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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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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: 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 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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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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