These clever holiday lights will enhance your home’s Christmas decor

These clever holiday lights will enhance your home’s Christmas decor

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Here’s a clever idea — it’s time to work smarter, not harder, on your holiday lights this year. Smart LED lighting not only allows you to create festive lighting that you can control, but it can also save you money on your electricity bill.

We’ve found top rated, customer-loved products Smart holiday lights that can be used to project the colors and lighting effects you want to your home Christmas treeMerry Christmas wreath, Outdoor holiday decor And more. Plus, most of our smart lighting selections can be controlled using your smartphone. How genius is that?

Christmas home decorating ideas using smart lights

Transform your entire home into a holiday wonderland that your family, friends, and neighbors will love. Let’s take a look at the amazing smart lighting options that will make decorating your home for the holidays super simple.

Philips Hue Christmas Vestavia String Lights 65 Inch

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Even Santa will agree to decorate your Christmas tree, as well as the inside and outside of your home, with the Philips Hue Festavia 65-foot Smart String Lights.

Each series includes 250 individual app-controlled mini smart LED bulbs that can work in conjunction with all other Philips Hue smart lighting products that use the Philips Hue Bridge (sold separately or as part of a smart lighting kit).

Also available are 130-foot Festavia string lights that include 500 individual mini lights ($360). Both sets can be set up to sync to your favorite holiday music.


Smart Christmas Tree: Mr. Christmas Vermont Spruce

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One of the best decisions you can make this holiday season is to embrace smart lighting in all aspects of your Christmas decorating, starting with your Christmas tree. The Mr. Christmas Vermont Spruce is seven feet tall and 48 inches in diameter. It comes with 400 mini LED smart lights built into the artificial tree, allowing for quick and stress-free setup. The lights can be voice controlled via Alexa, allowing you to change the light color or lighting mode instantly

In addition to all white or multi-colored lights, you can choose to display all lights in red, green, blue, light blue, yellow, or purple only. Lighting modes include steady on, sparkle, firefly, flip, and fade. You can also create a schedule to turn lights on and off, or switch between colors and scenes automatically.


Flexible and customizable decorative light string: Govee Christmas Lights

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For indoor or outdoor holiday lighting decorations, Govee Christmas lights are an affordable alternative to string lights. However, these offer many customization options.

This 66-foot light array includes 200 fully programmable mini LED lights. Since it is IP65 rated, this light bar can be used indoors or outdoors. The elastic string can be wrapped around a tree, ladder, fence or pole. They can also be hung around the edge of a ceiling, around a door frame, or on any wall. Use your creativity to discover unique ways to use these bright, colorful smart lights throughout your home.

Once set up, Govee Christmas lights can be programmed to display your choice of 16 million colours, using a variety of pre-programmed lighting effects. The lights can sync with any music being played. There are 99 preset lighting scenes to choose from. You have complete control of these lights (and all other Govee smart lighting products) using Alexa voice commands or the easy-to-use Govee mobile app (for iOS and Android devices).


App Controlled Christmas String Lights: Twinkly Strings

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If you’re looking for more traditional holiday lights, but want to control them with a smartphone app, we suggest these Twinkly Strings smart lights. The 65.5-foot string includes 250 mini LED lights, each of which can display over 16 million colors, so you can decorate your home with beautiful light and color.

Using the Twinkly mobile app, it’s easy to control a single strand of string lights or multiple strands at the same time. This means that all lighting can be perfectly synchronized within every room or area of ​​your home. Using the app, you can also create a schedule to turn the lights on and off, change light colors or patterns at preset times, have the lights sync with the music being played, or instantly switch to the light color and pattern you want. The lights also accept voice commands. Since it is waterproof, you can install it indoors or outdoors.

While it’s possible to set up multiple 65.5-foot Twinkly Strings to work together, there’s also a cluster version of the lights that includes 400 mini LEDs on a 19.5-foot strand. This difference allows you to create different visual effects using a greater number of smaller LEDs (within a smaller space) that can also display over 16 million colors.


Smart Outdoor Permanent Lights: Govee Outdoor Permanent Lights

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Offering another way to decorate the outdoor areas of your home, Govee offers their Permanent Outdoor Lights Package. Throughout the year, these lights can illuminate your porch, porch, or front door area with bright, decorative white lights. During the holiday season, these same lights can transform your outdoor space with holiday colors and animated light sequences.

