The Latest Trends in Outdoor Holiday Lighting Installation for Your Home and Your Business


As with anything else we buy, trends in holiday decorations change from year to year, and this includes outdoor holiday lighting. At Holiday Creations Pro, we stay up to date on the latest lighting trends in the Chicagoland area from checking out industry trade shows and products to viewing social posts on Pinterest and Tumblr. To ensure that your home and your business looks best for the 2014 Holiday season, we have listed popular trends in both the residential and commercial outdoor holiday lighting spaces.

Residential Trends in Outdoor Holiday Lighting Installation

Lit Wreaths and Garland

Going green continues to make its presence, but in the form of lush greenery, such as in lit wreaths and garlands. In the residential space, both natural and faux (fake greenery made to look real) lit wreaths make a spectacular display on front doors and windows. We often see lit wreaths only on front doors, but they can be placed on dormant windows, porch lights, and even garage doors as well! We recommend natural wreaths and garlands, as the fresh and fragrant scent greets guest with a Christmas-like scent, and if placed inside, can really perfume the air of your home. Finally, to give your lit wreaths and garlands an added touch, we recommend adding pine cones and thick red ribbon where possible. This will really kick up the festive appearance of your home! Our design and installation consultants can help you choose the wreaths and garland that look best outside of your home so that you can be a part of this growing trend!

White Lights with Luxe Silver & Gold

The demand for colored lights comes and goes, but this season, it’s all about the white lights! In the Chicagoland area, like in Oak Brook, Inverness, and Hinsdale, our residential customers prefer to accentuate the architecture of their home through white lights rather than through colored lights. However, it’s completely up to the customer! Luxe colors like silver and gold have been trending in interior design, and now it has led to an exterior presence outside. This can be in the form of silver and gold lanterns, ornaments, and even in the form of bows to take the place of the class red. Tis the season for less color and more luxe! Our design and installation consultants can assist you in choosing the best colors for your home-whether they are white, silver and gold, or red, green and blue!

Simplicity

With the elegant colors of white, silver and gold, the element of simplicity is sparked. Clear white lights are always in style. They have a natural tendency to create an overall effect on the home rather than drawing attention to the lighting itself. The simplicity effect is both noticeable and dazzling. Especially with the impending snow in the Chicagoland area this Winter, the warm colors and simplistic style will be against a beautiful backdrop of snow. Simplicity is key this holiday season, and one of our design consultants can help you make the most out of your home’s natural architecture for the perfect holiday lighting display.

Home Outlining

Aside from wrapping trees, bushes, and shrubs, more and more frequently, customers request the outlining of their homes, porches and garages with holiday lights. This is often a challenge for do-it-yourselfers as the bulb spacing varies from the top of the roof to the bottom, not to mention the safety risk. Falling off ladders is the most prevalent cause of injury during the holidays. Therefore, it is important that you have professional lighting contractors handle the outlining job for you! Our professional design and installation consultants can help you in not only designing the look of your outlining, but also explain the installation process to you so that you know where you lights are going and how it will look in the end.

LED Lights

At Holiday Creations, we give our residential customers only the best, and therefore, we highly recommend LED lights. LED, a light-emitting diode, is an electronic light source that can be found in residential and commercial light bulbs. It’s one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly developing lighting technologies. Quality LED lightbulbs last longer, are more durable and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. They use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than other types of lights. What is not to love?

LED holiday lights may consume less electricity, but they also have the following advantages: They are safer. LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or even burns and fires. They are sturdier. LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage and natural elements. They last longer. The same LED string that is hung this season could still be in use 40 holiday seasons from now! Finally, they are easier to install. Not only does this make our job easier, it makes your home light up more! Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. Only 3 to 4 strings are possible with incandescent lights. Save money, energy, time and effort with LED lights. Our team of holiday lighting contractors can educate you more about the benefits of LED lighting so that you know what to expect with this amazing technology!

Commercial Trends in Outdoor Holiday Lighting Installation

Landscape Lighting

From our commercials customers, we’ve seen a lot of lighting requests for business entryways, walkways, the edges of flower beds and driveways. Businesses find that the more the light up their store-fronts, the more likely they will attract more customers. People are drawn to light sources! Take advantage of the holiday lighting opportunity and highlight your landscape and your storefront. Provide a festive atmosphere for your customers so that they feel comfortable and happy to work with you. Our business design consultants can target the landscaped areas of your business that will look the best with holiday lighting.

