January 18, 2019

Battery Christmas Lights are a Hot Commodity



Battery LED Christmas Lights Help You Save Green While Being Green

Of the many ways to make the holidays more cheerful, there are two that particularly stand out:  decorating with many environmentally friendly radiant lights and saving money while doing so.  Choosing energy efficient battery powered LED Christmas lights is the perfect choice for being kind to planet Earth and saving money.  Thinking about ways to be energy efficient and saving money in everything we do is necessary, even when we are thinking about buying LED Christmas lights.  When purchasing new energy efficient LED Christmas lights, make it even more beneficial to the environment and consider recycling your old incandescent Christmas light sets.  Contact your local recycling facility first to see if they recycle old lights.  If not, look on the internet to find companies who sell LED Christmas lights and who offer recycling.  To take the energy efficiency concept even further, try using rechargeable batteries in your battery operated LED Christmas lights products.  To be even “greener” use solar powered battery chargers.  There are many obvious advantages to battery powered LED Christmas lights.  Choose battery powered LED Christmas lights for your holiday decorating this year and ignite the spirit to protect our beautiful planet.


Make Those Holiday Wreaths Shine With Battery Powered Wreath Lights wreath

Welcome your guests with a Christmas wreath, well lit with wreath lights.  Wreaths are a symbol of welcome and hospitality.  What better way is there to show your guests that you are happy to see them than illuminating your welcoming wreath with wreath lights.  Battery operated wreath lights are the perfect choice to use on wreaths.  The battery pack can be hidden within the wreath with no worries of wreath lights cords hanging in plain site.  Wreaths can be hung anywhere since the location of nearby electrical outlets is not a concern to light the wreath lights.  Wreaths decorated with wreath lights can be displayed on doors, hung on outdoor lights, draped over fireplace mantles, or even displayed on walls.  There are many creative opportunities for decorating with wreath lights.  Make your guests feel at home with the cheerful glow of wreaths decorated with wreath lights hung for welcoming.


Light Up Your Christmas Trees With Battery Powered Christmas Tree Lights

For many decades, people have been decorating a Christmas tree with Christmas tree lights to celebrate the holiday and make their lives more cheerful.  With the increased popularity of battery powered Christmas tree lights, this tradition can be more affordable and easier to use to an increased number of people.  Battery powered Christmas tree lights can save money in not having to use electricity to power them.  The Christmas tree lights will radiate light for an entire season on one set of batteries.  Year after year the cost savings will add up, creating even more joy during the holiday season.  A second major benefit to battery operated Christmas tree lights is the convenience of no hanging cords.  Without worrying about managing many wires, locating the nearest electrical outlet, or over loading the electrical current in your home, battery powered Christmas tree lights become a joy to use.  Brighten your holidays this year with battery powered Christmas tree lights and make your Christmas sparkle with festivity.

Alternative Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights


Icicle lights and little white lights have been all the rage in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try something just a bit different when you put up your outdoor Christmas lights this year.


Novel Products for Outdoor Xmas Light

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas LightsA variety of alternative ideas can be found at www.christmaslightsetc.com.  One novel idea is the Starlight Sphere.  Sphere can be hung from trees for a unique celestial effect. We found them in a variety of colors and sizes starting at just $17.95 a piece.  One design is even available in this multi-colored style.


Flake Out With Snowflake Lights

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 1If it’s snowflake lights that tickle your fancy, Christmas Lights Etc. won’t disappoint here either.  With snowflake holiday lights in a wide variety of styles up to 4 feet in size, you’re sure to find one that’s just right to grace your home or yard.



Not Lions or Tigers….But Fawns Oh My!

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 2Charming grapevine, pre-lit topiary animals are also featured on this site.  You’ll find them in sizes ranging from 24″ to 8 ft. One of our favorites is a sitting fawn offered at $ 99.95. Placed in groups, a variety of topiary animals can serve to create a woodland setting.  Add to this a sleigh and your woodlands become a fantasyland just waiting for Santa to arrive.


Christmas Rope Lights to Shape Up Your Décor

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 3Outdoor silhouettes, motifs and yard art are yet another category of product to consider as you plan how to decorate your yard for the upcoming season. Designs are formed by molding Christmas Rope light into various shapes and designs.  Themes are as varied as Disney characters, Santa and religious themes.  These motifs work equally well for homes and businesses that are looking for commercial Christmas lighting.

