You may not have your customary Christmas parties even this year but that should not stop you from ringing in the festive end of the year in a LIT fashion. To help brighten up the holidays and yes - the rest of the year, we've got a variety of decorative lights that you can choose from. Plus, some helpful info on popular Christmas lights.
What are the different types of Christmas lights?
1. Icicle Lights
Clear white, warm white, cool white, multi-coloured and colour changing – you name it and you will get it. As the name suggests, icicle lights resemble frozen ice droplets and boy, do they look stunning! Hang these lights atop windows on a chilly night and you can experience snowfall even in the warmest city in your country.
2. Battery-operated Lights
Lights come in all shapes and sizes and Christmas is one festival when the market gets flooded with these. There is nothing like enough plug points and extension cords when you want to light up your entire home. So, battery-operated lights will come to the rescue. Tea lights and candles look very pretty and deck up your tables and corners without any hazards
3. Mesh Lights
So you have a lot of plants at home and in your garden and you do not know how to brighten them up. We have the simplest trick for you. Get your hands on some net lights and your plants will never look the same again. We personally love the multi-coloured version of this. Just place the net on your plant and it will light up like a dream. Easy to use and looks lovely!
Pretty much the light for every occasion, string or fairy lights are the most easily available and most affordable lights in the market. From colourful to uni-colour strings, shops are flooded with string lights. You can buy the regular ones or try the LED ones that are brighter and last longer. Deck your windows, staircases, doors, vases, mason jars, bottles and the list goes on.
Santa Claus is coming to town, riding on a sleigh! And he is lighting the way ahead with a pretty red lantern. You can also light up your home with lanterns and they do look good as centerpiece or in dainty little corners. Our favourite place to use these Christmas lights is by the windows.
6. Novelty Lights
That is Christmas without some snow? And when you live in a place where you do not experience snowfall, you can get your hands on some snowflake-shaped lights. Pick them up in cool white and when they light up, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of it. You can shop for these online and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some big ones can also be folded once you’ve used them.
7. Solar Lights
Do you love lighting up the exteriors of your home but worried about where you’ll get electricity from? Well, solar lights come to your rescue! Did you know that there are lovely, decorative solar lights available online? You will be spoilt for choice and will also receive the award for saving power and going eco-friendly. Imagine when cute snowman-shaped lights light up, your garden is going to look so dreamy.
How to Choose the right Christmas lights
Battery vs. mains powered
If you don’t want to be burdened with trailing cables across your living room, battery-operated lights are ideal. With these sets, you’ll only need a maximum of 3 AA batteries so they’re great for on-the-go glow!
Choose your bulb colour
The colour of your Christmas lights will depend entirely on the look you’re going for. If you’re after a traditional, welcoming feel then warm white or white Christmas lights are just the job. Alternatively, if you’re wanting something a little different and contemporary, multi-coloured or red are ideal.
Length of light string
Before you buy your Christmas lights, decide where they’re going to be placed because this will determine how many you need to buy. It’s a good idea to measure up first so you don’t fall short.
Great alternatives to traditional lights
If you fancy a break from traditional fairy lights this year, why not light up your home with a gorgeous pre-lit twig tree? Not only do they inject a touch of style into your room as soon as you put them up, but they also boast a contemporary edge that brings a unique twist to your Christmas decorations. Alternatively, why not place one in your hallway or another room to bring further festive fun to your home.
At Christmas, no home’s complete without the perfect set of Christmas lights, which is why they’re always at the top of our buying list when we start to decorate the home for the festive period. And we've got the best options here at Outbax.
All of our Christmas Lights are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
If you have never tried ordering Christmas Lights online before, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.