If you are looking for creative ways to take your holiday decorating up another level, and to really wow your Christmas party guests and be the absolute envy of your neighbor, then getting one (or ten) of our Christmas silhouette motif lights is what you need to do.
You can use them to brighten up windows and walls. You can use them to decorate outdoor Christmas trees or actual trees in your yard. At Outbax, our range of Christmas lights and outdoor decorations will ensure that you will find one that not only fits your budget, but perfectly matches up your personal style.
Who hasn’t slowed down to marvel at a house with an especially elaborate display of colorful holiday lights? Or for that matter, a towering Christmas tree decked from top to bottom with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments?
If you find yourself stopping and staring more often than you used to, part of the reason may be that string lights, also known as Christmas lights, have advanced far beyond the old-style incandescent bulbs that once graced the eaves and living rooms of homes everywhere. You now have a choice of bulb type, a much wider range of colors, sizes, shapes, and even twinkling patterns, from a simple on/off alternation to elaborate dancing displays set to music.
Key Considerations When Shopping
Indoor vs. Outdoor
Your first decision is where you’ll use the lights. You’ll find three options: indoor only, indoor/outdoor, and outdoor. While it’s generally okay to use outdoor lights inside the house, the opposite is not safe. Never use indoor-only lights outside, where moisture and weather exposure could short them out, creating a fire hazard. Of the three, indoor/outdoor lights are the most practical option if you like to change up your holiday décor each year or don’t want to be bothered by separating lights by type.
LED vs. Incandescent
LED lights have surpassed incandescent string lights in popularity, although you can still find the older incandescent variety. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between the two types.
Incandescent lights only have two advantages over LED lights: They are less expensive, and the bulbs give a warm glow that has a vintage appeal. LED lights cost a little more than their incandescent counterparts, but they use less energy and are less expensive to run, enabling you to save over the long term. In fact, LED bulbs use approximately 10 percent of the amount of electricity as an equal-size incandescent bulb and last two to three times longer.
Bulb Shape, Size, and Color
While the traditional “teardrop” light is still the most popular, closely followed by round or globe bulbs, you’ll find a wide array of other options. Icicles and snowflakes are fairly common, as are rope lights, which enclose the lights in a clear plastic tube. Shape and size are a matter of preference, so choose your favorite, or mix and match around your home.
When it comes to color, some people prefer it pure—all white lights, for example, or alternating two colors—while others prefer a rainbow of hues. The choice is entirely up to you; while traditional primary colors are always popular, you’ll also see colors unheard of in years past, such as pink, purple, and turquoise, along with neon-bright or pastel bulbs.
Most lights of this type plug into a standard electrical outlet. But you might prefer to pick up battery-powered strings (which are perfect for spots that aren’t near an electrical outlet) or even solar-powered string lights for use in your outdoor décor—no more running extension cords across the lawn!
Extra Special Features
If a simple row of colorful lights isn’t enough of a splash for your liking, go ahead and take it even further. Many string lights have small control boxes with a multitude of settings for light patterns.
All of our Christmas Motif 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 Motif 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.