Christmas laser projection lights are all the rage this year. They appeal to so many of us because they make the arduous task of decorating our homes with holiday lights a cinch. No ladder and no untangling strands of lights is required. Simply plug in and flip a switch and you are in business. Before you jump on the Christmas Projection Lights bandwagon, make sure that you know this important information about these quick holiday decorations.
Research Your Option and Projector Light Ratings.
This is one of those products where quality matters a lot in terms of longevity. Because your projector will be outdoors during winter weather, features such as waterproof and sturdy casings are imperative for long-term usability. Also, you will want to consider what type of timer that you would like. Some models offer remote timers and light sensors while others must be operated directly on the projectors themselves.
Next, decide what you are looking for in pattern options for your projector. Some offer a narrow range of Christmas themed images, while others come with visuals that you can use other times of the year, as well.
One very popular brand is Star Shower. You will find the Star Show Motion projector in many stores this year. On Amazon and Target.com, the projector gets overall positive reviews, with some scattered concerns about the length the projector lasts. This projector allows you put up star images in green or green and red.
For a simple snowy scene to cover a smaller area with a lower price point, check out the Phillips Cool White Snowflakes Projector. Remember that with the lower price point comes fewer features.
For higher price point Christmas projectors, I suggest that you do some additional online review research as these projectors will be in the $75 to $80 and up range. These higher priced units often offer multiple image projections and a variety of color choices.
Make Sure That You Put In A Trip Free Area.
Because most current laser projection lights have to be plugged in, you need to make sure that you have an easily accessible electricity source. Ideally, this source will allow you to plug in and run a cord out of the way of foot traffic areas as you will probably have to use an extension cord with the product. The last thing that you want to do is cause a major trip hazard on your property.
Be Careful Where You Aim The Projector.
Make sure that the light show stays aimed on your house and does not partially shoot up above it. A misdirected laser show could potentially interfere with the vision of a pilot who is flying an aircraft over your area at lower altitudes. In fact, many Christmas projector lights come with a warning not to aim anywhere within the flight path of an aircraft within ten nautical miles of an airport.
Teach The Kiddos The Importance of Not Looking Directly At Laser Lights
Kiddos are naturally curious about how things work. So educate them about safety around lasers from the get go. They are definitely not toys and can be injurious to eyesight and life and limb if used improperly.
With a little advanced planning and safety-mindedness, this year’s holiday decorations will not only be beautiful,but enjoyed by all who experience them.
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