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.
This is a common dilemma 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 the driveway.
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.
Hello Justin. Thank you for your inquiry. Regarding dimming, we have been told by the manufacturer that LEDs cannot be dimmed without damaging them. I'm not yet convinced. I'm still researching it, but cannot get a straight answer from anyone. I have been told that LED strings can take dimming for a little bit, then burn up. I've also heard that you CAN dim them, but only if you add a resistive load across the terminals. We have not yet had time to try it ourselves with our LOR controller, but officially, we have to say that these are not dimmable. No one has yet explained to me why they cannot be dimmed. I think they are just covering their hind parts! That said, we ran 4 sets with a fading controller for 3 weeks, and they worked fine. The controller we used was a very cheap controller found built in to a cheap chasing set. All 4 sets worked just fine - no damage. (they did kind of glow at the bottom end without going out completely, but that was the controller's fault, and probably not good for the LEDs...) We have had other customers remark that they are dimming these with no problems. So, I don't really know why the manufacturer is telling us that these are not dimmable. Perhaps they will incur damage with some controllers, and not with others? I will say this - we have never had a customer complain that their set went dead from dimming. Thank You! Don't forget to join us on facebook (link on our website)! Mark Halter, Lightscape Decorative Lighting, LLC www.LawnLights.com
Doesn't it take a lot of power to run all those lights? 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 night-light, so you needn't be concerned about overloading your power circuits.
Putting the lights on a roof is not entirely unheard of. There are some pictures and videos of this on the FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/LawnLights . In particular, here is what you are looking for: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151257207758988&set=o.170823662981566&type=3&theater The thing about putting anything on the roof is that it can be dangerous. Be wary of overhead power lines, and don't fall. Also, the spacing is quite wide on some models, so you might have a hard time getting all that wire in a small space like a roof.
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.
Doesn't all that wire and those stakes make the lawn rather unattractive and cluttered during the daytime? 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.
Won't the snow cover and conceal the Lawn Lights? 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 accommodate 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 illuminated.
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.
Hi - we have not actually measured the color of the light, and it probably varies a bit from one lot of LEDs to the next. But I would estimate the Warm White to be around 3200 K and the cool white around 5000 K. But these are eyeball estimations on my part. - Mark
Hi - We get asked about this frequently. We have tried multiple times to ship to Canada, but it is very expensive and troublesome. There are lots of confusing duties and taxes, and there are several forms that must be filled out. It takes a lot of time and resources. So, we are still unable to ship to Canada. If our governments (or postal services) would just simplify the process, we could do it. Until then, I'm sorry, we don't ship to Canada. If you happen to know of a retailer there in Canada who would like to handle all Canadian orders, we'd be very happy to work with them to serve our Canadian customers!
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.
Absolutely! Just go to the Catalog page ( http://www.lawnlights.com/catalog/ ) . Look toward the bottom of the first table. You will find the option to buy extra stakes.
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.
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.
Yes, the wire stakes are included. You even get a few extra in case you accidently lose one or two over time.
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 ridiculous. However, there are very good reasons for this spacing. This is explained in detail on the Spacing page.
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.
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, fence lines, 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 cases.
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.
Hi. I assume you are talking about the Sparkling Warm White Lawn Lights. If so, they cannot be stopped. They are built to blink randomly. If you prefer the kind that stay on all the time, you will have to exchange them for the regular Lawn Lights. Thanks! - Mark
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.
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.
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: User's Manual.