Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not, we have designed our lights to be completely plug and play. There are no wires to manually cut, connect or solder. All our connections to the controller, extension cables and lights use screw type weather proof connectors. Each kit comes with a variety of extension cable lengths to make sure you always have the right cable for the job. Make sure you check with local electrical inspector in your area before installing to see if a permit is required in your area.

It is very easy to install and there is a large video library of how-to videos to help guide you through the installation process. The tools required would be a ladder, tape measure, speed square, screwdriver and tin snips.

Yes! All our lights and connectors are cULus certified for Canada and the USA. Our power supply and controller are ETL certified.

Yes, although our kits are meant to be DIY you can easily purchase the kit and have your local electrician install them.

Maybe, in most areas of Canada and a few areas in the USA a homeowner's permit may be required to install the lights on your house. Make sure you check with your local electrical inspector to find out if a permit is required.

Definitely! Our permanent holiday lights are built-to-last. You can use our lights for birthday celebrations, family reunions, tournament nights, home gatherings, and all kinds of other events. Or simply use them as everyday architectural lighting with the ability to choose which lights you want on in the evenings and set them on a recurring timer.

Show Home utilizes the most energy-efficient LED technology available. If you had 150 lights on for 6hrs/day, 365 days/year you would only use ~$29 of power per year.r. ShowHome's permanent outdoor lights use 10 times less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent lights

Yes! Every light has a separate Soft white 3000K led that can be used alone for architectural lighting or mixed with the RGB lights to make a cooler brighter white. This uses much less power than using the RGB led to mix a soft white color.

Installing Christmas lights you can leave up all year is an excellent way to cut costs while also improving the appearance of your home. There are so many customizable ways to use your lights that you’ll find ways to use them year round.

Our lights are UL and IP68 rated, which means they can be completely submerged in water. We even put them in ice to demonstrate how durable they are.

Since our permanent holiday lights don't produce as much heat or UV light as other types of lighting, bugs are less likely to be drawn to them.

ShowHome Lighting is rated for 50000 hours of use! The lights have a 4th warm white LED that is used for architectural lighting, that saves your RGB lights and makes them last even longer. We expect our lights to last 20-30 years with regular use every night and off during the day.

The pricing of a ShowHome DIY led Christmas lights varies depending on the size of the structure you will be installing them on. Check out our product page to see your price based on how many feet you will need.

Absolutely. Because our programmable LED Christmas lights are customizable, parts can be added or removed at any moment. Permit may be required in your area to alter the lights. Please check with local building inspector.

ShowHome's innovative channel system matches the roofline to conceal cables from view. They keep the lights in place and are barely noticeable during the daytime.

Yes! Our lights run year round in some of Canada's coldest climates and continue to shine bright even in -47C or -53F.

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