If you’re responsible for millions of holiday lights, you’re going to learn a few tricks. That’s the case with Walt Disney Entertainment lighting designer Mark O’Conner — and he’s sharing some tips for decorating your home.
Mark’s first tip is to use more LED lights. He says the lights last at least 10 years if you treat them well and offer vibrant colors. Also, if you have a big display, you’ll notice a difference in the electric bill. Mark also suggests getting ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to protect against water or moisture. Here are more tips:
Mark’s final tip is for January — on storing your holiday lights for next year. It’s pretty simple. When you remove light strings, tape the end to a paper towel tube and simply start winding. The process helps prevent the giant ball of lights I’ve faced for so many years.