Thursday, February 1, 2018

Single End vs. End-to-End Connections

One of the questions we get asked multiples times a week is if our light strands are single end connection or end-to-end connection. For some people, this topic is quite confusing especially when trying to make a purchase for novelty or commercial string lights. The main way to tell if it is a single end connection or an end-to-end connection is to look for a female plug. Every light strand has a male plug, this is the part that plugs directly into the wall and has the electrical prongs. If this is the only plug that the light strand has, then that means it is a single end connection.
For end-to-end connection, you will have the male plug on the one end of the strand and the female plug on the opposite end of the strand. This means that you can connect more than one strand together, continuously. However, most end-to-end strands will have a maximum wattage that they can support. If you are not using LED bulbs, then you will need to keep an eye on the wattage so that you do not blow a fuse. On our website we try to have the image below on our novelty string lights that are end-to-end connection, as well as the information in the “Features” column, to let our customers know if the strand they are purchasing is end-to-end or single end connection.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Are LED bulbs really worth the money?

A question that a lot of people ask is if LED bulbs are really worth the money. LED bulbs are more costly upfront, our medium base LED bulbs range from $3.50 to $18.95 per bulb depending on style and wattage equivalency, but use less energy thus saving you money in the long run. However, there are times when the cost of an LED bulb is not worth the initial investment.

LED bulbs are great for people who use a lot of electricity. If you're someone who may have their lights on in their backyard overnight, or if you leave a light on for your pet while you're away for the day, then the investment is definitely worth it. But if you're looking to replace a bulb that is in a closet  or a room that you use only for short periods of time each day, then the upfront cost would not be worth it unless you planned on living in your home for many, many years.

When weighing out the cost of upgrading your light bulbs to LED, think about how long you will be living in your space and if saving money on your electric bill each month is worth the initial investment to you. If you want to check out all of our LED light bulb options click here: OogaLights LED Bulbs

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lights With A Whole Lotta Luck!

Every year on March 17th across the globe Irish and those who are Irish-at-Heart celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  A Celebration with parades, dancing, special food and a lot of GREEN!  If you're looking light up the scene to observe the holiday we have a whole lot of options for you!

Shamrock Lights That Shine Bright!


Have Fun With These St. Patrick's Day Lights....

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

I just wanted to take this time to give a shout out to all our Veterans! Thank you for all the hard work and sacrifices you have made for our country! 

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Milk jug turned chic

I am always looking on Pinterest for ideas when it comes to decorating my house (well lets be honest,  home decor is not the only think I'm obsessed with on there)! Anyways, while doing my nightly routine of surfing through home decor ideas, I came across an image of an up-cycled milk jug that I absolutely loved. Also, it just so happened that I had recently inherited a milk jug from my in-laws that seriously needed some refinishing. Score!

Below is my inspiration photo:

This is the milk jug I inherited from my in-laws:  She's a beauty!

   I began with giving my milk jug a quick light sanding and cleaning. Once it was dry, I sprayed painted it with a copper colored paint I picked up from my local hardware store.

I had to apply 3 coats to get the coverage I was looking for. 

Next I went through what craft supplies I had on hand already that I could use for this little project. Although I had most of what I needed, I still felt like I needed a few more items so I made a trip to my local craft store.

Items I used include:
  • Wheat & Pines cones that I had left over from a previous DIY project
  • Twigs that I found in my backyard
  • Strand of amber lights 
  • Barber ribbon (wire), sunflowers, and extra foliage that I had picked up from my local craft store
When attempting to create any type of arrangement, it's very easy to get overwhelmed. It helps when you have something to reference back to when you have a moment of hesitation. I recommend going back to what first inspired you. I must have looked at my inspiration photo a dozen times throughout this whole process. 

Here is my finished product!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Classy Fall Decor

Fall is by far my most favorite time of year. The leaves begin to change colors, nights are cool enough to curl up to a cozy bonfire, and I get to exchange my decor for the season. 

When decorating, I tend to gravitate to items that bring texture and a rustic feeling. Here is a quick and easy way to bring in some rustic elements to your Holiday display using a purple mason jar and a solar light lid.

Products I used:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Simple Holiday Decor

Summer is winding down and Fall is just around the corner. Time to dust off those Halloween decorations! I always like to change things up each year even though I may be using the same decorations as before. One way to do that is by introducing something new with the old. Here I took a wreath and mini pumpkins that I have used previously and  displayed them with a combination of three lighted spheres. I love the way the amber sphere, green sphere, and purple sphere add a playful and bright twist to this display.

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Products used in this photo:
  • Amber, Green, and Purple Sphere
  • Wine bottle painted with chalk paint (I drew the ghost and "boo" with a chalk pen)
  • "Happy Halloween" Door Mat
  • Twig wreath and ribbon that I used to make the bow
  • Mini pumpkins