Q&A about outdoor coloured lights

  1. QUESTION:
    What do green, red or combo of both color outdoor lights mean?
    Some houses in the neighborhood have done this in the last week or so. A friend on the opposite coast said they are doing it in her neighborhood too. I’m super curious!
    Some houses in the neighborhood have done this in the last week or so. A friend on the opposite coast said they are doing it in her neighborhood too. I’m super curious! Red-stop Green-go??? OOOOkkkkayyy – what if the house has both colors out? Then what does it mean? What is the real purpose behind doing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Red and Green are popular leftovers from Christmas colors.

      Green is symbolic of life (in America), as in the evergreen (Christmas) tree, which stays green throughout all seasons including winter. . But it’s not our primary symbolic color, ours are Red, White, and Blue.

      Red represents a few different things; the blood of life, ressurection of Christ (as in the flag and Christmas lights); the heart (as in Valentine’s heart), love.

      You can find a lot of history on the symbolism of the colors. Why Nations pick the colors they do for their flags and such.

  2. QUESTION:
    What’s nicer and cooler? Christmas color lights or Christmas color twinkling outdoor lights?
    my mom thinks twinkling lights are cooler.. i wanna prove her wrong.. which ones are cooler? and give your reason why… thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I like the big colored traditional lights better and I won’t use anything else. The big lights are warm, but they are not hot and certainly not dangerous. Also, fewer of them will go further.
  3. QUESTION:
    How do I make my outdoor lights emit red without changing the bulb?
    In my film class, our professor mentioned some type of fiberglass gels that you use to change the color of the light. However, I don’t think I heard him correctly and now someone wants to put it over their outdoor lights to make them red for the holidays. I’m pretty sure I have the correct material (the woven fiberglass) in mind, but I just want to make certain. if this is the incorrect material, what else can I use to put over my lights as a gel to make the light reds.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah ur right its the woven fiberglass
      i also did this for the holidays
  4. QUESTION:
    what color outdoor lights do you think i should use for back to school?
    i have 4 outdoor lights, and have yellow bulbs in them now.

    • ANSWER:
      well ya know we like red, does that have some kind of stigma? i was thinking about adding more in honor of ‘bike week’ coming up.
  5. QUESTION:
    What color should my outdoor lights/sconces be?
    My house has siding that is called “clay”. I’d say it’s more tan than gray. Garage doors and walk-in door is white, window trim is white, shingles are brown. I’m trying to decide between white, dark brown, or paint-to match-the siding sconces. What do you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Go for incandescent lighting enclosed in a white sconce. White is classic and does an nice contrast against dark backgrounds. The incandescent lights highlight not only the house but add contrast to the over landscape design.

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