• These Christmas bulbs are the best money can buy

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    G30 Warm White LEDs on a home in Winnipeg. These lights were installed underneath the soffit.

    These are the best LEDs I’ve seen yet and feel quite excited about them. They’re called G30 “super-bright” bulbs and I think you will start seeing them up on houses in Winnipeg more and more in the next few years.

    Why are they good? First and foremost, it’s because they’re strikingly bright. They remind me very much of the shine you get from a classic clear incandescent Christmas light bulb – though of course at a tiny fraction of the energy cost. Inside the 1″ diameter bulb are 5 LEDs which have been stacked to send out light at the widest possible angle. They are extremely durable and the lifespan of the bulbs is rated 50,000 hours… which is a really long time.

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    A Fuschia G30 LED, up close (photo courtesy Big Star Lights)

    I also believe the small size of the bulbs is a nice touch – particularly for permanent installs where lights are up year-round and it’s best of the lights aren’t as noticeable when they’re not being used. But they are also a fantastic Christmas light for seasonal installations, too. And, yes, they’re available in all colors – even turquoise.

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    Bottom left: a store-bought a single warm white LED, Top left: The G30 LED, Top right: our standard 5-LED C9 Christmas bulb.

    If this is something that interests you give us a call or fire us an email. Price at the writing of this post is $2.20 per bulb which is around seventy-five cents more than our standard 5-LED Christmas light. It may very well be worth! Enjoy a few more photos below :)

     

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    Close up of the G30s installed under the soffit, in Winnipeg, MB, CAN

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    A perspective on how bright these lights are.

     

     

  • Cafe lights at Black Rabbit Bistro

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    It’s tough to beat summer in Winnipeg and one of my favorite things to do is enjoy dinner and drinks at an outdoor patio in the warm night air, under the clear night sky, and (hopefully) under some amazing cafe lighting.

    Black Rabbit Bistro in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village neighborhood is one of those spots. At the old Basil’s location, they already had one of the most beautiful patios in Winnipeg complete with European-style overhead trellis, vines, and flowers. We recently worked with them to add cafe lights to help make the atmosphere just as amazing at night as during the day.

    Incandescent, suspended lights (also known as festoon lights) were the preferred lights for Black Rabbit and we customized the lengths to fit the patio exactly, creating a clean, professional look. To keep the lights perfectly straight, we attached the socket wire t0 a thin aircraft cable which will help this look sharp on a permanent basis. I enjoy the classic look of the incandescent bulbs and the fact that they are hung low – but not “too low” – matching the height of the wooden trellis.

    Below are a few pictures as I thought you might enjoy them as much as I do – but you should definitely drop by yourself. This is a great restaurant and one of the best patios in Winnipeg.

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  • Ideas: Light spheres in a Christmas tree

    Roslyn Lit Evergreen Tree

    This is a 55′ Christmas tree we lit in the Osborne Village neighborhood of Winnipeg. It’s a fantastic look with the uber-bright C9 Retrofit LEDs hung in a custom white/blue pattern.

    We’re very proud of this tree. I began thinking though, if we wanted to make it even better, how would we do it?

     

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    Just like you would hang decorations in your indoor Christmas tree, lit decorations such as spheres are certainly an option in your outdoor tree. Same would go for a star (or angel) on top. With a bucket truck things like this are possible.

    What do you think? I really, really want to do one of these. This would be a stunning tree that would find its way on to many Christmas light sightseeing tours.

A pleasure to deal with, we could not be more pleased

We've been so impressed with the friendly service, attention to detail and professionalism that we've received from Lights Unlimited. They're reliable, offer fair and consistent pricing from year to year and are a pleasure to deal with, we could not be more pleased to have found them and highly recommend their services.

Lisa and Chris Young, East St. Paul

2016-11-12T15:33:58+00:00

Lisa and Chris Young, East St. Paul

We've been so impressed with the friendly service, attention to detail and professionalism that we've received from Lights Unlimited. They're reliable, offer fair and consistent pricing from year to year and are a pleasure to deal with, we could not be more pleased to have found them and highly recommend their services.

Very responsive to questions/concerns

We've had our Christmas lights installed by [Lights Unlimited] for the last 3 years and have been really pleased with their work. They have always provided great customer service, very responsive to questions/concerns and make the entire process super easy. Would highly recommend them!

Claudia B., Winnipeg

2016-11-12T15:37:07+00:00

Claudia B., Winnipeg

We've had our Christmas lights installed by [Lights Unlimited] for the last 3 years and have been really pleased with their work. They have always provided great customer service, very responsive to questions/concerns and make the entire process super easy. Would highly recommend them!

Always punctual, courteous, and organized

Lights Unlimited is great! I would recommend them to anyone who doesn't want the hassle of purchasing and hanging their own Christmas lights! Their staff is always punctual, courteous, and organized. They do an excellent job!

