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3M® Command™ Outdoor Light Clips give you the freedom to hang your holiday lights in new places outdoors. String your lights around a door, up the siding, under the soffits, around a window or along the gutter all without nails or screws with no damage. Using a new formulation of the revolutionary Command™ Adhesive, these Outdoor Hooks are made to work outside. And like all Command™ Products, they leave no holes, marks, stains or sticky residue.


Details:
  • Clear
  • Small
  • Includes 16 clips and 20 strips
  • Water and UV resistant
  • Removes cleanly
  • For outdoor use
  • Holds strongly from -20° F to 125° F
  • Use 1 clip for every 2 feet of lights

3M® Command™ Outdoor Light Clips give you the freedom to hang your holiday lights in new places outdoors. String your lights around a door, up the siding, under the soffits, around a window or along the gutter all without nails or screws with no damage. Using a new formulation of the revolutionary Command™ Adhesive, these Outdoor Hooks are made to work outside. And like all Command™ Products, they leave no holes, marks, stains or sticky residue.


Details:
  • Clear
  • Small
  • Includes 16 clips and 20 strips
  • Water and UV resistant
  • Removes cleanly
  • For outdoor use
  • Holds strongly from -20° F to 125° F
  • Use 1 clip for every 2 feet of lights

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From the Manufacturer jumpCustomer Reviews

3M Command™ Outdoor Light Clips, Clear is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 332.

Rated 2 out of 5by Johnnifrom ClipsDid not stay up but a few weeks on my patio.

Date published: 2021-08-28

Rated 1 out of 5by ah012from Waste of money!Don’t bother with these. I followed the directions - wiped down with alcohol, held for 30 seconds and waited several hours before attempting to hang my lights. As soon as I got the strand connected to one of the clips it immediately fell off the porch shattering my lights for the SECOND time. That’s right, I’ve wasted money on two boxes of lights now - both resulting in shattered bulbs because these clips don’t hold up. Don’t be like me and give it a chance, let alone two.

Date published: 2021-08-23

Rated 5 out of 5by UserIEN3691from Not just for lights!Honestly I’ve never used these for outdoor lighting. I’ve used them on our RV to hold up plastic fencing so our dogs can’t escape under the RV. They stayed on from SC to FL during heat and storms and held strong. We didn’t lose a single one. I’ve used them in our showers to prevent shower caddies from swinging from side to side when they get unbalanced during use. They have never fallen off their either. I can only suspect that the folks having issues have failed to properly prep the surface (dirty, etc) or the substrate is unsound (lose paint, chalky vinyl, etc). Also you have to follow the recommend time before hanging items. Oh, also, if the strips are stored unused for long periods of time in too hot or too cold, they tend not to stick as well either.

Date published: 2021-07-13

Rated 2 out of 5by Anonymousfrom Don't stay up for longOverall I think Command products are great, especially the indoor hooks. I spent several hours sticking up these light hooks on a smooth, painted metal porch ceiling. At first I was very happy until one-by-one the strands came down over the course of a few days. Tried it again with double the number of clips. Same thing happened. Very disappointed. Wasted A LOT OF TIME

Date published: 2021-06-20

Rated 1 out of 5by Sydsydfrom Don’t buy!I was excited to see these and make my process of hanging string lights so easy! I followed box instructions but every time after it rains the tape completely comes off with my lights still attached. I’ve even given them multiple tries. Save your time and don’t buy and just hang hooks.

Date published: 2021-06-01

Rated 1 out of 5by EBBbfrom Aweful!Awful! All the instructions and the hooks fell AS WE WERE HANGING THE LIGHTS!!!!! Busted lights and all!!!! So angry!!!

Date published: 2021-05-09

Rated 1 out of 5by Megan2021from Lights fell down after it rainedI bought these clips to hang lights on my patio. I put them up (following the instructions) and was very happy with the look! It rained a few days later and almost all the clips came off (with the tape attached). Extremely disappointed.

Date published: 2021-05-08

Rated 1 out of 5by jen206from No stick!I had a set of these that I bought 2 years ago and they stayed up with lights through two summers, and through the winter without the lights. I had to remove them since we got new gutters on the house. I put up new strips and followed all directions, and they won't stay up more than an hour. I've broken 2 lightbulbs on my patio from them falling down. I took the backing off of one strip just to test it with my fingers and there is zero adhesive on them. Seems like a lot of complaints on here about the same thing.

Date published: 2021-04-27

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Christmas Light Hangers

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These corkscrew-shaped hooks are an easy way to hang a string of lights on an eavestrough. Winding the wire around the hook traps it in the center of the corkscrew, holding it reliably without kinking it or chewing up the insulation.

