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Tree Lighting for the Holidays Adds Festive Flair

The holidays are a time for happiness and cheer. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are happy to add to the ambiance through our outdoor holiday lighting service. It puts a smile on our faces when we see how welcoming and bright our clients’ homes can look for holiday visitors.

Each of our holiday lighting systems is different. At OLP, we custom design the lighting plan based on the clients’ properties, tastes and budgets. Our trained installers will put up the lights and take them down at the end of the season. Additionally, we store all of our clients’ lighting product for them so each bulb can be tested before being installed again the following year.

Holiday tree lighting is always a popular installation, but there is more than just one way to do it…

red scroll spiral tree

Wrapping trees in string lights is the most popular method of holiday tree lighting. It’s a design classic that can make a big impact. Take the above pictured tree from the Nashville capital for example. The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives team wrapped it in thousands of bulbs to highlight its size and beauty. With the lights, it can now be admired both day and night. While white and red bulbs are used most often, string lights are available in a number of different colors.

There are numerous types of ornaments that are meant for the outdoors, but most of them don’t light up themselves. To add something extra to a tree, we have colored spheres in a variety of colors and sizes that can take on an ornamental feeling. The surface is textured, allowing for more “sparkle” than a smooth surface. For added excitement and visual interest, spheres with twinkling bulbs can be installed.

Snowflakes are one of the key icons of the holiday season. Snowflake lights can be hung from tree branches along with string lights to create a tree straight out of winter wonderland. Some of our snowflake lights are constructed with LED rope lighting and some are made with layers of metal that is back lit with LED bulbs. The most interesting trees with snowflake lighting have several different designs incorporated.

One type of outdoor holiday lighting that is growing in popularity is snowfall lighting. Snowfall lighting intends to mirror the look of falling snow. I like to think of snowfall lighting as icicle lights taken to the next level. Instead of having all of the lights on each line lit up at one time, they light up in one after the other. Here’s a video of a project that one of our locations did a few years ago that incorporated snowfall lights. Watch out for the “dripping” lights, that is snowfall lighting.

If you don’t have trees on your property, but would like something for the holidays, we have temporary, pre-lit trees that are perfect for outdoor décor. Some are made of poles and string lights, while others, like these spiral ones, are hollow structures that are taken apart at the end of the season.

If you have question on outdoor holiday lights, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.