Insider’s Guide To Permanent Christmas Lights

February 15, 2022

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No matter how you look at it, Christmas is expensive. When the presents are bought and the decorations are out, there’s no going back. Everything must be perfect. This includes your Christmas lights, which is why we’re here today: To help you do just that!

Many people consider permanent Christmas lights to be just too expensive. They think that they have to be replaced every year, but in fact, they don’t. Permanent Christmas lights are quite an old tradition and you will find that if you research a little, you can set up permanent holiday lighting of your own.


“Are permanent Christmas lights expensive?”
“Is it worth the extra cost over regular holiday lights?”
“How do LED lights change the cost equation?”

If you’ve ever been asked these questions, you’re not alone. Read this article, where we dive into the art of permanent holiday lighting and learn all about Permanent Christmas light costs.

Why Should I Choose Permanent Holiday Lights?


Permanent Christmas lights. If you think about it, the whole concept feels pretty strange, doesn’t it? Why would you want to permanently install Christmas lights? Well, for a few reasons:

1) To save money (compared to every year buying, setting up, and taking down Christmas lights).

2) To avoid all the fuss of trying to position them properly after Thanksgiving.

3) To avoid the hassle of hanging extra-long extension cords.

Let’s face it – the holidays require a lot of energy. You spend weeks stringing up lights around your home, checking to make sure none are burnt out, and purchasing new light batteries at a rate you’d think you work for those wicked people that sell you batteries. But if you want the holiday spirit, you might have to pay the price with batteries and potential headaches. Permanent LED Christmas lights will allow you to save money, hassle, and even some time.

Permanent Christmas Light Cost


Generally, the cost of professional permanent holiday lights installation depends on various factors, including the area you live in, the exact nature of your project, and how difficult it will be for contractors to complete.

All in all, professional permanent light hanging on the house will cost an average of $413, with a typical range of $218 to $649 depending on the aforementioned factors.

Permanent Christmas Light Installation Pricing


Permanent Christmas light installation pricing can run from $241 to $645 per foot, including both installation and labor. Holiday light strands can cost between $40 and $260, while labor, installation, and difficult-roof fees can range between $150 and $400. If you plan to install additional Christmas decorations, add 20% extra for a difficult roof.

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To simplify things, the best permanent Christmas lights prices vary depending on the number of stories in the house, light quality, landscaping, if tree lights are included, as well as additional Christmas lights.

In addition to that, your team will also require extension cords, stakes, and timers to properly install the light displays.

Permanent LED Holiday Christmas Lights Installation Cost

National Average Cost $443
Minimum Cost $150
Maximum Cost $1,500
Average Range $241 to $645

Permanent Lighting On House Installation Costs

If you supply your lights, Professional permanent holiday lighting installations can cost up to $150 to $420. But, if the company includes lights, packages stretch up from $230 to $1,150.


More often than not, the landscaping companies offer permanent lighting services and may charge between $150 to $200 minimum or $60 to $80 per hour.

Permanent Lighting On House Installation Cost

Number of Stories

Labor Only Lights + Labor


$150 – $420 $230 – $630


$240 – $750

$350 – $940

Three-story $290 – $940

$430 – $1,150

Home, Trees & Landscape $400 – $1,000

$550 – $1,200

Installation Cost Per Foot

The average cost to install permanent Christmas lighting might come between $2 to $5 per foot including the labor change and light strands.


Normally, the labor costs $1.50 to $3.50 per linear foot, plus the lights $1.25 a foot extra to the final cost. Not to forget, landscaping lighting adds $1 per foot.

 Installation Cost Per Home Size

Normally, permanent lighting service providers set their prices based on the number of stories and the linear footage of the roofline.

Permanent lights on house pricing include design and layout planning, labor, renting lights, and safety equipment.

Additionally, the package also includes maintenance if the lights burn out or for electrical issues.

Take a look at the permanent lights on house pricing by home size for lights plus installation.

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Extra Holiday Lighting Decorations

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  • Landscape lighting – $1 per linear foot
  • Per lawn ornament or wreath – $35
  • Balcony wrapping – $60 to $75/8 feet
  • Staked lawn perimeter lighting – $3.25 to $4.25 per linear foot
  • Anything requiring a lift – $300 to $500 just for the rental per day

Permanent Christmas Lights- FAQs

How long do permanent Christmas lights last?

It basically depends on the type of permanent holiday lights you’re going for. But on an average, the permanent lighting last for 6-10 years. Our system is a specially-designed, robust, outdoor-rated LED with 3 lights in each bulb. On top of that, AATB offers a *10-Year Limited Product Warranty along with a *5-Year LED Light Strip Warranty.

Who should hire a professional Christmas lighting installation company?

People who are physically unable to decorate their own lights due to injury or potential safety hazards, people who are unsure how to assess their electrical system properly, and people who are unable to maintain/repair their holiday lighting throughout the season should hire a professional company.

How much energy will my lights use?

At AATB, we use energy-saving LEDs. The bulbs consume about .5 watts of energy per bulb. For example, a 200′ house would consume 100 watts. Whereas the incandescent Christmas lights consume somewhere between 1000-1400 watts for the same number of lights!

Are permanent holiday lights allowed by HOAs?

AATB Permanent Lighting is often approved by HOA and ACR committees.

Are your permanent led Christmas lights waterproof?

Yes, our lights are rated to IP68, which means they are rated for underwater use. Plus, all connectors are waterproof as well.

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