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From the Forums: Outdoor Christmas Lights Plug In Solution

Posted by: on November 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments
A beautiful home with Christmas lights

Nice, but can you turn the Christmas lights on with a remote control?


If you live in an older house or condominium, you might have trouble with your outdoor electrical sockets. Namely, if you have enough of them, they’re not placed very conveniently. This problem crops up for a lot of people at Christmastime when turning on the outdoor Christmas lights means crawling in the dirt behind a hedge to plug the lights in, or stretching over collected stuff in a storage room … or, heck, having to put on your shoes and step out into the cold.

This was basically the problem that elly58 presented to the DIY experts on The Home Depot’s online Community Forums. Specifically, he needed a way to turn the Christmas lights on and off on his condo balcony without having to leave a light on inside a storage closet just off the balcony. “There are NO electrical outlets out there. There’s a light bulb socket in the closet that has one of those adapters to hold both the light bulb and adds an electrical socket, you just have to pull the string and it turns on the light and whatever’s plugged into it,” he writes. That worked OK for plugging in the outdoor Christmas lights, except that he had to crawl into the closet in the dark to turn the holiday lights on and off.

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LightShow Christmas Lights

Posted by: on November 20th, 2012 | Make A Comment


Put on an amazing display of holiday spirit this season with LightShow Christmas lighting. This versatile family of energy-efficient Christmas lights features an array of lighting effects that will make your home the awe and envy of the neighborhood.

Dangle Shooting Star Icicle or Starry Night Christmas lights from the edge of the roof that mimic softly falling and twinkling stars. Decorate doors, windows and columns with color-changing synchro lights and flexible ribbon lights. And, you can connect up to 17 different light show kits together with an integrated remote control to orchestrate your own symphony of lights.

Here’s a sparkling example of what your home could look like bedazzled with indoor and outdoor Christmas lights from LightShow.

We have more videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

One of the Most Amazing Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas Ever

Posted by: on November 19th, 2012 | 7 Comments

An amazing outdoor Christmas display of a giant retro TV and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer characters

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge, we sent a big box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to Ashley and Greg Brown of the blog 7th House on the Left. They came up with one of the most clever and amazing outdoor Christmas decorating ideas we’ve ever seen. Their attention to detail in this retro-TV Christmas yard art is impressive, and they explain how they did it, from start to finish. Ashley has the beginning of the story …

When the folks at The Home Depot asked us to be a part of the Holiday Style Challenge, I knew this was indeed going to be a challenge for an obsessive planner like me. It sounded like a fun challenge though, and it was the type of project we hadn’t tackled before, so we threw our hats in the ring! When we were assigned the front yard, we were really excited and anxious all at the same time. Last year, we were knee-deep in a huge kitchen renovation, and the year before, we were just moving in. This year is the first year we’ll have ever decorated the front yard for Christmas.

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