LED Trees Quickly Growing in Popularity
LED trees are perhaps one of the biggest changes to Christmas traditions that has hit the holiday market over the past decade. While LED lights certainly have been making an impact, gaining praise, and sparking a lot of debate, making the choice to upgrade to a prelit LED Christmas tree is by far the boldest move yet.
For those Christmas tree lovers who insist on live trees every year, upgrading to LED light strings instead of incandescent is easy, with much less of an initial cost. Benefits of switching to LED lights on live trees includes safety – LED bulbs will never get hot, which means lights can remain lit for longer periods of time, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bulb sizes are up to each decorator’s preference – C7 bulbs are great for the retro look, M5 mini ice bulbs are similar in type to mini light shapes, and 5MM wide angle bulbs are small specs of radiant light that beam in every direction. Colors can be mixed and matched – choose warm white for a romantic look, cool white for a winter’s glow, or try an all red or green tree this year – whatever the heart desires.
Prelit LED trees are artificial trees with the LED light strings already wrapped throughout the tree, and secured to the branches. Store front, generic trees will often have a very blue hue in multicolor lights, because strings of red, gold, green, purple and blue are used. Some people love the new blue hues, and view these trees as contemporary treats. However, the blue hue is not preferred by all, and multicolor LED trees are now displaying more traditional colors, without any purple, and with less of a dominance in blue.
Warm white LED trees are designed to resemble the same ambient glow as candle light. Choose carefully and the result will be a very pleasant, long lasting prelit tree with holiday light that complements any fireside flicker.
LED lamps are made of strong plastic, ensuring an almost unbreakable bulb with an average life of 50,000 – 200,000 hours. With proper care and storage, LED light strings will last years longer, allowing light strings to last as long as the trees themselves. The major bonus that many prelit tree lovers jump on? No more fears of a light string burning out half way through the season, and no more need to try and find that one faulty bulb nestled within a decorated tree of now-unlit bulbs. LED Christmas trees offer advantages that extend beyond the color, safety, long life, and power saving benefits – they are reliable and convenient during a busy, festive season.