Best Christmas Lights

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 27, 2017
Are you looking for the lights to decorate your house for Christmas but don’t know what shape, length, color or type to choose? Look through our review of 5 best Christmas lights and choose the ones to make this holiday really merry. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
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DESIGN
POWER FEATURES
CONTROL
LIGHTING MODES
SAFETY
WARRANTY
 
PROS
The ability to cover an area of 2,100 sq ft is an outstanding feature to create a holiday mood all around the house.
CONS
The red color isn't as bright as the green one.
OUR VERDICT
1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector is perfect for embellishing your holiday by lighting almost any area you want with thousands of colorful dots.
detailed parameters
USE
Indoor/Outdoor
DESIGN
Laser light, Projection lighting
POWER FEATURES
Electricity / 11.15-foot power cord
CONTROL
Remote control
LIGHTING MODES
10 light modes, Variable speed, Timer
SAFETY
IP65 light casing, IP44 power adapter
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS

It takes solar battery only 8 hours to charge, so you can be sure it will accumulate enough energy even during gray days. 

CONS

Lights might seem a bit dull. 

OUR VERDICT

Flower-shaped design of the lights makes LuckLED Qedertek a perfect choice not only for Christmas but for any other holiday as well. 

detailed parameters
USE

Indoor/Outdoor

DESIGN

LED light, 50 flower-shaped lights, 21 feet

POWER FEATURES

Solar battery (6-8 hours charge time)/ 6.5-foot power cord

CONTROL

Built-in battery

LIGHTING MODES

On/Off switch, Flash/Steady light modes

SAFETY

IP65 waterproof casing

WARRANTY

30-day return policy

PROS
Its great length allows you to decorate quite big objects.
CONS
Changing lighting modes might be inconvenient.
OUR VERDICT
GDEALER Solar String Lights will become your irreplaceable helper in case you want to decorate a large object for holiday.
detailed parameters
USE
Outdoor
DESIGN
LED light, 200 lights, 72 feet
POWER FEATURES
Solar battery (~12 hours charge time) / 6.5-foot power cord
CONTROL
Built-in controller
LIGHTING MODES
8 light modes
SAFETY
Waterproof, Snowproof
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
The Christmas lighting comes with a remote control to help adjust brightness and lighting modes distantly.
CONS
It will take you some time to prepare the lights for work.
OUR VERDICT
Extraordinary appearance and convenient control make Milocos LED string lights perfect for decorating small areas.
detailed parameters
USE
Indoor/Outdoor
DESIGN
LED light, 100 lights, 33 feet
POWER FEATURES
Electricity / 5-foot power cord
CONTROL
Remote control
LIGHTING MODES
3 light modes, Variable brightness and speed
SAFETY
Weatherproof
WARRANTY
30-day return policy
PROS
In comparison to other lights of similar type, this one has much more lighting elements.
CONS
Few variable lighting modes.
OUR VERDICT
The shape of these GDEALER lighting elements will definitely charm you. Moreover, this garland can be used together with other Christmas adornments.
detailed parameters
USE
Outdoor
DESIGN
LED light, 30 lights, 20 feet
POWER FEATURES
Solar battery (~ 12 hours charge time) / 5-foot power cord
CONTROL
Built-in controller
LIGHTING MODES
2 light modes
SAFETY
Weatherproof
WARRANTY
1 year

What are Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are one of the most popular decorations people use during Christmas holidays to create an unforgettable atmosphere. The lights let you adorn your house or trees in your yard and make them twinkle with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of sparks. Yet there are so many types of Christmas lights that finding the best ones might turn into a challenging task. Hopefully, our review will guide you through a plethora of options and help choose the right one to your liking.

If you are looking for the lights to illuminate your house or yard not only on holidays, our solar lights review will be useful for you.

What Features to Compare

Design

When looking for Christmas lights, first you need to decide on the purpose of use and then, pick the design. Since lighting elements are produced in a wide variety of shapes, you can find the model that will help create a festive mood not only on Christmas but on any other holiday as well. One of the most popular type of the lights is a garland being widely in demand for the ease of use and absolutely stunning effects it provides. If that's the type of the lights you'd like to get for decorating your place, consider whether the chosen set has LED lights. Although the price for the set might go a bit higher compared to incandescent lights, the real benefits and cost-effectiveness are definitely worth it.

Lighting Modes

Note that lighting modes vary from model to model and keep that in mind while choosing Christmas lights for your needs. Simple lights feature two-three lighting modes. On contrary, more advanced models have several modes and can be adjusted to vary the level of brightness, intensity and color scheme. All lights are controlled either via a remote control or a built-in controller.

