Christmas Lights FAQs

Most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Christmas lights

Christmas Lights FAQs

What are the different types of Christmas lights?

There are different types of Christmas lights available to suit various styles and preferences. Check out some of the most common types.

  • Christmas string lights are a popular and multi purpose type of lighting that consists of a string with LEDs.
  • They come in various shapes, sizes and colours which makes them suitable for a wide range of holiday decoration purposes.
  • String lights can be used both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor rated string lights are made to withstand weather conditions such as rain or snow. Suitable to use outside of your home, on trees, bushes and more.
  • Available in different lengths which allows you to choose the right length for your specific needs.
  • Icicle lights are made to look like icicles, with LEDs hanging at different lengths from a single string.
  • Often used for outdoor displays, mainly on rooflines and eaves.
  • Icicle lights create a visually stunning effect that looks like dripping icicles.
  • Net lights consist of lights evenly spaced on a grid which makes them suitable for draping over bushes, hedges or trees.
  • Provide uniform lighting and save time when decorating outdoor greenery.
  • Rope lights consist of LEDs encased in a flexible, clear tube.
  • Versatile and can be bent or twisted to create various shapes and designs.
  • Often used for outlining pathways, decorating railings and creating custom displays.
  • Battery Christmas lights, powered by batteries providing a hassle free and creative way to light up the surroundings.
  • Suitable for use in areas where no power source is available.
  • Available in various colours and styles.
  • Cluster Christmas lights are a type of decorative lighting that features tightly spaced LEDs on a single cable.
  • Available in variety of colours such as warm white, ice white and multi colour.
  • Often used on roof lines, Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and on front porch railings.
  • Curtain lights features a vertical arrangement of lights suspended from a top wire that looks like a curtain.
  • Often used to create a beautiful and festive backdrop for various holiday and special occasions.
  • Available in different lengths and widths which makes them suitable for various settings and spaces.
  • Festoon lights also known as string lights or party lights features a cable with evenly spaced bulbs.
  • Mostly used to create a warm and inviting aura for various events and occasions.
  • They come in different lengths and are connectable which allows you to connect multiple strings together to cover large areas.

How do I safely hang Christmas lights?

Hanging Christmas lights can be a fun and festive way to decorate your home for the holiday season. Check out some of the steps below to help you hang Christmas lights safely and effectively.

  • Measure the area you’ll be decorating to find out how many lights you need.
  • Check your Christmas lights for any damaged bulb or other issues.
  • Test the lights before hanging them to make sure they are working properly.

Tools and materials you may need to hang the Christmas lights:

  • Ladder
  • Extension cable (if needed)
  • Clips, hooks or cable ties.
  • Power source or outdoor extension cable (for outdoor displays).

How do I calculate the number of lights I need for my Christmas tree?

A general rule of thumb is to use 100 lights per foot of tree height for a well-lit tree. For example, a 5-foot tree would require around 500 lights. However, the desired brightness and personal preference also play a role to decide the number of lights needed.

Can I use outdoor Christmas lights indoors?

Yes, you can use outdoor Christmas lights indoors, but you cannot use indoor lights outdoors. Indoor lights are not made to stand outdoor conditions. Use outdoor rated lights for exterior decorations.

What Christmas lights are best to use outdoor?

When it comes to outdoor Christmas lights, it is important to use the lights that are specifically made for outdoor use to ensure the safety. Connectable lights are an excellent choice for outdoor use. They can be easily extended by connecting multiple strings together which allows you to cover a wide range of spaces, both large and small, without the need for multiple power sources. Moreover, they are easy to install and requires very little effort that makes the setup process simple and quicker.

How to connect outdoor LED Christmas lights together?

You can connect Christmas lights together that come with a male and female connector. Simply remove the end cap and connect another set of lights. Please check the product description to know the maximum number of sets you can connect together. For our low voltage lights, you need a transformer as stated in the product description.

Please note: You cannot connect the low voltage Christmas lights with mains voltage lights. You can only connect low voltage lights with our low voltage lights and mains voltage lights with our mains voltage lights.

You can also use our T-connector and 5 way splitter to bring outdoor Christmas lights in different directions. Our 5 metre extension cable allows you to give 5 metres of extra length before the first set or between the sets.

When should I put up my Christmas lights?

Putting up Christmas lights is a matter of personal choice. However, some people love the festive spirit and choose to start early, while others prefer to wait until closer to Christmas. In many places, it’s a tradition to start decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving. Some people start putting up Christmas lights as early as November. This allows them to enjoy the festive atmosphere for a longer duration.

Do Christmas lights use a lot of electricity?

No, modern Christmas lights use LEDs that are much more energy efficient. For example 5 metres long icicle lights with 100 LEDs use only 6W of energy that will cost you only €0.59 for an entire month* based on 5 hours use per day at a high rate of 65 cents per kWh. Check out our Christmas lights cost calculator page for a detailed information on energy consumption along with cost to run the Christmas lights.

Can I leave outdoor Christmas lights on all night?

Leaving Christmas lights on all night is generally safe as long as you are using outdoor rated lights. Also, make sure to use LED lights as they are more energy efficient and reducing the risk of overheating.

Contact us for more information and check out our wide range of Christmas Lights.