look out for bulbs that are very very bright. This is a sign that they will soon go out. Better safe than sorry. Do not--I repeat, DO NOT install the lights while they are on. They will burn out a lot faster...

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Dallas Christmas Lights: Tips–GFCI

  • November 15, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights I have been an electrician for over a dozen years and the thing most home owners have issues with are their outdoor GFCI outlets. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, in the business we say GFI for short. Those fancy letters are just a way of saying cut off device. If you overload your circuit, get a surge or short from weather, the ground fault in the device will trip, much like a breaker, and shut off the power to your device. It does so as to not  allow the surge to return to your breaker. It's meant to protect the breaker and or electrical...

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Christmas Ideas: Decorating your tree

  • November 12, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights Looking for a beautiful, hassle-free lighting display this holiday season? Here's a few tips to help you out. Decorating Your Christmas Tree The most recognizable symbol of the holiday season is the family tree. Whether you call it a Christmas tree or a Holiday tree, decorating  it can be a challenge. Keeping that in mind, we suggests 3 simple tips to make your tree more beautiful―and your decorating easier―than it has ever been. Tip #1: Keep replacements on hand Some of us like to change it up every few years by simply switching things like the lighting....

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Christmas Videos: The Griswolds

  • November 11, 2010

Don't let this be you this Holiday Season If you want to take out the guess work and Hassle out of the Holidays have your Christmas lights professionally installed by DFW Christmas Lights. DFW Christmas Lights and The Outdoor Lighting Expert is owned and operated by Dallas Curb Appeal Inc.

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Christmas ideas: Lighted Trees

  • November 3, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights So you have a great tree in the front and you want to light it this Christmas but you haven't a clue as to what it cost or how to do it--No worries. This short article will help you figure out if your tree is a good canidate for lights, different lighting techniques and other details you 'll find interesting. Large Lit Trees Live Oaks, Red/White Oaks, Cedars, and many more types make for great lighted trees. These trees are usually around 15-20 feet tall and 12-20" in diameter. They often have a large trunk,  low lying branches and enough electricity...

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