The hanger end clips over eavestrough lips up to 1/2" wide. You only have to secure the hooks to the wire once – they grip reliably enough that you can store the lights with the hooks in place.

Made of stainless steel, the reusable hangers won't rust or become brittle, and have a lifetime guarantee. Suitable for wire or line up to 1/4" in diameter. Sold in packages of 20. Patent pending.


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How To Hang Christmas Lights On A Metal Roof


If you have a metal roof on your home you may be wondering what is the best way to hang your Christmas lights. Don’t worry about not being able to light up your home this holiday season as I’m going to explain the best way to hang your lights on metal.

Most Christmas light clips are made to be attached to either gutters or to a shingled or tiled roof that allows you to slip them underneath. With a metal roof you are not able to do this so those traditional clips won’t work for holding your lights.

What you need to do is to get the best Christmas light clips for a metal roof and make sure your lights will stay in the place and look beautiful all season long.

Magnetic Christmas Light Clips For Metal Roofs

My recommendation for your metal roof or even metal gutters are the specially made magnetic light clips.

You can buy these clips for Christmas lights in either C7 size or C9 size so you still have some variations in the types of lights you can hang on your home.

The clips feature strong magnets on the back that withhold the weather.

The front part features a simple clip to hold the string of lights in place.

The cool thing about these clips is that they can be used not only with metal roofs but can also work great on metal gates, fences, or metal gutters as well.

Being that they are magnets they are really simple to take off when you are ready to take down your Christmas lights as well.

Another plus of using these light clips is that you don’t have to worry about getting up on the metal roof to hang the lights. If you have a metal roof you may know just how slippery this type of roof can be.

These magnetic clips are more expensive than the cheap Christmas light clips for regular roofs that simply just hook under the shingles but that is due to having the magnet on the back. They one of the only few ways that you can hang lights on metal roofs.

If you do want to save some money and try an alternative to these magnetic clips, I do have another great recommendation as well.

Use Magnetic Hooks To Hang Christmas Lights On A Metal Roof

Another option that will work with most metal roofs is using heavy duty magnetic hooks to hold the strands of lights in place.

These hooks can be placed on the roof line and then you simply wrap the cord around them so that it stays in place. Once wrapped around one hook securely you can  place another hook where needed to get the desired look of the lights.

With these types of hooks though you don’t get the actual lights to stay in place but instead you are holding the cord in place. Then, you can adjust the lights to your liking so that they fall straight in line.

This does take a bit more work than simply place the lights in the clips, but people have found these hooks work better in extreme weather situations.

Keep in mind that most people find that these hooks work better in holding the lights into place as some of the light clips can be cheap and end up breaking since they are made of plastic. The hooks can support more weight and tend to be more heavy duty.

Also,using these hooks may end up being cheaper in the long run because these hooks can be used for all sorts of things besides just Christmas lights.

Both the clips and the hooks can work for hanging Christmas lights on metal siding as well, so keep that in mind as well.

How To Hang Icicle Lights On A Metal Roof

If you are looking to hang icicle lights on your metal roof you won’t be able to use the magnetic light clips shown above but you can still use the magnetic hooks to get your icicles on your house.

You can use the technique of wrapping the cord around the hooks as this can work well if you can strategically place the hooks in between the icicles hanging down. It may take some more time and patience but is definitely doable.

If you are looking to hang icicle lights, I really recommend you check out my DIY clip idea below as it works great for these types of lights.

DIY Idea For Hanging Christmas Lights On Metal

Another idea to hang Christmas lights on metal is to DIY it and make your own magnetic clips to hold the lights in place.

You would need medium size binder clips and a hot glue gun for this project. Glue the magnets on the back of the binder clips ( I recommend good binder clips to hold the magnet) and allow them to dry completely before attempting to use.

You can even skip one of these steps and check out these cool adhesive back magnets that don’t require a glue gun to get them to stick to the binder clips.

Once you have your magnetic clips made, then you would just simply place the magnet to the metal and run the light cord through the clips. Simply make sure to place the bulbs outside of the clips to get the best results.

Tips For Hanging Your Lights On Your Metal Roof

Once you are ready to hang your Christmas lights, it’s actually quite simple if you have bought the magnetic light clips or have even made your own.

All you have to do is place the clips on the roofline or the metal gutters and string the lights across where you want them to go.

Continue using the clips or hooks every so often so that the lights stay tight against the roof.

Some people may find that they need to clip every light into place but for some other people you may only need to clip every other light.

