The Argument Behind Permanent Christmas Lights

The Argument Behind Permanent Christmas Lights

November 11, 2023

At MosquitoNix®, we're probably best known for our mosquito control and pest control services. However, we also have a team of trained, insured and knowledgeable MosquitoNix Elves who can provide the holiday light installation services you need.

Our Elves are well versed in all things Christmas lights, and they are happy to help educate you about the latest Christmas light trends - including permanent Christmas lights. Keep reading to learn more about these built-in lights and whether they might be right for your home or business.

Your Questions About Permanent Christmas Lights, Answered

Let's begin by looking at some of the most common questions we get about permanent lights and what makes them different from standard Christmas lights.

  • What are permanent Christmas lights?

    Permanent Christmas lights are lights that are designed to last years at a time so they don't have to be installed at the beginning of each season and taken down at the end of the season.

  • Are permanent Christmas lights really permanent?

    The short answer is no, permanent Christmas lights are not really permanent in the sense that they can't be used indefinitely. However, permanent Christmas lights generally last between six and 10 years before they need to be replaced, so unlike standard Christmas lights, you should get quite a bit more than one season's worth of use out of them. You may need maintenance or repairs performed earlier than that, although hopefully not before the four-year mark or so.

  • How do permanent Christmas lights work?

    For the most part, permanent Christmas lights work like - and look like - standard Christmas lights. However, they are made with aluminum tracks that overhang the lightbulbs. These tracks help shield and protect the bulbs from the elements, allowing them to last through multiple years.

  • Should I get permanent Christmas lights?

    This is a trickier question to answer because it depends on a few factors. Read the section below to get a better understanding of who is a good candidate for permanent Christmas lights. While they're not necessarily for everyone, they can be a good choice in many instances.

Should You Get Permanent Christmas Lights Installed?

Let's discuss the issue of cost first. Permanent Christmas light installation generally costs more upfront than it would cost you to purchase and hang regular Christmas lights, or to have regular lights professionally installed. However, for most people, this higher cost is worth it because they don't have to take the time and effort to install and take down lights every year, or hire professionals to do it for them. Instead, they can essentially take a set-it-and-forget-it attitude.

If you're planning to live in your home for at least a few more years, the cost per use for your permanent lights will likely justify the higher upfront costs. (And even if you move within the next year or two, built-in Christmas lights can be used as a selling point.)

Businesses and public buildings, like libraries and churches, are also good candidates for permanent Christmas lights, especially since some of these institutions like to keep the holiday lights glowing all year long.

If you want to learn how the MosquitoNix Elves can help get your property decked out for the holiday, text ELVES or call (855) 808-2847. You can get a free quote, or just learn more about our process. If you'd like to see some of the light installation projects our Elves have tackled in the past, check out our gallery here.

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