Posts Tagged ‘lights

Christmas in January

Posted in Funny, Lifeon Jan 19, 2009

Look at all these lights

Look at all these lights

I was walking through Lowe’s tonight with Sandy, and we saw that all their remaining Christmas items were on sale for 50 cents per item.  We found some lights that normally sell for about 7 bucks each, and bought a few of them.  Well, maybe more than a few.  Perhaps, we bought a dozen and a half boxes of lights.  It brought much Christmas delight to my soul.

I have the lights, now I just need the house.

I almost feel like I’m cheating

Posted in Lifeon Nov 8, 2008

I’ve been doing some very careful shopping recently, and I almost feel like its cheating.

For example, did you know that a string of 50 mini- Christmas lights costs more than a string of 100 at Walmart?  So if you want just a small string of 50, buy it at Target instead.

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Lights! It is Christmas time

Posted in Insightson Nov 3, 2008

Last year I critisized BYU for setting up Christmas decorations just a few days after Halloween.  This year, I’ve been looking forward to Christmas for weeks already.  Perhaps it is because stores have already been selling Christmas for weeks.  On Halloween-eve, I wandered through Walmart and enjoyed looking at the different Christmas trees that they are already selling.  A couple of weeks ago, I started scouting out the different varieties of Christmas lights available.

Speaking of Christmas lights, this year you will be able to find a wide array of LED lighting available.  These LED lights are less likely to burn out and will use a lot less electricity.  They also will cost 5-15 times more money.  For something that is used only seasonally, I don’t think there will be masses of people to buy LED lights.  I do think that LED lights could sell quite well if they were made available in new colors, shapes, and brightnesses.

I’m not really sure what sort of lights I may want to buy.  If I decide to have a small 20 inch tall fake tree in my office, I may decide to use LED lights on it.  For my tree at home, I’m still carefully looking at all the different light options.

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