- Up to 100,000 hours of lifetime
- Durable LED bulbs
- Better halo-like dispersion of light
- Setting it up for the first time can be wearisome
- Some customers found the light to be too white
TuoPuLife’s Waterproof LED String Lights come in a package that is 33 feet long and packs 100 LED lights. This is an amazing set of LED lights that makes a significant entry on our list of the top Christmas tree lights you can get this year.
There are so many reasons to love the TuoPuLife waterproof LED string lights. Getting just one of these will prove to be all of the lighting you will need for your Christmas tree. The 33 feet length of the string lights with 100 beautiful and energy saving LED bulbs will light up your Christmas tree so well and offer you a lot of convenience.
One of the best qualities about this set of LED Christmas tree lights has to be the fact that there are 8 different lighting modes that you can control with a remote. You can go for a sequential lighting, twinkle, flash chasing, slow fade, slogs or a combination of all the different lighting modes. The fact that this is a waterproof set of LED lights makes it all the merrier since you will not need to worry about any accidents shorting out your favorite Christmas lights.
This is an investment and a half considering the value for money this set provides.
- 8 different lighting modes
- Memory and timer
- Remote controlled and waterproof
- Lights are not too bright
- Cannot be programmed if remote is lost
The ilikable Outdoor Waterproof Bulb Patio String Lights is a very interesting entry on the list of the best Christmas tree lights you can get this year. It is definitely one long term investment and a favorite for us because of the convenience that this light offers.
Unlike your conventional Christmas tree lights, the ilikable Outdoor Waterproof Bulb Patio String Lights are effectively string lights designed for use in the patio but we have found them to be incredibly useful as Christmas tree decorations. The design is what is so interesting about the light. There are 30 globe like bulbs along the 38.5 foot cable which actually contain 5 micro LED lights each.
Waterproof, durable and warm, they emulate the look of fireflies in the tiny globes. With a low voltage output, they use very little energy but provide a significant light wherever they are used. While you cannot connect multiple of these from end to end, even a single cable should be more than enough to use in a Christmas tree.
The bulbs individually are not the most durable ones out there, but that does not mean you have to bear the lack of lights. The manufacturer actually sells replacement bulbs so that you can interchange any faulty individual units so that you can enjoy the best lighting without making compromises.
- Very low voltage output
- The lights never get hot to the touch
- Completely waterproof
- Individual bulbs are not too durable
- Cannot be connected end-to-end
The Roytong Waterproof Cascading LED Meteor Shower Rain Lights are the fourth entry on our list of the top picks for Christmas lights you can get in 2022. One of the primary reasons this one makes it to the list is the fact that this is our budget pick and it offers you great value for your money.
The Roytong Waterproof Cascading LED Meteor Shower Rain Lights is an amazing set of cascading lights that are housed in tubes that contain several LED lights each. Preprogrammed, the LED cascading light tubes are all waterproof and make for the perfect LED lighting for your Christmas tree or for any other occasion.
The outer material is made from environmentally-friendly PC, which is also completely waterproof to protect the LED bulbs within the Roytong Waterproof Cascading LED Meteor Shower Rain Lights. The built-in IC chip allows you to change the brightness to the level you require it and you can connect from 10 to 100 of these with each other without a problem.
It does not just give you one color. There are several colors in the LED lights to give you a wide range of beautiful lights that cascade, flash and sparkle to make your Christmas tree even more beautiful than it already is.
- Perfect for Christmas trees
- You can use it for a number of applications
- Offers great value for money
- Not the most durable product on the list
- Not the brightest
There is no such thing as getting way too many lights for your Christmas tree. Well, some people might beg to differ but if you are getting the Areskey 2 Pack 80 LEDs 34 Ft Christmas Ball String Lights, you might not be able to stop yourself.
The Areskey 2 Pack 80 LEDs 34 Ft Christmas Ball String Lights is among our favorites because of a lot of reasons and one of them is the fact that when you purchase this, you get two packs of lights. Each pack is 33 feet long and contains 80 warm LED lights each. That means you get 160 of these when you make the purchase.
Now, on first look these will definitely look like your average classic fairy lights from afar but there is something inherently better about them. The 80 LED bulbs on each string are roughly the same size as a classic fairy light, but the ball-shaped shell for each of them gives the whole set a beautiful look.
With 3 different lighting modes and a lot of lights that need just 3 AAA batteries to power them, this product comes with a lifetime warranty and support. Easily one of the best Christmas investments you can make.
