Holiday Tree Lights

Christmas Lights on a Budget

  • October 20, 2014

  You know the season is here when you start to see Christmas light installations around town, especially at the local shopping centers. Like many of you I love the look of huge trees, lit from their base to the end of their branch tips. This type of Christmas light installation takes a ton of lights and a lot labor. It also often calls for special equipment to be brought in to safely install the lights over the canopy. Unfortunately, it's not in everyone’s budget to have this done to their trees. That is, until now. Here's how you can do your Christmas Lights on a Budget We are offering...

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DWF Christmas Lights on How to Light a Christmas Tree: Part 2 techniques

  • October 12, 2011

by Maria Bargellini  If  you read part one of this post you should have a good idea of any considerations that have to be made prior to picking a technique. If you haven't read part one of "How to light a Christmas tree" click here.  The Scallop Wrap This is the most common or "old fashion" way of stringing lights on a Christmas tree. The lights are scalloped on the tree in the same way most people put garland on. Part your tree in 3-4 evenly spaced sections, ie every 2 feet on a 6 foot tree. Use the branches to hang lights and let them hang in between. Make sure that your wraps are not too tight...

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DWF Christmas Lights on How to Light a Christmas Tree: Part 1- Where to start

  • October 10, 2011

How do you wrap a Christmas Tree with lights? Well that depends on a few things; How big the tree is: If it's too big , say 12 feet, you might want to do a simple wrap. If it's shorter you can try your hand at using a more professional type of wrapping like a branch wrap. In terms of the amount of lights 100 lights for every 1' is the average amount used for a nicely lit tree. For less dense trees you can use 100 lights for every 1 1/2 feet and if you like lot of lights and you double the amount of lights, just be sure to use proper installation techniques. How much time you have: Some techniques...

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DFW Christmas Lights on Icicle Drop Lights

  • August 26, 2011

By Maria Bargellini, holiday lighting designer for DFW Christmas Lights Icicle drop lights are fairly new and have been used mostly for large commercial holiday lighting displays - until now. Icicle drop lights are designed to give off the appearance of falling snow by using the LED lights (diodes) in the tube to "drip" down the length of the tube repeated. They look great in trees or over your entryway, breezeway or any type of archway. The tubes come in a variety of lengths and combinations. For example, you can get a 5 tube strand in 10 or 20 inches, a mixed strand of  (3)-20 inch tubes and (2) 40" tubes,...

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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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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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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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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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Holiday Tree Lights

  • December 10, 2009

Roof Line Gallery Lighting your trees can be the most dramatic detail in your holiday display. Trees can be wrapped several different ways to accommodate your style and budget. Contact us for more information on your different options. Tall Trees Older trees with multiple large limbs make the most striking impact. Trees with thick lower limbs look better than trees with high limbs and long bare trunks. Lighting these types of trees will usually require 1-2 separate electrical circuits to support all the strands of lights. If power is an issue consider using LED light strands instead. Material Mini...

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