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A Look at Christmas Light Types

Christmas lights come in many varieties.  In any given neighbourhood in Canada, you can find numerous examples of Christmas outdoor holiday light designs popping up during the holidays.  Depending on the area, the displays range from intricate designs with thousands of twinkling lights to a single string along the eaves of the house.  When it comes to your Oakville holiday lighting service, there is no right or wrong way to light your home. It all depends on your personal taste and your personal restraint!  Here are some types of Christmas lights that could light up your home this holiday season.

Use Incandescent Lights in Your Outdoor Holiday Light Design

These are commonly referred to as mini lights or string lights and are one of the most popular types of Christmas lighting.  They emit a small amount of heat and require less energy than Christmas lights with large bulbs.  They are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.  If you would like to add a whimsical look to your outdoor holiday lighting design, these lights are your best option. You might ask our Oakville holiday lighting service to cover the shrubs in your garden. This will make it look like a beautiful and festive blanket of twinkling snow has fallen. 

 Light Types: C7 and C9

If your attitude towards Christmas is “go big or go home,” then the size of these lights will fit right in with your philosophy.  C7 and C9 lights are larger in size than incandescent lights, resembling miniature light bulbs.  Each one screws into a socket on a string.  However, do not use them for indoor decorating, as they can present a fire hazard.  On the other hand, they are the ideal lights for outdoor decorating. In fact, our Oakville holiday lighting services prefers to use these types of lights because they are extremely reliable and bright.

Use LED Lights in Your Outdoor Holiday Light Design

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and LEDs are a relatively new option for holiday decorators.  They look similar to incandescent lights but require 85 per cent less electricity and produce more illumination.  What's more, the colours emitted are more vibrant than the ones emitted from incandescent lights.  The bulbs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are practically indestructible, lasting five times longer than their incandescent counterparts.  The only downside is that LED lights typically cost twice as much as incandescent lights.

Gathering Ideas for Decorating With Christmas Lights

There’s always a house or two on the block that puts on an amazing light display during the holidays.  This year, you can be the one with the incredible outdoor holiday light design! To get ideas, start looking in magazines or on websites like for layouts and themes that you like.  Once you have a few printed off, present them to our Oakville holiday lighting service and we will create a dazzling display of lights.  

*Note that Christmas Décor may or may not offer all of these lighting options.  Please contact ask us directly to discuss the best options for your home. 

Are you ready to begin designing your dream holiday lighting design? Contact our outdoor holiday lighting service to book a consultation today!

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