Podcast 12:
Christmas Light Decorating
Ideas for Your Front Porch and Yard

With Bob Lyons Sr.

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Logo beautiful holidays lights on this home Mary and I are always looking for Christmas light decorating ideas and had a great time interviewing Bob Lyons Sr. with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, the experts in all types of outdoor and holiday lighting.

Bob shares lots of ideas to make your holiday easier, safer, and offers tips as how to create amazing holiday light displays.

We enjoyed learning how the experts create such beautiful displays, what lights and spacing to use on our porch, and tips as to how they string lights on tall trees (possibly like the ones you may have), using wreaths and much more.


Listen to Our Audio Program: 00:30:48


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Outdoor lighting tips by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in Nashville
Sophisticated Christmas lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


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Podcast Highlights

  • Determine your color lighting options
  • Should you focus lighting on one area of your home?
  • How many strings can you attach to one run?
  • Discover an easy way to hang lights on tall trees
  • Discover the best distance for light spacing for maximum effect.
  • Are battery operated lights a good option?
  • Get even more outdoor Christmas lighting tips from Bob Lyons Sr.






Listen to Our Audio Program: 00:30:48


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Program Excerpts: Christmas Light Decorating Ideas

LED Color: "LED's are what they call "saturated", which means they are true red (if that is the color of the bulb). With incandescents you are changing the color by the coating on the outside of the bulb whereas the LED is only putting out blue light or only red light (if that's the color of the LED)."


String Lights Together "It's the wire size that determines how many strings and it's the wattage used. If you are using 33 watts which is a typical 100 set and its is a typical 22 gauge wire, you can run three.

If it is a 20 gauge or 18 gauge wire you can run six - if you go LED you can run as many as 25 but still, conservatively, don't run a lot together, you can break them up."



Lighting Strategy: "If you are doing a porch, you might want to extend out from the porch and light some things and do some things on some trees to give it depth. "


Porch Lighting: "The greenery gives you some extra rather than just having a string of lights out there getting a whole atmosphere. We like to use a lot of wreaths, a lot of garland, and a lot of Santa Clauses, star bursts."


front porch and yard in Christmas lights
Inviting Christmas lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives



Iconic barn and large tree lit with christmas lights
Just had to share this magical scene by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives



Listen to Our Audio Program: 00:30:48


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Outdoor Lighting Perspective's logo We enjoyed visiting with our guest, Bob Lyons Sr., of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. This company is one of the world's largest full-service outdoor lighting companies.

With more than 100,000 installations completed, this franchise knows what it takes to grace thousands of homes and businesses and has been doing such since 1995.


nashville christmas lights logo Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville operates in the Middle Tennessee area and is a premiere holiday decor company providing all types of outdoor lighting for both residential and commercial entities.

Let them create a beautiful design for your holiday lights, put them up, take them down after the season is over and neatly store them till next year.

Visit their Christmas Lights site today at nashvillechristmaslights.com.





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