Remember to test out your strings of light before you start hanging them to ensure that they work properly.

This can save you a ton of stress if you hang a string of lights that doesn’t work.

Lastly, be sure to be safe while hanging the lights if you are going to be up on a ladder. Have another person available to help you hold the ladder and pass the clips up to you when needed to make the job safer and quicker.

Just because you have a metal roof doesn’t mean you can enjoy having Christmas lights on your home. Simply use any of these ideas listed above and you will smile every time you come up to your home as it shines bright for the holiday season.


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Christmas Light Clips For Roof Line: Shingle and Gutter

Christmas Light Clips Guide

October Pre-Season Christmas Lights Sale!

Put away your staple guns, hammers and hot glue! Christmas light clips are the fastest, easiest and most professional way to hang Christmas lights on just about any surface. Yes, we said any surface, even brick!

How to Determine Which Light Clip Is Right For You

  • Find your light type below
  • Choose your hanging surface
  • Pick a clip based on your specific needs
  • Read our installation tips to hang lights like a pro!

*denotes commercial grade light clip

Put away your staple guns, hammers and hot glue! Christmas light clips are the fastest, easiest and most professional way to hang Christmas lights on just about any surface. Yes, we said any surface, even brick!

*denotes commercial grade light clip

Christmas Light Clips Quick Reference

Click on the type of light strings you want to hang for a full list of clips you can use and installation instructions!

C7/C9 Light Bulbs and Stringers (removable bulbs)

Clips For Shingles and Gutters

All In One - This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip used by professional installers. If you want your clips to last through many seasons, the All in One clip is one of the best!

How to Install The All In One Clip

  1. Slide the socket of your C7/C9 bulbs into the circular ring of your all in one clip.
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle, the folding tab at the end helps to hold the clip securely in place. All in One clips will hang lights facing vertically when placed on shingles.
  3. If using this clip on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out.

All in One Plus - Say you want to hang C7/C9 bulbs on one part of your home, but you'd also like to be able to hang icicle lights or mini lights in another area, or maybe you want to hang C7/C9 lights on your gutter and layer icicle lights or mini lights underneath. If so, this is the versatile clip you have been searching for! The "plus" part of the All In One Plus clip is the unique ability to hang two strings of lights simultaneously on gutters.

How to Install The All In One Plus Clip

  1. Slide C7 or C9 bulbs inside the curved latches at one end of the clip
  2. If hanging lights on gutters and planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle string lights into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to hang all of your C7/C9 strings and then come back and attach the icicle lights to the clips.
  3. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the hook will rest at the top of the shingle.
  4. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for mini lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.

Omni All In One - Similar to the All in One Plus clips, the Omni All In One features a hook at one end and a place for bulb sockets at the other which allows for two lights to hang simultaneously. The Omni All In One clip also has a smaller socket opening for mini lights, as well as a long, serrated edge which can hold the clip securely under longer shingles.

How to Install the Omni All In One Clip

  1. Slide C7 or C9 bulbs inside the wider curved latches at one end of the clip
  2. If hanging lights on gutters and planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle mini lights into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to hang all of your C7/C9 strings and then come back and attach the icicle lights to the clips.
  3. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the hook will rest at the top of the shingle with the serrated edge firmly gripping the underside of your shingle..
  4. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the serrated portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for icicle lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.

*Original Shingle Tab - This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip used by professional installers and built to last through many seasons of use. Installation of shingle tabs is as easy as screwing the bulbs into their sockets with the clip positioned in between. Once bulbs are secure, just wedge the legs in the space between your shingles and roof.

Bi- Axial Shingle Tab- As with original shingle tabs, biaxial tabs are used to attach C7 or C9 Christmas string lights to roof shingles or under roof awnings. What makes these clips different is their unique construction which features a flip hinge along the middle, allowing for vertical or horizontal bulb orientation. Insert your lights into the clip in the direction you plan for them to face by bending the hinge either up or down, then slide the tab in the space between your shingles. Prior to sliding the shingle tab into place, bend the flip tab down to ensure a tight grip when

C9 light bulb hanging vertically on shingles using the biaxial shingle tab

Bi Axial Shingle Tab Vertical Orientation

c7 bulbs hanging horizontally on a biaxial shingle tab

Bi Axial Shingle Tab Horizontal Orientation

Gutter Hook - This is one small but mighty light clip! Gutter hooks work on any type of light strings and hold tight to gutters. The small size of this clip makes them perfect for maneuvering lights around tight corners too! To use the gutter hook, just slip your light string through one end of the hook and slide the other end of the hook over the lip of your gutter! These clips hold extra tight, so it is important to remove them one at a time when the season is over. Trying to pull them down with a tug of the light string might result in bringing the gutter down too!

