I know, I know, it’s not even June, but who doesn’t like to look forward to the holidays? At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we look forward to outdoor holiday lights all year round. Sometimes we are asked when the best time to start thinking about Christmas lighting is and the answer is late Spring through late Summer, especially for commercial properties.
Professionally installed Christmas lighting isn’t the same as going to the local store and stapling some string lights to your roof. It’s high-quality lighting that will stand up to multiple years of use. With all that being said, it is also more expensive than the string lights at the local store. When a business or homeowner is investing more in their lights, we want to make sure that they get exactly what they want, but as the holiday season gets closer and closer, that becomes harder and harder due to ordering and timing constraints.
I love the holiday season. My Christmas tree is up and decorated the weekend after Thanksgiving, no questions asked, so I understand that customers want to get the most out of their outdoor holiday lights. The earlier our clients call to order their lighting and schedule their install, the better we can ensure they get the most out of it. When someone calls after Thanksgiving, however, it can be a few weeks before lights are installed, providing less time with your lights.
Outdoor holiday lighting and decorations possibilities are endless. While icicle lights and C9 string lights are popular every season, more companies and homeowners are adding more unconventional lights to their displays, including candy cane lights and snowflakes. At OLP, we can show you what your property will look like when you have lighting installed using a holiday lighting design program, before you order, so there are no surprises.
If you are interested in planning your holiday lighting now, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.