All LED Lights are NOT Equal

One of the most important things to remember as a holiday lighting and decorating professional is maintaining color consistency in lights. As a professional, clients trust you to deliver spectacular lighting displays every year. Using quality lights that produce the same vibrant color year after year is also a reflection on the quality of your business.

It’s easy to get caught up into the busy holiday season and overlook things like color consistency, but it’s crucial. Clients who are happy with their displays are more likely to speak highly of your business and recommend you to friends, family, and coworkers. This leads to the potential for increased business. Clients who are unhappy with the lighting products you use could voice their displeasure to others, which could hinder potential business.

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It’s also important to use top quality lighting products. LED light products become more and more popular every year as professional decorators choose to use them often. It’s paramount to remember that not every LED product supplier is the same. Be mindful of where the products you use are manufactured. If an LED product is manufactured in China, be sure to work with a company that practices a high level of quality control. There are endless frustrating stories from suppliers who can’t match color from each year. If you can replace the bulb in an LED se
t, stay away from it. It won’t last.

It’s also recommended to avoid retail light sets that are a two piece construction, as their quality is often less than the type of lighting products and accessories that Holiday Bright Lights carries. If the bulb comes apart for replacement, that means water will get in there. Water in LED diodes isn’t a good thing, will create more headaches for you.

HBL LED lights are Waterproof

HBL LED lights are Waterproof

Remember that as a professional decorator, you are like an artist. You use different light colors and styles to achieve a lighting masterpiece. Decorating a home is the same way. You want to use the right lighting products that suit your clients’ wishes while at the same time maintain total color consistency every single year. Doing this will ensure the caliber of your work and the satisfaction of your clients.

Please contact us for more information on our LED Light sets for Retailing or Decorating purposes. 402-932-5321 or email Mike Marlow VP at

The Perks of RGB LED Lighting

One of the most up-and-coming products in the holiday lighting industry are RGB LED lights. They are a perfect solution for professionals and clients looking for displays that wow. Motion…tons of color combinations..and more!

Why are they so in demand? RGB LEDs boast an impressive design that helps them outlast other types of lighting. Most LEDs have the same specifications for hours. Most run at 80 percent of their initial brightness at 30,000 hours, and 70 percent of their initial brightness at around 50,000 hours.

As a guide, 50,000 hours works out to approximately 2,038 days of lighted output, or about eight years of 24-hour run-time at full brightness. If the RGB LED lights are used only 12 hours a day, they will last three to six times longer, anywhere from 24 to 48 years. These are impressively long run-times and surpass the capabilities of other types of lights, making RGB LEDs a top choice.

RGB LED lights also owe their longevity to their lower operating temperature. Higher temperatures reduce the overall output of lights at a faster rate. This is why other types of lights burn out. Most RGB LED lights feature a design that limits their maximum temperature, meaning they can run for longer, which extends the lifetime of these lights.

Another benefit of RGB LED lights are their technological capabilities. RGB LED lights flash and can create an endless number of colors. This enables you to customize lighting displays. Some of the RGB lights that Holiday

LED RGB Mini Pixels – Wifi & App controlled

Bright Lights carries also come with wifi adapters so you can control the color, the light flashing speed, and other options via an app on your smart phone. This highly customizable feature of RGB LED lights makes them an attractive option for both lighting professionals and clients.

The appeal of RGB LED lights is undeniable. They last longer, burn brighter, and feature impressive technology capabilities that other lights can’t complete with. They are a quality option for any home lighting display. Consult your own holiday lighting expert or Holiday Bright Lights. Put LED RGB C9 bulbs on rooflines or RGB Bullet Pixels on shrubs or trees, endless design capabilities.

Halloween Lighting and Decorating Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about your decorating plans. Holiday Bright Lights has a bevy of fun and festive lighting products and accessories to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. Whether you want to go big and deck out your entire property in colorful, Halloween-themed lights or you just want a few keys pieces, Holiday Bright Lights has you covered.

Decorate with LED Wall Washers

Decorate with LED Wall Washers

For a family friendly pumpkin-themed display in your home and yard, opt for an array of LED pumpkin lights. The assortment that Holiday Bright Lights carries includes LED mini pumpkins, an LED jack-o-lantern, and a giant spooky LED pumpkin. Display all of them together for an impressive presentation, or opt for just a few for a simple setup.

