Christmas lights come in a wide range of styles, colours, string lengths, and bulb types. Additionally, you’ll be able to choose between either LED lights or incandescent lights. The type of lights you choose will depend on the look you’re trying to achieve as well as your budget. While incandescent bulbs tend to have a warmer colour, LED lights last longer and burn at a lower temperature making them safe for many different applications. However, when it comes to the initial investment LED lights tend to cost more upfront, but will often pay for themselves over time with a much longer lifespan.
Mini String Lights
These mini bulbs are perfect for a variety of decorative uses. They can be used to light a Christmas wreath, wrap around a topiary, or simply arrange on a shelf for a beautiful look. Mini string lights come in a solid white or clear bulb as well as strings with bulbs of multiple colors.
Large Bulb Christmas Lights
These lights are often nostalgic, especially with older generations who remember these as the only lights available when they were children. The multi-colour bulbs are available in C5, C7, C9, and G40 sizes and they are ideal for use both indoors and outdoors, especially if you want to create an old fashioned or retro look.
These lights come on a mesh string and make it easy to decorate bushes because the net can simply be laid on top of the bush or shrubbery. Because the lights are not one long string, but rather a net, the bulbs will cover the surface with a nice light density with almost no work involved.
LED rope lights offer an easy way to decorate around doors and windows. The actual LED bulbs are encased in a translucent tube that can easily be formed to fit in intricate designs. These lights will last for years and they can add a nice touch to your holiday light display.
Icicle Lights are available in blue, white or multi-color strands. When placed along the roof line, they create an enchanted look of icicles hanging from the roof. They sparkle giving off a beautiful look of snow covered icicles glistening in the light.
Twinkling or Animated Lights
Many types of lights come with an option that allows you to adjust the lights for a variety of patterns or colour changing options. You can choose a twinkling design or set the lights to fade from one colour to the next colour.
Christmas lights come in a wide range of styles, so you can easily decorate just about any area. Pay close attention to bulb spacing and string length when buying lights.