Use

The last but not the least thing to consider is where and how you will use Christmas lights. As soon as you decide on this matter, pay attention to their safety and power features. If you want to use Christmas lights for outdoor decoration, make sure they are water-, snow-, and weather-proof. If the lights are powered by electricity, there should be a socket to plug them in. The length of a power cord along with garland is of the utmost importance too. This very feature determines usability and the size of the area you can adorn with the Christmas lights.

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1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector

A Thousand Lights to Package a Holiday

1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector is capable of creating special atmosphere wherever you apply it. You can set it inside or outside and direct its red and green light on whatever surface you'd like to create a jovial holiday atmosphere. The projector is electrically powered and it means, more likely than not you'd need to use an extension lead to reach for certain places outdoors. Although, the power cord isn't short (11.15-foot) and can be more than sufficient for indoor use. As for the safety, 1byone Christmas lights ensure proper and smooth operation in any weather. Being water and snow-proof, they guarantee top-notch operation in the temperature range within -31 °F (- 35 °C) to 95 °F (35 °C).

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Worth Attention

Besides an amazing impression 1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector makes, it is also very easy and comfortable to use. Its usability is mostly determined by a remote control which allows choosing one of ten red-green lighting modes by just pushing the button. You can also change light brightness and intensity to create the atmosphere you like. Take into account one more outstanding feature. This projector is equipped with a timer that can turn the lights off automatically in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 hours. To sum up, 1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector is one of the best options to choose for house decoration and holiday mood.

1byone Laser Christmas Light Projector in the use

Green and Red

Red and green colors are considered the main colors of the Christmas where the green one stands for a Christmas tree and the red depicts the ribbons people use to spiral around the tree. 1byone company has taken these two colors for the base of this projector and deployed a true hotspot of Christmas parties for creating the right atmosphere.

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Qedertek Solar

Blossom All Year Round

If standard colorful bulbs don’t put you in a holiday mood, and you want something different, LuckLED Quedertek might interest you. 50 flower-shaped lights on a 21-foot strand are located 0.3 feet from each other, ensuring quite an intense illumination of the area. The beauty of this model is that it is suitable not only for decorating a Christmas tree but for creating a festive mood at any get-together, be it a birthday party, a graduation party or just some meeting with friends. By the way, these lights can be used indoors as well as outdoors thanks to their waterproof properties compliant with the IP65 safety standard. So if you’re looking for unique string lights to use all year round, give LuckLED Quedertek model a shot.

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As Easy as It Can Be

If you’ve never had solar string lights before, we want to assure you it’s quite easy to use, and LuckLED Quedertek isn’t an exception. The lights work on rechargeable 600 mAh battery located inside the solar panel. Consequently, it should be placed outside to get enough sunlight to provide proper operation during late hours. Note that full charge takes 6 to 8 hours and provides up to 8-hour run time. Since the solar panel is set outside, the manufacturer has included a ground stroke in the package to make panel installation as simple as possible. Lights control won’t cause any difficulties too. To turn the device on/off or to switch between modes you only need to use one of the switches at the back.

Qedertek Solar Flower Garden Lights for Outdoor in the use

Useful Tip

If you have troubles installing a ground stroke because of hard dry soil, it’s recommended to water a place you’ve chosen for installation and wait a bit. As soon as the liquid is absorbed, you’ll be able to put the stroke effortlessly. One more thing you should keep in mind before using the lights for the first time is to charge the battery for as long as possible to provide proper operation in the future.

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GDEALER Solar String Lights

Beautiful and Simple

GDEALER Solar String Lights are 72 feet of wires with 200 small LED lights. These impressive numbers let us make an assumption that you can adorn quite a big area with this Christmas stuff. Yellow, green, blue and red lights together with 8 lighting modes create an impressive show capable of enchanting anyone looking at it. Due to a long cord length, you can embellish trees in your garden or roof shingle. We would like to turn your attention to the fact that these lights are solar battery-powered. The battery is enough for 8 hours of continuous work if it has been consuming solar energy for about 12 hours. It’s easy to charge the battery with a special spike that must be put into the ground. There is no reason to worry about the lights’ safety. The equipment is water and snow proof and is produced especially for outdoor use. Having chosen GDEALER Solar String Lights, you’ll be able to decorate your house/garden/yard in an easy but absolutely special way.