*Parapet Clip - This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip built for permanent installation and used by professional installers. The parapet clip is designed to sit on flat surfaces and acts as a channel to hold the original shingle tab (see above). The parapet clip can be installed with screws, however many professional installers prefer to use a silicon adhesive to mount the clips so as to avoid creating holes in surfaces. After the clip is attached, you can slide an original shingle tab into the channels where it will be held securely until removed. Parapet clips cannot be seen from the ground which makes them ideal for leaving up year round even after shingle tabs are removed.

*Combo C Clip - This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip built for permanent installation and used by professional installers. Combo C Clips can be installed with screws, however many professional installers prefer to use a silicon adhesive to mount the clips so as to avoid creating holes in surfaces. After the clip is in place gently slide bulbs into the open ring of the clip. One side is larger for C9 bulbs while the opposite end fits C7 bulb sizes.

c9 bulb attached to combo c clip on flat surface

Combo C Clip with C9 Bulb

C7/C9 Light Strings (bulbs not removable)

Clips For Shingles and Gutters

LED All In One - Specially designed to tightly hold the smaller socket sizes of prelamped LED strings, with a serrated edge for extra grip on shingles and gutters.

How to Install the LED All-In-One Clip

  1. Slide C7 or C9 sockets inside the wider curved latches at one end of the clip
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the serrated edge will firmly grip the underside of your shingle.
  3. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the serrated portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out.
LED all in one light clip works with c7/c9 led light strings on gutters and shingles.

LED All In One on Gutters

led all in one light clip on shingles with c9 light string

LED All In One on Shingles

*All In One - This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip used by professional installers. If you want your clips to last through many seasons, the All in One clip is one of the best!

How to Install The All In One Clip

  1. Slide the socket of your C7/C9 bulbs into the circular ring of your all in one clip.
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle, the folding tab at the end helps to hold the clip securely in place. All in One clips will hang lights facing vertically when placed on shingles.
  3. If using this clip on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out.
C9 led light strings hanging on gutters with all in one light clips

All In One on Gutters

C9 led light strings hanging on shingles with all in one light clips

All In One on Shingles

Gutter Hook - This is one small but mighty light clip! Gutter hooks work on any type of light strings and hold tight to gutters. The small size of this clip makes them perfect for maneuvering lights around tight corners too! To use the gutter hook, just slip your light string through one end of the hook and slide the other end of the hook over the lip of your gutter! These clips hold extra tight, so it is important to remove them one at a time when the season is over. Trying to pull them down with a tug of the light string might result in bringing the gutter down too!

C6 Strawberry, G12 Raspberry and Mini String Lights

Clips for Shingles and Gutters

Omni All In One - Similar to the All in One Plus clips, the Omni All In One features a hook at one end and a place for bulb sockets at the other which allows for two lights to hang simultaneously when used on gutters. The Omni All In One clip also has a smaller socket opening for mini lights, as well as a long, serrated edge which can hold the clip securely under longer shingles.

How to Install the Omni All In One Clip

  1. If applicable, slide C7 or C9 bulbs inside the wider curved latches at one end of the clip or your mini light sockets into the smallest opening at the end of your clip leaving the wider portion open.
  2. If hanging lights on gutters and planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle lights or any other string light variety into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to start by attaching and hanging all of your C7/C9 strings or mini lights to the rounded portion of the clip as described in step 1 and then come back to attach the string lights to the hook on your clips.
  3. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the hook will rest at the top of the shingle with the serrated edge firmly gripping the underside of your shingle.
  4. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the serrated portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for icicle lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.

All in One Plus - Say you want to hang C7/C9 bulbs on one part of your home, but you'd also like to be able to hang icicle lights or mini lights in another area, or maybe you want to hang C7/C9 lights on your gutter and layer icicle lights underneath. If so, this is the versatile clip you have been searching for! The "plus" part of the All In One Plus clip is the unique ability to hang two strings of lights simultaneously on gutters.

How to Install The All In One Plus Clip

  1. If applicable, slide your C7 or C9 bulbs inside the curved latches at one end of the clip.
  2. If hanging lights on gutters and planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle string lights into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to hang all of your C7/C9 strings and then come back and attach the mini lights to the clips.
  3. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the hook will rest at the top of the shingle.
  4. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for mini lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.

