What Holiday Lights Are Best For Your Home?

As the holidays approach, many of us begin to think about decorating our homes. One of the most popular ways to add holiday cheer is by hanging lights inside and outside of your house. But with all the different types of lights available, it can be difficult to know which kind to choose. They all have their own pros and cons, so we put together a guide to help you choose the right type of lights for your needs.

Incandescent Holiday Lights

Incandescent lights use electrical current to heat a filament inside a glass bulb until it glows. They are the most traditional type of lights and are very reliable. These lights are very inexpensive, which is a big reason they’re so popular. However, they aren’t as energy efficient as LED or solar lights. One thing to remember is that incandescent lights contain a small amount of mercury, which is harmful if released into the environment – which is why it’s important to handle and dispose of them properly.

LED Holiday Lights

LED lights are the most modern and efficient type of Christmas lights. LED lights are incredibly energy efficient, and they also last longer than incandescent lights. LED lights use very little power (less than 10 percent of what an incandescent light uses), producing very little heat and causing much less damage to the bulbs. Due to their efficiency, LED lights are a bit more expensive than incandescent lights. However, they will save you money in the long run by using less electricity and lasting multiple holiday seasons.

Solar-Powered Holiday Lights

Solar-powered lights get their power from the sun – as the sun’s rays hit the panels in your yard, the panels generate electricity. These lights are great if you don’t want to run a bunch of wires around your yard or if you have an area that isn’t easily accessible. It’s also great for the environment since these lights depend on the sun for their power and don’t produce any carbon emissions. Solar-powered lights shine brightly and last for many hours. They are often brighter than incandescent lights, but not as bright as LED lights.  However, the amount of light generated by solar-powered holiday lights will vary based on where you live and the amount of sun they receive.

String Lights

String lights are not just for the holidays. They’re very versatile and perfect for any time of the year. They come in a wide array of colors, sizes, and designs, and can be used indoors or outdoors. They’re great for wrapping around a tree or for adding decorative lighting to a patio or backyard. You can also use them indoors around windows or on a deck. String lights are much more affordable than other types of lights and many string lights come in multipacks, so they’re a great deal. String lights are very easy to install, all you do is plug them in and turn them on. String lights are also incredibly portable, which makes them great for seasonal decorations. You can even take them down after the holidays and bring them out again for other special events.

You may have a vision for your holiday light decorations but don’t have the time to DIY or don’t know where to begin. Not to worry, we are here to help you find the best holiday light setup for your needs! Simply reach out for an estimate on the design, installation, and tear-down of your holiday lights. Happy Holidays from all of us at Ivan’s Tree Service!