Permanent Christmas Lights

14 things to know about the Permanent Outdoor Lights

14 reasons why more and more people switch from Regular Christmas lights to Permanent Outdoor Lights

As the holiday season approaches, many people begin to plan their Christmas decorations, including outdoor lighting. Traditionally, outdoor Christmas lights have been temporary, requiring installation and removal each year. However, in recent years, permanent outdoor lights sometimes called permanent Christmas lights have gained popularity. In this post, we will explore the benefits of permanent outdoor lights compared to traditional temporary holiday lighting.

House with the regular lights

House with the regular Christmas lights

When it comes to choosing the type of outdoor lights for your home, it’s essential to consider the different options available to you. Traditional temporary holiday lights require installation and removal each year, which can be a hassle, time-consuming, and sometimes even dangerous. On the other hand, permanent outdoor Christmas lights offer a long-lasting and practical solution. They will save you time, money, and health while making every special occasion truly unforgettable and adding a sense of safety all year round.

Here are fourteen reasons why you should consider investing in permanent Christmas outdoor lighting:

1. Time-Saving

With regular outdoor lighting, you have to spend time every season putting up the lights, checking to make sure they’re working properly, and taking them down once the season is over. This can be a time-consuming and frustrating process, especially if you have a large property or multiple areas that need to be decorated. This task gets even more challenging if you live in a cold part of the country.  

With permanent lighting, you only have to request the installation of the lights once, and they stay up year-round. This means you don’t have to spend time every season taking them down and putting them back up. You will free up time to focus on other tasks and enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends.

GlowStone Lighting - Permanent Christmas Lights

Permanent Christmas Lights

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2. Cost-Effective

While the initial cost of permanent Christmas lights may be higher than regular outdoor lighting, it’s actually a more cost-effective option in the long run. With regular outdoor lighting, you have to buy new bulbs to fix old or burnt out ones almost every season, and the cost of hiring someone to install and take down the lights can add up quickly.

It’s also important to consider the cost of installation and maintenance when choosing permanent outdoor Christmas lights. While these lights may be more expensive upfront than traditional temporary holiday lights, they offer long-term cost savings due to their durability and energy efficiency. 

Additionally, many professional lighting companies offer payment plans or financing options to make the cost more manageable. 

With permanent lighting, you only have to pay for the installation once, and the lights last for years. 

Permanent Christmas lights and Birthday lights - GlowStone Lighting

A birthday celebration at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

3. Customizable

One of the most significant advantages of permanent outdoor Christmas lights is that they offer greater flexibility and customization options. Temporary holiday lights typically come in standard lengths and designs, limiting the ability to create a unique and personalized display. Permanent lights can be custom-designed to fit any property and can be programmed to create a wide range of effects, such as colour changes, and twinkling patterns and schedule them the way you want. This allows homeowners to create a truly unique and memorable holiday display that reflects their personal style and preferences. 

What colours do you choose for this Christmas? Whatever it is, you can set your permanent outdoor Christmas lights for that exact colour or a colour combination. It could be a traditional solid Christmas red, solid purple or any other solid colour. Or, this could be a combination of red and green, white and red, that will stay or “run” around your house. Or this could be nice calming waves of solid colour, colour combination or even a beautiful gradient that consists of any colours. You can easily set it all up in your smartphone app by choosing one of the prebuilt holiday colour themes or building one yourself.

4. Year-Round Use 

While regular outdoor lighting is typically only used during the holiday season, permanent Christmas lighting can be used to decorate your home and yard for any occasion or just to feel safer all year long. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or a fall bonfire, permanent lighting can add a festive touch to any event.

In other words, permanent Christmas lighting is that they are not just Christmas lights only, but offer a year-round lighting solution that can be used for a variety of occasions and events or even just as permanent architectural lights. For example, homeowners can use their permanent lights to create a beautiful and romantic atmosphere for a summer dinner party or a relaxing evening on the patio to create a stunning birthday party or game night atmosphere. 

Additionally, permanent Christmas lighting can be customized to fit your personal style and preferences. You can choose from a variety of colours and patterns to create a unique look that complements your home’s architecture. 

Visit the Gallery page to see examples of how people are using permanent outdoor lights.

Permanent Christmas Lights by GlowStone Lighting

A Christmas celebration at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

5. Schedule 

Permanent outdoor Christmas lights are designed to be completely automated, which means that you can program them to turn on and off at specific time of the day and a day of the week or a month. For example, you can set your permanent lights to turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn or set them to turn on for a special occasion in a year, if you would like to. 

This feature not only makes it easier to control the lights but also adds an extra layer of security to your home by creating the illusion that someone is always home.

