How to choose your fairy lights?
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- LED or bulb
- Fixed or flashing
- Music box
Outdoor fairy lights
- tube lights
- conventional bulbs or LEDs
- light curtains
- variety of shapes (stars, icicles, balls, etc.)
- more durable than classic bulbs (with a filament)
- easier to install
Indoor fairy lights: classic vs. innovative
Again, your choice of indoor lights - to decorate your tree, for instance -will depend largely on your personal taste.
Simple or sophisticated?
It's a good idea to have a look at all the various extras that are available; for example, some fairy lights come with an integrated music box. Depending on the level of sophistication, you may find:
- flash speed and pattern settings
- different colours
- music box
- fixed or adjustable lights
Safety considerations when choosing fairy lights
It's essential that any lighting product you buy conforms to certain safety standards.
Learn more about preparing for Christmas...
How to choose your outdoor Christmas decorations?
How to choose your indoor Christmas decorations?
How to choose your Christmas tree?
How to recycle your Christmas tree?
LEDs: pros and cons
How to choose your fireplace?
How to choose your shed or chalet?
How to landscape and decorate your garden?
Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds 51 guides écrits
With a handyman-father, I grew up with the soft sound of the sander and hammer on weekends.
I am both manual and cerebral (yes, it is possible.), I learned the basics of DIY and the customization of furniture because I was passionate. The salvage mentality is a true way of life that allowed me to know how to use all the tools and products needed to give something a second life, from sander to varnish.
I have two favorite activities: the transformation of old furniture and decoration tips. I am always ready to lend a helping hand to revamp a table or to restore a mirror that was intended for the trash that will become a friend’s centerpiece.
I’m convinced that it’s possible to reinvent an interior by small, regular modifications, I constantly research low-cost, test ideas.
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