Christmas lights are a great way to attract attention to a storefront and show off the festive spirit. The more people that stop to admire your display, the more customers you’ll have. The lights will also enhance your visibility, giving you an edge over your competitors. In addition to storefronts, Christmas lights can be used to decorate municipal buildings and office buildings.
Cost of holiday lighting for storefronts
There are many different options for holiday lighting, but the two most common options are LED and incandescent lights. Both are waterproof and bright, but incandescent lights tend to be more expensive than LED because they tend to burn out quicker. LEDs, on the other hand, use less energy and last for thousands of hours. They are also a green option, so you can recycle them if they burn out.
One of the largest investments for any outdoor lighting business is the light strands. While some people are tempted to purchase cheap “box store” lights, it is important to select high quality lighting. Cheap lights tend to break easily, and the labor costs for replacements can quickly eat into profits. To ensure that your lighting is durable, check with your supply partner to provide a sample strand of light.
While LED lights are generally more expensive, they last longer than other types of lights. In addition, LED lights will last longer, making them a green choice for holiday lighting. While you’ll pay more up front, LED lights will pay for themselves in the long run. Another option is to opt for a timer for your holiday lights. That way, they won’t overpower your building and won’t be turned off unnecessarily.
LED lights are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs
LED lights are more energy efficient than incendescent bulbs for holiday lighting for a variety of reasons. For starters, they last longer, reducing energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. They also produce a much lower level of heat than incandescent bulbs and are safe to touch.
In addition, LEDs are cheaper than incandescent bulbs. This means that you’ll be saving money on your electric bill, which is especially helpful if you use a lot of lights. LEDs convert 80 to 90 percent of their energy into light, while incandescents only convert 10 to 20% of their energy into light. So if you’re looking to light up your holiday decorations with a lot of lights, consider switching to LED lights.
Another reason to switch to LED lights is that they come in more colors than standard lights. You can purchase a wide variety of colors to light your home, and the plastic bulbs are less likely to break.
Choosing commercial grade lights
Commercial grade lights are more durable and efficient than standard grade lights. They are also designed to withstand a wider range of conditions, including high traffic areas. The extra cost may be worth it if the lights will be up for a long time or if you are planning to install them on a building with tall trees.
The main differences between retail grade and pro grade holiday lights are the type of bulb and the socket. Commercial grade lights are made of one piece instead of two, making them easier to replace if the bulbs fail. The design of commercial grade bulbs also prevents debris and water from entering the socket.
Commercial grade lights are generally brighter than standard storefront Christmas lights and can last for years. This will eliminate the need to replace bulbs or purchase new ones every year. They also are more durable and energy efficient than standard incandescent lights.