You can also add on to a basic display like the LED pumpkin idea with strings of LED lights in Halloween colors like orange or purple. These add simple yet stunning ambiance to an already decked-out home or yard. LED twig lights are another simple yet vibrant add-on.

LED lightbursts are another excellent option for decorating your yard. Halloween-themed lightbursts are available in orange or purple colors. They set the perfect bright and festive tone, and are easy to install. Each lightburst comes with a stabilizer landscape stake so you can stick it securely into your lawn for an impressive outdoor display. Stick just a few in your lawn, or line the entire perimeter of your property with lightbursts for a truly stunning display.

Those who want a more character-driven display have a bevy of products to choose from. Holiday Bright Lights carries an impressive assortment, including a haunted tree, crawling spider, bat, wicked witch, and ghost. Display a lighted “Boo!” sign in your yard or in your home to welcome onlookers and trick-or-treaters. Install all of these colorful light fixtures on your property if you want to go all out. For something lower key, set up just a few in your yard.

Decorate landscape with LED Lightburst - Purple or Orange

Decorate landscape with LED Lightburst – Purple or Orange

Many of these lighting products can even be displayed indoors. This is perfect if you plan to host a Halloween party or get-together. Hang strings of purple and orange LED lights as part of a table-scape or from the ceiling of your home to set the appropriate party mood. The orange and purple colors pop nicely against items like a black tablecloth or dark curtains. You can also weave these LED light strands through banisters or along window frames.

The smaller LED pumpkin lights also make fun indoor decorations. Display them near a serving table, on a mantel, or on a shelf.

Decoration options for Halloween are endless. With Holiday Bright Lights, you’ll have all the products you need to transform your home into a ghoul-tastic celebration, both inside and outside.

For more insight, please contact the staff at Holiday Bright Lights 402-932-5321.

Have a Wicked Halloween Season!!

Have a Wicked Halloween Season!!

Holiday Bright Lights to Host Christmas Kickoff Summit 2017

Holiday Bright Lights is excited to announce its annual Christmas Kickoff Summit 2017. This event will be held Aug. 10 to 12. in Denver, the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. All professional holiday lighting decorators are invited to attend. It is the largest professional lighting decorating conference in the industry.

A Wealth of Industry Knowledge
The sessions scheduled for this three-day conference will cover a variety of topics crucial to the holiday lighting and decorating business. Topics that will be covered include:

• Commercial sales training
• How to gain and retain new clients
• RGB light training by Minleon
• Estimating & Labor training
• Commercial Sales – How to be effective
• Marketing – Proven Checklist for success
• Product training and much more

Christmas Kickoff Summiit LOGOLightning decorators with expertise in lighting and decorating will host these sessions. They will share industry tips and helpful information with all those in attendance. There will also be sessions covering how lighting and decorating professionals can increase their business and revenue. These sessions will be hosted by top industry professionals who have demonstrated exceptional success in their businesses.

“The goal of this conference is to ensure that all attendees leave with a better understanding of what it takes to run a successful holiday lighting and decorating business,” said Mike Marlow, vice president of Holiday Bright Lights.

Experienced and Novice Industry Professionals will Benefit from Attending
This Christmas Kickoff event will be an excellent opportunity for lighting professionals and decorators to make connections, exchange ideas and offer feedback to one another. This is an especially valuable opportunity for independent decorators who are not associated with a particular franchise group.

“The Christmas Kickoff Summit 2017 is a great way for professional holiday decorators to network with each other,” Marlow said. “Everyone comes out of the sessions knowing more and learning something new, even veteran lighting and decorating pros.”

Both veteran lighting decorators and those just starting out will learn valuable information at this conference that will help improve their business.

Holiday Bright Lights is the complete solution to all your holiday lighting and decorating needs. A dependable and reliable source of commercial grade holiday lighting products, Holiday Bright Lights is staffed by professionals with more than 25 years of professional lighting and decorating experience. Providing superior customer service is a hallmark of the company. The Holiday Bright Light staff strives to assist clients and customers in any way possible.

