Battery powered Christmas lights have become the most popular choice for holiday decorating in the last few years, and for good reason. Consumers see the many benefits to using them. The most common ones used today are LEDs. These come in two styles, traditional electrical Christmas lights (incandescent bulbs) and battery powered Christmas lights. Battery powered Christmas lights give a bright white light, and they produce a better color than standard bulbs. They use much less energy, and last much longer than standard lights. They use 90-98% less electricity than incandescents, and they will last 16 times longer.
The most common battery powered Christmas lights are the string of lights, which can be all white or multi colored. However, they are available in many other shapes and styles and can be used for indoor decorating or outdoors. These LEDs run on various types of batteries, depending on their size and how many lights there are on the string. Most of these run on AA, 3A, C or D batteries.
One tip is to consider using rechargeable batteries to save even more money. These LEDs come in many different forms, shapes, sizes and colors. Make sure when buying them that you are aware of what type of use they are designed for.
The outdoor versions are more durable and weather proof. You do not want to use indoor lights outside. The strings vary in length. However, another advantage to the battery powered Christmas lights is the fact that you can combine many more strings together to create whatever length is necessary. Traditional strings are limited to usually just three strands. Anything more becomes a fire risk. Most battery powered Christmas lights strings are used for decorating the Christmas tree, wreaths and other indoor uses.
Outdoor string battery LEDs can be used to decorate your homes exterior, landscaping and the yard, and because you can combine several strings you should have no problem covering everything you want. Best of all, since battery LEDs do not require any cords, you don't have to run miles of extension cords to an outlet. No cords to trip over, become disconnected, and no major drain on the electricity.
Battery powered Christmas lights are easier to use since they don't require an outlet. You can set them up anywhere you please, and there is no need to hide power cords out of sight. No need to worry about someone tripping over an extension cord running along the floor. No unsightly tangles of power cords.
They are ideal for hanging wreaths. Again, you will have no cords running out of the wreath to an outlet. The most popular use of battery LEDs is the Christmas tree. They make it easy to set up the tree because you do not have to position your tree so that it is close to an outlet. These LEDs also do not burn hot, and do not plug into the wall, eliminating a fire and safety hazard.
You can purchase battery powered Christmas lights that are fireproof. These will not get hot and pose a threat to catching your tree on fire. Battery lights last much longer than standard incandescents, are more durable, safer, and cost much less to use. This is why more and more consumers are choosing to use these lights for holiday decorating.