Frequently Asked Questions
Pricing: All materials are sold to you initially at our wholesale cost. This does not include the yearly install and take down price. You only pay for material once during your initial installation. We provide commercial grade lights at our wholesale cost as an incentive for you to use our specific lights for the following benefits:
They can be custom built precisely for your home including the exterior electrical outlet locations.
We are extremely familiar with our product and have gone to great lengths to select a commercial grade product that gives our customers the very best quality for the value. As a result, it takes less time to install and take down your lights each season saving you money on labor and keeping our prices competitive.
What we offer is truly the best value for your money. Commercial LED grade lasts longer then the residential lights available to you at your local box store.
*** Please note that each year there may be a variance in the purchase price for new lights based on shipping, volume of work, and supply and demand.
Advantage of LED Lights: The big advantage of LED bulbs is that we can add more lights without overloading a breaker. We can also use a C9 LED bulb which is bigger and brighter than the C7 incandescent bulb. We use the C7 size incandescent bulb to avoid overloading the breaker, it is still a great look, with ample light and very popular!
Example: If you run 200 (5) watt incandescent bulb lights for 6 hours a day for 30 days you spend an average of $17.28 a month on energy/electricity. For 200 (C9) LED Bulbs you will spend an average of $2.34 a month on energy. That is an average estimated savings of $15 a month when using the LED. Over time the cost between LED and incandescent lights ends up being the same, you just spend the money upfront with LED or over time with Incandescent.
Icicle Lights: Icicle lights are unreliable. They are 2.5 times more costly for the product and labor vs. a traditional two way wire light set. Icicle lights are on a circuit wire system which means when the light or wire is damaged or the connection becomes loose, then they go out in sections. Once this happens they most likely cannot be repaired. With the demand for our holiday light services each year, we do not have the capacity to service such a sensitive product. Our goals are to provide a hassle free holiday light experience, and offer the best value and most durable/reliable product to our customers. Icicle lights simply do not measure up to our standards.
Can I provide my own lights and hire Master Butler to install them: Yes, we will install your existing lights if they are a commercial gauge SPT 1 or SPT 2 -two way wire. Click here for an example.
Be aware that big box retail stores such as Costco do sell circuit wire which is comparable to what you see in icicle lights because it is much cheaper to produce. The problem with this is that when something goes wrong they cannot be fixed. The home owner then has to purchase a new set of replacement lights and pay for additional labor to have them reinstalled. The light sets that we provide allow us to repair all parts of the light – the wire, the bulb, the plugs, and the outlets. In addition to the longevity of the commercial grade two-way wire lights we provide, our custom lights allow us to fit the lights to your home precisely.
More info on the type of lights we offer:
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