It’s lit: Tahoe Lights specializes in commercial and residential holiday lighting |

It’s lit: Tahoe Lights specializes in commercial and residential holiday lighting

Autumn Whitney
Tahoe Lights is new to South Shore this year. The company specializes in residential and commercial holiday lighting.
Courtesy / Tahoe Lights |

As the holidays approach, it’s time to prepare decorative lights to dress buildings for the season. This process is often complicated and challenging to do alone — Tahoe Lights looks to help out.

The company is new to South Shore this year, but arrives off five years of success in Mammoth, where it originated. As its name suggests, Tahoe Lights specializes in decorating residential and commercial buildings with festive lights fit for the winter holidays.

“What inspired it originally was that there was nobody doing what I was doing. It was a new business to me when I started doing it in Mammoth in 2010.

“The business model — what we do — we’re a full-service lighting installation company. We provide everything. If people need designing, we help with that as well as providing all the lights, all the timers — a completely hands-off situation for homeowners,” Tahoe Lights owner Savannah Jackson said.

Tailored towards repeat clients, Tahoe Lights also removes lights at the end of the season and stores them for use the following year.

From roofline installations and garland packages to large tree lighting, light murals, LED lighting and more, Tahoe Lights works with clients on personalized design. The company provides all lighting and décor, as well as professional installation and free maintenance.

Fees include all parts of design, from installation to light care and removal. Tahoe Lights offers a 20 percent discount to new clients during the fall 2016 season. As the company’s calendar fills up quickly, staff recommends getting a quote and booking early.

On Monday, Nov. 14, Tahoe Lights will celebrate its inaugural year in the Basin with a ribbon cutting and induction into the Tahoe Chamber.

“There will be wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. We’ll show people the different kind of lights if they aren’t familiar with them. Our technology for holiday lighting is always improving, and recently people are making the push to LED. I’m trying to make that the majority of what we do in our holiday lighting business,” Jackson said.

She will have samples of the company’s various bulbs at the ribbon cutting, which takes place at 4 p.m. at the Tahoe Chamber.

Tahoe Lights currently does business strictly in the South Shore, but has plans to expand throughout the Basin next year.

“Having holiday lights on your own home or in the community creates a palpable sense of more happiness, joy and a childlike spirit. People just love Christmas lights and they lift everybody’s spirits, as well as families and friends,” Jackson said.

For more information, visit or call 530-578-0083.

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