How To Calculate The Number Of Lights Needed For Your Christmas Tree

December 5, 2019

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Everyone has a box of green extension cords, tangled strings of twinkling lights (one set colored and another clear) that must be untangled before stringing up no the Christmas tree.  But do you have enough or too many?  A good rule of thumb in determining how much string lighting is needed, is to add one strand of 150 lights per foot of your tree, plus two. So a five-foot tree would need seven strands. If you prefer a tree that’s more densely populated with light, you don’t necessarily need to add more strands—just buy some with more bulbs per strand. To decorate a tree, start the first strand nearest a wall outlet and encircle the trunk. You can secure lights on lighter branches with floral wire. After the holidays, you can use twist ties to store the lights in some semblance of order. That way, you'll always have the right amount of lighting—tangle-free.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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