Christmas lights have come a long way throughout the years. The simple tradition of lighting candles on the tree has evolved into decorating the whole house inside and out. Outdoor decorations now involve so much more than a string of light and a wreath on the door. In some neighborhoods, there is even a bit of healthy competition when it comes to outdoor Christmas light displays. Homeowners take great pride in their holiday decorations and many want to do the entire job themselves.

While it was exaggerated for comedic effect, the 1989 American Christmas comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, clearly demonstrated all the things that can potentially go wrong when putting up outdoor Christmas light displays. Despite the fact that many DIY homeowners would rather handle the outdoor decorating themselves, hiring professionals to tackle the project can be a much smarter choice.


When installing outdoor Christmas light displays, safety should be the number one priority.  Lighting professionals perform installations on a regular basis and understand the hazards involved. They follow safety procedures and take precautions that the average homeowner might overlook to avoid personal injury or property damage. That includes being knowledgeable about different types of Christmas lights and how to properly install them. With professional installation, there’s no need to worry that the lights will fall down or malfunction.

Professional Equipment

A professional lighting company will have equipment that homeowners aren’t going to find in their garage. When attempting a DIY installation, this lack of equipment causes a homeowner to improvise and get themselves into a hazardous situation that could result in injury or damage. In addition to the proper safety gear such as harnesses, helmets, and gloves, professional installers will arrive armed with professional-grade equipment and lighting accessories. All of this will ensure their safety and the safety of your home and family. It will also ensure that you end up with one of the best Christmas light displays on the block.

Design Expertise

Did you ever have a vision of how a project would look but the finished product didn’t even come close? When trying to create holiday lighting the neighbor will be envious of, without the proper experience and expertise, you could end up with a hot mess. Lighting professionals also have design expertise. They will determine the best lighting arrangement to compliment the size and style of your home. Professionals have the experience to decide which type of lights work best in a specific design or configuration. They will listen to your vision and then bring it to life, safely installed with perfectly coordinated colors and components.

Packing Up

Holiday decorating may be a lot of fun, but taking the decorations down is a job nobody looks forward to. Disassembling Christmas light displays and packing them up is a big task and, if not done properly, components of the display could be damaged. This leaves it in need of repair or replacement the following year. A professing lighting company will take down your lighting display and pack it up carefully so it can bring joy year after year. However, some homeowners may find the fact that, after a rather hectic holiday season, they can sit back, relax and leave the work to someone else.

Professional Christmas Light Displays

Even if you’re on board with having the professionals take care of your holiday lighting display, you’re probably thinking it’s too soon to worry about it. At Christmas Lights by AMCO, the phones are already ringing to get free quotes and schedule installations of Christmas light displays. In addition to residential and commercial Christmas lighting, we also offer Chanukah, Ramadan and holiday event lighting. Contact us for all your holiday lighting needs in New Jersey and South Florida.