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Wrap it Up Christmas Sale

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017












Wrap Up Your Holiday Decorating with True Value Christmas Sale

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christmas-net-lightsHoliday Wonderland Christmas LED Net Light, Micro, Multi, 4 x 6-Ft.

(Also available in white)

Holiday wonderland, 70 light, 4′ x 6′, multi, micro led net light set, green wire, uses TV #151-293 replacement bulbs, connect up to 45 sets, UL listed.

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holiday-rope-light-setHoliday Wonderland Christmas Rope Light Set, Multi-Color, 18-Ft. (Also available in white)

Features 216 multi-color lights in clear PVC covering. Connect up to 200′ of light strands.

Includes 18 mounting clips with screws and 18 cable ties.

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Outdoor Christmas Lighting Tips

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

holiday-lightsWhat You Should Know About Outdoor Christmas Lights

Fun, food, family, gifts and tangled Christmas lights are all things associated with the Christmas season.

The Christmas tree is always fun to put up and decorate and as a rule it is simple, however the outside of your office or home is not always so easy and can often be dangerous. You need to know which lights are approved as outdoor Christmas lights or you may face power issues, injury or destruction of property.

There are specific strands that are designated as Outdoor Christmas lights and these are the safest choice for decorating your home or office. These lights are manufactured to be water resistant and put off a lot more light. You should know though that hanging your outdoor Christmas lights will be a bit more complicated than you inside lights will.

led-holiday-lightsThere are many things to keep in mind when hanging your Christmas lighting, and safety is one of the most important.

Many people make a grave mistake when hanging outdoor Christmas lights by using a staple gun to secure them. There are several reasons this is a bad idea!

The first problem is of course your metal staple may cut through the wiring, and if you are hanging them while they are on you could be shocked.

Another problem is causing a short in the wiring, which can cause the lights to quit or even catch fire! It is better to use the special hangers designed for holding outdoor Christmas lights, you can find these most places that lights are sold.

Of course do not forget that you will likely need to use a ladder while putting up your lights, make sure your ladder is secure and someone is watching out for you, remember the only thing that will break your fall is frozen ground!

You will need to measure the distance between your available outlet and your Christmas lights. Some outdoor Christmas lighting require a lot of power and your indoor outlet may not be enough to support them. You will be much better served to have an outdoor outlet installed by a professional.

Once you have an outlet in place make sure your lights will reach. With a little planning, you can actually have fun hanging your lights this year.


Ten Tips for Outdoor Holiday Lighting

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

outdoor-holiday-lighting-ledOutdoor Holiday Lighting Tips

Outdoor holiday lighting is truly exciting. Getting those holiday lights on your outdoor property can really help you get deeper into the Christmas spirit.

Installing and using outdoor lights however are far different than with indoor ones. Here are some important tips to take note of to keep your holiday lighting installation and use both safe and enjoyable.

* Never use plain staples or nails for installing your decorative lights. These could cut through the wire and cause fraying. This in turn could endanger you and your property. As much as possible, settle for plastic clips that you can easily use on eaves, gutters and railings. If you really must use staples, make sure that they are the insulated type and that you do not cut through the wire.

led-outdoor-lights-snowflakes* Never use indoor lights outdoors. Use only holiday lights that are specifically meant to be used for the outdoors. You should also strictly stick to manufacturer instructions on how to use your Christmas lights.

* Carefully check your outdoor holiday lighting even if newly bought. You shouldn’t just keep an eye out for busted bulbs. You should also check for frayed wires, exposed wires or broken connecting sockets.

* All lighting sockets should be wrapped with electrical tape. This will ensure that there is no gap in between connections. The electrical tape can also ensure that water cannot get into the connecting points.

* You cannot just connect as many lights as you want. You also have to be careful with using limited extension wires for too many lights. You could cause a circuit overload that could lead to power failure. Light makers usually have safety guidelines on the number of lights that can be connected.


Holiday Lights: LED Lighting vs Traditional

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Difference between LED & Regular Holiday Lights

What's the Best Holiday Lighting for Your Home?

Get enlightened with these tips on the best holiday lighting for your home: LED or incandescent. Both bring cheer to your holiday displays, and there are pros and cons for both. Find out which is the brightest idea to help you celebrate the Christmas season.


When it comes to choosing holiday lights for decorating, what’s the brightest idea, LED or incandescent?

Now, there are pros and cons to both but, I can help you decide.

While LEDs are a bit more expensive, they use about 75% less electricity and last about 15 times longer than traditional incandescents, so they save you money in the long run.


Christmas Decorations and Holiday Light Sale

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

holiday-decoration-sale50% OFF Outdoor/Indoor Christmas Decorations and Holiday Light Sets

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holiday-snowman-lights-decorationLED Christmas Decoration, 2-D Snowman With Broom, Outdoor, 48-In.
NEO NEON INTERNATIONAL LTD model # XMDR2DSF004645V48 item # 167835

Original Price: $43.99   |  You Save: 55%

led-holiday-lightsGE Christmas Lights Set, Mini Multi-Color Crystal LED, 100-Ct.

NICOLAS HOLIDAY INC model # GE97415 item # 132834

Original Price: $28.99   |  You Save: 50%

 holiday-wreath-led-lightsNeo-Neon LED Wreath, Fabric With Multi-Color Tube Light, 30-In.
NEO NEON INTERNATIONAL LTD model # MDR2DSF0011745V30 item # 167816

Original Price: $32.99   |  You Save: 55%


Holiday Decorating: LED vs Regular Lighting

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

View this informational True Value Hardware video to help you decide which variety of holiday lighting is the right one for your display. Our expert Hardwarians can help you decide in the store which light will meet your needs this holiday season.

What is the best type of holiday lighting?

When it comes to choosing holiday lights for decorating, what’s the brightest idea, LED or incandescent?

There are pros and cons to both but, I can help you decide.

holiday-lighting-ledWhile LEDs are a bit more expensive, they use about 75% less electricity and last about 15 times longer than traditional incandescents. So, they may save you money in the long run.

Traditional incandescent bulbs are typically brighter than almost all types of LEDs and give a warmer color. The downside is they produce more heat and bulbs can burn out.

When in doubt, LED LIGHTS are your best bet. But, whatever style you choose always make sure it’s UL approved.

Happy Holidays.

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