Christmas is the Season and the Season is the Reason. Now’s the time to select some new products for your collection of outdoor Christmas lights.

C7 Holiday Lights–A Christmas Tradition

What’s a C7 light?

If you’re starting to plan your holiday decorations you may come across the term C7 when referring to Christmas lights.  I  know because I came across this term when doing research for a story on Christmas decorations and initially had no clue as to what it referred to.  With some digging I found a wealth of information about this little light bulb that I now share with you.

C7 Holiday Lights A Christmas TraditionA C7 Christmas bulb is the smaller of the two sizes of traditional Christmas lights; the larger one being a C9.   Larger than the popular little white holiday lights, but smaller than C9’s, these lights are often seen in bright candy colors.  However, you may occasionally find them offered in other colors and decorative styles.

A Little History on C7

C7 Holiday Lights A Christmas Tradition 1Originally manufactured by GE, these bulbs were introduced in 1934 and gradually gained popularity until in the 1950’s they were the most commonly used bulb for Christmas lighting.  What set these GE holiday lights apart from their predecessors was their parallel circuits.  Parallel circuits allowed a string of these bulbs to stay lit even if one of the bulbs burned out.  Prior to the release of this type of product, when one Christmas bulb went bad the entire string went dim.  The resulting challenge was the frustrating and time consuming task of replacing and testing each bulb individually until the offending bulb could be found.  I know what a challenge this can be because as a child in the 60’s hunting down the burned out bulbs in old light strings was often assigned to me.  Many years I had the misfortune of being the Christmas light tester.

Anyway, when shopping for holiday lights, you’re likely to find C7 bulbs available in both solid and see-through styles.  The solid colored bulbs are referred to as ceramic bulbs, while the transparent type, where you can see the filament inside, are termed transparent bulbs.

Which you choose is really a matter of taste, but I would suggest not mixing the two types of Christmas bulbs in your display or on your tree for maximum effect.

A set of C7 bulbs should last you a good, long time.  A life expectancy of 10 or more years is not uncommon for a set of these lights.  The fact that they are intended to be used indoors goes a long way in helping these lights last a long time.  If you need a string of lights for outside decorating, choose a string of the larger C9 type lights instead.  These larger bulbs make a better outdoor show and are insulated to stand up to cold and wet conditions.

C7 lights are also fairly low consumers of energy. They use about 5 watts per bulb which is more than mini lights, but you get far more illumination from C7 type lights.  Anyway you look at it, chances are you won’t go wrong if you purchase some C7 for you holiday decorating projects.

Large C9 Christmas Lights Create Bold Patches of Holiday Color

Decorate For the Holidays Using C9 String Lights

Large C9 Christmas Lights Create Bold Patches of Holiday ColorLarge C9 Christmas string lights create brilliant colorful displays that can be used indoors and outdoors.  String lights are a quick and easy way to illuminate the season and set a mood for festivity.  C9 light bulbs typically screw into string lights making it easy to replace a burnt out or broken bulb.  C9 Christmas string lights can be used indoors on Christmas trees, garland, wreaths, other displayed greenery, or even around table-top displays.  C9 Christmas string lights are a popular favorite for the outdoors with their vivid, bold splashes of color that can be seen a great distance away.  Use C9 string lights to create a fabulous holiday display for all to enjoy.

Be Environmentally Friendly With C9 LED Lighting Sets

Large C9 Christmas Lights Create Bold Patches of Holiday Color 1Being “green” is all the rage today.  It’s important to be responsible and consider reducing, reusing, and recycling.  C9 LED lighting sets can help you accomplish that.  Light-Emitting Diode, or LED, lighting is a popular choice in today’s light source market.  C9 LED lights have advantages over traditional string lighting sets.  They are more energy efficient, brightly colored, longer-lasting, cool to the touch, more shock resistant, and slowly fades out over time compared to abruptly burning out.  C9 LED lighting sets are initially more expensive but cost less over their longer life span.  C9 LED light bulbs can be used in a traditional C9 cord making it easy to swap out old C9 incandescent bulbs with the newer model.  Saving money and being kinder to the environment make C9 LED lighting a smart choice for your holiday illuminations.

