Frequently Asked Questions (F. A. Q.)
How does it work? How difficult is it? How long does it take?
How do you mow over the Lawn Lights? Can you mow over the Lawn Lights?
If one light goes out, do they all go out?
What colors are available? Do Lawn Lights come in different colors?
How many lights come in a set of Lawn Lights?
How long is a set of Lawn Lights?
Can Lawn Lights be connected end to end?
How far apart are the lights? How much space is between each light?
Are the wire stakes included?
Are extra lights included?
Is this product like a big net? Can I go around trees and other obstacles?
How difficult is it to take down and store the Lawn Lights product
display, and how long does it take?
What happens if it snows? Won't the snow cover and conceal the Lawn
Doesn't all that wire and those 'stakes' make the lawn rather
unattractive and cluttered during the daytime?
Can the Lawn Lights product be used in high foot traffic areas and
How much electricity does the Lawn Lights product use? Doesn't it take a lot of power to run all those lights?
What about dogs/deer/pets/animals? Won't they destroy the display?
What about crossing my driveway? Can I drive over this product?
I have a small yard. Can I still use Lawn Lights in my yard?
Is the Lawn Lights product available in stores?
Q: How does it work? How difficult is it to decorate with the Lawn Lights product, and
how long does it take?
A: You can decorate with Lawn Lights very quickly and very easily.
Each set is a long string of lights that is wound on a spool. You simply
unwind the Lawn Lights off of the spool in the pattern that you want (arc
patterns are recommended) and plug them in. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes
to unroll a set of Lawn Lights in your lawn. It is also recommended that you take the additional step
of 'staking' each of the lights as well. This will make the display even
more spectacular by making the lights more visible and appear brighter and
more uniform. It also keeps the lights visible in the event of a snowfall.
'Staking' the lights requires you to push small inconspicuous stakes into
the ground at each lamp and then attach the lamp bases to them. It is not
very difficult and entirely optional, but well worth it. This additional
step will take an additional 10-20 minutes for each set of Lawn Lights
(much less if there is more than 1 person doing it). The entire procedure
is described in more detail in the User's Manual which comes with the Lawn
Lights and is also available for viewing here:
Q: How do you mow over the Lawn Lights? Can you mow over the Lawn Lights?
A: You cannot mow over the Lawn Lights product. However, Lawn Lights were
designed to be used primarily during the winter season when lawns are not being mowed
or utilized, and for short term temporary use for events like weddings and
Independence Day. If you decide that you want to mow the lawn after the Lawn Lights
have been deployed, you can remove the Lawn Lights from the area in less than 5 minutes
when using an inexpensive Bayco model KW-130 spool (highly recommended), mow the lawn, and then
return the Lawn Lights to the lawn in another 15 minutes.
Q: If one light goes out, do they all go out?
A: LEDs almost never go out. They are designed to last 50,000 hours or more. However,
in the highly unlikely event that an LED goes out, the rest will remain lit. This is because
when LEDs (semiconductor) fail, they generally fail as a closed circuit. In addition, since
Lawn Lights draw so little current, it is highly unlikely that the fuses will blow. What is
far more probable is a wire being severed. This is the number one root cause of problems when
we receive requests for troubleshooting. Fortunately, severed wires are relatively easy to fix.
Q: What colors are available? Do Lawn Lights come in different colors?
A: Lawn Lights are available in a number of different colors, sizes, and models. We
keep expanding our catalog, so continue to check back for new models!
Q: How many lights come in a set of Lawn Lights?
A: The number of lights vary depending on which model of Lawn Lights you purchase. The
most common models feature 36 lights, but we also offer sets that have 21, 28, and 72 lights.
This may not sound like very many lights, but each set of Lawn Lights will cover several
thousand square feet. One of the great things about Lawn Lights is that it gives the illusion
of having several hundred lights, when in actuality there are far fewer. However, if one wanted
to cover an area with more lights, it could easily be done by rolling out additional sets of
Lawn Lights in the area. This is really not necessary, though, as evidenced by the
Picture Gallery. We will likely offer even more variations
in the future. The number of lights is usually indicated in the model number of the set.
