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Illuminate Every Season: The Ultimate Guide to Permanent Holiday Lighting

We don’t know about you, but we always go into the holiday season with the best intentions. Once the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, you’ll find us dreaming of cozy nights welcoming guests into a cheerfully lit home that looks straight out of a storybook.

Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle of the holidays always seems to take hold, and time gets away from us. Despite our best intentions, we’ll end up with a few hastily hung string lights and a slightly squashed wreath standing in for our picture-perfect holiday decor.

And by the time the next holiday rolls around? You better believe those ragged string lights are still half up—sound familiar? Believe it or not, saving time and energy around the holidays is just one of the many benefits of having permanent holiday lights installed.

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When thinking of ways to make your life easier and your home more beautiful, it’s hard to go wrong with permanent lighting.

Permanent holiday lighting is an efficient and easy-to-install solution for exterior decorations that can be used year-round. There are several types of permanent holiday lighting, and they all have key advantages compared to temporary lighting, including energy efficiency, long-lasting durability, and improved safety.

At Gemstone Lights, we make the possibility of having permanent lighting available for our customers who want to enjoy the beauty and ambiance of holiday lighting year-round, with the ability to transition between holidays with the push of a button. Read on to discover everything you need to know about permanent holiday lights.

Types of Permanent Holiday Lighting

There are many ways to decorate your home for the holidays. Adding permanent lighting that can be used year-round and customized to suit any holiday will save you time and money on your decor. Below are our favorite types of permanent holiday lighting.

Permanent LED Track Lighting

If you invest in any type of permanent holiday lighting, make it these. Permanent track lighting will consist of LEDs installed perfectly spaced within a track along the roofline of your home or business. Our low-profile, color-matched track comes in several styles and over a hundred different colors and is designed to blend seamlessly with the architecture of your home. That means you’ll only notice your permanent track lighting when it’s illuminated.

Permanent LED track lighting is our favorite type of permanent holiday lighting due to its versatility. You can easily change the brightness, color, and motion animation of your lights all from our Mobile HUB App, and the millions of color options available make it simple to change your lights to celebrate any holiday. You’ll get the look of string lights without the hassle of untangling and hanging them, and once they’re installed you can change the color and brightness of the individual bulbs as often as you want.

LED Flood Lights

If you’re looking for a subtler approach to permanent holiday lighting or want to complement your permanent track lighting with another layer of dimension, we recommend smart LED flood lights. Our flood lights can be controlled and customized just like our track lighting, including the ability to choose from millions of color options. They make it easy to add washes of holiday-themed color to your landscaping and facade.

The Opal Bulb

If you really want to step up your holiday lighting game, our Opal bulb makes it easy to match your porch lights and interior lighting with your permanent holiday lighting. It works in any regular light socket and can be controlled via the HUB App. It’s a simple and effective way to coordinate your holiday lighting throughout your home.

The Benefits of Permanent Holiday Lights

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It’s no secret that we love permanent holiday lighting. Below are some of the key reasons why we think permanent holiday lights are an excellent choice for your home or business.

Permanent Holiday Lights Are Energy Efficient

One of the main concerns for any homeowner looking to install permanent holiday lights is the operating costs. LED lights are much more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, which can burn brighter with less electricity. This means you’ll be able to save money on your energy bill in the long run.

The bulbs we use at Gemstone Lights can last decades with regular use. And since you can automate and control your light with the push of a button from our Mobile HUB App, they’ll only be illuminated when you want them on.

Permanent Holiday Lights are Environmentally Friendly

The energy efficiency of permanent LED lights also positively impacts the environment. LEDs emit much less heat than incandescent bulbs, which means they use fewer resources and generate less waste. They also last longer and require less maintenance, which further reduces their impact on the environment overall.

When you compare LED lights to regular lights, they can be up to 85% more efficient because they use less energy and last longer. Using standard lights all year would become unaffordable because of their high energy consumption and short lifespan. LED lighting is a win-win for both the environment and your wallet.

Not only does it drastically reduce energy costs, but it also offers significantly brighter illumination than traditional bulbs.

In addition to using fewer resources, our permanent holiday lights are dimmable and easy to automate, which can help reduce light pollution in your community.

Permanent LED Lights Are Long Lasting And Durable

Now that we have learned how energy-efficient and environmentally friendly permanent holiday lights are; let’s dive in and see why they are also a great choice for durability. First, they stand up to the harshest environments, whether it’s the blazing summer sun, torrential rain, or the strongest winter winds. They can withstand any weather condition and remain bright and beautiful for many years.

Once a professional has installed Gemstone Lights, they require very little maintenance moving forward. In contrast, typical incandescent lights need to be replaced at least once a year and more often if the weather is especially severe. This can quickly turn into an undertaking expense for homeowners. With permanent LED lights, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor holiday lights for decades to come.

Anyone considering these lights for their property knows the importance of durability during the winter holidays. Let’s consider the following example. Most people want to display their Christmas lights for at least one month. If you think about it, they could stay on from the beginning of December until the turn of the new year.