*All In One - (does not fit G12, 5mm and M5 LED minis, or regular incandescent mini lights) This is a commercial grade, UV protected light clip used by professional installers. If you want your clips to last through many seasons, the All in One clip is one of the best!

How to Install The All In One Clip

  1. Slide the socket of your C6 Strawberry LED mini lights into the circular ring of your all in one clip. Then squeeze and twist the ends of the clip together so that the ring fits tightly around the light socket.
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle, the folding tab at the end helps to hold the clip securely in place. All in One clips will hang lights facing vertically when placed on shingles.
  3. If using this clip on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out.

LED All In One - Specially designed to tightly hold the smaller socket sizes of prelamped LED strings, with a serrated edge for extra grip on shingles and gutters.

How to Install the LED All-In-One Clip

  1. Slide mini LED light sockets inside the smallest curved latches at one end of the clip
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the tab underneath your shingle. When used on shingles, the lights will have a vertical orientation and the serrated edge will firmly grip the underside of your shingle.
  3. For installation on gutters, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the serrated portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out.
LED all in one light clip hangs mini string lights on gutters.

LED All In One Clip on Gutters with C6 Lights

led all in one light clips are designed to hang led mini lights on shingles

LED All In One on Shingles with LED Mini Lights

Gutter Hook- This is one small but mighty light clip! Gutter hooks work on any type of light strings and hold tight to gutters. The small size of this clip makes them perfect for maneuvering lights around tight corners too! To use the gutter hook, just slip your light string through one end of the hook and slide the other end of the hook over the lip of your gutter! These clips hold extra tight, so it is important to remove them one at a time when the season is over. Trying to pull them down with a tug of the light string might result in bringing the gutter down too!

Clips For Windows And Other Smooth Surfaces

Mini Light Adhesive Clips- Use adhesive clips on a smooth, clean surface to create words and shapes or just outline a window or frame. Once in place, just slide mini light sockets into the opening on the clip!

Creative Uses For Mini Light Clips:

  • Create heart, christmas tree and star shapes on windows or spell out letters.
  • Outline window frames for Christmas or anytime of year.
  • Add ambient room lighting by outlining your mirror with lights.
  • Hang icicle lights from windows, mirrors or glass.

If you are planning to hang only icicle lights and no other light styles...

Gutter Hook - This is one small but mighty light clip! Gutter hooks work on any type of light strings and hold tight to gutters. The small size of this clip makes them perfect for maneuvering lights around tight corners too! To use the gutter hook, just slip your light string through one end of the hook and slide the other end of the hook over the lip of your gutter! These clips hold extra tight, so it is important to remove them one at a time when the season is over. Trying to pull them down with a tug of the light string might result in bringing the gutter down too!

If you are planning to hang icicle lights as well as other light styles...

All in One Plus - Say you want to hang C7/C9 bulbs on one part of your home, but you'd also like to be able to hang icicle lights in another area, or maybe you want to hang C7/C9 lights on your gutter and layer icicle lights underneath. If so, this is the versatile clip you have been searching for! The "plus" part of the All In One Plus clip is the unique ability to hang two strings of lights simultaneously on gutters.

How to Install The All In One Plus Clip

  1. If applicable, slide your C7 or C9 bulbs inside the curved latches at one end of the clip.
  2. If you are planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle string lights into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to hang all of your C7/C9 strings and then come back and hook the icicle lights to the clips. If you are only hanging icicle lights, it is easiest to place the clip on the gutter and then hang your lights from the hook.
  3. To install the All In One Plus clip, just slide the open edge of the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the flat portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for to hang your lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.
Hang icicle lights from gutters with the all in one plus clip

Omni All In One - Similar to the All in One Plus clips, the Omni All In One features a hook at one end and a place for bulb sockets at the other which allows for two lights to hang simultaneously when used on gutters. The Omni All In One clip also has a smaller socket opening for mini lights, as well as a long, serrated edge which helps to hold the clip securely in place.

How to Install the Omni All In One Clip

  1. If applicable, slide C7 or C9 bulbs inside the wider curved latches at one end of the clip or your mini light sockets into the smallest opening at the end of your clip leaving the wider portion open.
  2. If you are planning to hang two light types at once, you can fit your icicle lights or any other string light variety into the small anterior hook at the other end of the clip. However, you may find it easier to start by attaching and hanging all of your C7/C9 strings or mini lights to the rounded portion of the clip as described in step 1 and then come back to attach the string lights to the hook on your clips. If you are only hanging icicle lights, it is easiest to place the clip on the gutter and then hang your lights from the hook.
  3. To install, just slide the clip over the lip of your gutter so that the serrated portion of the tab is against the backside of your gutter and the bulbs are facing horizontally or straight out. The hook for icicle lights should be just under the lip of the gutter and available for use.
icicle lights hanging from gutters with the OMNI all in one light clip.

