Glowing garlands have long become an indispensable part of New Year’s decor. They are used both on the plot and to decorate the entrance lobby, the facade of the house, and directly on the tree … Yes, anywhere! Our tips site will give you helpful tips on choosing and using glowing lights..
First advice– buy exactly the right amount of garlands. Not a lot, and not a little. For example, for a Christmas tree 40 centimeters high, you need from 100 to 150 lights. Use floor plans and house drawings to calculate how many meters of garland you need to decorate the front facade, loggia, and perimeter of a particular room. Make a preliminary plan – where exactly your garlands will hang in order to buy the right amount.
Second tip– buy LED garlands. Do not forget about saving energy, especially if you want to festively decorate the entire facade and site. In this case, electricity bills can rise significantly. And LED technologies, as the portal already wrote, have a lot of advantages.
Third tip– buy garlands with a timer. In this case, you do not have to manually turn on the backlight, it will light up and go out by itself at the right time. Convenient and, again, energy saving.
Fourth tip– buy a powerful extension cord. And even in this case, do not connect more than five garlands connected to each other. Overloading the extension cord is dangerous! And finding an outlet near the place where the garland is connected can be difficult. In addition, special extension cords are required for outdoor use..
Fifth advice– when taking out garlands hidden from last year, be careful! One of the bulbs may be broken, there is a risk of injury from its sharp edges. However, this usually does not happen with LEDs..
Sixth tip– show your imagination decorating your house with glowing ribbons. You can not just turn on the lights around the perimeter of the ceiling, but highlight the head of the bed, curtain rail, railings and stair balusters. You can actually place flexible garlands as you like, not only on the New Year’s tree or pine.
Seventh tip– on the street on leave garlands for a long time. The New Year’s holidays are over – clean up. Under snow, wind, in conditions of high humidity, they deteriorate faster and require replacement.
Eighth tip– always store garlands in a dark place. For example, in a dense cardboard box on the mezzanine or on the top shelf of a wardrobe, dressing room. Blue, green, red and purple bulbs fade fastest under light.
Ninth tip– when putting the garlands for storage, wind them around something. For example, a piece of plastic pipe of a suitable size. Or a coffee can, a plastic bottle. And you won’t have to untangle a skein next year.
Tenth tip– stay a good neighbor. Make sure that the lights from the front of your house do not interfere with the owners of the building opposite. And they do not hit your neighbors from your window. Turn off the backlight when you go to bed or set a timer. Accordingly, you yourself can always ask your neighbors to turn off the New Year’s illumination, which banally prevents you from falling asleep..