It’s that time of year again, albeit maybe a little early… there are lots of Canadians who are already rocking the Christmas lights, and by rocking I do mean there are lots of strands of LED Christmas lights all over the place in Toronto.
This is why it’s ABOUT TIME to publish the JimOnLight Guide to Christmas Lights again, by popular demand!!!
Part One: CHRISTMAS LIGHTING HISTORY
Part One is geared towards sharing where Christmas Lighting got its start, including going WAY back to talk a bit about what actually happens in the sky around Christmas time (or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Flying Spaghetti Monster time, or whatever flavor of religion you pick for the Holidays)and how we’ve been dealing with it for a few thousand years.
Part Two: MODERN LAMP TYPES AND SIZES
Part Two takes some of the most basic information about Christmas lighting — the light sources— and breaks them down for the reader to make it easy to understand and identify different kinds of Christmas Lights. You know, for that moment when you have to pull the ball of lights out of the box in the garage and actually NOT burn your house down.
Part Three: FORM FACTORS of CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Rain lights, curtain strands, cascades, and all kinds of other terms that mean something about the different arrays that Christmas lighting come in — Part Three of the JimOnLight.com’s Guide to Christmas Lighting is all about telling those arrays apart so you can get back inside and drink some Wassail!
Part Four: CHRISTMAS LIGHT POWER AND SAFETY
This is an important one — Part Four talks about how NOT to get yourself dead while doing all of that Christmas light installation!
Part Five: CHRISTMAS LIGHTING MATH
…not last, not least, and definitely not the end of the series, but perhaps one of my favorites! A quick overview of some of the basic and important electrical equations that can help you make a little more sense out of the task of hanging Holiday Illumination!
Ok world, let’s be safe and sound out there, and I would say let’s not be tacky, but we all know that it will never ever happen at Christmas time!