These smart lights come in 100-foot strings containing 72 LED friezes that are waterproof and can be controlled using the same Govee mobile app that works with all of the company’s smart lighting products. The lighting kit also responds to voice commands via Alexa or Google Assistant.

Each light can alternate between 16 million user-selectable color options and together display any of 75 pre-programmed scenes accessible via the app. The maximum brightness of each bulb is 26 lumens. Because these lights are designed to be permanently attached to the exterior of your home, special VHB glue and clips are provided.


Holiday wreaths with built-in smart lighting: Pre-lit wreath

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Using the same mobile app that controls other Twinkly smart lighting products, you can control 50 mini LED lights that are pre-wired inside this 2-foot diameter artificial holiday wreath.

The smart lights inside the festoon can display over 16 million colors in a variety of customizable or preset lighting patterns. The app is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

The wreath lighting responds to voice commands via Alexa or Google Assistant. To coordinate perfectly with this wreath, your Christmas tree, and other holiday decor, Twinkly also offers a nine-foot pre-lit wreath ($115). It uses 50 small smart LED lights that are fully controllable and work with the same app.


Smart decorative lighting you can use all year round: Nanoleaf Shapes

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Nanoleaf offers a variety of decorative smart lighting products. Most come in a set of flat tiles that are hung on the wall in any pattern you choose. This LED lighting set includes nine hexagon-shaped tiles that can be controlled through the app. Each tile can display over 16 million colors. With the Nanoleaf app, you can easily choose from hundreds of pre-created animated light patterns, sync the lights to music, or display any color(s) and patterns you want.

Throughout the year, Nanoleaf shapes can add decorative ambiance to any room, but during the holidays, the lights can mimic Christmas lights strung throughout your home or on your tree.

If nine hexagonal titles aren’t enough, expansion sets with different sized hexagonal and triangle titles are sold separately. What we love about these smart lighting products is that you can mix and match Nanoleaf tiles and create any pattern you want on your walls. Then you can choose which colors and animated lighting patterns are displayed at any time. Each tile adheres to the wall using the included removable mounting tape.


Use regular light fixtures for a holiday lighting display: Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit

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One of the great things about the Philips Hue smart home lighting ecosystem is that there are dozens of options to choose from, including standalone lighting fixtures with color-changing smart bulbs built into them, smart light strips, decorative lights and bulb replacements. Recessed ceiling lights.

Hue’s expanded product line also includes standard A19 LED light bulbs that can replace traditional light bulbs within your existing lighting fixtures. Doing so turns those lighting fixtures into smart bulbs in a matter of minutes.

To take advantage of Philips Hue smart bulbs, you need to either purchase the Hue Hub (sold separately) or get the necessary hub as part of the Hue Starter Kit.

We recommend the Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb Driver Kit because it includes the required hub, along with four standard size (A19) light bulbs that can be used in any of your existing lighting fixtures. Once you’ve set up this starter kit, you can easily add any additional Hue smart lighting products (including more A19 bulbs, sold separately) to your home and control them all using the same Hue mobile app.

Each A19 smart bulb can display multiple shades of white, as well as over 16 million colors. In addition to choosing colors, you can also adjust the brightness of each bulb. The lights can be controlled one at a time, in groups within a single room, or you can use the app to control all of your Hue lights at once. With just a few screen taps or voice commands, it’s possible to create custom lighting scenes or choose from thousands of pre-created animated scenes – including many holiday-specific ones.


Upgrade your artificial Christmas tree: Fraser Hill Farm 12-foot Flocking Christmas Tree with Smart Lights

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This holiday season, make things easier on yourself with two simple moves. First, replace the real tree with a super-realistic artificial Christmas tree – no more worrying with live trees. Second, add some clever lighting magic to your tree to make it the perfect holiday display.

Meet Fraser Hill Farm’s 12-foot Christmas tree with built-in smart LED lights. It’s a breeze to set up, measuring 12 feet high and 76 inches in diameter. If this is too large for your space, don’t worry – Fraser Hill Farm offers similar artificial trees at 6.5, 7.5 or 9 inches high.

This tree has 5,483 vibrant clustered tips, giving it the charm of a traditional cut tree. It’s designed to last for years and impress every holiday season. Plus, it comes with a range of great lighting options to suit your mood.


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