For more information on this event or to register, visit You can also contact Mike Marlow at at (402) 932-5321 and

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Celebrating with Patriotic Colors

The 4th of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your holiday outdoor celebration. For many, celebrating Independence Day entails decorating the exterior of their homes and their yards. What better way to ring in America’s birthday than with a stunning light display.

LED LightBurst

LED LightBurst

For those who prefer a more subdued display with only a few lights, LED lightbursts are an excellent option. The red, white, and blue LED lightbursts are perfect for the 4th of July with their patriotic color scheme. They are also easy to install. Each one includes a stabilizer landscape stake that allows you to stick the lightburst securely into your lawn. LED lightbursts are versatile decorative items that look stellar as part of any homeowner’s outdoor setup. There are multiple ways to display them: stick a few LED lightbursts along the perimeter of your front lawn or backyard, line them along the pathway to the front door of your home, or stick some in your garden for fun pops of illuminating color. These LED lightbursts are sure to add festive fun to your outdoor celebrations this Independence Day.

Those who wish for a more elaborate display for the 4th of July should consider installing wall washers to illuminate the exterior of their homes. Wall washers are an impressive lighting fixture to have on hand, as they wash an entire wall or large section of a wall in light illumination, rather than a single focused beam of light. Choose red, white, or blue to amp up the 4th of July theme at your home celebration.

LED G50 SMD Bulbs - Red, Pure White, Blue

LED G50 SMD Bulbs – Red, Pure White, Blue

To really kick up the 4th of July decor of your home, set a cherry tree or two in your front yard or backyard. Holiday Bright Lights carries cherry trees in a variety of sizes and colors to suit any yard or property size. Display a red, white, or blue cherry tree in your yard to get into the Independence Day spirit. In addition to being a stunning 4th of July lighting item, cherry trees are also versatile. You can use them as a year-round lighting decoration for outdoor parties, weddings, receptions, and other gatherings.

Another way to give your Independence Day celebration a special feel is by hanging LED RGB lights on the exterior of your home. They flash and even change colors so you can customize whether you want red, white, blue or all the Independence Day colors. RGB lights also come with convenient WIFI adapters. This enables you to change the color of the RGB lights and how often the bulbs flash, via an app on your smart phone.

8.5' LED Cherry Blossom Tree - Realistic Trunk

8.5′ LED Cherry Blossom Tree – Realistic Trunk

No matter if you want to go big this 4th of July or keep it simple, Holiday Bright Lights offers a bevy of suitable lighting options that are perfect for any home or property. You can keep things simple by setting up a few LED lightbursts in your yard to celebrate the holiday, or you can outfit your home’s exterior and surrounding property in wall washers, RBG lights, and cherry trees for a memorable display that will wow all of your holiday guests. No matter your decision, Holiday Bright Lights is a trusted resource and can help you choose the right products to invest in to make your 4th of July party perfect

Holiday Bright Lights Presents: The Magic of Christmas Trees

Everything is quiet in the final hour of darkness before sunrise, yet you can still hear the last notes from the carols the night before. You’re still savoring the sweet sensations of pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon. The warmth in your heart lingers like an old friend come to visit over a cup of eggnog. But it’s the Christmas tree you stayed up for tonight. Nothing brings you quite the same joy as spending the twilight hours in silent reflection, appreciating your tree and everything it stands for. The others will delight in Christmas morning, but this moment belongs to you, your memories, your hopes, and your tree.

Pre-lit and Fabulous
Twinkling in the dusk, your Christmas tree boasts a design that’s yours and yours alone. Each ornament was hand-placed by you again this year – you love to daydream about the memories you’ll make, counting down the days and minutes until your loved ones arrive. Fortunately for you, though, your Christmas tree was pre-lit by the experts at Holiday Bright Lights, and the lighting is abundant. Whether you love a small, colorfully flocked Christmas tree or a green behemoth, the right tree is waiting for you in the perfect colors for your holiday décor. Professionally strung to hide wires and maximize brilliancy, these lights make it a pleasure to decorate your tree. Without strings of lights to untangle, you’ll finally have time to relish in the tree’s beauty. (Indeed, you may actually get around to baking cookies and crafting bows this year. Look at you go!) The best part? You’ll never have to worry. If one bulb goes out, the others continue to shine. If you can believe it, the folks at Holiday Bright Lights show just as much care with your tree as you do, and they can’t wait to share it with you. Indeed, Christmas trees have been waiting for this treatment for quite some

From Warding Off Evil to Welcoming Family and Friends
Centuries before the Christmas tree became a beloved tradition, winter trees and greenery were symbols of hope for people around the world. Their survival in the harshest of climates was a wonder. Cultures of yore believed that hanging evergreens above doors and windows would keep them safe from harm and malady – in a theoretical sense, that it would stave off the darkness.

