How do you decorate the front of your house with Christmas lights?

How do you decorate the front of your house with Christmas lights?

Use a single string of lights to decorate your entrance. Outline the front door, wrap the lights around the awning and decorate the potted plants as well. You can also hang a wreath on the front door which can also feature Christmas lights. And speaking of potted plants, you can make them sparkle with Christmas lights.

How many Christmas lights should be on the front of the house?

How Many Lights Do I Need? When decorating your house eaves, a simple rule is to start with at least 60-feet of string lights. Add another 10- to 12-feet for every awning you plan to light.

How many Christmas lights should be on a circuit?

So you could, put 105 strings of those lights on a single circuit (1440÷12=105). However, a single circuit could only take 11 strings of large, incandescent bulbs that use 125 watts (1440÷125=11.

How many LED lights can you put on one circuit?

Breaker Limitations Each CFL or LED bulb typically gives the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb while drawing 10 watts or less, which is equivalent to a current draw of 1/12 amp. Thus a 15-amp circuit can safely control 180 or more fixtures that use CFL or LED bulbs.

What happens if you connect too many Christmas lights?

Because light strings have a maximum wattage capacity, which is why many string lights come with a little fuse just in case you connect too many together at once. The fuse is designed to blow so you don't overload and damage your Christmas lights. ... This happens when your wattage exceeds the amp capacity of the circuit.

How much does it cost to leave Christmas lights on all night?

A string of 25 incandescent C9 bulbs — the big plump ones often used outdoors — uses 175 watts of electricity, which works out to a whopping $15.

How many Christmas lights can I connect together?

In this case, most traditional incandescent Christmas mini lights only allow you to connect 4 or 5 sets end to end but with many LED mini light strings you can connect 40 to 50+ together depending on the light count.

How many C7 lights can I string together?

200 bulbs

How many watts can a 20 amp fuse handle?

2,400 watts

How many lights and outlets can I put on a 20 amp breaker?

So, how many outlets can you put on a 20 amp circuit? Well, technically speaking, you can put as many as you want. You see, there is no direct code from the National Electrical Code (NEC) that limits the number of outlets you can put on a single 20 amp circuit.

How many lights can you put on 14 gauge wire?

You can load 2,400 watts onto your 14-gauge wiring for a 120-volt circuit.

How far can you run 12 gauge wire?

A 12 gauge wire is typically good for 15 amp at 100 feet.

Can you bury wire without conduit?

However, if you only need a power supply (without wires to control lights from inside the house,) you can use a direct burial cable, placed in the soil without conduit. Known as UF for “underground feeder,” the cable has a heavier plastic sheathing than the Romex™ used inside the house.