Christmas Lights FAQs
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just over 3 months away! If you haven’t already done so, you will want to think about booking a time to have your Christmas lights installed. It is best to have this done early so that you can get maximum enjoyment from this magical time of year. Here are a few frequently asked questions to consider as you make preparations for the season.
Q: How do you hang Christmas Lights?
A: We have many tips and tricks to professionally hanging lights, leaving them straight and uniform. The most commonly used methods are clips, ties, clear line and staples.
Q: How much energy do my lights use?
A: This varies per job and amount of lights used. Light Knights are proud to be environmentally friendly and use almost strictly LEDs which use 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
Q: What is the difference between C6, C7, and C9 bulbs?
A: C6’s are versatile all purpose bulbs for indoor and outdoor decorating projects, measuring slightly smaller than the C7’s and are a fixed base bulb. C7’s can be removed from the base and changed out for custom color variations. C9’s are the biggest bulb measuring just under 3” and are also interchangeable. They are great for gutter and roof lines, being highly visible from further distances.
Q: What’s the difference between LED and incandescent bulbs?
A: This topic gets quite extensive and is explained in further detail on our website. The quick answer is, LEDs are much more energy efficient using up to 80% less energy than incandescents. LEDs last longer as there is no filament to burn out and are more durable.
Q: Will the string still work if one bulb burns out?
A: Yes, but there are exceptions. If the shunt (base) is still intact and the series hasn’t been compromised, the string will still work. If the shunt has been broken and power flow has been interrupted, that string will not work.