GlowStone Lighting - Permanent Christmas Lights

Permanent Christmas Lights

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6. Energy-efficient

GlowStone Lighting and most other major companies offer permanent Christmas lighting built using LED lights, which are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. This means you’ll save money on your energy bill, making permanent Christmas lighting an investment that pays for itself over time.

7. Durable 

Another benefit of permanent outdoor Christmas lights is that they are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Unlike traditional temporary holiday lights that are often made from cheap materials and can easily break or become damaged, permanent lights are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and can last for many years without needing to be replaced. This means that you can enjoy beautiful, high-quality lighting for many holiday seasons to come without having to worry about replacing the lights every year.

One of the most common issues lighting companies are dealing with is related to copper mechanical connectors. Due to the humidity, daily temperature ups and downs, and precipitation mechanical connectors tend to oxidize and disconnect. That is why we at GlowStone Lighting have switched to the most reliable way of connecting – soldering. Following all the aspects of the soldering methodology makes connections lasting and longevous. 

Permanent outdoor lights for Halloween - GlowStone Lighting

A Halloween celebration at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

8. All-Season

Permanent Christmas lighting is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, so you don’t have to worry about damage from wind, rain, or snow. You don’t have to worry about lights staying there during the cold winter and then going through the hot summer. 

At GlowStone Lighting, we use the most reliable types of lights. For example, Professional Grade lights – our best product – are fireproof and do not support fire (rated V-0), waterproof as a submarine (rated IP68) and able to withstand cold for up to -55°C. 

GlowStone Lighting - Permanent Christmas Lights

Permanent Christmas Lights

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9. Professional Installation 

One of the major advantages of having permanent outdoor Christmas lights is their long-term time-saving benefits. There are two types of permanent lights available in the market: simple and inexpensive lights that individuals can purchase and install on their own, and professional lights. Although opting for simple lights and a DIY installation may seem cost-effective, users may experience issues with durability, connection, or damage during installation. Furthermore, if any issues arise in the future, it will be the responsibility of the homeowner to locate and resolve them.

In contrast, working with a professional lights ensures correct installation. No need for homeowners to search for and replace malfunctioning light bulbs, or even climb ladders with frozen fingers in the middle of winter. At GlowStone Lighting, we trust the installation to certified electricians. That is how best-in-class lights are installed using best practices like soldering and heat shrink. It helps to avoid mechanical connectors that are easy to install but could be affected by the rain, snow and humidity.  

Permanent outdoor lights for Canada Day - GlowStone Lighting

A Canada Day celebration at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

10. Easy Maintenance 

In fact, you almost don’t need to do anything with permanent outdoor lights. Maintaining regular outdoor lighting can be a hassle, especially if you have to climb ladders or navigate difficult terrain to access the lights. Permanent Christmas lighting, on the other hand, requires no maintenance from your side at all. And with the 10-year warranty and the annual check-ins you will definitely Love Coming Home. 

11. Warranty 

Most companies offer several years of warranty. That gives you enough time to fix any possible issues right away. 

At GlowStone Lighting, we offer a 10-year warranty, but with the high-quality lights and the best installation practices, we believe that most people wouldn’t even need it. 

12. Check-Ins

To provide an exceptional customer experience, leading companies offer top-notch services. As a part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, GlowStone Lighting provides free annual check-ins to our clients. Our team member will visit you free of charge to ensure that every light is functioning and the system is operating precisely as per your expectations, making for an unforgettable experience.

13. Increased Home Value 

For homeowners looking to sell their homes in the future, permanent outdoor Christmas lights can be a selling point that sets their property apart from others on the market. These lights add to the overall aesthetic of the property and create a welcoming and inviting exterior that potential buyers will appreciate.

Additionally, permanent Christmas lighting can improve the safety and security of your property, making it more appealing to buyers who are concerned about these factors.

If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, investing in permanent Christmas lighting is a great way to increase its value and appeal to potential buyers.

Permanent outdoor lights for Hanukkah - GlowStone Lighting

A Game night with the favourite team’s colours at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

14. Environmentally Friendly 

As mentioned earlier, permanent Christmas lighting uses LED lights, which are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. This means that not only do you save money on your energy bill, but you’re also doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment.

LED lights use less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs, which means they generate less waste and are better for the environment. On top of that, because permanent Christmas lighting is designed to last for years, you don’t have to worry about disposing of old light bulbs every season, which is an additional environmental concern.


Overall, permanent outdoor lights offer many benefits over traditional temporary holiday lights. They are a practical and cost-effective investment that can enhance the appearance and value of a house while providing year-round lighting options. With their durability, customization options, and energy efficiency, permanent lights are an excellent choice for homeowners who want to enjoy beautiful and hassle-free lighting for many years to come. So this holiday season, consider making the switch to permanent outdoor Christmas lights and enjoy all the benefits they have to offer. 

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