- Comes with lifetime warranty
- Doesn’t need main connection
- Energy saving LED bulbs
- Not the brightest set of lights
- Need to be bunched up together for better lighting
Another interesting set that we have on the list of the top Christmas tree lights you can get this year is the Lyhope 12 feet x 5 feet 360 LED Decorate Net Lights. Effectively a net of LED lights, you can easily use this as a way to decorate your Christmas tree like never before.
Very convenient to use, the Lyhope 12 feet x 5 feet 360 LED Decorate Net Lights is unlike any of the other products that we have on the list. Imagine a whole net of wire but with every point that the wire meets, there is a beautiful LED light. The 30V output of the unit is lower than the standard 36V in use throughout the US so this is definitely a lot safer than your standard lighting.
There are 8 different lighting modes on the Lyhope 12 feet x 5 feet 360 LED Decorate Net Lights. All you have to do is press a button and adjust the mode according to the need of the hour. Installation of the Lyhope 12 feet x 5 feet 360 LED Decorate Net Lights is particularly easy. All you need to do is unwrap the roll of the mesh and place it wherever you need to. The mesh is flexible enough to allow you to cover the entire tree easily. With 360 lights in each set of the Lyhope 12 feet x 5 feet 360 LED Decorate Net Lights, you can expect a very merry Christmas with one of these decorating your Christmas tree.
- Unique and easy to use
- Very low voltage output
- Contains plenty of LED lights in each set
- Setting it up for the first time can be difficult
- Not the most durable set of lights out there
Another entry on the list of the favorite Christmas tree lights you can get right now is the 5 foot long Dekouh LED String Lights. This is a peculiar set of Christmas lights which allows you to be as creative as you want to be when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree this season.
The Dekouh LED String Lights 5 feet is a set of completely battery-operated LED lights that come in 5 foot long branches each. Each branch contains a remarkable 120 LED lights which is housed on a flexible wire that you can bend into any shape you want. Powered by 3 AA batteries each, the Dekouh LED String Lights 5 feet comes in a pack of two.
Very easy to use because of the battery operated set up, you can use as many or as few of these as you want depending on the size of your tree and you will get amazing results every time. Easy to store away, once you invest in these, you can use them for years to come.
The Dekouh LED String Lights 5 feet’s power output is so low that you will actually forget that it is battery powered since a single set of batteries will help it light up your Christmas tree for a very long time. You can even use these for any number of occasions other than Christmas.
- 120 LED lights per unit
- Comes in a pack of two
- Very lightweight product
- Not completely waterproof
- Some of the individual bulbs do not last very long
Number eight on the list of the best Christmas lights you can get in 2022 and our pick as the best solar powered Christmas lights is the set of the Joomer Waterproof Solar Christmas Lights. A set of lights amazing to use for a number of applications, this is the perfect Christmas tree light, especially if you’re thinking about an outdoor setting.
There are so many qualities that we can list about the Joomer Waterproof Solar Christmas Lights 39 feet that will state why we think that this is simply one of the best investments you can make for your Christmas tree lighting this year. This is a solar powered set of Christmas lights – something that makes it a winner in and of itself.
Of course you cannot bank on it to be a favorite just because of that. There are two switches and 8 different lighting modes. You can use this outdoors without the fear of the lights succumbing to damage from the water. The built-in chip remembers the settings so there is no need to set up your preferences every time you use the Joomer Waterproof Solar Christmas Lights 39 feet. You can use this for a variety of different outdoor applications other than for your Christmas tree.
- Perfect for outdoor application
- Solar powered LED lights
- Versatile set of lights
- Not the most durable set of lights
- Individual bulbs do not last very long
Another entry on the list of the top Christmas tree lights you can get in 2022, the Viewpick Outdoor Solar Garden Star String Lights are a set of solar powered lights perfect for the occasion of Christmas to light your lovely Christmas tree up.
The manufacturer really helps you get into the Christmas spirit with the Viewpick Outdoor Solar Garden Star String Lights. This solar powered set of lights is very easy to set up and use for your Christmas tree. The 30 foot long cable in the Viewpick Outdoor Solar Garden Star String Lights houses 50 LED lights that are installed on glittery stars each. This effectively allows you to remove a lot of effort spent looking for additional ornaments to go along with the lights on your Christmas tree.
