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About Outdoor Christmas Lights

Outdoor Christmas lights vary in many ways including colour, shape and light or, more specifically, bulb style, which has an impact on the type of light that is produced. Rope lights are useful for creating shapes and lines in a lighting display. The bulbs are sealed in a flexible plastic tube which makes the lights within appear more continuous. Rope lights can be found with multi coloured lights or with single colours Icicle lights come in the shape of a long tapering icicle. These are hung facing downwards and are suitable for use on ledges as they need space for the icicles to drop into. These have a unique visual impact due to their shape and also because the dangling icicles can sway in the breeze. Fairy lights are the well known strings of pinprick lights which come in a variety of colours and often with decorative or coloured casings over the bulbs. These come with regular bulbs or LEDs, which offer a brighter luminescence and use less energy. Solar powered lights are another energy efficient option, they come with their own solar panel which will charge itself when placed into direct sunlight. Depending on the strength of the sun, this will provide up to 16 hours of function in flash mode. Many Christmas lights provide a number of lighting settings that might include flashing, looping and continuous.