Yay! An Ohms Law and Kirchoff Law type question! Pardon my enthusiasm, but despite my engineering background, this is possibly the only question ill every be able to answer, so…
I assume you have some idea of the total current load of both your lighting areas? That total needs to stay below the max rating of your 1) circuit branch 2) outlet rating 3) zwave relay rating, and 4) extension cord ratings. Never operate with any one of those at or near maximum for any of the components. You likely have a 15 amp circuit, but you also probably have it
loaded to some degree at other outlets in the house running on the same branch. you need to account for that demand in your power budget. If youre using UL rated cube taps and cords, youre looking at 16 or 18 awg stranded wires… under 50 ft that translates to roughly 7 and 10 amps max for each. splitting the load closer to the zwave switch would give you the best case losses, esp with even split loading. If any component in your setup feels at all warm to the touch (aside from the active devices like bulbs) something may be wrong… corrosion or a failing light etc.
LOL I believe the title would have gone to one of my former neighbors. They had over 40 of those blowup, lighted decorations crammed into their small lawn. Plus he had a 20 foot board cutout of Santa in his sled. Each shrub had a different color of lights covering them. I could go on.
I am in 100% agreement! I believe Christmas decorations should be like girlfriends…never inflatable. But, given the choice between none, and them, fine…
I also think that one moonflower effect in the center of your yard projecting on your house is cheating. But, again, it is better than none.
I have 2,400 lights on my 800 sq ft home and all are LED but the white is warm white, not that cool white. Trying to get someone to go up on my roof to put up the C9s. I am a little nervous. I crushed my tibia in a motorcycle accident a year ago and only have been walking for 6 months this year. And, yes, it is controlled through SmartThings and Alexa if need be.