Roofline Lighting Design Guide For The Holidays

Buying holiday lighting decorations will always be an overwhelming experience. There are so many choices available for each decoration or light that it seems like you have limitless combinations of these features. This is the same when choosing roofline lighting for your holiday decorations. But, with this short design guide, you will have a good idea of all the options available to you and the best options that you can take.

Icicle Lights

Icicle lights can give your roofline lighting a different look with its hanging lights. Like pre-lamped string lights, these can add a sense of movement to your holiday decorations since they have different flashing modes available.

You can get icicle lights with hanging string light stands (curtain-style) or with long LED tubes (meteor shower lights). Curtain-style icicle lights are only suitable for awnings and low-level rooflines since they are only available with small LED bulbs. Because of this, meteor shower icicle lights are the best that you can use if you want to have the effect of icicle light. They are big  enough and have the shape for them to have an effect from the high roofline. 

Unfortunately, all icicle lights are only available pre-lamped so your options are limited to what manufacturers offer. Moreover, replacing bulbs is close to impossible since the bulb sizes, shapes, and lengths are unique for each product and not all manufacturers provide or sell replacement bulbs.

String Lights

If you want to go for a classic or versatile look for your roofline lighting, string lights are the best that you can use. You can get these pre-lamped with LEDs and ready-to-use or only the light stringer for full customization.


Pre-lamped LED string lights

These are what you would usually find sold in stores. With the bulbs hardwired into the sockets, it does not require setting up before installation aside from unrolling it from storage and untangling any tied-up portions.


Light stringer

Light stringers do not come with light bulbs pre-installed. It is simply a string of sockets with hooks for hanging. Although this requires you to invest more by buying the light bulbs separately, it gives you endless possibilities on which bulbs you can use. For instance, you can use a combination or pattern of colors that you cannot buy anywhere else.


C7 and C9 Light Bulb Variants

Light stringers and prelamped string lights have options for C7 and C9 light bulbs. These light bulbs have the following sub variants:

  • Incandescent
  • LED’s

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Installing your roofline lights can be a dangerous task. Do not risk it and let us do it for you. And, if you are still undecided about what you will use, we also provide a variety of roofline lighting solutions. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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