Q: How long is a set of Lawn Lights?
A: The length of the string varies depending on which model of Lawn Lights you purchase.
The most common models are over 360 feet long, but we also offer sets that are 210 and 280 feet
long. The distance varies a bit due to the twist in the wire). That may sound like excessive
length, but Lawn Lights are designed to be rolled out back and forth over a large area. However,
Lawn Lights could be rolled out as one single long string if desired. Lawn Lights have been
used to outline long drives, fencelines, and ponds, but Lawn Lights are primarily designed to
cover large areas with lights as shown in the
Picture Gallery. Lawn Lights also come with roughly 20 feet
of cord between the plug and the first light, so you may not need an extension cord in most
Q: Can Lawn Lights be connected end to end?
A: No. Lawn Lights are not equipped with the outlet at the
end of the string, so you cannot connect Lawn Lights end to end.
However, each set of Lawn Lights is several hundred feet long. Therefore,
it is really not necessary to be able to connect Lawn Lights end to end in order to
make a longer string. If you want to use multiple sets of Lawn Lights, you
simply plug them into the same power source and roll them out over different
areas starting from the same location. Incorporating the end to end feature into Lawn Lights would significantly
increase the cost, and as explained above, is really not necessary.
Q: How far apart are the lights? How much space is between each light?
A: The distance between each light depends on which model of Lawn Lights you purchase.
The most common models sport 10 feet between each light, but we also offer sets that have 8 and 4 feet
between each light. The distance between each light is usually indicated in the model number of
the set. To many people, this large spacing sounds rediculous. However, there are very good reasons
for this spacing. This is explained in detail at the
Q: Are the wire stakes included?
A: Yes, the wire stakes are included. You even get a few extra in case
you accidently lose one or two over time.
Q: Are extra lights included?
A: No. Lawn Lights are made with non-replaceable LEDs. LEDs almost never go out. They are
designed to last 50,000 hours or more. However, in the highly unlikely event that an LED goes
out, the rest will remain lit. This is because when LEDs (semiconductor) fail, they generally
fail as a closed circuit. Lawn Lights were made with non-replaceable LEDs in order to eliminate
all of the issues and problems that come with replaceable LEDs - corrosion, loose connections,
lost LEDs, etc. We have found this to be much more preferable than the ability to replace LEDs
that are never going to need to be replaced anyway.
Q: Is this product like a big net? Can I go around trees and other obstacles?
A: No, this product is not a net, although it does give the appearance of one. The Lawn
Lights product is a long string of lights that should be unrolled in arcing patterns over the area being
decorated. It can easily be routed around trees and other obstacles.
Q: How difficult is it to take down and store the Lawn Lights product
display, and how long does it take?
A: Dismantling the Lawn Lights product display is even quicker and
easier than setting it up! If the Lawn Lights are 'staked', the stakes
must first be collected by removing the light bases from each stake. This is
not difficult and only takes 10 to 15 minutes. The Lawn Lights can then be
quickly and easily wound on its spool in about 10 minutes. However, it is highly
recommended that you purchase an inexpensive Bayco model KW-130 spool to collect
and store your Lawn Lights. You can remove the Lawn Lights from the lawn in well
under 5 minutes with a Bayco model KW-130 spool.
Q: What happens if it snows? Won't the snow cover and conceal the Lawn
A: In general, snow does not create any problems for the Lawn Lights
product. Actually, snow makes the Lawn Lights product display even
more beautiful! It largely depends on how far the stakes have been pushed into
the ground and the amount of snow that falls. Many people actually prefer
the beautiful and unique effect that is generated by Lawn Lights when they are
under a little bit of snow. If it snows, the stakes will generally keep the lights
above the snowfall for a truly beautiful display. Depending on how far the stakes
have been pushed down into the ground, several inches of snow must fall before
the lights will begin to become covered, and even then, the display is truly
beautiful and unique (please see the
Picture Gallery for examples). The stakes that are included
with each Lawn Lights set will accomodate a snowfall of up to about 8 inches.
