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im looking to add more lights to my yard this year. last year i decorated my roof with xmas lights (the old school big bulbs) and i have a bunch more that i haven't even opened. i loved the way my house look for xmas and was thinking i might take a few of the strands i have left over and buy some orange and purple light bulbs to swap out. is this going overboard? has anybody done something similar before?
 

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I think that would look lovely. I wouldn't even bother switching out the lights - you'll still have a great Halloween house presence and bonus you can just remove the Halloween things and sail right into the other holiday with a big jump start! :D

As far as the question of "is this going overboard?" I am pleased to say absolutely not, and lots of lights and decorations can look AMAZING. Case in point: if you haven't already discovered Hilda's display, let me introduce you:
https://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/139735-hilda-dedhedfreds-lighthearted-halloween-display-2014-a.html
 

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Not house lights, but last year, I had a couple of strings of Christmas tree lights on my graveyard fence that I swapped out for orange and purple bulbs and it looked really nice. This year, since I'm moving that fence elsewhere, I took off the string (which was unreliable with all of the swaps I had to do) and am replacing it with new strings of Halloween lights.
 

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I always say>>>>>>>How many lights are too many lights!! We do icicles on the gutters which are extremely hard to find anymore and C-9's down the driveway and walks. We call it the senior citizen way of decorating because its easy to sit in the wheelchair and change those bulbs from Halloween to Xmas. But it looks great just like a runway.
 

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Get the color changing lights that you can control by either remote or phone from Home Depot or Lowes. You can use the purple, red or orange even in strob form. Then you can change it to X-mas with a flix of a button. Well worth the price and way less work. They also sync upon command.
 

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ok so i found some good orange and purple lights, now im just trying to figure out, if i should run my xmas strands up and then change out each bulb, or hang up new ones that are designated for halloween, and then take them down to put up the xmas ones?
 

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I think that would look lovely. I wouldn't even bother switching out the lights - you'll still have a great Halloween house presence and bonus you can just remove the Halloween things and sail right into the other holiday with a big jump start! <img src="http://www.halloweenforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

As far as the question of "is this going overboard?" I am pleased to say absolutely not, and lots of lights and decorations can look AMAZING. Case in point: if you haven't already discovered Hilda's display, let me introduce you:
https://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/139735-hilda-dedhedfreds-lighthearted-halloween-display-2014-a.html
Omg this display is amazing!! First time I have ever seen this!!! Love it!!!????
 

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Get the color changing lights that you can control by either remote or phone from Home Depot or Lowes. You can use the purple, red or orange even in strob form. Then you can change it to X-mas with a flix of a button. Well worth the price and way less work. They also sync upon command.
This! I use Applights - they're RGB, run off an app on your phone, and can be set to any single solid colour or one of a host of preset multi-colors, and effects like steady, different speed chases etc. I put them up at the end of September, and take them down in April, and change the colors for the different holidays, thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, New Years, Valentines, Mardi Gras, the Superbowl, St. Patricks day and Easter. I could leave them up all year round, they also have settings for Independence day, and a red and white setting I could use for Canada day, but I figured the summer sun was going to cause more wear on them than I would get out of them for that holiday. They're expensive, but worth it, IMO.
 
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