Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights with DW Pro Lights

May 18th 2024

The car rides through neighborhoods twinkling with holiday lights — each house comes absolutely alive with that festive cheer. There's something undeniably magical about the warm, twinkling glow of outdoor Christmas lights.

They transform ordinary streets into enchanting wonderlands; they're the heart of holiday cheer, illuminating neighborhoods and leaving adults and kids alike with wide-eyed wonder.

Outdoor lighting has come a long way, from the soft glow of grandpa's lights to the energy-efficient brilliance of today's LEDs. But with so many options, it's enough to make your head spin.

This article is here to help guide you through that process. We’ll be exploring a little bit about the evolution of Christmas lights, the latest trends in colors and styles, and introducing you to what makes Decorator's Warehouse’s DW Pro Lights your one-stop shop for top-notch, stress-free illumination.

By the end of this read, you'll have everything you need to make your home the envy of the neighborhood and spread holiday cheer far and wide!

The Evolution of Outdoor Christmas Lights

Believe it or not, the magic of outdoor Christmas lights wasn't always powered by electricity. In the 18th century, homes were adorned with flickering candles. While beautiful, these early displays came with obvious safety concerns and a limited lifespan.

It wasn't until the late 19th century that outdoor Christmas lights began to take center stage in holiday decorations. As electricity became more accessible, people started to replace candles with electric bulbs, paving the way for the dazzling displays we see today.

The change from candles to electric bulbs marked a significant milestone in the evolution of outdoor Christmas lights. Electric bulbs offered a safer and more practical alternative to candles, eliminating the risk of fire hazards while providing a brighter and more vibrant illumination.

Over time, incandescent bulbs gave way to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, revolutionizing the way we light up our homes for the holidays.

LED bulbs quickly gained popularity due to their energy efficiency, durability, and versatility. Not only do LED bulbs consume less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they also have a longer lifespan, making them a cost-effective choice for outdoor Christmas lighting.

Additionally, LED bulbs come in a wide range of colors and can be easily programmed to create dazzling effects, adding a touch of magic to any holiday display.

Today, outdoor Christmas lights are more popular than ever. They've evolved from a symbol of luxury to an accessible way for everyone to spread holiday cheer. And with Decorator's Warehouse Pro Lights, you can be sure you're getting the latest, most energy-efficient, and long-lasting lights to illuminate your home with festive magic.

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Top Ten Color Combinations for Outdoor Christmas Lights

Choosing the perfect color palette for your outdoor Christmas lights is like picking the perfect outfit for your home – it sets the mood and tells your holiday story. To help you illuminate your home with festive cheer, here are ten dazzling color combinations to inspire you:

  1. Traditional Red & Green: This timeless duo needs no introduction. It evokes the spirit of Christmas with its warm red and cool green, representing holly and evergreens. Perfect for traditionalists or those who love Christmas with all its original themes and nostalgia.
  2. Winter Wonderland Blue & White: Escape to a winter wonderland with this serene and calming combination. Cool blue lights to mimic the frosty sky, while crisp white illuminates your home like a freshly fallen blanket of snow.
  3. Elegant Gold & Silver: Feeling fancy? Infuse your outdoor decor with sophistication by weaving together gold and silver lights. This combination exudes a luxurious and timeless feel, perfect for creating a truly unique display.
  4. Candy Cane Red & White: If you’re looking to sweeten up your holiday decorations, this playful and festive duo is the one you’re looking for. The bold red pops against the pure white, creating a cheerful and eye-catching display that's sure to delight both young and old.
  5. Nordic-Inspired Red, White & Green: Give your Christmas lights a modern twist with a Nordic flair. This combination incorporates the traditional colors with a focus on clean lines and minimalist design, creating a stylish and cozy ambiance.
  6. Frosty Blue & Silver: Capture the magic of a frosty winter night with this icy and enchanting combination. The cool blue creates a sense of depth and dimension, while the silver adds a touch of sparkle and shine. Perfect for creating a magical winter escape.
  7. Joyful Multi-Color: You can also choose to embrace the spirit of the season with a vibrant explosion of color! This combination features a mix of red, green, blue, and other festive hues, creating a cheerful and playful display that's perfect for spreading holiday cheer.
  8. Vintage Warm White & Gold: Feeling nostalgic? Recreate the warm glow of vintage Christmas lights with a combination of soft warm white lights and delicate gold accents. This combo is perfect for creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
  9. Peppermint Twist Red & Pink: Add a playful and whimsical touch to your outdoor decor with this unexpected yet delightful combination. The bright red pairs perfectly with the soft pink, creating a sweet and unique display that's sure to turn heads.
  10. Chic Warm White: Lastly, you can always keep things simple yet sophisticated with a white-only light scheme. This modern approach creates a clean and elegant look, letting the architectural details of your home shine through.