More is More

Along the same lines as Landscape Lighting is the fact that more is actually more in the commercial holiday lighting space. This simply means that more is better. By adding a festive theme to your business, you are catching the attention of consumers and showing your community that you are invested in beautifying your block and storefront. Our lighting experts will work with you to develop and design and strategy that will entice your customers and make your business memorable year and year through holiday lighting.

Novelty Lighting

With all the competition out there, many businesses these days want to be remembered. Because of this, we suggest making your holiday lighting an experience. Some ideas include setting your lights to music, animated cartoon characters, and oversized ornaments. Music can turn your storefront into a disco! Animated cartoon characters can range from reindeer that run to penguins that throw snowballs at each other! Oversized ornaments give your customers something to talk about and take pictures with! The experience with your holiday lighting will be something your customers will never forget. Our professional holiday lighting experts can help you decide which novelties are best for your business, so that you can just worry about appreciating the end result!

Business Outlining

Most people don’t realize that outlining requires training and design knowledge of perspective and angles. Did you know that at the top of a roof, bulbs may be 24 inches apart and at the bottom of the roof, bulbs may be 15 inches apart? It’s a trick of the eye that is only familiar to the professional holiday lighting contractor. Our commercial customers frequently request the outlining of their businesses and store fronts with holiday lights.

LED Lights

At Holiday Creations, we give our commercial customers only the best, and therefore, we highly recommend LED lights. LED, a light-emitting diode, is an electronic light source that can be found in residential and commercial light bulbs. It’s one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly developing lighting technologies. Quality LED lightbulbs last longer, are more durable and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. They use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than other types of lights. Need we say more?

Not only do LED holiday lights consume less electricity, they also have the following advantages: They are safer. LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or even burns and fires. They are sturdier. LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage and natural elements. They last longer. The same LED string that is hung this season could still be in use 40 holiday seasons from now! Finally, they are easier to install. Not only does this make our job easier, it makes your business light up more! Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. Only 3 to 4 strings are possible with incandescent lights. Save money, energy, time and effort with LED lights. Our team of holiday lighting contractors can educate you more about the benefits of LED lighting so that you understand what you and your business can expect from this amazing technology!

How We Can Bring the Holiday Lighting Installation Trends to You

Our holiday lighting experts take the hassle and guess work out  of holiday lighting installation, so that you can spend time enjoying the most wonderful time of year! The process is simple and goes as follows:

Design

One of our professional design consultants will meet with you to determine your lighting needs for your home or your business. With their guidance, you can choose from a wide variety of beautiful and creative designs for the holidays. Our consultants can also custom design and build a display for any special holiday event or function. Their goal is to assist in designing a display, discuss and expand on your ideas, and offer advice on the best type of lighting to accomplish your vision.

Installation

Everyone knows that outdoor decorating can be a time-consuming and daunting task. By using our installation services, homeowners and business owners will not have to worry about weather conditions, ladders, or having the installation equipment necessary to create a safe and attractive display. One of our installation teams arrives at your home or business properly trained, equipped, and insured.

Maintenance

After your project is professionally installed, situations may arise for service. We promise to respond to your call or email within 24 to 48 hours. Our service crews work day and night to ensure systems are up and running. We are even available Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we will stop at nothing to assure quality!

Storage

The final step of our service is the takedown and storage of your holiday lighting. We will come to your home to take down and safely package your products until the next holiday season. We even guarantee that all holiday lighting projects will removed from your home or your business no later than January 25th.

…Or Make it Permanent!

At Holiday Creations Pro, we offer an LED permanent outdoor lighting system that stays on your home all year round. Nearly invisible by day, these lights are stunning at night. We make sure that the lights blend in seamlessly, and all wiring is hidden for a clean, polished look. Our programmable system lets you change the colors, dim the lights, and brighten them up again all at the push of a button!

Our current special for holiday lighting is currently available online. Customers can receive up to 40% off on their holiday lighting when they purchase through our on-line package chooser which is available through our website. The package chooser can be found here: http://www.hclights.com/shop/.

From design and installation to maintenance and storage, Holiday Creations is your premiere destination for holiday lighting packages and products. The website offers over 200 packages for easy online purchasing. A specialized lighting designer will visit your home and use our digital software to customize the lights, using a photo of your home. In January, the lights will be taken down and stored until next year. We do the work letting you enjoy the results.

By: Holiday Creations Pro, Inc.

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