Hard to believe, but Christmas is just 6 short weeks away, which means it’s time to start thinking about Lighting up your tree’s. Whether you prefer a traditional evergreen, or a more deciduous tree, one of the most important things to determine is how many lights you need to have on hand to decorate your tree. A few things to take into consideration include:
- Tree Type: Evergreen trees such as spruce, pines and first are fuller, which means you will likely need 25% more lights than the standard recommended count. Deciduous trees are much more slender, so you won’t need to order as many strings of lights.
- Indoor vs. Outdoor: Naturally outdoor trees are much bigger, with some reaching as high as 50 feet! Indoor trees usually can get up to 20 feet high, which is something to keep in mind when you are deciding what kinds of lights to order.
- Light Type: Are you looking to cover your tree in twinkling LED mini lights? Or are you looking for a more bolder statement by using some C7 and C9 lights? Or maybe you want to wrap your tree in lights instead for a more dazzling effect.
Holiday lights can create a different effect depending on the tree and the style of lights. We have a large selection of lights ranging from multicolored to just a standard white, which can help you create the perfect scene.
If you are looking to decorate an outdoor tree this year, this chart illustrates how many lights you should order based on your tree height:
Evergreen trees are thicker, so we recommend ordering C6, C7 and C9 bulbs. If you are getting a deciduous tree, they are thinner, so chances are you won’t need to order as many lights. If you are decorating a bush or a hedge, consider some brilliant mini lights or some lit displays.
If your Christmas tree is in heavy lighting, consider ordering 200 mini lights per vertical foot for a stronger effect. For medium lighting, 100 mini lights per vertical foot will suffice. C7 & C9 bulbs along with mini lights will both work wonderfully on an indoor tree. Lastly, 6” bulb spacing is the most popular look when stringing your lights
Of course, we also offer pre-lit trees that come in a variety of sizes and lights if you don’t want to decorate a tree yourself, creating a timeless look year after year. If you aren’t sure where to start or what to order, Dekra Lite can help! We have a team of holiday experts who are available to help turn your Christmas dreams into reality. Contact us today at 1-888-710-5483.