Best DIY Home LED Mood Lighting Upgrades for the Holidays

Best DIY Home LED Mood Lighting Upgrades for the Holidays

January 5, 2021

The holidays are such a fun time filled with baking cookies, wrapping gifts, and decorating the inside and outside of your home. And while it can be fun, the logistics of decorating your entire home with lights can easily turn into a nightmare if you don’t have the right products and strategy. We’re talking burnt out lights all over the place that end up needing to be replaced before Christmas Eve. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way! 


When you go with high-quality LED lights for your holiday mood lighting, you’re definitely going to have a way better experience and results compared to other types of lighting. That being said, there are so many different types of LED lights out there that you can use to create an amazing holiday atmosphere at your home. 


So here are some of the best DIY home LED mood lighting upgrades for the holidays.


Classic LED String Lights

String lights are your basic holiday lights. That being said, just because you have string lights doesn’t mean that they are necessarily LED string lights! 


In fact, string lights commonly have incandescent light bulbs that aren’t as good as LED lights. Though they may be cheaper at first, they are less energy-efficient than LED lights since they use more heat. That will easily end up costing you more in energy bills after the holidays. 


Also, LED lights last longer than typical incandescent bulbs that tend to burn out -- and there’s really nothing worse than that. 


LED Net Lights

LED net lights are similar to LED string lights but with one big difference -- instead of being in a single line, they are all tied together in a square or rectangular net. So what’s the point of this layout? 


LED net lights are ideal for covering things like bushes, shrubs, or even trees with bright lights quickly and easily. So instead of having to string each individual strand into the bush, all you have to do is place the net on top and you’re good to go! 


LED Rope Lights

LED rope lights are a cool product to place around trees or even along the roofline of your home! These lights come encased within a clear tube. They are available in a bunch of different colors to fit all of your holiday needs. 


Some LED rope lights are even color-changing and allow you to change and customize their colors with a remote control device. This is a great product if you’re really looking to make a big impression with your lights and do something different from the typical white icicle lights that everyone has. 


LED Projection Spotlights

Another cool LED light option that you can use to really make an impression is an LED projection spotlight. These have become more and more popular in recent years. They enable you to have a light show projected onto your house! There are tons of different holiday-related scenes to choose from ranging from Santa and his reindeers, to Frosty the Snowman, to snowflakes, and everything in between. 


It’s best to use these on a blank surface on your home, like a blank wall or even the garage door so that you can clearly see the animations. 


Icicle and Raindrop LED Lights

Icicle and raindrop LED lights are a cool twist on the traditional string lights. Instead of only hanging across, they also hang down for a cool light effect! These lights come in different colors and varieties to fit any holiday decor vision. They are a great addition to entryways with high ceilings, tall tree limbs, garage doors, etc. There’s really no limit to what you can do with these eye-catching lights! 


LED Color-Changing Spotlights

If you’re looking for a quick DIY fix to really spice up your holiday lighting without having to get on a ladder, LED color-changing spotlights are the best option for you! 


For example, these LUMN8 lights from Boundery can be easily placed or installed just about anywhere since they are totally waterproof and weatherproof. They come with a handy remote control that allows you to set and customize between 16 colors. You can either set them all to the same color or set up each one individually for a festive red and green color combination. 


LED Landscape Lighting

Obviously, you can add holiday lights to your home, trees, bushes, etc. but what about your lawn or fence? These areas can look a bit boring amongst all the lights. 


However, there are options out there like stake lights and fence lights that can easily turn these boring areas into festive ones in the blink of an eye! With cool colors and shapes available, you’re bound to find a good option for your holiday setup. 


Animated LED Lighting

Animated LED lighting is a unique feature that can be applied to a few of the different types of lighting already discussed, like LED rope lights, for example. On the other hand, animated LED lights are also available as standalone lawn displays in holiday-related shapes like reindeer, Christmas trees, snowmen… basically anything you could think of! 


Animated LED lights can be set to different colors and patterns to really take your holiday light game to the next level. Plus, what kid wouldn’t love to see reindeer or Frosty the snowman on your lawn?


Why Use LED Lights for the Holidays?

After all this talk about LED lights for the holidays, you might be wondering why you should even use them in the first place. After all, there are other types of lights out there, like incandescent, that are cheaper -- so what’s the point? 


While it’s true that incandescent lights are cheaper initially than LED lights, they don’t end up being cheaper in the long run. This is because incandescent lights are not energy-efficient and actually put out a lot of heat rather than actual light. Incandescent lights also don’t last for very long either. 


LED lights, on the other hand, are extremely energy-efficient and can end up saving you a ton of money on your electric bills. This is especially true when it comes to holiday lights that tend to require a lot more energy than the single bulbs that you use on the inside of your house. 


They also produce way more light than heat so they will end up giving you a better holiday display than incandescent lights would. 


And finally, LED lights last a whole lot longer than incandescent lights -- making them well worth the initially higher investment. 


Final Thoughts on LED Lights

As you can see, LED lights are definitely the best choice when it comes to holiday lights. They are more efficient, safer, brighter, and more versatile than other lights. Just look at all these options that you have with LED lights! They offer a great way for you to get creative and set your home apart from the others on your street. 


With the right products and planning from companies like Boundery, you’re bound to be the house that everyone stops and looks at thanks to your amazingly festive display. 





Sources:

  1. https://www.countryliving.com/home-design/decorating-ideas/g2794/decorating-ideas-christmas-lights/
  2. https://www.decorhomeideas.com/types-of-christmas-lights/
  3. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/save-electricity-and-fuel/lighting-choices-save-you-money/how-energy-efficient-light