Read our essential guide and shop the look! From artificial to fresh cut, all trees deserve to be lit up for Christmas! Follow our easy guide to fill your Christmas tree with just the right amount of lights, ensuring you get the look you’ll love.
An Artificial Christmas Tree is the focal point for any house at this festive time of year and is something that all the family can enjoy decorating with Tinsel, baubles and lights. Treat yourself this with a new Artificial Christmas Tree and really get into the festive spirit with a fantastic centre piece to lay all your gifts under.
The more the merrier. We are frequently asked “How many lights should I buy for my tree?”. It really depends on your own individual preference. We recommend as a guide you use approx 30 lights per foot in height of your Christmas Tree. For example, a 4ft. Christmas tree should have 120 Christmas tree lights, 5ft. tree 150 lights, 6ft tree 180 lights and a 7ft tree 210 lights. We have a large selection of Christmas Tree Lights to suitable any tree at all budgets, or all our Christmas Lighting range.
5mm LED lights: the preferred LED bulb size for wrapping outdoor trees with lights. The concave lens design of a wide angle LED bulb produces a much brighter halo of light than that found in an incandescent mini light. The result of this difference in design is less bulbs required per foot when using 5mm LED mini lights.
No time for calculations? Use the quick reference chart below for a rough estimate of how many Christmas lights you might need to wrap your outdoor trees! Depending on how tightly you wrap your trees with lights and the space you leave between each of the wraps, you may need more or less than what we have listed here. Its always better to have too much than not enough, so if youre unsure, plan to have a few extra strings on hand just in case. If you want to be really certain, you can use the light calculation in the section above for a more exact estimate of lights needed for wrapping trees!
The guide below will help you determine how many lights are recommended for wrapping both outdoor and indoor Christmas trees as well as the most popular light types for each. Scroll through this page or click on the relevant link below to be taken to the section that best suits your needs.
When wrapping trees with Christmas lights, there are some basic measurements that you need to take into consideration. Measure the circumference of the tree trunk, as well as the circumference and count of any branches you wish to wrap with lights. Determine how much spacing you want both between each light bulb on the string, as well as how far apart you plan to wrap the light strings. A 6″ bulb spacing is popular for wrapping trunks and branches, with an average spacing of 2-3″ between strings. Divide height by desired string spacing, multiply total by circumference to calculate total string length needed.
How Many Lights Do I Need For A 7ft Tree?
We recommend 15 metres of lights for a 6ft Christmas tree, but if you have space for a larger tree, for every extra foot of height simply add another 5 metres of lights. So for a 7ft tree, we would suggest using 20 metres of lights.
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