Powering holiday magic since 1972, Harris Power is here to help you illuminate the season this year with our tips and fun facts about seasonal string lights. Enjoy!
Tip: When all or a portion of your Holiday string lights won’t light up, it can feel hopeless. Fret not! We have a few methods for repairing this frustrating, recurring issue.
- Check the fuse: Did you know that there is a little panel on the side of the plug? Slide it back and check the fuse. If it’s blown, replace it with a new one from most places that sell the lights.
- Check the bulbs: Pick up an inexpensive tester from an electronics store. Most models can detect which bulbs are the troublemakers with a simple wave.
Fun Fact: Thomas Edison commissioned the very first holiday lights display, in order to show off his newly-invented incandescent light bulb. Eight miles of string lights festooned the underground train systems, dazzling commuters and transforming holiday traditions forever.
Tip: Always use a wooden or fiberglass ladder when hanging holiday lights. NEVER use a metal ladder, as it is a conductor of electricity, and you don’t want to get shocked!
Fun Fact: Older string lights are incandescent, which means they are powered by a wire filament which is heated with electricity until it visibly glows, which is why they emit such a soft, warm light. LEDs (light emitting diodes) utilize electroluminescence, which means they are powered by a two-lead semiconductor light source, which is why they give off such bright illumination.
Tip: Although traditional incandescent holiday lights may be cheaper in the store, they use far more energy than their modern LED counterparts, meaning they cost more in the long run.
Fun Fact: Those traditional bulbs last an average of 1,000 – 1,5000 hours (typically one holiday season). LED bulbs can last up to 10x longer (TEN holiday seasons). That’s a big difference!
We hope you enjoy a safe, happy, and bright holiday season, and call Harris Power should any shocking issues arise.
Happy Holidays to all 7 cities of Hampton Roads: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and more!
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