How to Hang Christmas Lights
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it's time to hang your outdoor Christmas lights. We'll show you all of the different lighting options and how to effectively hang Christmas lights.
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While LED Christmas lights are more expensive upfront, you’ll save money in the long run. You can pay $13.65 per month to decorate your rooftop with those old incandescent lights, or you can pay 22 cents with LED lights (prices estimated by Xcel Energy Colorado).
In comparison, LEDs are long lasting with some LEDs rated to last up to 100,000 hours. Additionally, LEDs come in both warm- and cool-glow varieties.
The LED outdoor Christmas light projector is the easiest and fastest way to get a LOT of light on your house. These lights require no roof installation and are a great timesaving alternative to traditional Christmas string lights. Simply plug them into an outdoor outlet and point them at your house. These Christmas laser lights come with five patterns: snowflakes, jingle bells, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and starry red and green.
These outdoor Christmas lights can be controlled by an app, making them the perfect element for any light display. Download the “Govee Home” app and then connect the lights’s to a bluetooth device. These lights also sync to music rhythm, making them a great addition to any party.
These LED Outdoor rope lights are ideal for outlining doorways, windows and walkways, and for creating intricate shapes and designs for Christmas time light displays. The crystal-clear PVC jacket on these lights enables it to withstand extreme external environment weather conditions and temperatures. Mounting hardware is also included in this kit.
These All-Purpose Light Clips are perfectly designed to fit almost any gutter, shingle or roof edge and the work with a wide variety of outdoor Christmas lights. They are extremely easy to use and install because the clip can be configured multiple ways. The clip inconspicuously snugly holds Christmas lights in place without damaging surfaces.
DIY Light Clips
Make inexpensive and long-lasting holiday light clips using a common staple for electrical cable wiring. Snip the staple in half and fasten it to your fascia or trim with the remaining nail. It holds the wire securely, but it’s still easy to slip the wire behind the clip. These clips hold up year after year no matter how cold it gets. And if you have metal fascia, use stainless steel screws so they won’t rust.
Damage-Free Holiday Light Hangers
Instead of poking nails into aluminum soffits and fascia when you’re hanging holiday lights, clip the wires to the bottom lip of the fascia with clothespins. But be careful up on the ladder. Learn more about ladder safety.
Handy Light Hanging Hack
If your home has gutters, you can hang lights from them without leaving the ground. And all you need are an 8-ft. 1×2, a strong magnet and some galvanized steel plumber’s hanger strap. Cut the hanger strap into 7-in. sections, bend the sections into hooks, and attach the hooks to the string of lights every 5 ft. or so. Here’s how to make this light hanger.