Christmas Customs: "Hello, Rope Lights"
Christmas rope lights are different from more traditional holiday lighting systems because rope lights are manufactured in long tubes. Most Christmas lights are offered in the in individual fixtures. Christmas rope lights are available in small bulbs, each bulb has about an inch between them. Rope lights are available in incadescent, but light emitting diodes are available as well. Use Christmas rope lights for holiday decor of your very own, the rope lights work great with a 120-volt household outlet.
Rope lights are great for a festive Christmas decor simply because there's so much to chose from. Christmas rope lights come in a variety of color, green, orange, purple, yellow, blue, pretty pink, or even crystal clear. The flexible form of rope lights makes bending, folding and designing them into a number of shapes and figures a cinch. They are available a number of ways, and that versatility only adds to their appeal.
The easiet way to purchase Christmas rope lights is buy a complete kit. With the kit, you'll have everything you need to make your Christmas holiday display really pop. The kit of Christmas rope lights will include thirty to fifty foot long coils of the lights, a 120-volt power cord connector, and a nice bunch of clips for holding the roads in place. Splice fittings are used for connecting two or more rope lights together. But all of these items are available for individual purchase-it's your call.
The Basics of Installing Rope Lights
Installing Christmas rope lights is a piece of cake, even for the typical "bump your head and end up with a concussion" not so Mr/Mrs. Fix-Its around the house.
Step One: The first step of installing rope lights is determining where you want to place the lights. This will help determine the length of rope that you will need.
Step Two: Before setting anything up, locate which power supply (electrical outlet) you will want to use. Rope lights are so convenient that they can be used with dimmers or wall outlets that use an on/off switch.
Step Three: Gather up some tools. Rope lights will require a bit of elbow grease. A drill, screwdriver, measuring tape and sticky adhesive, are some of the tools that may be needed.
More On Christmas Customs
What is the use of an investment if it can only be used for one occasion. The last thing the world needs is more Christmas stockings that spend eleven months in the basement collecting dust. Rope lights are good for far more than lying around during the holiday season, and that makes them one of the few Christmas decoration ideas that the economical "display designer" can take to the bank.
Christmas rope lights can be used for patio lighting, landscape sprucing, and lighting for the outdoor staircases. Many truck owners love using Christmas rope lights to illuminate the dashboard and interior of their big rigs and RVs all year around.
You've just finished stringing an elaborate display of Christmas lights on your single-family home nestled in the middle of surburbia. Your family decided to go for a big "Christmas in Paris" landscape for the yard this holiday season. And if you have anything to say about it, your great light display is going to beat the pants off of whatever your cantankerous next door neighbor, Mr. Wilson, is planning. Your so confident in fact, that you didn't bother using a Christmas light tester.
You're all geared up to watch your home explode in a rainbow of light. You hit the switch, and VOLIA-nothing. While Santa, Rudolph and the rest of the gang are spinning around to "Jungle Bell Rock" over near the rosebuds, the roof is completely dark. Hey, what's going on with those lights up there?