solar-christmas-lightsMany of us decorate with lights during the holidays. It’s fun to illuminate our houses, yards and Christmas trees with lights. But these aren’t your father’s Christmas lights. Today you have more choices than ever before. Along with a wider selection, today’s lights can offer better value and provide a wide range of effects, from a soft, romantic holiday glow or a bright masterpiece of lights set to music.

Today’s Christmas lighting comes in an array of colors, many different watts and various sizes and shapes. You can spend a little bit of money on lights or you can spend a lot. Knowing which kind to choose depends on the size of your home, and how much ground you’d like to cover. If you don’t know what kinds of lights you need or want, you could end up getting the wrong lights and then having to take or send them back. So do a little planning before you head online or to the local store.

One of the newer choices you have in Christmas lights is LED lights. The initials LED stand for light emitting diode. These lights don’t take as much power to use and you can get a wider angle of light. These kinds of lights offer longer use (thousands of hours) and you can use them to decorate inside your home or outside in the yard. They’re a very safe because they don’t get hot like regular lights, which can sometimes be a fire hazard. With LED lights, you don’t have to worry if your tree dries out like you do with regular lights. They are a little more expensive than the run of the mill Christmas lights, but your family’s safety is worth the cost, and you’ll be helping the environment by using less energy.

Another choice you can go with is Christmas rope lights. These are lights inside of tubing. These lights come in different colors and you can get them in chasing lights or still versions. They can interconnect with other strands to form longer strands. These lights are perfect for those hard-to-decorate items areas and can be used indoor or outdoor. In addition, these lights can contain the same LED technology that saves energy.

You can also now choose solar Christmas lights to decorate outdoors. These lights have a solar panel that charges during the day and then automatically turns your lights on a dusk. They’re great for decorating anywhere you don’t have an outlet or don’t want to run an extension cord. They’re particularly great near roads or around mailboxes and lamp posts.

There are so many Christmas light options for you to choose from to make your holiday really shine this year. With a little research, you’ll find the ones that are just perfect for your home.