So you’ve decided to put up the best Christmas outdoor lighting display on the block this year. You have started a plan, measure the places where the lights should go. The next important step is deciding what type of lights to use.
Here is a checklist
– 2 inch long, large, bright, visible, traditional and easy to change C7bulbs. Its great advantage is that when a light fails, the rest of the string remains on. This style of light comes with several different plugs on a string, making it easy to determine the length of string you need to fit the space for the lights. These lights can also be purchased with the wire separated from the bulbs, allowing you to choose the required lighting effect. They can be expensive to run with high power consumption, unless you choose the LED-equipped C7 bulb shape. A twinkling style is also available for this type of string (this is where every sixth bulb will turn on and off giving a twinkling impression).
– 3-inch long C9 bulbs with the same comments and benefits as the C7, only with a larger bulb and therefore a larger light source.
– Mini-lights: These are the smallest lights that traditionally use small incandescent bulbs, but many now come with LEDs for outdoor Christmas tree lights. The main problem with this type of light string is that when a bulb fails, a section or the entire string is removed, making it difficult and time-consuming to find the dead bulb and replace it. The laces come in white, green or brown to match the background you want to place them on. Mini lights are great because computers can be easily connected to each other or connected to a controller that LED Christmas Lights will turn them on and off with music, or a programmed flashing display. There are many different color options for colored lights, from clear and white to just about any color you can think of.
– LED lights are available in traditional C7 and C9 styles and also mini or fairy lights. LEDs have the advantage of consuming little energy and being cool to the touch, much safer with children around. LED lights also last a long time and are sturdier than incandescent bulbs, eliminating the need to replace bulbs. Mini lights are the most common form of LED outdoor Christmas lights, although more types arrive each year as technology and cost improve. The most amazing LED lights are the ones that change color, usually in shades of blue / green or shades of red / orange, where the lights gradually change through various colors. A very cool effect. – Solar lights: Outdoor solar Christmas lights are more and more common. They are good for places where it is difficult to get power. These are usually LED lights, charged by the sun during the day and turned on at night. In places where there is not much sun during the day, they are unlikely to get sufficiently charged.
– Net lights: great for shrubs and bushes, the lights are connected to each other in a grid arrangement, making it easy to place them over a plant and give the effect of equally spaced lights effortlessly. Usually LED lights.
– String Lights: This style has LED lights wrapped in a vinyl string that looks like a string, hence the name outdoor Christmas string lights. Makes storage and installation easier and produces a softer light. These have the advantages of LED lights, without the storage hassles of fairy or mini lights. As mini lights, this style can also be selected to have different light display patterns such as flickering, twinkling, or chasing. – Animated lights: these are shapes like angels, stars, nativity scenes that have LED lights placed around the edge in different colors to illuminate the shape. There are many different shapes available.