Lights For A Holiday-Ready Home

Holiday lights can have a bad reputation, but it’s my goal to help put some sparkle back in your season; to “lighten” your load a bit. Below you’ll find all the lights you need to prep your home for a headache-free holiday, from practical essentials to the best decorative fixtures and everything in between.

1. LED String Lights

Holiday string lights have always been one of the season’s classic hallmarks, and also one of its biggest jokes. With their festive beauty often comes hours upon hours of trial and error, trying to find that single burnt-out light bulb ruining the bunch.

But, you shouldn’t have to worry about burnt-out lights if you use LED Holiday Lights for your home this year. They have a 60,000 hour rated-life, so they’ll stay lit for a long, long time.

On top of the impressive lifetime, LED lights generate much less heat, so you won’t have to worry about holiday fire hazards. Plus, they use about 90% less energy than incandescent string lights, saving you money to use on more important things this season.

They come in a few cozy color temperatures, alluding to winter wonders like ice and candlelight.

2. Outdoor Lights

Whether or not you like to do it up big for the holidays, a well lit home is essential for this time of year. Perfect illumination is both welcoming to holiday guests and convenient for them – they’ll be able to easily find it when visiting after dark.

If you want to add some color to your exterior for the holiday, consider a feature like remote controlled color changing step lights, or wet location color changing LED tape lights. These fixtures will create a modern yet festive mood on your property. The best part is, unlike that light-up Santa, you don’t have to take them down to keep up with the seasons – just change the color with a button!

For a subtler approach to outdoor lighting, the holidays are a great time to give your yard a traditional update to last year-round. Try some path lights or step lights to brighten up your yard, or a spotlight or lantern to give your porch more polish. Wall-washing recessed downlights let your whole house come alive with light on cold nights.

3. Utility Lights

No house is ready for the holidays without appropriate utility lights. When moving holiday décor or gifts out of attics and basements flashlights or headlamps help you see into dark spaces to find what you need and avoid injuries.

Guide lights can help you find plugs and switches more easily behind bulky décor, and are also perfect to help children and house guests navigate in the dark.

Annie Josey

Annie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.