Vickie H., Whyte Ridge

2016-11-12T15:47:18+00:00

Vickie H., Whyte Ridge

Lights Unlimited is great! I would recommend them to anyone who doesn't want the hassle of purchasing and hanging their own Christmas lights! Their staff is always punctual, courteous, and organized. They do an excellent job!

I’ve been a customer of Lights Unlimited since 2012 and every year since

I've been a customer of Lights Unlimited since 2012 and every year since, my house receives many compliments on the Christmas lights. I have been very happy with the service and attention to detail. Mike and Terrell and their crew provide professional service and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Debbie S., Charleswood

2016-11-12T15:48:13+00:00

Debbie S., Charleswood

I've been a customer of Lights Unlimited since 2012 and every year since, my house receives many compliments on the Christmas lights. I have been very happy with the service and attention to detail. Mike and Terrell and their crew provide professional service and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Outstanding work

Outstanding work guys. The bridge looks great and I am receiving lots of positive feedback.

Paul Jordan, COO
The Forks Renewal Corp.

2016-11-12T15:49:24+00:00

Paul Jordan, COO
The Forks Renewal Corp.

Outstanding work guys. The bridge looks great and I am receiving lots of positive feedback.

Always a pleasure

It is always a pleasure to see the wonderful job you guys do.

Denise S., Headingley, MB

2016-11-12T15:50:14+00:00

Denise S., Headingley, MB

It is always a pleasure to see the wonderful job you guys do.

Creative ideas, enthusiasm and flexibility

Mike and the team at Lights Unlimited are great to work with. They have supported and been a valuable asset to the Barre After Hours event for the part two years. Their creative ideas, enthusiasm and flexibility are always appreciated. The effort they put in comes through in an outstanding final product and their support of local events is commendable.

Devan Graham, Winnipeg

2016-11-12T15:51:11+00:00

Devan Graham, Winnipeg

Mike and the team at Lights Unlimited are great to work with. They have supported and been a valuable asset to the Barre After Hours event for the part two years. Their creative ideas, enthusiasm and flexibility are always appreciated. The effort they put in comes through in an outstanding final product and their support of local events is commendable.

Terrific!

Your team just left. They were terrific! Very nice young men. Very good at what they did and great ambassadors for you and your company.

Bill G., St. James, Winnipeg, MB

2016-11-12T15:51:58+00:00

Bill G., St. James, Winnipeg, MB

Your team just left. They were terrific! Very nice young men. Very good at what they did and great ambassadors for you and your company.

Very courteous and understanding and listen to what you want as a customer

We have had Lights Unlimited put up our Christmas lights for a few years now. We absolutely love their work! We live in an area where the winds are very strong and require the lights to be secured to the trees. They make sure they are secured!
They are very courteous and understanding and listen to what you want as a customer. Every year I look forward to their email telling me it’s time for the lights and every year I tend to add more lights as I love the work they do and of course I love lights!!

We’ve had a lot of compliments on how straight the lights are on the house and how beautiful it all looks. Thank you Mike and Terrell!! You and your crew are fantastic!!

Susi Neault, St. Andrews, MB

2016-11-12T15:52:52+00:00

Susi Neault, St. Andrews, MB

We have had Lights Unlimited put up our Christmas lights for a few years now. We absolutely love their work! We live in an area where the winds are very strong and require the lights to be secured to the trees. They make sure they are secured! They are very courteous and understanding and listen to what you want as a customer. Every year I look forward to their email telling me it’s time for the lights and every year I tend to add more lights as I love the work they do and of course I love lights!! We’ve had a lot of compliments on how straight the lights are on the house and how beautiful it all looks. Thank you Mike and Terrell!! You and your crew are fantastic!!

Lights Unlimited has become a tradition in our household!

Lights Unlimited has become a tradition in our household! Each fall we eagerly anticipate the crew to come put up our lights! Their friendly efficient staff creates a vision of lights second to none. We know spring has arrived when that same great crew comes and takes our lights down!

Jacquie Derewianchuk

2016-11-12T15:54:02+00:00

Jacquie Derewianchuk

Lights Unlimited has become a tradition in our household! Each fall we eagerly anticipate the crew to come put up our lights! Their friendly efficient staff creates a vision of lights second to none. We know spring has arrived when that same great crew comes and takes our lights down!

We love their professionalism and highly recommend them to everyone!!

Lights Unlimited has been our Christmas light specialists for years! 3 different homes in the city, and with each move, they have done an exceptional job. Always very organized with installation and removing the lights each year. We love their professionalism and highly recommend them to everyone!! Cheers!!

Tammy and Mike Keane 

2016-11-12T15:55:10+00:00

Tammy and Mike Keane 

Lights Unlimited has been our Christmas light specialists for years! 3 different homes in the city, and with each move, they have done an exceptional job. Always very organized with installation and removing the lights each year. We love their professionalism and highly recommend them to everyone!! Cheers!!