How Holiday Lighting Prices Can Affect Your Home
Holiday lighting transforms homes for the holidays and adds a festive touch to neighborhoods. However, it can cost a lot to put up and take down residential holiday lights. The holiday lighting prices vary by type, size, and location. Often, professionals charge extra to install lights in hard-to-reach places like the eaves of roofs or tops of trees.
When you go shopping for holiday lights, there is a lot to consider. From mini to C9 bulbs, basic string lights to fancy icicles, there are many options. But perhaps the most important decision is between incandescent and LED lights.
Incandescent bulbs generate heat and can become hot to the touch, a risk for children. They can also cause a fire if they come into contact with dry tree needles or paper decorations. In fact, one in five Christmas tree fires is caused by decorative lighting.
LED lights offer a wide array of color and lighting mode options for your holiday display. They also use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, helping minimize your electricity bill.
While strands of LED lights cost more upfront than incandescent, they will pay for themselves over time with lower energy costs. They are also durable, lasting up to 25 times longer than incandescent.
These lights come in a range of colors and sizes, including miniature bulbs, C9 bulbs, icicles, and more. Some even have novelty shapes that can complement your decor, like snowflakes or candy canes.
It’s important to remember that LEDs are not a replacement for your entire facility’s lighting needs. A well-planned lighting design can maximize energy savings by turning the lights off in unoccupied areas or limiting how long they’re on. You can also install timing devices that will help you automatically control your lights throughout the night. This helps you avoid the classic “one goes out, and the whole strand goes out” problem.
The wire that is used to install holiday lighting can add a substantial amount to your overall installation costs. Taking the time to find high-quality, durable wiring can help your business save money and ensure that all of your clients’ lights are in working order year after year.
Fuses are a common component of Christmas light wiring. These small sections of replaceable wire are rated to only hold so much current, and they serve as a “sacrificial device” that will burn out before overcurrent causes melting or fires in other portions of the wiring. They are an inexpensive way to keep consumers safe and allow their lights to be enjoyed for many years to come.
C9 lights are a popular choice for homeowners who want a classic, traditional look for their home. These bulbs are smaller and rounder than other types, creating a softer glow. They are available in both incandescent and LED styles and range around hundred dollars per strand.
Lighting up a home for the holidays transforms it into a festive display and draws the eyes of neighbors. The price of professional holiday light installation varies by home size and the cost of the light strands themselves.
In addition to the cost of lights, homeowners need to consider their energy costs when choosing a light type. LED lights use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs, so they can save on energy costs over time.
When quoting a client, a professional will visit the property to take measurements and assess the details of the job, like the height and shape of the roofline. They will also discuss any lighting style requests, such as colored or clear, dancing or solid. Many people opt for dome Christmas lights, which are smaller and rounder than other types, for a more delicate look.
Patriot Illumination – Wilmington Christmas Light Installation
229-B Transfer Station Rd Unit 2, Hampstead, NC 28443