Molded Icicle and Grand Cascade Light Tubes

Gutter Hook - This is one small but mighty light clip! Gutter hooks work on any type of light strings and hold tight to gutters. The small size of this clip makes them perfect for maneuvering lights around tight corners too! To use the gutter hook, just slip your light string through one end of the hook and slide the other end of the hook over the lip of your gutter! These clips hold extra tight, so it is important to remove them one at a time when the season is over. Trying to pull them down with a tug of the light string might result in bringing the gutter down too!

Rope light clips can be used both indoors and out to create custom lettering, track lighting, holiday designs and more. Clips are available in multiple sizes to accommodate rope light diameters from 13-5mm. You can find our full selection of rope light accessories here.

Mounting Clips - Attach mounting clips to any surface with screws or silicone adhesive, then push your rope light tubing through the opening on the clip where it will be held securely in place.

Crocodile Clips - Our most heavy duty rope light clip! Crocodile clips can be installed either with a screw through the center or silicone adhesive placed on the bottom of the clip. Crocodile clips feature an interlocking design allowing multiple rope light channels to run evenly side by side and teeth on the inside of the opening to ensure that rope lights stay put. If you're looking for a rope light clip that can last through multiple seasons of uses, this is the clip for you!

Clips For Specialty Surfaces

Light Clips for Brick

Attach wreaths garland, lights and decorations to brick with brick clips and save your mortar from damaging screws and nails! Brick clips come in two sizes and each have two hooks on the front for hanging decorations with ease. Just pick the size that works best for your brick and fit the jagged edge over the top of the brick surface and the curved edge will slide along the bottom edge.

Standard Brick Clip - Made to fit standard 2 1/8" to 2 1/2" bricks.

Queen Brick Clip - The queen brick clip grabs onto 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" brick.

Light Clips for Vinyl Siding

Siding Hook - Hang any type of string light on vinyl siding with the help of siding clips. Siding hooks are easy to use and relocate without the need for tools and nails. To install, simply place light strings on the hook end of the clip and slip the straight edge into the seam of your siding.

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Light Clips for Roof Tiles

Tile Clip With Grip - Sturdy "gator" teeth help to hold the tile clip in place allowing C7, C9 and C6 style Christmas lights to hang on both rounded barrel and flat clay tiles.

To Install The Tile Clip

  1. Slide C7 or C9 sockets inside the wider curved latches at one end of the clip. If you are using C6 strawberry LED lights you will need to squeeze and twist the ends of the clip together so that the ring fits tightly around the smaller socket.
  2. Once all of your lights have clips attached, slide the pointed edge of the tab underneath your tile, much like you would if working with shingles. The lights will have a vertical orientation and the serrated edges will firmly grip the underside and top of your tile.
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Hang holiday lights like a pro in two hours or less with these expert step-by-step tips for planning, choosing, and hanging Christmas and holiday lights.

The best time for hanging Christmas and outdoor holiday lights is before your weather turns wet and cold. Not only is it easier and more comfortable to work outdoors in mild weather, but it is also safer. Safely climbing ladders and working along the eaves of a roof can be a dangerous challenge in bad weather.

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Even if you don’t actually hang your light strings well ahead of the season, you can get much of the preparation done, such as running outdoor extension cords, installing hooks and hangers, and so forth. Browse Christmas light supplies on Amazon.

It’s also smart to test your Christmas lights before it’s time to hang them. (You can buy an inexpensive Christmas light tester on Amazon.) Pull them out of storage and check them to make sure they’re functional. This way you will have plenty of time to make repairs and a shopping list for replacements and other supplies.

Most home centers and other retailers begin stocking Christmas lights and supplies well before Halloween, so taking care of your shopping early is easy. Buying the gear online is even easier for most people.

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Map out where your lights will go and make sure you have enough working lights for that area. Use a long tape measure to figure the number of strands you will need. Be sure to take into account the eaves, windows, doors, shrubs, trees, and the like. Before hanging any lights, plug them in to make sure they work.

When buying lights, opt for shorter rather than longer light strings. That way, if a string stops working, you can replace it more easily and affordably. Light strings that have a male plug at one end and a female plug at the other end are best for connecting together from end to end.

