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Permanent Christmas Lights: 4 Benefits of Home Lighting Automation

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Are you tired of spending your holiday season on the roof, untangling Christmas lights? Make next year simpler for yourself and invest in permanent exterior lighting. With only a switch and adjustment to color settings, you will be able to enjoy your holidays instead of dreading scaling ladders and slipping off the roof.  

Permanent Christmas lighting ensures that all it takes is one setup — so take advantage now and make the next holiday season stress-free! 

What are permanent Christmas lights?

Permanent Christmas lights are a type of home lighting automation system designed to be left up year-round. These lights typically have a more durable construction and are made to withstand outdoor elements, making them an excellent option for exterior decorating. They can illuminate the home’s exterior, garden, or commercial property. They can also be controlled with a home automation system to create a dynamic, eye-catching lighting display. 

What are the different types of permanent Christmas lights?

Why choose permanent Christmas lights? There are many benefits of upgrading landscape lighting, such as increased curb appeal and added protection. At AIS, we offer three types of permanent lights, all of which have unique properties and perfect synergy.  

Below, we’ll explain the different types of Christmas lighting in more detail. 

Traditional Holiday Lights

Traditional holiday lights are the outdoor Christmas lights many of us grew up with. They create a warm and inviting atmosphere during the holiday season, especially when combined with other Christmas decorations. 

Although AIS does not personally install holiday lighting for your home, our system integrators will reach out to independent contractors who specialize in installing Christmas lights. 

Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting comes in various styles and designs. They can be controlled with a home automation system to create a dynamic lighting display. Exterior lighting can highlight your home’s features, create an inviting ambiance, and even increase the security of your property. They are far superior to traditional lighting many homes are equipped with. 

Some popular options for exterior lighting include: 

  • String lights- create a warm and cozy ambiance 
  • Rope lights- highlight the architectural features of a home 
  • Floodlights– illuminates large areas and increases home security 
  • Spotlights– brightens specific home features, such as Christmas decor, sculptures, or gardens 

Exterior lighting can be combined with other types of lighting, such as landscape or holiday lighting, to create a cohesive and stunning display. 

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting are permanent lights designed to highlight the natural features of your garden, lawn, trees, and other landscaping features, to create a stunning ambiance. It is the superior form of luxury holiday lighting. 

Here are some landscape lighting ideas for inspiration: 

  • Highlight specific features of your outdoor spaces 
  • Illuminate walkways and paths, providing added safety and security 
  • Create a warm and inviting ambiance on your property 
  • Enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor spaces, even at night 

Landscape lighting can also be controlled with a home automation system such as ELAN, allowing you to adjust the lighting to fit your preferences and schedule easily. This flexibility can save you time and effort and create an impressive impact on the overall aesthetics of your property.  

Landscape Lighting Product Recommendation: FX Luminaire

In our professional experience, FX Luminaire is the top brand for outdoor lighting. FX Luminaire is a brand that offers a wide range of high-quality landscape lighting fixtures designed to provide optimal lighting and durability. Their product line includes a variety of lighting options such as path lights, spotlights, flood lights, and wall lights — all of which are designed to be energy-efficient and easy to install. 

A key feature of FX Luminaire is its use of LED technology, which provides bright, consistent, and energy-efficient lighting. They also offer various control options, such as their Luxor Wireless control system, which allows you to easily control and program your lights from a smartphone or tablet. They can be paired with your ELAN home control system to manage all your smart technology in one place.

 4 Benefits of Automated Home Lighting

Automated holiday lighting provides many benefits, including convenience, energy efficiency, customization, increased home value, and simple control and automation. These benefits allow you to easily customize your lighting display to fit your preferences and schedule — making it a practical and versatile option for anyone looking to add an extra touch of holiday magic to their property. 

Below, we’ll cover some of the benefits of installing automated Christmas lighting.

1. Automated Lighting Increases Home Value

Automated Christmas lighting can increase your home’s resale value. Using permanent, high-quality lights and a well-designed lighting scheme can add curb appeal and attract potential buyers if you plan to sell your home in the future. 

A professionally installed home automation system is also desirable for many homebuyers. These assets can increase resale value due to the high-tech features it provides a home. Having a well-lit exterior can also increase the safety and security of your home, making it more desirable to potential buyers. 

2. Low-Voltage Lighting Can Lower Energy Bills

At AIS, we use low-voltage lighting for homes due to its ease of use, versatility, and efficiency. With a home automation system, you can program your lights to turn off when they are not needed, such as during the day or when you are away. This can help to reduce your energy consumption and lower your electricity bill. 

3. No Annual Holiday Setup Required

With traditional Christmas lighting, you need to set up the lights every year, which can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, with automated Christmas lighting, the lights are permanently installed, eliminating the need for an annual setup.  

This means you can enjoy the aesthetic and functional benefits of Christmas lighting all year round without the hassle of setting up and taking down the lights every year. 

4. Simple Control and Automation 

Automated Christmas lighting allows for simple control and automation of your lights. Here are some of the beneficial features of a home automation and control system:  

  • Program your lights to turn on/off at specific times easily  
  • Change light color options and patterns 
  • Control lighting systems remotely with a smart device 

This added convenience allows you to customize your lighting display to fit your preferences and schedule. 

Permanent Christmas Lighting FAQs 

Are permanent Christmas lights worth it? 

Permanent Christmas lights are a great return on investment for homeowners and businesses. They provide a convenient, energy-efficient, and customizable lighting solution that can add value to your property and increase home security

Our automated lighting systems and services are designed to be durable to withstand outdoor elements, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them yearly — saving you time and money in the long run. 

How much do permanent Christmas lights cost?

The cost of permanent Christmas lights can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of lights, the number of lights, and the complexity of the installation. Whether you decide to install permanent lighting fixtures on your home, landscape lighting in your outdoor spaces, or both, you will need to discuss this subject with one of our professionals for a more accurate estimate.  

Use our budget calculator to get a rough estimate from us, and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible. 

Are permanent Christmas lights more expensive than traditional lights?

Yes. However, department store Christmas lights are typically not professionally installed, high-end, and luxurious outdoor smart lighting options. 

It’s important to note that the initial cost of permanent Christmas lights may be higher than traditional, temporary lights. However, the long-term savings in energy costs can make it a cost-effective option in the long run — especially after considering the value the lights will bring to your home.  

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Skip Climbing the Roof Next Year with Permanent Christmas Lights

Permanent Christmas lights skip the hassle of setting up and taking them down each year and can be repurposed outside the holidays. Now that you know how automated home lighting works and the benefits it provides homeowners, are you ready to skip out on climbing your roof this year decorating?  

Make the holidays easier next year, and contact AIS to integrate your smart home lighting system today! 


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