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Pre-Lit Christmas Vs Unlit Christmas Trees

Updated on December 11, 2011

Pre-Lit Fiber Optic Christmas Trees

6 Foot Pre-Lit Fiber Optic Artificial Christmas Tree
6 Foot Pre-Lit Fiber Optic Artificial Christmas Tree | Source
White Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree: 6.5 Foot, with 750 Tips & 500 Clear Lights [Energy Efficient] [Free Holiday Music CD Included, & Free 2-Year Extended Warranty]
White Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree: 6.5 Foot, with 750 Tips & 500 Clear Lights [Energy Efficient] [Free Holiday Music CD Included, & Free 2-Year Extended Warranty] | Source

Pre-Lit Christmas Trees Vs Unlit Christmas Trees

When the holidays arrive there are so many options to decorate the house and the Christmas trees, it seems impossible to decide, whether to invest in a pre-lit tree or to decorate a tree with twinkle lights.

In this6 fiber optic Christmas tree review, we will cover the pros and cons of a 6 fiber optic Christmas tree option vs a regular artificial Christmas tree with small miniature lights.

The Direct Cost

Unlit Christmas trees are certainly cheaper to buy, you can find unlit trees at Walmart and at any grocery shop in your local area. The large fiber optic pre-lit Christmas trees may cost more but they come with added value, which makes their value for money better for some.

Electricity Costs

Part of the investment is the electricity a tree uses during the long hours it is lit. An indoor Christmas tree will be lit for longer hours than an outdoor Christmas tree which is lit only at the evenings. Regular light bulbs and even the miniature Christmas light strings, consume more electricity than fiber optic and LED lights.

Light Decoration Costs

Another part of the cost is the decoration of the tree. Regular artificial Christmas trees would require an additional decoration, such as a star and bright light strings. So when buying a cheap unlit tree you need to consider another $20-$50 for adding lights and decorations. A pre-lit tree will save you the expenses for tree decorations, cause it is ready to plug n' play.

Total Cost - Value - For - Money

A large (6 - 9 ft') pre-lit fiber optic Christmas tree should cost anywhere from $120 to $160 depends on the amount of branches and fiber optic LED lights. The list price can be $300 but now it is Christmas time and they are sold on large discounts worth finding.


For example this Fiber Optic White Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree: 6.5 Foot, with 750 Tips & 500 Clear Lights [Energy Efficient] [Free Holiday Music CD Included, & Free 2-Year Extended Warranty] , list price is $270, and it is sold at Amazon for $159 (43% off! $120 discount!) now that's a bargain!


Fun Decorating

For young children decorating the tree is an essential part of the holiday! And a bare tree is much more fun to decorate than a pre-lit Christmas tree. Choosing which stars and angels to put, which light strings to decorate, and where to place each ornament may be part of the family tradition.

For grandpa & grandma house a pre-lit Christmas tree may be a perfect solution, a simple way to light up a tree in no time, with no effort. The fiber optic tree has a changing color lights, which will be amazing for the young children. All that would be left is to place the presents and the socks around the tree.

Christmas Trees Warranty

The unlit artificial Christmas trees may have a longer warranty, the PVC branches should last for long time. The unlit trees come 'bare' with no decorations and no electricity wiring, so without any light bulbs to operate there is nothing which can stop them from lasting many years.. The pre-lit Christmas trees do come with fiber optic color changing lights, and in may cases the minimum warranty would be two years.

By the way if you have Christmas string light sets which are not working any more, do not throw them away, you should consider using a genius patent, which fixes Christmas small light bulbs sets.

Solar Christmas Decorations

Another popular pre-lit decoration, which are seen more and more, are the Solar Christmas Decorations. These are wireless and can be placed anywhere, just like these Solar Christmas Tree Hugger Decorations. Which you can attach to any tree in your yard, ant they will lit up by night, using the solar energy which charged them by day time.


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