Holiday Lighting Trends
There are so many holiday lighting options these days: LED, RGB, steady or shimmer, G40, and 5mm ― the list goes on! But what’s really new and trendy? As Christmas experts, we’ve compiled a helpful list of lighting trends to help you keep your displays and properties looking modern and exciting this season.
Long gone are the days when people preferred incandescent lighting over LED to avoid a “blue-ish” tint. Nowadays, LED lights come in the same warm white tones we are used to enjoying, and we even have more options!
If you’re looking for a specific tone of white, we can control the color of white using the Kelvin rating. Warm white falls into the 2,000-3,000 range and a cool white is about 4,600-6,500. LED light strands are energy efficient and long lasting. LED lights convert 90% of their energy to light as opposed to heat, making them safer as well.
Now, all of our lighting is LED (aside from a few incandescent stragglers here and there).
We have tons of lighting options with movement at Dekra-Lite. Our most popular is snowfall, which is a tube that shows lights twinkling down, emulating snowfall. These tubes look great in Christmas trees, regular deciduous trees, and even garland. For a similar look with more movement, we have meteor lights that use a similar action for a firecracker look. One of our most popular year-round light strands is our firefly lights, which feature soft movement meant to mimic, well, fireflies.
Vintage and Edison bulbs are trending right now in contemporary holiday lighting. They’ve proven successful at coffee shops and restaurant patios so why not Christmas? The bulbs give off a warm amber glow that makes them feel nostalgic, yet somehow modern. We primarily use them in year-round festival lighting, but they look just as good in Christmas and deciduous trees as well.