The holiday tree would later be documented in Germany, endearingly decorated as a religious sacrament. In many circles, it’s widely believed that Martin Luther stumbled upon the idea of lighting his tree during a brightly lit walk on a starry winter’s night. Years turned into decades, and decades into centuries, as the Christmas tree gained popularity throughout Europe. Finally, after a Christmas portrait of well-loved British royalty made the holiday tree fashionable, the concept – already an honored tradition for German-American settlers and their families earned its place in the heart of Americans (History). old-fashion-christmas-tree-holiday-bright-lights

There’s something magical about Christmas trees. They call upon the childlike wonder in everyone, from the wide-eyed toddler just wrapping her eager mind around trees, gifts, and Santa Claus, to the great-grandfather who has experienced all of life’s great tragedies and triumphs. Christmas trees are a beacon of warmth, an emblem of peace. They’re the embodiment of the spirit of loving and giving. Christmas trees bring people together as little else can. This year, welcome a Holiday Bright Lights pre-lit tree to your home, for unparalleled glow and an equal bounty of hope.

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Countdown to Christmas Lighting: Why you Should Hire a Pro

With the holidays around the corner, people are gearing up to deck out their homes in festive lights. Should you take the Clark Griswold route and do it yourself? Or hire a professional? clarkgriswoldlighttangleholidaybrightlights

Although many homeowners and DIYers think hanging lights is simple, it’s often more troublesome than expected. Whether they underestimate the number of lights needed, forget extension cords, or improperly install the lights, a lot can go wrong.

Consider hiring a professional to do your holiday light setup for these three reasons: expertise, safety, and quality.

Professionals will ensure that the lighting setup for your home will look attractive and be the right fit for your property.

Robert Van Putten - OLP Clearwater, FL

Robert van der Putten – OLP Clearwater, FL

“A good professional lighting company has a great eye for design,” says Robert van Patten, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay, Florida.

Professionals know the best lighting arrangement for the size and type of home you have. They are familiar with the kind of lights that will work best in a given space or configuration, and what kind of lights will be the most attractive and most effective. Hiring a lighting professional guarantees that you’ll receive expert level quality.

Safety is a priority for lighting professionals. They know how to install various types of holiday lights correctly and securely so they don’t fall off or cause a safety hazard.

John Minor, owner of Irrigation and Lighting Specialists in Charleston, South Carolina, says his team carries out projects according to safety procedures, which prevents injuries and property damage. They also wear safety equipment, like harnesses, helmets, and gloves.

Minor says these are precautions laypeople sometimes overlook when installing holiday lights on their own, which can lead to dangerous situations.

“I had one customer who fell off his roof and broke his shoulder trying to hang Christmas lights on his house. He told me that he wanted to let a professional do it from then on,” Minor says.

Professionals are also trained to prevent electrical hazards when installing lighting. For example, van Patten and his employees are trained to work around home sprinkler systems as well as gutters, and know how to arrange holiday lights around them.

Top-Quality Equipment

Lighting professionals utilize professional-grade equipment and accessories that homeowners can’t access. Van Patten uses light links to ensure lights are properly installed on clients’ homes and properties. Light links are an accessory that only lighting professionals can order from suppliers.

Additionally, Minor uses LED lights in his clients’ holiday displays because they are cost effective and last longer than standard lights. Homeowners may not realize this and opt for standard lights, which burn out sooner.

A final benefit of hiring a lighting professional is the peace of mind knowing that a skilled, qualified person is making your home beautiful for the holiday season.

“That gives me a lot of satisfaction when customers say, ‘I can’t believe my place looks this good,'” van Patten says.

