Have you gone into the loft or cupboard and managed to find your set of Christmas lights, only to discover that they do not work anymore? If that’s the case then you might be looking for a new set, but where you do start? If you have been using the old-style lights in multi-coloured hues, you may not want to swap to the bright new LED types. Luckily there’s plenty of choice, as our list of the ten best demonstrates:
- John Lewis Durawise 192 Battery Operated LED Indoor / Outdoor Line Lights, 14m, Cool White – £35.00
These are available in a cool white (shown) or warm white and are battery operated which means you can use them in or outdoors. They have a timer that allows them to be programmed to come on and go off for 6 hours at designated times of the day, every day. There are 192 bulbs in the pack, use them around your Christmas tree or to line a driveway. Also available in a 28m version for £60.
- The Flower Studio Twinkling Mistletoe Fairy Light Garland – £19.99
Keep it real with this lovely authentic looking mistletoe garland, complete with twinkling lights. Made using fabric for the leaves and white bulbs to create the mistletoe berries, the garland measures three feet and would look stunning across a mantelpiece.
If you love colour and don’t like boring white lights, these are perfect for you. Big giant spheres filled with light and you can use all year round, not just for Christmas. There are 40 led baubles and you can set them to run through different colour mods or keep to just one. Battery operated and waterproof.
- Flickering Flame Bulb Christmas String Lights – £24.99
No fire in the hearth this Christmas? No problem with these flickering flame candle bulbs from lights4fun. The set includes 10 red/orange bulbs that flicker just like a real flame and look like a proper candle. Put them anywhere you would have a real fire, so drape over logs, wrap around a candle set for added effect, or set amongst Christmas greenery. Powered by mains electricity.
- Garden Selections Glass Orb String Lights In Silver – £21
Mystical and enchanting, these glass orbs look silver when not illuminated but turn a warm gold when the led lights inside them are switched on. Stunning decorations that can be used to adorn your Christmas tree or window sill. Battery powered and include a built-in timer that allows you to switch them on for 4 hours and off for 20.
- Indoor LED Fairy Lights, Clear Cable – £8.49
These lights come in warm (shown), cool and multi-coloured versions and in lengths of 5m, 10m and 20m. There’s an 8 function controller which allows you to set the sets to different modes, including steady, twinkling, chasing, flashing and slow fade. Great product to buy as a back-up or as a main lighting source for your Christmas tree.
- Marks & Spencer Pink Bauble Lights – £29.50
Gorgeous set of pink, silver and gold baubles that include 25 warm white LED lights and a clear silver cable. The set is battery-operated and can be used to form a pretty garland by twisting it around a coat hanger, or why not decorate your Christmas tree with it?
- Kent Collection 12 Light Novelty String Lights – £12.99
These are a bit special, and would look great on a Christmas tree with a black and gold theme. Featuring 12 hearts that encase warm white led lights, powered by a rechargeable battery.
- The Forest & Co Kasbah Handmade Glass Fairy Light String – £55
If you are looking for something pretty special then this set of lights could fit the bill. Featuring handmade fine glass Turkish lanterns, each housing an led light, in four gorgeous colours of teal, lime, orange and purple, you won’t want to put them away after Christmas!
- John Lewis 20 LED Moroccan Ball Line Lights, Silver, 6m – £15.00
Bring a touch of the mystical to your Christmas with these magnificent Moroccan balls. Lovely intricate detailing on each bauble, the 6 metre length is perfect for hanging over a mantelpiece or window ledge and the colour of the led lights bring a warmth to any room.