Are you looking for a cool way to show your patriotism this Independence Day? Create your own American flag globe lighting fixture. This will require a little patience and some creativity, but it's worth it.
Changing The Bulb Colors
To create your American flag, you're going to need 13 strands of lights, the correct color bulbs (red, white, and blue), and a little creativity. All the strands should be of equal length for this to work. Lay your strands down on a work table from top to bottom and remove the original globe lights.
Now, you're going to replace the removed bulbs with the correct colored bulbs. This part can be confusing, but requires starting out with the following process:
Now, place a full white strand underneath the bottom strand of your original seven and alternate three white and three red strands to create your flag. You may not have exactly 50 stars, but it should be good enough.
Hanging The Strands
Now comes the trickiest part: hanging your strands on a display wall. This is a fairly precise process that requires careful measurement and adjustment:
Once your strands are lit, stand back and inspect it. Do all the lights turn on properly? Are the strands taut and not tangled up with each other? Make adjustments as necessary to ensure that your display looks good.
Performing Maintenance On The Strands
While your glorious American flag light strands should be sturdy enough to survive the elements, there's a chance that a few lights, or even strands, will suddenly blink out. Maintaining these lights is relatively easy and requires just a few simple steps:
Following these steps will give you an awesome lit American flag that will create a very patriotic style for your yard come Independence Day. Don't be afraid to experiment with other arrangements to create an even more engaging backyard style. Contact a business that sells vintage outdoor lighting for more information.Share
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