Get ready to illuminate your festive season with the enchanting glow of Christmas lights from Thompson's Plant & Garden Centres. Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or the joy of exploring a local branch, our extensive range of LED Christmas lights awaits you. Whether you're adorning your Christmas tree, decking the halls indoors, creating a captivating outdoor display, or turning your entire house into a winter wonderland, Thompson's has the perfect Christmas lights for the job.
Christmas Lights at Thompson's Plant & Garden Centres
Explore our online assortment to discover the perfect lights for your Christmas decorations. Choose from a spectrum of colours, including the classic warm white, pristine white, or the vibrant and playful multi-coloured lights. At Thompson's, we understand that every Christmas display is unique, so we offer flexibility in quantities. Do you need 200 lights to add a subtle touch or 300 lights for a more dazzling display? Perhaps you're thinking big and want to go all out with 700 lights – we've got you covered!
How many lights to put in your Christmas tree?
Determining the ideal number of lights for your Christmas tree largely depends on the size and personal preferences for brightness. As a general guideline we advise you to use 100 lights per foot. So a small tree (around 4 to 6 feet) may require 100 to 200 lights, while a medium-sized tree (around 6 to 7.5 feet) could benefit from 200 to 300 lights. For larger trees (8 feet and taller), you might want to consider using 300 lights or more for a more dazzling effect.
Why use LED Christmas Lights?
Opting for LED Christmas lights is a brilliant choice for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, LED lights are incredibly energy-efficient, consuming significantly less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. This not only reduces your energy bill but also contributes to a more environmentally friendly festive celebration. Additionally, LED lights are known for their longevity, ensuring that your Christmas decorations will continue to shine brightly for many seasons to come. With a robust design, LED lights are more durable and shock-resistant than their incandescent counterparts, making them a practical and safer choice, especially for households with children or pets. Furthermore, LED lights come in a wide range of colours, including warm white, white, and multi-coloured options, allowing you to effortlessly match them to your preferred festive aesthetic. When it comes to creating a magical and eco-conscious Christmas ambiance, LED lights stand out as a sparkling choice.
How to install Christmas lights hassle free
o avoid the frustration of untangling Christmas lights, a handy tip is to wrap them around a cylindrical object before storing them. Start by loosely coiling the lights around a sturdy cardboard tube, a piece of PVC pipe, or even a specially designed storage reel. This method not only prevents tangling but also makes it easier to unwind the lights when it's time to decorate. Additionally, consider securing the ends of the lights with a twist tie or Velcro strap to keep them in place. Taking a few extra minutes to store your Christmas lights thoughtfully can save you a lot of time and hassle when the festive season rolls around again.
Thompson's Christmas Lights: suitable for indoors ánd outdoors
When using Christmas lights indoors, creativity knows no bounds. Start by carefully draping or winding the lights around your Christmas tree, allowing them to illuminate the festive ornaments. For an extra touch of magic, consider framing doorways, windows, or mantelpieces with twinkling lights to infuse every corner with holiday cheer. To create a warm and inviting atmosphere, weave lights around banisters or suspend them along shelves.
Outdoors, make a statement by outlining the edges of your home, windows, and doors with lights to showcase the festive spirit. Illuminate pathways or garden features with string lights for a charming outdoor display. Keep safety in mind by using lights specifically designed for outdoor use and ensuring that electrical connections are protected from the elements. Whether indoors or outdoors, let your imagination guide you, and transform your space into a winter wonderland with the enchanting glow of Christmas lights.
Find your Christmas Tree at Thompson's
Need a Christmas Tree to go with those lights? All our trees are grown on our very own nursery on the Isle of Wight and freshly cut so that you get a fresher, better quality of tree.
Not sure what tree to pick?
Watch our handy Christmas Tree Guides