LIGHTING A LIVE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH MINI LIGHTS
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- To begin lets go over a few things that will make lighting your tree easier.
- Try to use lights that have plugs on both ends so you can add on extra light strings. Always have the lights turned on when lighting a tree. This way you will know if there is a problem with the lights as you work.
- For any tree more than 4 feet tall you will want to use a power protection strip for safety. Plug the power protection box into the closest wall outlet where you want to put the tree.
- You will also need household extension cords that are at least 3 foot longer than the height of your Christmas tree. Use brown or green extension cords so they will blend into the color of your tree.
- Now plug in a regular household extension cord into one of the power strips openings. Run the other end of the household electrical cord up the center of your tree. About 18 inches from the tree top of the tree and tie it around the tree trunk.
- Plug in a set of mini lights into the household extension cord. Hide it near the trunk if the tree. Place the mini wire extension cord of the mini lights to the top of the tree placing the first light bulb at the top of the top branch.
- You will start working your lights down the tree.
- Work on one tree branch at a time. Now wrap the light cord back down the branch hiding it as well as you can. When you reach the trunk of the tree locate another branch.
- Now wrap the light wire around this branch tell a light bulb reaches near the end of the branch. Your goal is to set a light at the tip of the branch.
- As you wrap out to the branch tip make sure that when you reach a light it is placed on the top of the branch. After you reach the end of the branch you will wrap your way back to the trunk.
- Find another tree branch next to the one you have just finished. Continue lighting around and down the tree.
- When the light strand ends just start another strand of lights. It is not recommended that you plug in more than three light sets together. To continue adding lights you will want to find an open socket in the household extension core and plug in the fourth set of lights.
- When the sockets of the household extension cord are used up add another extension cord to the power box and run it up the trunk as you did previously.
- Work in any extra left over lights at the bottom of the tree.