Category Archives: October

All posts created in October.

How to Change Fuses on LED Lights

Finding strands of Christmas lights that won’t light up can be one of the most frustrating parts of decorating for the holidays. If you have a strand of LED lights that you just can’t get working again, the problem might be with the fuse. Here are 7 quick and easy steps to replacing the fuses in your LED lights and getting your holiday decorating back on track. Continue reading How to Change Fuses on LED Lights

How to Select the Best Lights for Your Indoor Christmas Tree

If you are like me, selecting the best Christmas lights for your tree is the least of your concerns. I am generally more concerned with making sure the tree doesn’t fall out of the stand, and that it is reasonably straight. However, there are a lot of choices on the market now for Christmas tree lights, and there are a few things you should consider when making your selection. Continue reading How to Select the Best Lights for Your Indoor Christmas Tree

Safe Halloween Decorating Strategies

Halloween is quickly becoming the most popular holiday for decorating. According to Sparky the fire dog, at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first things to ignite in over 1,000 home fires each year. Autumn and Halloween decorations seem especially vulnerable, due to the tinder-like quality of dried foliage and flowers, combined with the use of candlelight to cast spooky shadows and keep a dark and haunting feel to the holiday.  It is for these reasons that Fire Prevention Day are in the month of October (10/9). Continue reading Safe Halloween Decorating Strategies

LED Halloween Lights: Frightfully Fun Crafts

Why do we decorate for Halloween?

Halloween is the second most popular holiday in the United States (the first being Christmas). It’s really a mixture of a number of different traditions. It was influenced by Celtic harvest festival traditions, pagan roots and Gaelic roots, and Christianity. But, why do we decorate? Continue reading LED Halloween Lights: Frightfully Fun Crafts

How to Hang Christmas Lights (Safely and Easily)

Like many things in life, the ease with which you’re able to install holiday lights on your home, boils down to two things: 1) Thinking the project through before you dive in, and 2) 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: Continue reading How to Hang Christmas Lights (Safely and Easily)

The International Festival of Lights in Milan

Milan’s International Festival of Lights, or Festival Internazionale Della Luce in Italian, is a month-long festival in Milan designed to transform the city into an open-air stage of contemporary art. The rules of the festival are simple; artists must use energy efficient LED lights in order to illuminate city squares, avenues, historical parks, monuments, and buildings for the 2010 Christmas season. Contestants have been submitting art proposals all year and finalists will have the opportunity to install their work for all to see right in the heart of Milan. Continue reading The International Festival of Lights in Milan