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4 Types of Christmas Lights to Choose From

Updated on October 16, 2017

It is that time of the year and everyone is in the holiday spirit. There comes a time when one has to consider his or her lighting arrangements at home. There are millions of ideas on how to light your house from outdoors with Christmas lights. However, this article deals with the patterns and various ways to light up your house.

1. Decorating with Classic Clear Bulbs.
This is a very simple and old idea, yet elegant. The idea is to light up your roof and decorate it with simple C7 or C9 bulbs which give that vintage look to the whole place. They give a particularly warm glow that helps in the cold nights of the holiday season as well. This requires elaborate electrical planning though.

2. Decorating with Colorful Bulbs.
Again, an elaborate setup with lots of C7 or C9 bulbs. But, these ones are colorful which gives the whole house a more millennial look. There are various types of finishing done for a color bulb such as transparent, opaque or translucent. You will need to pick the one which suits your house the most.

3. Laser Lights (Best outdoor Christmas lights).
This relatively modern invention has made the lives of so many people easier. All you need to do is, buy them, mount them, and plug them in. You will have your whole outdoor area lit up like a Christmas tree. There are various brands in the race like the 1 by one Magical Laser light which can work year after year lighting up your house. All you will need to do is get the lights from the garage, climb up a ladder to put it on your roof, hang them from the roof and test if it still works (it probably will be). Then, you have to run the extension cords and light it up, pay the utility bill and enjoy the holiday season!

4. White LED Lights.
These are again a conventional method of decorating your house. There are two variants of these lights: warm variant and the cool variant. It is available both in C7 and C9 lights. This requires up to 90% less energy than the classical rear bulbs that you will be using. Hence, these are more cost-effective than options 1 & 2 but more than option 3. Another advantage of white LED lights is that they last longer than rear bulbs. Hence, it will be a good idea to get them over classical rear bulbs.

These were some of the ways you could decorate your roof and outdoors with Christmas lights. People generally tend to keep it at the last moment and buy one that comes to their hands without proper decision making. This can lead to a poor holiday experience for your friends and family along with you as well. You can choose from any of the best outdoor Christmas lights and buy it online. Start with a simple Google search to find the best in your area and have a great holiday experience.

© 2017 Tiju Varghese


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      15 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love to watch those lights lit up in the shopping mall, simply awesome


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