Traditional string lights might be cheaper, but you’ll spend more in the long run due to their short lifespan since they need to be replaced every few years. LEDs, however, will last much longer, and you’ll be able to enjoy them all season—and for many seasons to come—without worrying about replacing them. Typically, they can last at least 50,000 hours or more. Compare this to incandescent bulbs that only last at most about 1,000 hours.

One thing to keep in mind:

It is essential to have a professional installer secure your lights so that they can withstand the elements. In some environments, your outdoor lighting will be left to combat extreme temperatures and adversities such as rain, strong winds, and snow.

Our Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealers will also ensure that your lights are installed correctly to avoid damage to your roofing or gutter systems.

Permanent Outdoor Lights Are Convenient And Customizable

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If you like using different colors to celebrate various holidays throughout the year, you’d also have to think about how difficult it would be to store and reuse regular colored string lights from year to year. LEDs are more practical because they can stay up all year with no problem. Once they’re installed, you won’t need to go through the hassle of getting up on a ladder to put up and take down your lights each season.

Also, with the Gemstone Lights app, you can choose from millions of color options and set multiple timers and animations to create the look and feel you want any time of day—all from the palm of your hand. You can effortlessly switch from celebrating the holidays to cheering on your local sports team by changing the colors of your lights from the app.

Gemstone Lights are also compatible with smart home systems like Alexa and Google Home, which allow you to control your lights and set timers through voice activation.

Permanent Holiday Lighting is a Safer Option Than Temporary Lighting

Safety is always a priority when you have lighting around your property. Incandescent and halogen lights emit much more heat than LEDs, making them a considerable fire risk. LEDs don’t get hot, so you can rest assured that your family and guests are safe. There’s also no risk of electric shocks because the bulbs use a low-voltage power source, and our professional installers will make sure that all wires are safely tucked away.

Permanent LED lights are safer because you don’t have to worry about leaving them on for extended periods. Even if you want to leave them on for hours or even days at a time, you can rest assured that they won’t consume too much energy or overheat and start a fire.

They also resist vibrations and shocks, providing extra protection for your home. Kids can play outside without parents worrying about electric shocks, burns, or playing with electric cords.

And as a bonus, once you have one of our Authorized Dealers install your permanent holiday lights, you’ll never have to risk climbing up on a rickety ladder for your holiday decorations again!

Permanent Outdoor Lights Enhance Security Around Your Property

By installing new lights, you’re not only adding aesthetic appeal to your home but also safeguarding your family’s security. Ensuring your home is well-lit not only adds a feeling of warmth and coziness but also serves as an effective deterrent against vandalism, intruders, burglars, and other security issues.

Furthermore, by having the lights on while it is dark outdoors, you can be reassured that your visibility will remain at its highest level and minimize the risk of slipping or falling.

Permanent Outdoor LED Lighting Blends in Seamlessly with Your Home’s Architecture

Unlike string lights or rope lights that may have unsightly cords or large fasteners, Gemstone Lights are designed to all but disappear into the architecture when not in use. We offer many different track styles in over 150 colors to perfectly match your outdoor lights to your home.

Permanent Holiday Lighting Ideas and Inspiration

One of the best things about permanent holiday lighting is that you can leave it up year-round and adjust the colors, brightness, and motion animation of your lights to reflect current holidays and celebrations. You can even set custom color combinations to celebrate local sporting events or graduations. Here are a few of our favorite ways to customize our holiday lights. 

  • Christmas: Warm twinkling lights or red and green lights
  • Valentine’s Day: Pink and red lights in our multi-pulse “heartbeat” animation
  • Thanksgiving: Warm-toned red, orange, and yellow lights
  • Halloween: Red or deep purple lights in our flicker animation
  • Independence Day: Red, white, and blue lights with our fireworks animation
  • Canada Day: Red and white lights with our fireworks animation


Question: What are the disadvantages of permanent holiday lights?

Answer: There are very few disadvantages to installing permanent holiday lights, especially compared with their many advantages, but they do require an upfront investment. Although permanent Christmas lights cost more than temporary lights, they more than make up for it with their longevity and energy efficiency. The cost of installing Gemstone Lights will depend on your individual needs and your property. Request a free quote today!

Question: Do permanent lights increase home value?

Answer: Installing permanent lights can increase both the curb appeal and overall value of your home. They can also act as a unique selling point to entice potential buyers.

Question: How long do permanent holiday lights last?

Answer: Gemstone Lights have a life expectancy of at least 50,000 hours. That means that with an average usage of around six hours a day, they can last for over 23 years!

Wrapping Up The Benefits Of Permanent Holiday Lights

If you want a way to add immediate value and curb appeal to your property, permanent LED holiday lights are an excellent investment.

Installing these lights on your property has many benefits, including: energy efficiency, durability, safety, convenience, aesthetic appeal, and long-term cost-saving benefits.

Gemstone Lights has proudly been in business since 2016, giving our customers options for their outdoor lighting needs. We have authorized dealers around the country so everyone can enjoy the beauty and safety of permanent LED lights. If you’re looking for a reliable and durable product, you can trust us to deliver the best quality in outdoor lighting.

Now that you’re an expert on permanent holiday lights,  contact a Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealer for a free quote and get the perfect solution for your outdoor lighting needs today!

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