Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights – Part 2

Tuscany Homes, an award-winning custom home builder in Vancouver WA, wants you to enjoy your first Christmas in your new digs.

Christmas Lights 02To that end, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you hang Christmas lights on your new custom home. Hopefully, the following suggestions will make your holiday season merry and bright.

Realize there are few standards when it comes to lights. Christmas lights are all over the place. Manufactures make them all sorts of lengths. They do, however, have standard bulb sizes and standard distances between bulbs. Longer distances between lights mean greater shadows and more warmth.

Plug in your lights before hanging them. This is less of a tip (we know you know this), and more of a reminder. We’d hate for you to remember this only after you’ve strung a string of lights that you didn’t realize are faulty.

Know where to put the male end. The male end of a string of lights is the end with the plug. The female end is the one with a plug receptacle. Get it? Make sure the male end is closest to the outlet or your extension cord.

Seal connections. Water causes most blown fuses. To keep your fuses intact, make sure you seal all connections and loose ends. How do you seal them? You can seal your Christmas lights with duct tape or electrical tape.

To read part one of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

To learn more about a custom home in Vancouver WA, contact Tuscany Homes, an award-winning builder.

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