About Outdoor Christmas Tree Lights
Christmas trees are a common sight around the festive period, with almost every family in the neighbourhood taking it upon themselves to fulfil the tradition of putting up and decorating the tree. Ever since the introduction of electricity into people's homes, strings of Christmas tree lights have been a must.
Those who wish to be more traditional in their Christmas tree choice may opt for an actual live tree, as opposed to a synthetic alternative. To avoid lining the carpet with pine needles, people who choose this option will often put the tree outside. This means that whatever you choose to decorate the tree with, it must be safe in the (often cold and wet) winter exterior.
In order to be allowed for use outside, Christmas tree lights must be manufactured in line with the relevant British product standards, in order to be legal for use. This means that the components of the device should be water tight and only have a minimal current - but if a product complies with this, it should be advertised as such.
Designs for strings of fairy lights vary, with different shapes of bulbs (such as baubles or stars), different coloured lights, as well as strings that come in a prearranged pattern such as a star or web pattern.
Additional traits that are favourable for strings of lights to be used outside are higher power bulbs (in order to still be visible) as well as a substantially longer cord, especially if the tree will be far from the nearest source of mains electricity. Customers may also wish to consider how the cord will feed through towards the source, without holding doors or windows open.