August 25, 2019

Holiday Lighting Clips

Easier Decorating with Holiday Lighting Clips

If you’re looking for a foolproof way to hang your decorative holiday lights without damaging your home, fence, boat or other properties, you might want to consider investing in some holiday lighting clips.  Unlike staples or nails these easy-to-use little gadgets don’t damage the paint of leave holes behind.  Typically they clip to the edge of the fascia board, shingles or gutters of your home.  Available in various types, you’ll want to purchase the kind of holiday lighting clips that work on the surface where you will be placing the lights.

It’s a Snap with the Right Holiday Decorating Clips

First plan out your project and determine where you will be placing your exterior Christmas lights.  Once you know where you will be hanging outdoor lights, it’s easy to select your holiday lighting clips.  Review the types of clips below and select the ones that best meet your needs.

Shingle clip: Shingle clips or tabs can be mounted above gutters or hung below them.

Holiday Lighting Clips

Mounted Above

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Hung Below

All in One Chips

All in One Chips

All-in-One Clips: These clips hang below the roof under the edging.  They also can be used under gutters, but are not intended for mounting lights above the gutter.  You can order all-in-one light clips


Kwikclips: These clips are useful for attaching C7 and C9 Christmas lights to fascia board.  They are not appropriate for mounting lights to shingles or gutters.

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Kwikclips in Use

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How To: Decorate Xmas Lights

It’s Easy to Decorate Using a Christmas Lights Professional

How To Xmas LightsPeople who are busy, who need physical help, or who simply want to pay for expertise are perfect candidates for the Christmas lights professional.  A Christmas lights professional can hang Xmas lights efficiently and safely.  Although costly, the Christmas lights professional takes care of design, measurement, installation, and take down.  Some people face sticker shock because they don’t know how much it costs.  They don’t realize how labor intensive it is.  The most important job of the Christmas lights professional is to make sure all stays safe.  Their job is focused on using proper caps, terminators and measuring wattage to not over burden a line.  They won’t use wire nuts, black tape, or cheap lights that will melt.  The Christmas lights professional can take down and discard the lights at the end of the season or take down and leave the lights for you to store in the off-season and then pay only for installation in subsequent years.

Safety is Important When Hanging Outdoor Lights

How To Xmas Lights 1Education is key when hanging outdoor lights and there are a few important steps to follow to make sure the Xmas lights are hung the right way.  First, determine the number of hanging outdoor lights that are needed.  Second, locate power sources to be used for hanging outdoor lights.  Third, calculate the number of watts that can run on each circuit.  Fourth, visually inspect the Xmas lights including wires, and bulbs.  Replace any broken or missing bulbs on the hanging outdoor lights.  If the wires are faulty, replace the strings.  Fifth, test the Xmas lights prior to hanging outdoor lights.

The Right Tools Makes a Christmas Lights Repair Quick and Easy

How To Xmas Lights 2A few tools can make a Christmas lights repair more efficient and safe.  There are a few devices on the market to locate bad mini bulbs on a set without first removing it.  These tools can make a Christmas lights repair by locating a Xmas light “hum” through the use of an audible continuity detector.  They also have a fuse and bulb tester and a bulb puller.  Some Christmas lights repair tools feature a head light with LED beam to illuminate the working area.  Christmas lights repair tools save time and money by locating bad bulbs, sockets, and wire without checking the entire strand.