Smarter Holiday Lights

Automate your holiday lights this season with Smart Lighting Control from Forest Security. Control your holiday lights with the same app used for your security system so you can disarm your panel and turn your lights on when you arrive home with a single touch. Best yet, after the holidays, your Smart Lighting Control can be used anywhere in your home to keep your home smart all year long!

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Here are some additional great Holiday Decorating Tips

Original Report by: Lauren Dunec Hoang of Houzz Magazine:

 

Classic and Elegant

A simple, classic, and elegant look is to decorate just your front entrance. This home  in Kansas  is decorated with pine garland, light strings, and a planter shaped like Santa’s boots — looks wonderfully festive without being overwhelming.

 

Net Lights

Even just a few lights  can make a big difference in making your garden an inviting place. This walled garden in Manchester, England, a pair of clipped shrubs are wrapped with white lights to make a lovely entrance to an outdoor garden room. To evenly cover your outdoor bushes with lights, use net lights. The bulbs are distributed over a square or rectangular lattice of cords and come in various sizes for easy decorating.

 

LED White String Lights

Winter Gardens are primarily quiet. Highlight the structure of deciduous trees by wrapping the trunk and individual branches with string white lights. Choose either a single tree as a specimen, or illuminate a cluster of trees for greater impact. Using LED lights will allow you o use more strands per circuit and save on energy costs too.

 

Luminarias

Welcome your guests this year with an enchanting walkway lined with flickering luminarias. You can purchase luminarias or easily make your own with paper bags weighted with a handful of sand at the bottom. For safety, you can use a battery powered tea light in each.

 

Light Up the Eaves

Perhaps the most classic style, perimeter lighting along a home’s eaves and roofline creates a festive look for the season.

Keeping the lights lit

We have all had this happen, all the lights are up and as soon as the ladder is put away, a section of lights goes out. The best way to avoid this is upgrade to Commercial-grade LED lights. You can buy them from specialty retailers online.  High quality lights cost more upfront, but  you’ll save time, frustration, and money by not having to replace them year after year.

There are many reasons to hire a professional and this may just be one of them.  Installing holiday lights is usually not in the best weather and the most important is safety! Avoid the risk of falling from a ladder or slipping on an icy roof, by hiring a local lighting professional.