With Christmas just around the corner, illuminating your business inside-out is one of the things you have to do to tackle the enchanting tradition and draw in customers.
Christmas lighting can add a character and appeal to your business. But, it’s not easy to come up with a solution to effectively and creatively decorate your business with lights. There are a lot of people who want their businesses decorated, but don’t have the experience and know-how in installing the lights.
However, getting started with Christmas lights installation is not nearly as complex when you have the appropriate knowledge. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you get over the main obstacles and land into the festive spirit.
First, verify that your lights are not damaged, and the cables, connections and bulbs are all functioning ideally. It’s advised that you keep them away from anything inflammable, such as paper or curtains. Second, ditch the pins or screws and invest in some plastic hooks. Also ensure that the power-point is guarded by a safety switch. And most importantly, keep the load placement within the capacity of your power-point. If you’re planning on hanging the lights, you should use a ladder that’s sturdy and set it on a level surface so that it doesn’t wobble and cause any accidents.
Using energy-efficient lighting such as LED lights can save you a ton of money on your decorations, while also reducing your carbon footprint. As a business owner, you’d want maximum value from a situation and going for non-efficient lighting sets might cost you more money than you were intending to make out of the decorations.
Christmas lighting won’t serve its purpose unless it is seen. You should choose prominent places to set the light set up. The lighting must be able to catch your customers’ attention from afar and invite them in. Some of the good places are – windowpanes, front opening and the walls.
A significant drawback with solar lights is its dependence on weather conditions. Even partial shade can result in low light and shorter running time. This makes their use impractical for business owners.
If you don’t factor in where the shadow would fall, you might end up with limited light and more shade on your property. This could make your business look uninviting and potentially drive your customers away.
Christmas lighting can certainly add elegance and value to your business. With proper information and the right skills to put them to use, you would be able to enhance your business with lights that make a statement.