How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Lights
Standing in the hardware store in front of shelves of Christmas lights can be overwhelming. With so many different options, it can be difficult to know which lights will best suit the needs of your property and your decorating plan.
Here is a short guide to help make sense of it all, so you can choose the right Christmas lights this holiday season.
Incandescent vs LED Lights
There are two common options when it comes to Christmas light bulbs. Both options come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, but there are a few important differences to consider. Incandescent lights are cheaper and produce a warm glow. On the other hand, LED lights are growing in popularity because they use less energy, last far longer, and don’t get as hot as incandescent bulbs. LED lights are also available in a variety of warm glow or the cool glow that is often associated with this type of bulb.
Bulb Shape and Size
When it comes to styles of Christmas lights, you have tons of options. Whatever your decorating goals, you should be able to find the perfect string of lights to meet your needs. Here are some common types of lights:
These lights have small bulbs that look like candle tips.
These bulbs have a droplet-like shape and are categorized by size. C3 is the smallest, followed by C5. C6 lights are often considered to be traditional Christmas lights, and C7/C9 lights will be larger, but similar in shape. C9 bulbs are popular for outdoor lighting due to their size.
If you are considering having your holiday lights professionally installed, Even Brighter Holiday Lights can provide lights in many different shapes and sizes to suit your own personal taste.
Types of Lights
String and rope lights are great for decorating the interior and exterior of your home. There are many different styles of string lights, and they come in a variety of lengths to suit your needs. Most bulb types and sizes are available on string lights. These lights often cost less than other forms as well.
These lights are great for draping over bushes and structures because they have already been strung together in forms. This can offer a uniform look that is more difficult to achieve with string lights.
LED Rope Lights:
These long strands of lights are made up of small bulbs encased in a plastic tube. They are perfect for lining trim and doorways and are great for outdoor use.
Icicle lights can give your property a whimsical, winter wonderland look. These lights are made up of multiple strands of small lights that hang vertically, creating a curtain effect.
Call Even Brighter Holiday Lights
Holiday lighting trends come and go, so your preference is most important. To save yourself some hassle, call Even Brighter Holiday Lights for your lighting needs this Christmas. We offer full design consultations where we can help you determine which lights you like the best, and we can even provide the lights.