Also See: Buying a Portable Emergency Generator

Tips for Hanging Outdoor Holiday Lights

Outlining your eaves and windows and festooning your trees and shrubbery with decorative lights is a sure way to enliven your home for the holidays. But hanging outdoor holiday lights can be a less than cheerful experience, particularly when you’re faced with a teetering ladder and tangles of light strings that don’t work.

Here’s how to make the job go as smooth as a warm eggnog:

Many different types of decorative lights are available, from conventional mini-lights and icicle lights to mesh-style light strings made for wrapping tree trunks.

You can choose clear, white, or colored lights that stay solidly lit, blink, or chase. The right style for your home will depend upon the look you want to create and your budget (not to mention the energy requirements for the lights), so be sure to take your time when shopping.

Lights designated “C-7” and ”C-9” have 5- or 10-watt bulbs similar to those used in conventional nightlights.

A bundle of C-7 multi-colored outdoor Christmas lights.
A bundle of C-9 multi-colored outdoor Christmas lights.

“Mini-lights,” as the name implies, utilize miniature bulbs; they are, by far, the most popular today because they are inexpensive to buy and to power, thanks to their cool-burning 1.5- or 2.5-volt bulbs. The larger C-9s and C-7s become very hot and consume considerably more energy than the same number of mini-lights.

On the other hand, C-9 and C-7 light sets are heavier-duty than mini-lights and are more reliable. If one bulb is broken, missing, or twisted in a mini-light string, all or part of the remaining string won’t work. This isn’t the case with the larger bulb sets; they continue to operate.

LED Christmas lights are initially a bit more expensive than conventional lights, but they burn cooler, use less electricity, and last much longer.

A string of led Christmas lights with controller.

If you want to buy any of the lights mentioned above online at Amazon and have them delivered to your doorstep, using these links:

Shop all types of Christmas lights on Amazon, including C-7, C-9, Christmas mini-lights, and LED lights.

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The most convenient light strings have a male plug at one end and a female receptacle at the other—you can plug them together from end to end, which makes them easier to route. In the case of mini-lights, short, 50-light strings are often a better bet than longer 100-, 150-, or 200-light strings because you can easily unplug and replace a defective string.

Regardless of the type you buy, choose lights that are UL-approved for outdoor use.

How to Hang Christmas Lights: Step by Step

Here’s how to get started:

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1Locate an electrical receptacle. Plan to run heavy-duty extension cords from a working 120-volt electrical outlet protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

Ideally, use a switch-controlled outlet, or plug the lights into an automatic timer. Both the receptacle’s circuit and the timer must be rated to handle the combined amperes of all the light strings. Do not use an indoor timer outdoors. Browse timers on Amazon.

2Measure the lengths. Using a long measuring tape (ideally 25 feet or longer), measure the length of your house along the ground. Also measure its height and the height of any bushes or trees you intend to light. Then measure the lengths of the light strings you will need to outline doors or windows. Figure the number of 50-foot light strings it will take for all of these measurements.

Illustration of a house and directional arrows used for measuring Christmas lights.

3Test the lights. Before you plug them in, visually inspect the light strings, looking for broken or missing bulbs and worn or defective wiring. If you discover faulty wires, replace the string entirely as this could present a fire hazard. If bulbs are broken or missing, replace them.

To extract a broken bulb, wear gloves and use long-nose pliers (pull mini-lights straight out; unscrew C-7 or C-9 bulbs counterclockwise).

Once a light string is complete, plug it in and check for burned-out bulbs. Unplug the string before replacing faulty bulbs and then retest it to be sure all the lights work. If the string doesn’t work at all, check it for a blown fuse, per the manufacturer’s directions. If the fuse has blown, replace it; if it blows again, replace the entire string.

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4Set up a ladder. If your home’s eaves are low, you may be able to use a stepladder; otherwise, plan to use an extension ladder. Place it firmly on flat ground and, extending it well above the eaves, lean it against the eaves at an angle that will be comfortable and safe to climb—neither too steep nor too flat. If you must lean the ladder against the gutter, place a short piece of 2 by 4 inside the gutter to reinforce it. (For more about proper ladder use, see Ladder Safety.)

5Hang the lights along the eaves. Your objective is to hang lights as easily and safely as possible without marring your home’s trim or walls. For attaching lights along gutters or the roof, use plastic clips made for the job—these grip shingles or gutters and have a lower hook that holds a light strand or extension cord.

Drawing of a hand stringing Christmas lights into plastic gutter clips.

6Attach the lights to the trim. For attaching lights to window trim and similar vertical surfaces, use rope light clips or adhesive or nail-on plastic string light clips. You can find both at Amazon, or at most home improvement centers.