Interested in hiring a professional to take care of your lighting setup this holiday season? Holiday Bright Lights provides training and support to over 400+ professional decorating companies across the United States and Canada. Make sure you are working with a Clark Approved Decorator. Visit

John Minors decorating work!

John Minors decorating work!

Shades of the Holidays

Christmas has always been a season for lights, warmth, and joy. From trimming the tree to bedecking our homes with scores of strands of twinkle lights, something about Christmastime and the décor it brings always conveys a comfortable, nestled feeling to home for weathering the cold winter nights.

Over the decades, colors have expanded to celebrate Santa’s arrival in more than just the traditional red and green. With so many dimensions and shades of Christmas to celebrate, how on earth does anyone choose a color palate?

Delight in the Colors of Christmas
Traditional Christmas will always be a favorite for any palate. To put your own spin on the classic red and green, try adding different shades of the colors as well as textures for a dimensional effect that can make any room look radiant. Ribbons and garnishes of plaid, silk, velvet, glitter, and metallic touches all play on beautiful lush fabrics used during winter months to stave off the cold. Lighting can also be added as little or as much as desired, depending on your patience for unraveling strands of lights. For a simplistic look, weave twinkle lights amongst greenery before placing to tone down the sparkle, yet maintain the elegance and brightness of the holidays. You can also buy a pre-lit Christmas

Another way to incorporate light without worrying about finding an outlet is the use of gold and silver. These are both excellent sources of reflective light meant to enhance your traditional décor. Tall and small figurines, playful elves, or pillar candles of various heights are also ways to dress anything from the largest hearth to the smallest side table. Feeling particularly jolly this year? Try all of the above!

Holiday Greenery
For sipping hot cocoa by the hearth, birch branches and neutral browns amidst a cluster of greenery are a beautiful way to add that long-awaited and beloved evergreen scent to your fireside. Invite guests and friends to sit amongst a forest of pinecones, fruits, and berries for subtle embellishments of color in your home that truly celebrates nature. Lanterns, which are a great investment for any season, can be filled with fresh greenery, ornaments, small twinkle lights, berries; anything your imagination can dream of to create a welcoming entrance, add height to a mantel, or grace the center of the dining room table. Incorporating red fruits, greens, pinecones, and small berries of the season is all you need to create a subtle yet elegant impact in any room of the home.

White Christmas
For those dreaming of a White Christmas, garnish every corner of your home with twinkle lights, snow, white wreaths and garlands, and perhaps some winter white elves. Sumptuous furs, feathers, and soft pillow-y textures allow these simple colors to create an indoor blanket of snow. Adding a pop of green or red occasionally only accentuates the winter white, or choose to maintain a winter wonderland of pure, glittering frost.

Whether traditional, natural, or frosted with glitz and glam, there is no wrong way to decorate for the holidays. Experiment with current family treasures, and create new memories by adding new touches, playing with texture and height. Just don’t forget to leave room on the mantel for milk and cookies! modern-white-glacier-pine-tree-holiday-bright-lights

Blinging in Autumn with Holiday Bright Lights

On that first day, you’ll step outside in the early morning to pick up the newspaper, coffee in hand. You’ll notice that the air is crisp – a bit cooler than yesterday. You’ll tilt your head back, breathing in the refreshing last hint of a late summer rain. You might even imagine the mildest pumpkin scent wafting by. Yes, fall has arrived, and it’s time to decorate!

The Space Warmer

The best of autumn’s many exceptional qualities, perhaps, is that it leads us to the holiday season. The holidays are a time of warmth, togetherness with friends and family, and the spirit of loving and giving, from Halloween (seriously!) to Christmas and Hanukkah. Yet, there is no reason to wait until the holidays to share such friendly fellowship; simply extend the holiday spirit into autumn with Holiday Bright Lights.

Start your design with stunning greenery, and you’ll quickly discover that pre-lit wreaths and garland are key to showcasing your fabulous fall décor. Once a symbol of celebration, the wreath commonly serves as a kind welcome for friends, family, and passersby, but there are other extraordinary ways to display this lovely greenery. The Holiday Bright Lights experts have created a variety of phenomenal choices for your home.

