Happy Thanksgiving from Paramount Electric! Once Turkey Day has passed, you may want to start thinking about putting up outdoor Christmas lights. Holiday lighting is a great way to make your home feel warm and festive throughout the holiday season. To help you get into the spirit, we’ve put together some fun—and helpful—info about holiday lights.

History of Holiday Lights

Did you know that the first-ever electric Christmas light display was put on by Thomas Edison in 1888? Check out this Gizmodo article to learn more.

Inspiration for Your Holiday Lighting Scheme

Need help finding inspiration for your holiday light display? Visit HGTV.com to get some great ideas—including tips on how to incorporate year-round exterior lights into your holiday lighting scheme. For example, they recommend switching out the bulbs of year-round fixtures with a lower wattage. This will ensure they don’t outshine or interfere with your twinkling holiday display.

Cost of Holiday Lights

On the more practical side, you may be wondering how much all of this fun holiday lighting is going to cost you. Click here for info on how Christmas lights will affect your electric bill this year—including a helpful energy cost comparison chart.

Benefits of Outdoor and Holiday Lighting

A well-planned outdoor lighting scheme can create a warm, welcoming entrance for all your holiday guests. Plus, it can help keep your home safe and secure on those long winter nights. Learn more about the benefits of outdoor lighting.

Paramount Electric is your contractor of choice for custom outdoor lighting and quality lighting installation in St. Louis. Let us help you create a bright, warm ambiance for the holidays or all year round. Contact us for a free consultation on the design and installation of your next outdoor or holiday lighting project.

Have questions about custom outdoor lighting? Ready to get started? Contact us. Call our office at 314-266-6551 or email info@paramountstl.com.