Incandescent Lights vs. LEDs

Incandescent holiday lights

Incandescent light bulbs have been the most commonly used holiday lights until recently. These lights produce a broad-spectrum white light, and are colored by coating the glass envelope with a translucent paint which acts as a color filter. While incandescent light sets are less expensive to purchase than similar LED sets, the operating cost is significantly more. The paint on the incandescent bulbs suffer from fading or flaking when exposed to weather.

These lights are quickly losing popularity in favor of LED lights for reasons listed below.  In favor of more cost effective lighting for our customers, we are no longer selling incandescent lights.  

 

LEDs

First of all, these holiday lights are gaining popularity largely due to their low energy usage. They use about one tenth the energy used by incandescent bulbs.  As well, they have a very long usage life (up to 40 seasons!) and require minimal maintenance, largely due to the fact that they do not contain fragile filaments.

Colored LEDs produce a more vibrant light and a lot better color than the incandescent lights.  And most appealing is the wide variety of colors to choose from!  

Light Knights uses superior lighting and can guarantee customer satisfaction.  Why not let us look after your holiday lighting needs?

Go Green This Christmas

While Christmas enthusiasts still long for a white Christmas, there is another Yuletide shade that is gaining in popularity……..green!

Environmental consciousness is becoming a topic of keen interest to people around the globe. More people than ever before are acknowledging that this planet is the only place we have to live, and it’s in our best interest to care for it. This new shift in environmental awareness has affected what we eat, what products we buy and overall, how we live. This new desire to go green has had an impact on the ways in which we choose to celebrate Christmas.

Want to know just some of of the ways that Light Knights Lighting is working to help you enjoy a green Christmas?

LED lights:  We use LED lights exclusively and while there are many benefits that LED technology provides to consumers, in green terms, the most important one is probably energy efficiency.  For more information on how you can benefit from using LED lights, check out our blog discussion dated August 26th, 2014.

Re-cycle – Did you know that the holiday lighting we use is 100% recyclable? It’s true, as we care about our environment just as much as you. The last thing we all want is more reusable materials in our landfills. So, if it’s time for new lights for your home, we will take away the old ones to be properly broken down and recycled. The copper gets salvaged and reused, plastic is melted and reused and the glass is as well. Everybody wins!

Eco-consciousness is a good thing. The more that people are concerned about the health of our planet, the better off all of us will be. At Light Knights Lighting we’re doing everything we can to assure that our products and packaging are as eco-friendly as possible.

It’s All About The Design!

Our design team at Light Knights are experts in Christmas lights and décor for both residential and commercial settings, and they love new challenges and opportunities for creative expression. We offer the following decorating options:

– Rooftops, roof and gutter lines

– Windows, Doors, Archways, Railings, Walls, Pillars, Decks, Garages, Driveways

– Trees, Shrubs, bushes, plant material

– Wreaths, Bows and Garland

– Regular tree wraps, trunk and limb wraps

– Candy Cane effects

– Themes

– LED lighting

– Use of: mini and 5mm lights, C6, C7, C9, net lights, rope lights, LED strip lights, icicles,

 falling snow effects, twinkling lights and every color you could want!

 

Trees

There are a number of ways to decorate trees. Among the most popular are what we call regular wraps. This is done by starting at the bottom of the tree and wrapping around it in a horizontal manner, resting the strands on the appropriate branches, with the required amount of slack. Vertical wraps are also popular and offer a totally different effect. Trunk and limb wraps can really bring certain trees to life once the sun sets. This involves wrapping the trunk of the tree and certain limbs with various lights to really bring out the tree’s unique shape. The sky’s the limit when it comes to color combinations and blending. Light Knights also offer custom made light balls that are hung from high points in the tree, when lit up at night offer a very unique ‘hovering sphere’ effect! We highly suggest them!

 

Houses

Every house is different and has it’s own architectural features that can be emphasized. Our design team works with our clients to fulfill their visions as well as be there to offer seasoned suggestions. Do you have a beautiful archway entrance to your home? Do you have stylish pillars that could be dressed to look like giant candy canes? We guarantee your home’s holiday lighting curb appeal will impress any eyes that gaze upon it.

 

Commercial

Light Knights is proud to offer our commercial lighting services. We work with Churches, Schools, Colleges, Universities and businesses of all shapes and sizes to brighten up their holidays and special events.

Top 4 Tips Hiring A Christmas Lights Installation Company

If you are considering hiring a professional light installer this holiday season, here are the top 4 things you must know:

Who are the installers at my home?  What is their training?

All of our installers go through a rigorous hiring schedule.  By the time we hire them, we know that they have the desire to make our clients happy and that they share the same values as us.  Job shadowing and apprenticing is also a key component to our successful training.

Are they insured and properly licensed?

Liability insurance protects your investment in case of the worst case scenario.  Additionally, it is imperative that all people working on your home be insured for health and safety purposes.

What payment options are available?

We offer a full array of payment options.  For your convenience, we accept cheques, phoned in Visa/Mastercard and recently the addition of payment online using Visa/MC/Paypal.  For larger jobs, we offer the convenience of paying a 25% deposit with 50% more paid half way through the job and the remaining 25% paid upon final client approval of a job well done.

What do other people say about the company?

Ask around and chances are your friends or a friend of a friend has used our services.  What are they saying?  Additionally, check out the testimonials and references.  If a company cannot produce such a request, it is likely their past clients were not happy with the results.

Commercial Christmas Light Installation

Light Knights is proud to offer Commercial Christmas light installation services. We work with Churches, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Malls and businesses of all shapes and sizes to brighten up their holidays and special events.

 

Did you know adding lighting to a store front can make a significant impact on holiday business?  Drawing customers into your place of business can be difficult during the holiday season as the competition for shoppers increases.  By adding a light display you can dramatically increase the likelihood of people seeing your business and therefore taking a look at what you have for sale.

 

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Let us work with you to create a unique display whether it is lighting up exterior trees, roof lines, windows, or the inside rafters. No job is too big or too small and our design team will work with your company to provide a basic, less-is-more setup all the way to an extravagant, impossible-to-miss lighting system.

 

Check out Commercial Christmas Light Installations we have done for Save On Foods, Blenz, and UBC in our picture gallery.