How to Hang Holiday Lights
Holiday lights during the Christmas season look festive and decorative. But when you're busy making your house pretty, it's important for you to keep some tips in mind, so that your light-hanging is not only enjoyable, but also safe for you and your family.
The choice of outdoor lights should depend on the architecture of your home, because the decorations should look creative and match the style of your house. You can put lights on the window ledges, door jams and roof eaves. The most important thing to remember is to secure the light strands well, so that they do not get into anybody’s way. Measure the proper length that the lights need, since light strands come in different lengths.
Choose bulbs with a lower wattage, so that it is not too expensive to run the holiday lights. You would like to keep them on throughout the night, and 5 to 10 watt bulbs are best for such decorations. Also, the number of light bulbs that you use will increase your electricity usage. Check out the number of electrical outlets which you can use, and buy the extra feet of extension cord accordingly.
Do not use nails or staples for hanging outdoor lights. It is safest to use clips, because you can then securely fix the strands to the roof, window or ledge. Do not penetrate or pierce the electrical cord, because you might get an electrical shock. Electrical tape or any other adhesive is safe to use, but if the strands are a bit heavy the lights may fall.
Decorate your house beautifully with outdoor lights, and follow some common safety measures, so that nobody gets hurt in the process. To ensure that the holidays are safe and accident-free, it may be a good idea to ask professional electricians to help you hang the lights.