Hey gang, hoping someone out there has the patience to help me out. This is my first year as a home owner that I am going to attempt a halloween or Christmas display. I have no previous programing or electrical experience what so ever. I have been "researching" and dabbling in trying to build a light show. Of course my brain can't understand this process. I did find the 101 pdf recently and that has been a lot of help. I bought some lights and wire in pursuit of trying to pull off this jackolantern project. The idea is to run wire through a large prop vine, down a stem, and into a carved foam jackolantern. It would repeat this in sections that could separate ( I think by using pigtails.) I have some major concerns and questions and I would be so grateful if someone could address them. Keep in mind I don't know what wire or lights I purchased as I was planning on this a long time ago and couldn't get to it until now. This is the wire I have, and these are the lights I have. And here is a drawing of what I plan to do with them. This will be a labor intensive prop, and I don't want to mess it up because I don't really know what I'm doing. So here are some questions 1. I read that the current and data only go through the wire in one direction. How do I know the correct direction this wire needs to go? 2. The idea is that once the prop is finished the wires won't be seen and will be permanently put in place. Is this a problem? Can a light be replaced if it goes out? 3. This is intended for outdoors, how can I make sure that it is protected from the elements? 4. When the sections of vine connect, I want to connect the circuit using pigtails. What kind would I need to order? I very much appreciate anyone who can help or has any suggestions.