The most beautiful time of the year is just around the corner. If you are like me, then in November you probably spent hours setting up a tree and hanging holiday decorations in their rightful places.
But what about Christmas lights? Are you already annoyed at the thought of climbing the roof, turning on lights at every corner and checking every light bulb?
The best smart Christmas lights
If your answer is yes, you can add some automation to your Christmas lighting routine by installing smart Christmas lights that you can control via an app on your smartphone and bring that flickering warmth back into your home or favorite space.
We’ve checked out some of the coolest Christmas lights available, which not only look great but also add a spice to your holiday season.
GE Energy Smart Colorite 100 Lamp Miniature LED Multicolor Lights
These long string white LED lights are available in 100 filaments and have a warm white color similar to traditional incandescent bulbs.
The sturdy 22 gauge green that holds clear incandescent bulbs does not twist or twist, and can connect up to 25 sets from one end to the other, creating a huge light display both inside and outside the home.
They are more durable and safer to use, and can last you up to 10 holiday seasons without replacing individual bulbs every time they go out, thanks to ConstantON technology to ensure that all LED bulbs keep working.
Plus, LED technology can help you save on energy costs when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.
These are probably the most popular smart Christmas lights available right now. They are easy to use and offer many customizations. Plus, you can control your tree or home lighting over Wi-Fi right from your Android or iPhone, making it convenient and fun too.
The lights offer an endless variety of patterns and colors to choose from that you can save for reuse next season, as well as several different lengths and lengths for different sizes of Christmas trees.
Optionally, you can draw your own light display design or download some pre-loaded effects from the app and create many creative patterns with RGB multi-color LED lighting.
They’re also easy to set up and compatible with Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT, and Homekit. If you want to schedule when the lights turn on or off, you can use the timer to set the time you want.
The lights also dance to whatever tune you play, thanks to the built-in music sensors. However, they are not cheap. So if you’re on a tight budget, they can be more expensive than GE Energy Smart light kits, especially for long string lights.
Christmas lights, etc. Kringle Traditions Christmas Wide Angle 5mm Multicolor LED Outdoor Light Tree Lights
If you are looking for smart outdoor Christmas lights, we recommend this bright and vibrant set of LED Christmas lights. You can get them in white, solid or multicolor colors, different lengths and distances between bulbs.
The great thing about this set is the wide-angle lamps, whose bright light output emits rich colors and changes dramatically depending on where you stand. This gives the light depth and texture whether you pull it over a roofline, twist it around a porch post, or throw it over trees.
They are durable and waterproof, and their construction ensures that each light bulb is protected from water, rain, snow or moisture outdoors for several weeks.
Its wires are thick and durable, and besides, they are easy to handle, as they will not change their shape or loose, regardless of the weather outside. However, their lifespan is shorter compared to indoor LEDs due to the potentially harsh outdoor conditions, and they are too bright for indoor use.
These affordable smart lights have the same features and functions as the Twinkly LED lights, but can be used both indoors and outdoors.
While you cannot create your own light patterns with this set, you can still control color patterns using the Blue lite app and use the built-in timer to set timers and schedules to turn lights on or off. P>
As with Twinkly lights, you can also tune these smart Christmas lights to music and control EQ modes and sound intensity right from your smartphone or Apple Watch.
One of its great features is the ability to sync the lights to whatever music you play, allowing you to create creative dynamic lighting schemes that can be achieved by enabling Pulse and Disco mode in the Blue lite app.
They are also waterproof, so feel free to use them outdoors and bring the Christmas mood to your neighbors.
Smart garlands NIDENIONLED
Like Zerproc lamps, these smart Christmas lights have a companion app from which you can wirelessly control the lights.
It has a thin yet durable wire that holds 200 closely spaced, well-sealed LED lights with an IP65 waterproof light head and control box. However, you can still put yours in an open bag with a zip lock to prevent possible moisture build-up.
Use your smartphone as a remote control to turn lights on and off, schedule them to turn on or off automatically, and you can create your own program or use the editable programs available in the app.
It doesn’t have a chase, but it has 20 different features, including speed control and other creative dynamic lighting schemes. You can turn on disco mode and the lights will be very interactive, dancing to your music when the good times call for it.
These smart lights are a little expensive, but they are great for outdoor decoration like wrapping trees, hedges, fences, bushes, patios, or around a backyard campfire site if you like.
Illuminate the holidays!
Hopefully one of these clever Christmas lights will help make your holiday more festive and happy. You can get creative with any of these and use any of the pre-loaded designs from the app-controlled options, or create your own designs and get in the spirit!