Obviously, in the event of a significant snowfall, the Lawn Lights product would
become buried and eventually concealed, as would any lawn decoration. However,
several inches of snow must fall before the lights could no longer be seen
Q: Doesn't all that wire and those stakes make the lawn rather
unattractive and cluttered during the daytime?
A: Actually, no. An effort was made to keep the Lawn
Lights product as inconspicuous and unnoticeable as possible during
the daylight hours. The Lawn Lights product blends in with the natural
color of the lawn. It's rather difficult to see during the daytime
hours and is rarely noticeable. Please click on the
Day/Night Appearance link to see the dramatic
difference between the daytime and nighttime appearance of the Lawn Lights product.
Q: Can the Lawn Lights product be used in high foot traffic areas and
A: Using the Lawn Lights product in high foot
traffic areas is not recommended and strongly discouraged due
to the inherent tripping hazard associated with the product. The Lawn
Lights product is for use only in areas where no foot
traffic is expected. The same consideration that is given when running
extension cords and other Christmas lights should be used when
decorating with the Lawn Lights product. Quite often, Lawn Lights can
be displayed in such a way that they do not enter high traffic areas.
In addition, during the cold winter months, most lawns do not see any
foot traffic at all. Therefore, Lawn Lights can be used without
creating a tripping hazard most of the time.
Q: How much electricity does the Lawn Lights product use? Doesn't it take a lot
of power to run all those lights?
A: Lawn Lights require extremely little electricity. Each set of Lawn Lights uses only
3 to 5 watts. That is about the power of a single incandescent nightlight, so you
needn't be concerned about overloading your power circuits.
Q: What about dogs/deer/pets/animals? Won't they destroy the display?
A: That's a very good question, and is one that we cannot definitively answer. In our
experience, dogs and pets have surprisingly NOT been an issue at all. One must use their own
best judgement in this case. If you have a pet that likes to chew wires, then obviously
you will not want it near Lawn Lights or any other powered holiday decoration or extension cord.
Only you know the behaviour of your pet or other animals in the area. However, we have RARELY
encountered an occurrence where a dog chewed the wires. If Lawn Lights are plugged into a GFCI
equipped outlet, animals will not be harmed if they do decide to chew the wires. However, we
do see a number of cases where a rodent (squirrel, rabbit, chipmunk, etc.) decided to chew
through the wires. This is not common, but does happen from time to time. In the event that an
animal does damage the display, repairs are often very simple, although finding the cut wire might
be a bit challenging at times.
Q: What about crossing my driveway? Can I drive over this product?
A: This is a common delimma for many holiday lighting products. The answer
is the same as it is for most holiday lighting products - it is not recommended that you
attempt to drive over this product. It was not designed to withstand that. My recommendation
is to use another set of Lawn Lights on the other side of the driveway rather than attempt to
cross it with a single set of Lawn Lights. If there is no power available on the other side
of the driveway, it may be possible to use an appropriate heavy duty extension cord to cross
Q: I have a small yard. Can I still use Lawn Lights in my yard?
A: Absolutely! Although each set of Lawn Lights is designed to cover several thousand
square feet, you can put Lawn Lights out in smaller areas by simply
setting the lights out closer than normal. For instance, if the area you wish to
decorate is only a half of the recommended area, you simply roll the Lawn Lights string out at
a half the recommended distance between each pass/arc instead of the recommended distance between passes.
Q: Is the Lawn Lights product available in stores?
A: We are currently working hard to make this
product readily available in many major retail stores. This product will always be available
through this website.
If you are a retailer or know one who might
be interested in carrying the Lawn Lights product line, please contact us at the