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Avoid These Residential Holiday Lighting Mistakes

  • October 24, 2022
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Avoid These Residential Holiday Lighting Mistakes - Outdoor Landscape Lighting Installations and Designs by Elite Lighting Designs

The holidays are officially upon us which means it’s time to start planning holiday parties and your residential Christmas light installation. It may be October but it’s never too early to get a jump on planning our Austin holiday lighting. At Elite Lighting Designs, it’s pretty obvious we take Christmas light installation pretty seriously. If you’re still deciding whether to have holiday lighting installation done for you or do it yourself, here are some tips on what not to do and how we can make those difficult areas of Christmas light installation easier.

Making Your Holidays Merry and Bright

The first “do not do” we recommend is not using indoor holiday lighting. It may seem as though all Christmas lights are created equal but the truth is indoor Christmas lights are not designed to withstand outdoor elements. San Antonio may not seem like a place where weather conditions would be an issue but as we’ve seen in recent years, the weather can be unpredictable. 

This will be an unpopular opinion but we also recommend avoiding using icicle lights. It’s true they can add a beautiful aesthetic to your Austin holiday lighting however, they are more prone to becoming tangled when it’s windy. Additionally, they can shift in the wind and storms throwing off your Austin holiday lighting display. 

When it comes to residential Christmas light installation, it’s best to use lights that specify they are for outdoor use and ones that work well with the elements. At Elite Lighting Designs, we use the best residential lighting fixtures and materials that are guaranteed to withstand the elements and maintain their beauty.

Now this one sounds like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how often we hear about this. Do not hang your Christmas lights before testing them. Christmas light installation is actually a serious matter as safety is always a concern. When installing holiday lighting, it’s important to avoid frequent trips to your roof so as to avoid increasing your chances of an accident.

The installation portion of holiday lighting is not always the most fun or safe, which is another reason to consider allowing our experts to perform your residential Christmas light installation for you. Not only will you be guaranteed fully functioning lights, but you’ll also save yourself the risk of an unwanted and unexpected injury.

Finally, not avoiding creating a full plan for your holiday lighting display. Figure out which areas of your home will have lights, take measurements, and make sure to purchase just a few more lights than you think you’ll need for good measure.

While there are a few more “do not do’s”, these are the basics and the ones we hear the most complaints about. If it sounds like it may be a bit much to deal with this year, let Elite Lighting Designs handle your Austin holiday lighting installation for you. Safety, limited maintenance, aesthetically pleasing displays, and relieving you of any possible mishaps or headaches are our number one goals. 

If your search for ‘holiday lighting installation near me’ or ‘Christmas lighting installation near me’ brought you to us, you’re in the right place! Christmas will be here before you know it so contact us today to schedule your free consultation at 512.692.7445.


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