The gift of light
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s made even more wonderful when your home is lit with Christmas decorations.
Whether you’re looking to create a winter wonderland in the lounge or want to cover the exterior of your home, you’ll find something in our Christmas lights range that’ll make sure Father Christmas won’t miss your house this year!
What is the trend in Christmas decorations?
Every year, the designers of our Christmas decorations surprise us with new, exciting and surprising lighting ideas.
But the big trend right now is simplicity.
For example, XXL Christmas trees for outdoor use, which consist of a chain of lights raised on a flagpole. Or our figurative silhouettes, whose reduced forms have a particularly festive effect, are a perfect example of this too.
Then there are our Scandi-Xmas lights, inspired by Scandinavian minimalism with their simple forms and delicate light colours.
Other popular trends this Christmas also include our brand-new Christmas star lights, available in velvet or metal cage designs, inviting window decorations, LED candles and colour-changing Christmas decorations that play music.
What is the advantage of LEDs in Christmas decoration?
Most modern Christmas lighting rely on LEDs.
In fact, if it wasn’t for LEDs, we wouldn’t have such an extensive range of designs to choose from.
Because LEDs are minuscule, which means they can be moulded to fit and illuminate any shape, however small, thin or large.
But that’s only one of the many advantages of LEDs, others include:
Long service life: with permanently installed LEDs, there’s no need to change or look for replacement bulbs.
High energy efficiency: saves up to 90% more than incandescent lamps when used for wired Christmas decorations.
Battery operation: LEDs are so economical that many decorations are battery operated. Light chains, for example, work without any cables at all.
What IP rating do Christmas lights need for outdoor use?
Outdoor Christmas decorations need a higher degree of protection compared to their indoor counterparts as they’re exposed to harsh winter weather conditions. As a rule, outdoor Christmas decorations must have an ingress protection rating of IP44 to protect them against water and foreign objects, like dirt, mud, stones and insects.
What else do you need to consider for outdoor Christmas decorations?
Although there are no laws in the UK against how bright your outdoor lights should be, it is always advisable to be respectful of your neighbours.
Everybody loves a Christmas light show, but be aware that, while you’re sat inside with your curtains closed, your lights may be distracting to your neighbours, motorists or pedestrians.
So, always make sure your lights, while mesmerising, don’t cause a nuisance to others.
Where can I get replacement bulbs for my Christmas decorations?
With classic Christmas decorations, small light bulbs often fall out. For these, we offer replacement bulbs.
If it’s too much of an expense to replace your old Christmas lights in one go, gradually switch to LED Christmas decorations. Not only will they last longer, but they’re also more cost-effective and energy-efficient.
When should you start decorating for Christmas?
There’s no fixed day to put up your Christmas decorations.
The start of December is most common, just make sure it’s not 31st August!
Would you like to learn more about our Christmas decorations? Or any other topic related to LED Christmas lights? If so, our friendly team of experts would love to answer any questions you may have. Call today on 020 3514 3658 or contact us via email.