A Guide to the Best Christmas Lights, Which Ones to Buy?

Tradition has it that the 8th of December, the day of the Immaculate Conception, coincides with the start of the Christmas decorations. This will continue (always by tradition) until the 6th of January.

Those who do not want to be caught unprepared and buy the best ones must take precautions already. If you don’t want to be harnessed by city traffic, use online stores such as Amazon. What we propose in the list below are just some of the best solutions that adapt to the most common lighting needs.

Philips Hue for outdoors

The list includes, for example, the Philips Hue series LED strips designed specifically for outdoor use. They are 2 meters long and resistant to atmospheric agents. You can control them remotely via smartphone and tablet apps. You can also customize the color and light intensity.Philips smart hue Christmas Lights

We remind you that you can manage them through a Hue Wi-Fi Bridge and from this control them via Homekit, Alexa, and Google Assistant by changing color and intensity via voice. You can also create scenes to change color at a certain time. The other option is to use Hue applications via the Web for more complex controls.

LED light chains

There are chains of LED lights for Christmas lights that you don’t have to connect to the electricity grid. They are powered by a solar panel that you can easily fix with a stake to the garden. This makes them an excellent solution to illuminate the driveway without having to remember to turn them on and off at specific times of the day and without any consumption. The lamps turn on automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn. This makes them accumulate the energy needed during the day through the built-in solar panel.Christmas LED light chains

Projection of lights

There are also different solutions for interiors and exteriors that provide for the projection of point lights or real images on the walls of a shop or home. They are in fact projectors which you can install directly in the garden (therefore waterproof and storm-proof) or fix to the wall or even place on a shelf. By feeding them, they can automatically project moving images including snowflakes, reindeer, Christmas trees. You can also select other themed images through the replaceable cards in the package.

Cascade lights

Another solution for Christmas lights is the cascading ones, characterized by strips of small LEDs (for a total of 306 lamps). You can position them, for example, behind the head of the bed, around the perimeter of a gazebo, on the handrail of the stairs or simply along a wall.

Smart light kit

But perhaps the most interesting option for our readers is the Twinkly lighting system, famous all over the world. It’s popular for its unique ability to decorate the Christmas tree. You can also use it in all domestic environments, offices, or shop windows. It’s also ideal for use with special animations and lighting effects, thanks to the 16 million-color LEDs and the app that, using computer vision algorithms, can identify, in a few moments, the exact position of each bulb in the space, thus recreating an accurate virtual layout.

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