It’s driving me crazy. There are these new little LED lights out now (I found the first sets at Christmas last year) yet no one can seem to decide on one universal name for them. I’ve heard, and seen on a variety of websites, these strings of super small mini lights called “fairy lights”, “rice lights”, “twig lights” and other names I can’t remember right now.
If you’ve seen them you’ll know why the nomenclature is driving me mad – you can’t help but want some of these super small Christmas lights for your decor, but surfing around online to find them is an exercise in frustration.
Yes, I know that everyone has different tastes and not everyone is going to love these tiny sparklers, but whichever Christmas light you have opted for in the past you’ve got to know that modern options bring a lot of pluses to the table – and to your windows, trees and frames.
There is a much wider selection to choose from and you’ll find them a better value (at the store, online and when your monthly electric bill comes in). The new lighting, LED or not, gives your home a soft, romantic holiday glow. Outside you can use the ones that light up the night and make your home a masterpiece to behold this season.
My top selection in lighting, especially Christmas lights, is in the LED lights. If you don’t already know, LED stand for light emitting diode. That is why these lights don’t take as much electrical power to use and they provide a much wider array of light.
LED lighting is super safe too. They don’t get hot for all the light they supply, unlike regular lights which are often a fire hazard. You won’t need to worry about your tree drying out quite as much as you would with the old regular Christmas lights.
LEDs also come in rope light versions. These are lights inside of tubing. These lights come in different colors and you can get them in chasing lights or still. They are perfect for hard to decorate areas and can be used indoor or outdoor. In fact, if you use rope lights to line your home’s walkway, if kids accidentally step on them, they’re stepping on the tubing instead of sharp glass that can cut them.
There are so many Christmas light options for you to choose from to make your holiday really shine in 2010 and beyond!