At The Lighting Corner, the holiday season is one of our favorites for multiple reasons. Sure, the winters in Michigan can be brutal (trust us, we know), but there are so many things to love about this time of year, ranging from quality time with close ones to a slew of delicious meals.

One of our favorite things, though, is the beautiful outdoor lighting decorations you’ll see on homes in your local neighborhood. They’re elegant, fun, and can really get you in the holiday spirit — even if you’re the Grinch-iest of people.

For outdoor lighting in Grand Haven and Grandville that is more than just seasonal, shop our selection at The Lighting Corner, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven. From wall mounts and sconces to hanging lights and outdoor chandeliers, we offer a wide variety of outdoor lights you can choose from so you can get exactly what you want to match your personal style and budget.

Visit one of our two lighting showrooms today, and continue reading below to learn more about our list of tips for hanging up your holiday outdoor lights.

Choose The Right Type Of Outdoor Lighting

Lighting is fascinating in that it is always evolving — even your holiday outdoor lights. Whether you opt for LED lights or traditional incandescent lights, find out which will work better for your illumination goals.

We prefer LED lights, because even though they are typically more expensive up front, they will last you longer, shine brighter and are more energy efficient.

Get Your Perfect Size

To add varying dimensional elements to your holiday outdoor lighting decorations, use different sized bulbs for different features of your home.

For example, larger C7 or C9 bulbs are better for your trees and bushes, whereas smaller traditional string lights are perfect for the roof or railings of your home.

Decide On Your Outdoor Lighting Color Preference

Whether you want white lights, multi-colored lights or both, decide on your color preference. White lights give a more traditional, classic look, but if you’re wanting something more whimsical and fun, we recommend multi-colored outdoor lighting.

Test Your Outdoor Lights

To avoid the annoyance of having to replace individual light bulbs after you’ve already hung your holiday outdoor lights, test all your holiday lighting before hanging them. Simply plug each one into an outlet, and make any necessary changes safely on the ground.

Use Light Clips (Or Electrical Tape)

Never use screws or staples to hang outdoor lighting on your roof. We suggest using light clips or electrical tape, which not only make for easy installation, but will also maintain the integrity of your rooftop.

Shop For Year-Round Outdoor Lighting in Grand Haven and Grandville Today

Outdoor lighting should be prioritized year-round — not only during the holiday season. Get outdoor lights for the front yard or back patio of your home at The Lighting Corner by visiting our Grandville or Grand Haven lighting showrooms.

If you’re unsure of where to start, don’t be afraid to schedule a consultation with our lighting experts. We’re always following the latest trends in the lighting industry, so we can help you find an outdoor lighting solution that you’ll love!

For more information, learn about the phone numbers, addresses and hours for each of our lighting showrooms here.