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Holiday History

Christmas in the USA is celebrated on December 25th. This holiday became a part of American tradition in the 19th century (at the same time when the idea to decorate Christmas tree appeared). What is interesting about this holiday is that it wasn't allowed in many states from the outset. It's only some time later when the holiday was widely spread and got around Thanksgiven Day in popularity. The first Christmas tree was installed publicly in 1891 and 4 years later Christmas became an official national holiday. Nowadays, Christmas day is a day-off for all working people in the USA. It is one of the main family holidays when all members get together at their parents' home in order to spend some time together and enjoy festive supper with a delicious turkey roast. 

GDEALER Solar String Lights in the use

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Milocos LED String Lights

Create a Holiday Atmosphere!

Who'd ever think that such a small decoration element as a garland could make real miracles? Yet, even small details matter. A Christmas tree without toys and lights wouldn't be a Christmas tree and so, Milocos has designed a string garland to light not only the tree but also your mood, creating a festal environment for celebration. This is a 33-foot string with 100 tiny white-yellow mini LED lights, which can bring warm magic to your place. And garland’s length allows you to decorate any object inside and even outside your house. It’s also easy to use thanks to a remote control (included in the box). Set the right lighting mode and change the light intensity (from 10% to 100%) to make your party a proper show.

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Christmas Traditions

  • The most widespread Christmas tradition is a house/apartment decoration. Using lots of toys and garlands, people turn their homes into fairy-tale castles full of magic. Of course, the main element of decoration is a Christmas tree.
  • The tradition to put presents and treats into the stockings hanging above the fireplace appeared due to a legend about Saint Nicholas. The legend tells a story about three daughters of a poor dying father. He has nothing to leave for his children and Saint Nicholas decides to help them. He throws three bars of gold and they fall into the girls’ stockings that are hanging over the fireplace.
  • Turkey is supposed to be a traditional Christmas dish. However, taking into account the fact that America is a multi-national country, every family might have its own culinary Christmas traditions.
  • As soon as Christmas dinner is over, it is customary to interchange gifts. Since Christmas is one of the most significant holidays for Americans, they spend a lot of money on presents, giving more presents than any other nation does.

Milocos LED String Lights in the use

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GDEALER Solar Outdoor String Lights

Will Charm In a Blink

Have you ever stopped and look at the charm of melting icicles? GDEALER Solar Outdoor String Lights resemble this wonderful natural occurrence. Looking at shiny bulbs, you are watching eternally melting ice that will never become water and fall down. 20 feet of these string lights will provide stunning spectacle outdoors, the thing is that the lights are powered by a solar battery, so yard (or garden) is the best place to be adorned with GDEALER Solar Outdoor String Lights. However, don’t worry about the lights’ safety, the manufacturer has done its best to make the equipment weatherproof, thus, providing its successful operation during windy and rainy weather. Controlling the lights is the easiest thing ever. Two buttons located on the back side of solar block let you turn lights on/off and choose one of 2 preset modes (steady or flashing). Taking into account usability and unusual shape of these lights, you can be sure that they will become a perfect outdoor Christmas decoration.

 

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The One Who Brings Presents

Have you already guessed who is that one? You’re right, we’ll speak about Santa, the main Christmas hero. Nobody knows where he comes from. Some sources claim that Lapland is Santa’s motherland while the others are sure he is from the North Pole. Do you know that Santa’s face is an image of Saint Nicholas, which became familiar to Americans in 1650 when Holland migrants brought it to New Amsterdam (now – New York). Since that time, St Nicholas was immortalized in A History of New York written by Washington Irving, Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas, and other literary pieces. Santa’s image has been changing and developing over time, and nowadays it differs a lot from the original one. Despite this fact, we all love when this kind fairy-tale man comes to our homes and leaves presents for us!

GDEALER Solar Outdoor String Lights in the use

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1. John Riha Buyers' Guide For Outdoor Christmas Lighting, DIY.

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3. Bright vs Warm White Christmas Lights, Improvements Blog.

4. Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights, Lowe's.

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6. 10 Tips for Outdoor Holiday Lighting, Better Homes and Gardens.

7. Timothy Dahl How To Find the Best LED Christmas Lights for Your Home, Popular Mechanics. November 26, 2015.

8. Buyer's Guide to Christmas Lights, B&Q. 

9. Holiday Lighting Guide, 1000 Bulbs.

10. Amanda Thomas The Battle of Christmas Lights: LED vs. Incandescent, Quick And Dirty Tips. December  5, 2012.

 

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