Winter lights can brighten our Alaskan darkness and start us off with a good holiday vibe. Lighting quotes have already been sent out to our regular customers and we are off and rolling (literally).
Here is some insider information about getting started with winter lights.
You can light everything. You can light building roofs, little trees, big trees, fences, and a variety of other structures.
After you decide what to light you have to pick your light strands. It may seem easy but there are A LOT OF OPTIONS. There are sizes from mini lights to your classic fat bulbs that we call C9's. Some sizes look better on certain things. C9 bulbs look good on roofs, where mini lights are the most typical for trees and shrubs.
You also have to consider what type of bulb you want. Incandescent are cheap but typically only last a season. LED's are expensive but they last 5-6 years before they start dimming. And lastly you have to pick the color. Warm white, cool white, multi-color, blue, red, green... the list goes on.
If you have chosen mini lights for your project, remove all the ugly white labels and let them loose. Then roll them like a ball of yarn around your hand. Trust me, this helps with the tangled mess. Then you can plug in your light strand and start to wrap them around your trees or fence.
There is much more to the process but that is the start and can get you off on a good foot for some winter lighting!