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DW Pro Lights - Simplifying Your Search

Now that you're armed with a dazzling array of color palettes, let's talk about finding the perfect lights to bring your vision to life. DW Pro Lights is your trusted partner in transforming your home into a holiday wonderland.

So what, exactly, makes DW Pro Lights stand out from the crowd?

  • Durability that Defies the Elements: Our lights are crafted with polycarbonate housing that is virtually indestructible and saturates the bulb with rich hues, ensuring they shine brightly even when snowflakes fall or icy winds blow.
  • Energy Efficiency that Lights Up Your Wallet: Say goodbye to skyrocketing electricity bills! DW Pro Lights utilizes cutting-edge LED SMD (surface mounted diode) technology, providing dazzling brightness while significantly reducing energy consumption.
  • A Kaleidoscope of Colors to Match Your Vision: From classic red and green to whimsical candy cane stripes and elegant icy blues, we offer a wide selection of colors and styles to match your unique holiday aesthetic.

Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Outdoor Lights

Finding the perfect outdoor Christmas lights can be a breeze when you know where to look and what to consider. Here's a step-by-step guide to navigating DW Pro Lights and finding the ideal lights for your holiday display:

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Step 1: Choosing the Right Bulb Type

  • C9 LED Bulbs: These larger bulbs are ideal for outlining rooflines, creating bold accents, or making a statement on trees. Their impressive size ensures maximum visibility and impact, making them perfect for grand displays.
  • C7 LED Bulbs: Offering a balance between size and brightness, C7 bulbs are versatile for decorating trees, shrubs, garland, or outlining walkways. They provide a festive glow without overwhelming smaller spaces.
  • 5mm LED Bulbs: For intricate details and delicate designs, 5mm bulbs are your go-to choice. They're perfect for outlining windows, creating mini light displays, or adding sparkle to wreaths and porch decor.

Step 2: Smooth, Faceted, or Frosted?

  • Smooth Bulbs: Offering a classic, clean look, smooth bulbs provide a consistent, even glow. They're ideal for creating traditional displays or achieving a minimalist aesthetic.
  • Faceted Bulbs: These bulbs feature a multi-faceted design that refracts light, creating a dazzling, almost disco-ball effect. They add a touch of whimsy and sparkle to your display, perfect for festive and eye-catching decorations.
  • Frosted Bulbs: For a softer, diffused glow, frosted bulbs are your friends. They create a romantic and ethereal ambiance, perfect for achieving a winter wonderland look or accenting delicate features.

Step 3: Seek Out Inspiration

Browse our website's user-friendly filters! Select your desired color, length, features (like dimmers or smart controls), and even texture preferences. Need more inspiration? Check out our curated collections for specific styles.

Step 4: Read through Reviews

Unsure about a specific bulb or need help visualizing your design? Don't underestimate the power of customer reviews and ratings! Read what others have to say about different products and arrangements, and let their experiences guide your decisions.

If you still need a bit of help with your outdoor Christmas lights, then we encourage you to check out these tutorial videos so that you can get a better idea of what’s possible.

Ready to Transform Your Home with DW Pro Outdoor Christmas Lights?

From their humble beginnings as flickering candles to the dazzling displays of today, outdoor Christmas lights have truly become a staple for the holiday season.

We've explored the magic of color combinations, from the timeless red and green to the playful candy cane stripes and the serene winter wonderland blues. But the true magic lies in the ease of creating your own festive masterpiece.

Explore Decorator's Warehouse Pro Lights today and discover a world of dazzling possibilities. Don't forget to share your creations! Post photos of your stunning DW Pro Lights displays on social media using #DWProLights and tag us for a chance to be featured and inspire others. Together, let's spread the holiday cheer and make this season sparkle brighter than ever!