Keep your favorite Mix Noble wreath on the mantle or interior door, but don’t stop there. A wreath is beautiful christmas-wreaths-on-windows-from-holiday-bright-lights-omahasurrounding candles on dining or sofa tables, particularly when complemented with berries, flowers, or holiday trinkets. Let your cornucopias, baskets, and vases overflow with anything you can imagine, ever-changing as the third season progresses to the holidays. Think fruits and leaves for fall, dried flowers and cross bones for Halloween, and autumnal ornaments for Thanksgiving, which leads you directly to the Christmas season. Your pre-lit wreath or garland is the perfect finishing touch.

Bling it On in the Great Outdoors

As in years past, hang your Holiday Bright Lights wreath on your front door as a glad greeting for guests and neighbors. This year, add a charming twist to the twinkling Sierra wreath by adding a colorfully painted family initial, seasonal charms, or vibrant leaves in the reds, golds, and oranges of autumn. Don’t be bashful – sparkle and bling will truly make your wreath pop, so consider shimmer or tasteful rhinestones, as well.

Weave garland and ribbon around your shepherd’s hook, leading to a hanging Noel wreath that’s adorned with not only gorgeous bright lights, but red berries and pine cones. Though it’s stunning already, make it all your own with vivid flowers or leaves. A custom creation complements the wreath’s center nicely, or you may consider, perhaps, a ‘Welcome,’ ‘Harvest,’ or ‘Autumn’ sign. For Halloween, a faux skull is a clever and creative addition, while a LED Pumpkin Halloween decor by holiday bright lightsturkey will fittingly prepare your homestead for Thanksgiving.

Autumn wagons and Santa’s sleigh deserve contemporary makeovers with Holiday Bright Lights, too. Line the edges with pre-lit garland, then fill the interior with pumpkins and straw or resplendent gift boxes and ornaments. Boast of your design prowess and complete the look with a perfectly placed wreath on top.

Contact our professional design team to bring the right bling to your holiday lighting project.

No Tricks, Just Treats with Halloween Lighting from Holiday Bright Lights

The most exalted part of Halloween is trick-or-treating; so why not illuminate the night with color and light as people make their way through the thoroughfare. Princesses, superheroes, and monsters alike mingle together on this one day of the year. Don’t let your house get passed by these delightful creatures because the lights were out – enjoy beautiful luminosity with festive decorative lighting, sure to attract eager candy seekers. Line each pathway with lit pumpkins to lure unsuspecting victims. For an additional scare, add a motion-sense witch or goblin by the door for a spooky surprise!

Halloween Spider Holiday Bright Lights LEDAs the weather grows colder, a chill in the air reminds us that Halloween is coming. The creatures that go bump in the night are upon us, and it is time to light up the night to keep them at bay. Each year we find new and inventive ways to keep the lights on. Luckily, Holiday Bright Lights has plentiful inventory to keep the spooky creatures in the dark. With an array of colors to choose from, customize your home, yard, and patio with an immense selection of lighting options, and when the festivities are over they take the hassle out of packing and storage.
Children and adults alike delight in wacky witches, scary spiders, and goofy ghosts. So continue the fun indoors, using pumpkins both real and lit. Safe and long lasting LED lights are perfect for lining a cauldron-black tablecloth, weaving through banisters, or brightening a window frame. Celebrate in colorful splendor with glowing orange, green, and purple for a fun and spooky color scheme, bright enough to wake the undead.

If you have a spooky theme in mind but are not sure how to “execute” it, simply seek the professionals at Holiday Bright Lights, who have certified experts that can solve any lighting mystery. With their distinctive iPad App, they will preview your ghostly project to pre-confirm its magnificence before committing to a design. With innovative technology, changes can be made and LED Pumpkin Halloween decor by holiday bright lights tested easily, so you can rest in peace.

At the end of your trick-or-treating journey, there will be no question as to which house is home when Holiday Bright Lights has been there. Sure to please, their staff is eager to support your next holiday celebration and guarantee the quality of each project. With the winter solstice coming and the days getting shorter, keep the daylight longer by adding a twinkle to your home. This is the season to make the switch to hassle-free, festive lighting with Holiday Bright Lights.

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