Brighten the Season Using C9 Christmas Bulbs For Your Holiday Decorating

Large C9 Christmas Lights Create Bold Patches of Holiday Color 2Bright and colorful lighting can jazz up the season and make your holiday decorating sparkle with festive illumination. C9 Christmas bulbs can help create an even more grandeur holiday decorating with their 3” long brilliant mark of color splashed on top of greenery.  Due to their larger size, not as many C9 Christmas lights are needed to cover the same area as popular mini-lights.  C9 Christmas lights are perfect for your holiday decorating of large, overly dense and full trees.  Perfect for outdoor holiday decorating, C9 bulbs are also beautiful on large indoor Christmas trees.  Use C9 Christmas bulbs in your holiday decorating to share the Christmas cheer with family, friends, and neighbors.

Fondest Memories of Indoor Xmas Lights

Look for Updated Vintage Christmas lights

Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas LightsWhen I was a young girl, we helped my widowed aunt and cousin string vintage Christmas lights around their tree every year.  The vintage Christmas lights were brilliant large round balls of many colors.  They were much larger than any other Xmas lights popular back then.  Mini lights seemed to dominate the market at that time.  So, these were the only vintage Christmas lights I knew of and my cousin took great care of them because she loved them.  I was told they were irreplaceable.  They are more easily found these days with many more companies catering to those of us with special memories of our vintage Christmas lights.

Anticipate the Arrival of the Bubble lights
Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas Lights 1Like anticipation of the arrival of Christmas, bubble lights made us practice patience as we waited for the bubbling action to start.  It was quite exciting to watch the bubble lights warm up.  It seemed to take five minutes but it probably was much less than that.  The bubble lights seemed to glow with warmth and peace.  It was a calming effect during a hectic holiday season.  The bubble lights looked like tiny little candles illuminating the tree reminding us of what Christmas’ were like in previous years.  Bubble lights have been popular for years and now come in many colors, sizes, and shapes.  Today, we use bubble light night-lights for each of our children’s bedrooms to remind us of our wonderful childhood Christmas’.

Make the Season Bright with Christmas tree lights

Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas Lights 2The most beautiful part of decorating for Christmas is putting the Christmas tree lights on the tree.  It is so exciting to see the Christmas tree lights progress from bottom to top illuminating the way to the tree topper.  When I was young, we used a combination of multi-colored twinkling Christmas tree lights and multi-colored non-twinkling Christmas tree lights.  There were some years we added monochromatic white to this mix.  Although I don’t decorate like that today, I thought the trees looked absolutely lovely back then.  To me, Christmas tree lights are the most important decorating tool during the holidays.  They evoke a festive spirit.  I can watch the Christmas tree lights for hours completely memorized by their beauty.

The Allure of String Lights

Light up the sky

the allure of string lightsFrom illuminating homes to setting city streets ablaze, string lights are one of the most common implements used to decorate. Comprised of thin electrical wiring featuring sockets for an assortment of bulbs, they can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. Prices vary depending on several factors such as LED, size and length, but there’s no denying that all string lights help fashion an appealing atmosphere.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas

Come December, string lights can be seen on nearly every home and building to ensure a holly and jolly Christmas. Whether you prefer an everlasting glow of clear lights or a glimmering array of colored lights as your outdoor Christmas decor, string lights offer an ample amount of diversity. Since most strands are able to be attached to others, the combinations of light patterns are endless.

Don’t be fooled by the common misconception, however – string lights can be used for more than just decorating.

The benefits of multi-dimensional string lights
the allure of string lightsIn fact, Christmas is not the only holiday string lights ignite. Heart-shaped lights unite lovers on Valentine’s Day while pumpkin-shaped lights make ghosts and monsters terrifying on Halloween. Whichever holiday it may be, you can rest assured there is a string light designated for it.

As an alternative to lamps, string lights have also been used more and more as a means of brightening dark areas, both indoor and outdoor. Different shaped bulbs add a decorative touch, giving each designated area a pinch of personality. They work perfectly as fun additions to college dorm rooms as well as classrooms for small children. While they are all tested for safety, make sure the lights are being used under the proper conditions – some are meant strictly for outdoor use while others only indoor.