Christmas lights are a sight to see during the holidays. You can put them on the Christmas tree, railings, or ledge over the fireplace. You can even decorate the whole house with them and spread the joy of Christmas everywhere. Check out our Christmas lights buying guide. You can make this coming holiday season unique using Christmas decors, Christmas lights, and a Christmas tree.
What are the different types of Christmas lights?
There are numerous kinds of Christmas lights. These are the incandescent or fairy lights, battery-operated lights, solar lights, and LED. While all these lights brighten up the season, they have different levels of brightness, design, and price. It is important for you to check if the Christmas lights are for outdoor or indoor use. Bulbs marked “outdoor only” should be limited for outdoor use since they may become too hot and cause a fire. Bulbs marked “indoor only” are not designed for use outdoors and may not endure outdoor conditions. This is especially true when it comes to locations with harsh weather.
It is advisable for you to inspect the product before you buy it to make sure you get the right product you want to use. Go through the recommendations below to select the best Christmas lights you can use for your home.
Incandescent Christmas lights
Incandescent lights are also called Micro Lights or Fairy Lights. They feature a filament similar to a Tungsten bulb. They are made of glass. Their low voltage makes them suitable for indoor use. You can use them as decorations on the tree, windows or other parts of the house. These are traditional bulbs that are smaller and spaced close together. Due to this they emit a warm glow. These types of bulbs have been popular since the 20th century. They are also considered more traditional Christmas lights than the other kinds. They come in different colors and lengths.
LED Christmas lights
LED Christmas lights have light emitting diodes in efficiently generating the light. These kinds of lights are relatively-new in the market. But, their popularity increased at the start of the 21st century.
There are different sizes and shapes of LED lights. They emit a vibrant type of light. They also come in various colors and designs. They are ideal for decorating any part of the house during Christmas. They are durable and can be used inside and outside the house. They are also energy-efficient and use 90 percent less power compared to other lights. LED lights are also eco-friendly.
Battery-operated Christmas lights
Battery-operated lights are also popular during the holiday season. These can be used to decorate areas far from a power outlet. They can also be used as separate Christmas displays. The “Look No Plug” series of battery-operated Christmas lights are ideal for the holidays. Since they are weather proof, they can be used inside or outside the house. They can be used for 60 days using a single set of batteries. They can be put up on Bonfire Night and will continue to function until the New Year without having to replace the batteries.
Solar Christmas Lights
Solar Christmas Lights are a combination of solar cells ( or solar panels ) and rechargeable batteries. They are very easy to install and maintain. And they are totally self-sufficient, so they can help to reduce your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
What is the best number of Christmas lights to use?
Lighting may be determined by personal preference, but there is a standard you can follow. Despite this, you can make your own standard on how many you want Christmas lights to use. If you are happy with your decision, no one can tell you what to do.
- Medium lighting needs may require around 100 lights for every vertical foot of the Christmas tree.
- Heavy lighting needs may require around 100 lights for every vertical foot of the Christmas tree.
Christmas lights for indoor or outdoor use
You have the option of lighting up some rooms or the whole house during the holidays. Just make sure the circuits are not overloaded. You should also unplug all lights inside the house if you are going out. You should also position the light out of the reach of children and pets.
Indoor lights enhance the holiday feeling inside a house. On the other hand, outdoor lights spread the joy of Christmas to your neighbors. You can look into the different Christmas lights we offer. You can select these lights to spread Christmas cheer once the holiday season starts.
Indoor light display
You can bring Christmas cheer into the house using indoor Christmas lights on the railings, windows, mirrors and the whole living room area. There are numerous colors and designs you can use to liven up the atmosphere inside the home. It also brightens up the ambience inside the house to the delight of your family. Check if the lights are marked “outdoor only”. These lights may be brighter and can become hot after some time. They may even become a fire hazard.
Outdoor light display
We also offer outdoor lights to decorate your garden all the way to the street. These lights can decorate the porch, pathway, walls of the house, or your roof. It is best to get a timer if you want to get outdoor lights. Timers automatically turn on the lights at night. It also turns them off in the morning. You will save on utility expenses using a timer. Extension cords for outdoor use may also be needed. Be careful not to use indoor lights outside the house. These lights are not as heavy-duty or strong enough for outdoor use.
Christmas lights are ideal for decorating the house during the holiday season. They also enhance your home during parties or simply leave the kids in awe at the brightness they provide during Christmas.