Christmas can be an expensive time of year. From shopping for gifts to preparing a feast for family and friends, the holiday budget can quickly get pushed to its limit. In many cases, a large and extravagant outdoor Christmas lighting display can contribute to this expensive season - but it doesn't necessarily have to! Going green with your outdoor Christmas lighting design can help keep your hydro bill low, provide an environmentally friendly lighting solution, and still help you get into the holiday spirit. If you're looking for a great outdoor Christmas lighting design that will cut costs around your home this season, follow some of these easy tips for going green with your festive outdoor lighting.
Consider Your Existing Landscape Lighting System
If you already have an existing landscape lighting system installed around your home and property, it's a good idea to assess your existing outdoor lighting system before installing any new Christmas lighting. This will help ensure you aren't over-illuminating your property. For example, if you have a signature tree that is illuminated in your existing landscape lighting design, you may not want to add string or net Christmas lighting around that tree. Or what is often more typical is that you'll want to turn off that specific zone in your existing lighting design to add in a more festive lighting choice. Whatever option you choose, it's important to remember to pick one or the other. It is not cost-effective, or environmentally friendly, to have both your existing landscape lighting design and your Christmas lighting system operating in full force at the same time.
Invest in LED Lights
If you've ever considered going green with your existing lighting design, you'll know that LED lights are the way to go. Not only will replacing your regular bulbs with LED lights help cut your energy costs significantly, the technology has also advanced far beyond what it used to be. With the LED lights that are available on the market today, you have a variety of sizes, styles and colours to choose from, all of which will help you create the perfect Christmas lighting design for your unique home and property.
Install a Timer
One of the easiest ways to run up your electricity bill is to forget about turning off your Christmas lights. Fortunately, you'll never have to worry about that again when you install a timer to your outdoor Christmas lighting system. A timer will allow your Christmas lights to automatically turn on after the sun goes down, and to turn off again after you've gone to bed, ensuring you never forget to turn out the lights when they aren't needed.
Contact Christmas Decor Oakville
Thinking about your budget and going green with your outdoor Christmas lighting design this holiday season? Contact us our experienced team of outdoor holiday lighting professionals at Christmas Decor. Whether you're looking for more information on Christmas lighting solutions, or you already have a design in mind that you'd love to bring to life, our team can help! We'd love to help bring the holiday spirit to your home this year with a one-of-a-kind Christmas lighting design.