The Viewpick Outdoor Solar Garden Star String Lights has a flexible and waterproof design which allows you to use it both indoors and outdoors. If you are not using it for your Christmas tree, the Viewpick Outdoor Solar Garden Star String Lights can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications as well.
- Solar powered LED lights
- Come with glittery star decoration
- Two different lighting modes
- The bulbs themselves are smaller than expected
- Not the brightest lights out there
Perhaps some of the most durable lights on the list, the Shonco Meteor Raindrop and Snow Falling Lights carves out a very strong place in the list of the top Christmas tree lights you can get in 2022. A beautiful set of lights that you can use for a number of different applications, this is a very good investment to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
The Shonco Meteor Raindrop and Snow Falling Lights has double sided IP65 water proof coating on each of the 10 tubes included in each set. The UL certification transformer prevents any danger of electrical shock and eliminates any chances of short circuits. The plug itself is not water proof so you need to make sure you protect that from any kind of moisture.
The Shonco Meteor Raindrop and Snow Falling Lights is high quality and energy efficient. The transparent PC used in a helical design gives it an ethereal look when it is in use and you can even connect two of these from end to end to get 20 separate tubes of LED lights.
With 54 LED lights per tube, the Shonco Meteor Raindrop and Snow Falling Lights is bound to make your Christmas a very bright one indeed.
- Very bright set of LED lights
- Shock proof casing
- Waterproof set of LED lights
- Setting it up for the first time can be very difficult
- You need to fashion extensions yourself
The Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights come in a 7.4 foot long package with 16 metal balls each that contain bright LED lights. The Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights is suitable for a variety of different applications whether it is Christmas tree lighting or just hanging decorations around the house.
The Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights is one of the most durable set of Christmas tree lights out there right now. The metal ball encases the LED bulbs within the string light to give them the kind of protection you need for something you can use for a very long time. The Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights can withstand all kinds of weather and it is perfect for use for both indoor and outdoor settings.
All of the light bulbs in the Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights have an excellent illumination. The ornamental design on the metal balls gives off a beautiful pattern with the use of shadows and apertures that let the light out.
The Wish Every Day Golden Moroccan metal ball string lights is definitely our favorite set of ball lights on the list of products that we have reviewed for you.
- Perfect for indoor and outdoor use
- Has a durable and waterproof design
- Suitable for a variety of decorative uses
- Not enough length
- There aren’t enough lights in a single unit
Recesky has come up with the perfect set of Christmas lights for people who are tired of their solar powered lights starting to go dim because the sun has not been out for much of the day. They also present the perfect solution to the hassle that comes with using lights which need to be connected to your home’s main power supply.
The Recesky C3 Christmas String Lights with Timer is a set of battery powered and timer controlled Christmas tree lights that eliminate the unreliability of solar powered lights and the inconvenience of the wired standard Christmas tree lighting through a reliable battery powered set. The Recesky C3 Christmas String Lights with Timer is an energy efficient set of lights that are powered by 3 AA batteries. Not a lot of color options with the Recesky C3 Christmas String Lights with Timer.
Expect brighter than ever lighting with the Recesky C3 Christmas String Lights with Timer with one set of these containing 50 LED lights on the string. The battery powered set up makes them very easy to use for your Christmas tree or elsewhere in your home. The real cherry on top is the fact that this is completely waterproof.
- Waterproof set of LED lights
- Comes with batteries that give a brighter result
- Very easy to use
- Not the longest lasting product on the list
- Light balls are smaller than anticipated
One of the last few entries on the list, the Whonline Globe String Lights is a set of one of the most colorful and vibrant Christmas lights that you can get for your Christmas tree decorations in the market right now.
The Whonline Globe String Lights are not the most extravagant Christmas tree lights that we have reviewed on this list but they definitely are some of the most beautiful. The total length of the cable that contains the 50 LED glob lights is at 16 feet which covers a significant area. Expect to use just one or two of these to cover your whole tree in a beautiful combination of immaculate and colorful lights.
The lights in the Whonline Globe String Lights set are bound to make any atmosphere a more pleasant place with the warm and welcoming colors. When you see the Whonline Globe String Lights in action, you will understand what happiness looks like in the form of Christmas tree lights.
The cherry on top when it comes to the Whonline Globe String Lights is the fact that it requires no solar power or annoying connections to your home’s main electricity connection. All you need are 6 AA batteries to provide you with an amazing ambience.