Space them about 12 inches apart or as recommended. Do not use staples or nails to hang light strings—they can pierce or wear away the protective insulation, creating an electrical hazard.

Drawing of tube-light and nail-on clips holding strings of Christmas lights.

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As winter approaches, people all around the nation begin planning for seasonal decorating. Lights are particularly popular, and it is no secret why. Hanging Christmas lights can really transform the look and feel of your home, making it more festive and cozier than ever just in time for the holiday season. When hanging Christmas lights, there are some important steps you should take. Hanging Christmas lights with gutter protection is actually easy to do, and there are a number of ways to do just that at your own home.

Planning Ahead

When to Hang Christmas Lights – Seasonal Considerations

You may want to consider hanging your outdoor lights before harsh winter weather hits, especially if your area is prone to winter storms. The last thing you want to do is hang Christmas lights in the middle of a snowstorm. Not only is it more comfortable to work when the temperatures are mild, it is also safer. Climbing ladders and working along your roof is risky in any type of weather, but is extremely dangerous in bad conditions.

Prepping Your Lights – Check Them Twice

Before hanging your Christmas lights, we recommend checking them. Pull them out of storage and see if they are functional before you start fixing them to your home. Inspect them for any visible wiring issues or cracked lights. Plug them in to make sure they are working properly.

This step may seem like common sense. However, many homeowners end up skipping it, which usually results in frustration after a lot of hard work is already completed. By planning ahead, you will have plenty of time to make repairs or shop for replacements.

Shopping for New Lights

There are a variety options to choose from, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. But visual aesthetics aren’t the only thing to consider.

Whatever options you choose, the most convenient light strings have a male plug at one end and a female receptacle at the other. You can plug them together from end to end to create a long strand that is easier to route. Remember to choose lights that are UL-approved for outdoor use.

When purchasing holiday lights, you may also want to opt for shorter rather than longer light strings. If a string stops working, you can replace it more easily and affordably. Just be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations when stringing the different strands together, or you could risk shorting a circuit.

Hanging Lights: Step by Step

  1. Locate an Electrical Receptacle. Plan to run a heavy duty extension cords from a working 120-volt electrical outlet protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter. If you can, use a switch controlled outlet or automatic timer.
  2. Get Out Your Tape Measure. Measure the length of your home using a long tape measure. Measure any bushes, shrubs or trees you intent to light. Then be sure to check it twice.
  3. Test Your Christmas Lights. Test the lights before you plug them in, inspecting them for any loose or broken bulbs. Faulty wires can also present a fire hazard, which may prompt you to replace the string entirely.
  4. Ladder Safety. When climbing a ladder, be sure to use proper ladder safety tips, such as keeping two feet on the ladder at all times and enlisting a partner to help.
  5. Secure Christmas Lights. Attach lights along your gutters or roof with plastic clips made for the job. These clips will grip shingles or gutters and have a lower hook that holds a light strand or extension cord.
  6. Consider Using Clips. If you are attaching lights to your window trim, use tube light clips or nail on plastic clips. You can find these at your local home improvement store. Space the clips 12 inches apart. Don’t use nails or staples to hang Christmas lights – they can pierce the protective insulation, creating an electrical hazard.

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How to Hang Christmas Lights with Gutter Guards

We are frequently asked if you can still hang outdoor holiday lights after the installation of LeafFilter Gutter Protection. Fortunately, yes, you can! This means, not only will you be able to protect your gutters from clogs, but you can still enjoy your decorations throughout the holiday season.

Here are some tips for hanging Christmas lights when you have gutter guards:

  • Attach Christmas Lights to Shingles: One approach is to simply attach your lights to your shingles rather than your gutters. However, do not nail or staple into the shingles to hang those lights, as this could void your roof warranty. Temporary shingle clips will work as intended, and in most cases will not void the warranty. Note that this is not an ideal approach if you live in a really snowy area, which could cover up your lights.
  • Install Under Gutter: Looking for a regular all-in-one clip to adhere your C9 bulbs under your gutter. These all-in-one type clips allow you to easily secure your holiday lights to the underside of your gutter, so they won’t interfere with your gutter covers.
  • Adhesive Clips: You can always opt for adhesive clips and apply them under your gutter. Light clips with an adhesive backing affix directly onto the front surface of your gutter. These moisture-resistant clips will hold your lights in place without interfering with water diversion.

Remember, Safety First!

No matter how you choose to hang your Christmas lights this holiday season, we remind you to be safe when climbing the ladder. Climbing a ladder always involves potential risks which should not be taken lightly. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

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