Lowering Electricity Use Tip #65 – Outdoor Christmas Lights Only At Night

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 65, Christmas Lights at Night Only, especially the outside Christmas lights. Who can really see them any better when they are on during the day, regardless if you have LED type of Christmas lights? In the winter, only put on your outdoor Christmas lights at night. Better, … [Read more...]

Top Commented Articles

I thought it would be interesting (at least to me) to see which articles published by us here at DailyHomeRenoTips.com over the past two plus years have received the most comments. Would it be one of the many, many articles on energy savings and water savings for the home? Well, no. What about some of the many articles on our home renovation or maintenance activities? Again, surprising to us, no. The five articles we have written receiving the most comments were all about our … [Read more...]

LED Indoor / Outdoor Christmas Lights from Canadian Tire

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Last year we wrote about the solar powered outdoor Christmas lights we used in the back and front of our home. The comments we received to that article were many. If they were any indication, some types of solar powered Christmas lights perform inconsistently. In fact, one doesn't see them advertised as much this year; at least I don't. Perhaps the low price of these LED lights and current solar technology prohibits a consistently performing product. This year, I decided to … [Read more...]

Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas Lights – 1 Year Later

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Yesterday I wrote about non-energy conservation related tasks we did to prepare our home for the winter, including placing the stakes in the garden to hold our solar powered outdoor Christmas lights. Last year, the artice we wrote about the new solar outdoor lights we used outside our home received a lot of comments, both good and bad, about others' experiences with the same product. In fact, I had installed a pair of the clear mini-lights outdoor sets on the handrail of our backyard … [Read more...]

Quick Home Winterizing Tips

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Last weekend I went around the house and checked to see if I had remembered to do the various winterizing tasks before we started to get snow outside. So, I thought I would provide the list of items I did in advance of winter in case some of them apply to you and you have not yet done same. Here, I am not referring to energy conservation related home winterizing tips. This are simple home maintenance as well as some of which are money saving tasks which should be done to avoid potential … [Read more...]

Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas Lights – The Follow-up

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Last week we wrote three articleson our experiences with this new type of energy conservation product. One of our readers who goes by the handle 'A' (he's shy ;) ) asked that we follow-up on our experience with these energy conservation products during the Christmas season. So, here we are. As I write this we have had the backyard set of lights for about 3 weeks now and and the front set for about a week. Yesterday ended this massive 48 hour period in which we had the first major snow … [Read more...]

Noma Solar Powered Christmas Lights From Canadian Tire – Part 3

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In Part 2 we completed our detailed examination of our new solar powered outdoor Christmas Lights from Canadian Tire out on our back deck. Today we wanted to show you other types of such LED solar powered lights that we obtained and put out on the front of our home, again from Canadian Tire.First we went with the same type of mini-bulbs for the two front Pyramidal Yews to the one side of our front door, except for these we used the multi-coloured light string.The installation for this set was … [Read more...]

Noma Solar Powered Outdoor Christmas Lights From Canadian Tire – Part 1

Noma Solar Christmas Lights

While Canadian Tire no longer sells its products through the internet, I found a site containing a link to their web store. Well, we used it the other day to shop for outdoor Christmas lights for the deck in our back yard. Now, wouldn't you know it but this retailer was selling solar powered outdoor Christmas lights. If you think about it, this shouldn't be anything unique; I mean, retailers have been selling solar powered patio lighting for homes for years. However, perhaps because … [Read more...]

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