- Battery power setup
- Multicolored lights make it a very beautiful set
- Easy to carry around and store away when not in use
- Not the most durable set of lights
- Not all of the versions are completely waterproof
The last entry on the list but in no way the least, the Aloveco LED String Lights are one of the most popular set of lights on the list of products that we have reviewed here for you. While it is advertised as being 18 feet long, the actual length of the string LED lights is actually 13 feet but that does not take away anything from its quality.
The Aloveco LED String Lights have 8 different and incredibly diverse settings for all of the lights. You get a multicolored experience that makes decorating your Christmas tree a lot easier. The diversity in the lighting modes allows the Aloveco LED String Lights to make your Christmas tree the most remarkable part of your Christmas decorations effortlessly.
The Aloveco LED String Lights are very reasonably priced and that means you can expect some issues with the Christmas lights. The fact that it is actually 5 feet shorter than what is advertised is annoying but the 13 feet that are available still do a very good job. The remote control used to control the settings is actually not a remote at all. It is connected to the lights using a wire and the cable leading up to the wire accounts for the 13 feet length.
- Ideal lights for a small budget
- Very easy to set up the lights
- Multi-color lighting set for Christmas tree
- Cable is shorter than advertised
- Remote control is actually attached to the lights with a wire
Christmas Tree Light Buying Guide
Now that you have a list of some of the best Christmas tree lights that you should consider buying this year, you will notice that they are not all made the same. Our reviews of each of the products give you all the information you need to decide whether or not their qualities suit your needs. That being said, not all of them might be the best for your particular needs. This is why we have put together a guide that will help you decide which one you should get.
Consider the information below when you are deciding on the models to narrow down the list further and go for the Christmas tree lights that will work out the best for your needs.
Types of Christmas Lights
There are several different types of Christmas lights and they have their own qualities:
- Mini String Lights. Christmas lights with smaller bulbs have been quite popular over the years. They are miniscule bulbs that give a great light when bunched up but not very bright when spread out.
- Wide Angle LED Mini Lights. Low profile and conical in shape, they give off more light than mini string lights and blend seamlessly into the tree leaves when turned off.
- Larger Bulbs. They are very prominent lights that have a very bright output but they are also easily visible even when the lights are turned off.
- Battery Operated. Not very bright but good for displays which are away from power sources.
- Net Lights. Easy to use and strung together in a mesh, it is easier to get a uniform look through them.
How Many Will Cover the Area?
One very important question you need to ask is how many lights do you need to cover the Christmas tree? If you have a very large tree, you need to get a set of Christmas lights that can be connected end to end with another one so that you can cover the whole tree. Otherwise, getting a long enough string light set should do the job. You have to decide which one of the options is more economical for you.
Outdoor Christmas Tree Lighting
If you are going for a brightly lit Christmas tree outdoors, the general rule is to set at least 200 mini lights per square foot of the tree. If you want a medium setting, you can bring the number down to a 100 mini lights per foot of the tree.
Depending on how large your tree is and how well you want it lit, you can decide on the set of lights that will be able to give you the right amount of results.
Indoor Christmas Tree Lighting
When you’re decorating an indoor Christmas tree and adorning it with Christmas lights, you should make it a general rule to have 100 mini lights per square foot of the tree. Make sure you get the right amount of lights based on the size of the tree.
Using strands with 4 inch spaces between bulbs will give you more light at a lower overall cost while 6 to 8 inch strands are better for tightly wrapping around branches.
The Matter of Color Choice
There are primarily two options that people consider when they are deciding on the best Christmas tree lights:
You can use a combination of all three or stick to just one based on your preference. White colored lights generally do not work very well with Christmas tree decoration. It is better to pick out Christmas tree light sets that are diverse.
Conservation of Energy
Last but not the least, the aspect of saving energy. Lighting up the Christmas tree along with the lights of all the Christmas decorations can result in quite an electricity bill. You should make sure that you get Christmas tree lighting sets that are energy efficient LEDs rather than the traditional incandescent lights.
All of the products we have reviewed use LED lights and some of them also feature timers. Make sure you to save on your energy bill further by turning off the lights when you’re not using them.
Now that you have all the best Christmas tree lights you should consider and a comprehensive Christmas tree light buying guide to help you, you should be able to go through the reviews again and narrow down the list to the ones that work out the best for you.
Waste no time and purchase the ones that will work out the best for you as soon as you can because these are all products that will fly off the shelves!
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