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Each year we get several emails from distraught consumers about the defective LED Christmas lights they purchased from WalMart or one of the other big box stores. The story is always the same. The consumer purchased the lights, paid double the cost of incandescent and the lights failed in less than one year. Without fail, Walmart refers the customer to the manufacturer with whom the customer has no relationship. Apparently, WalMart gets their lights from "Holiday Time" and consumers think that that we are the manufacturer because our name contains the word Holiday.

If you’re trying to create a holiday display to wow people driving through your neighborhood at night, putting your lights on a timer is a simple way to ensure you’ll get maximum exposure even when you’re not at home. If you want to make sure you’re not wasting money by accidentally leaving the lights on during the day, a timer can help with that too.

For the first time, a majority of Americans are aware that the traditional incandescent light bulb that you might screw into a light socket is being phased out in favor of more efficient choices, a new poll shows. But people are still confused about what’s covered and some still think the federal government has “banned” the incandescent light bulb.

The New York Daily News today has the scoop on the tree that’s been chosen to grace New York’s Rockefeller Center this year. Turns out, it’s a been a badly kept secret in the town of Mifflinville, PA, population 2500.

There are now so many choices in LED holiday lighting products that sometimes it’s hard to know what to pick, or how many lights you’ll need. Here are some tips from Christmas light installation expert Lee DeJonge, with Shine Holiday Lighting, on how to order just the right amount of material.

General tips

Here at HolidayLEDs.com, we’re happy to help customers with special circumstances figure out which holiday lighting products will work best. But it’s not every day that we get to work with a site that played a pivotal role in American history.

Here at HolidayLEDs.com, we occasionally get questions from landscapers or other business owners interested in offering professional holiday LED lighting services to their customers. We turned to an expert in the field, Paul Anderson, to help answer them. He has spent the last 8 years honing installation techniques and training companies to do commercial holiday installations, from bidding to designing to installing to troubleshooting. At his latest on-site training, new contractors installed Halloween lighting at the Milwaukee Zoo.

Would your perfect Christmas tree be a tall and stately spruce? Or a full and wintry beauty that’s needs to be rescued? Or a tree with a good story?

Our Christmas light recycling program is now open for business! Our recycling program has been a great success due to the support of thousands of participants who send us their old Christmas lights each year. We are happy to be able to continue this program as a result of this overwhelming support.

Like many things in life, the ease with which you’re able to install holiday lights on your home boils down to two things: thinking the project through before you dive in and having the right tools for the job. Neither task is hard, but it can make a world of difference once you start. So here are five tips in each of those categories that will make installation go much smoother:

Right tools for the job

1. A ladder and bucket
2. Extension cords
3. A long (30 foot) measuring tape
4. LED light strings
5. Christmas light clips

Thinking things...