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The Christmas star – making Christmas a little more festive
The Christmas star is simply part and parcel of Christmas, like baking biscuits and decorating the Christmas tree, visiting friends and relatives over the holidays and buying presents at the last minute. It is impossible to imagine Christmas decorations without it. At the end of the day, the star light is a classic which makes Christmas a little bit more festive for us. Its design? Classic, if that is what you want. Yet it can also be modern and trendy, for example with an exposed, vintage-style filament bulb, in copper or brass, or just as a luminous silhouette. It keeps up with the times and yet, in spite of everything, is still our Christmas star.
Which light bulb should you use for the Christmas star?
We ought to make one thing clear at the outset: it is not only in hanging lights that traditional light bulbs are totally passé, they are in our cherished Christmas stars too. The same holds true for halogen bulbs. Outmoded technology is neither good for your electricity bill, or the environment. LED technology is the method of choice here – even for Christmas stars, whether you choose built-in LED technology, or replaceable LED bulbs, also known as retrofit bulbs.
How many points does a Christmas star have?
We have a counter question for you: how many points do you want your Christmas star to have? Want the star to look a bit more opulent? Then it may have a few more points. Or maybe you prefer a simple light in a smaller format, with fewer points? The choice is yours. Many Christmas stars have 5 or 7 points. There are also a number of Christmas stars that have more – even up to 18.
How is a Christmas star assembled and installed?
This depends on the Christmas star you have selected. It is no longer necessary to assemble stars. Insert the plug, flip the switch and that’s it. Some others do need to be assembled somewhat. But that is no bad thing. After all, assembly instructions are enclosed with each star. Enabling you to make that folded paper into a beautifully luminous star in no time at all; to hang in your window, or stand on the windowsill, for instance.
With regard to the window or the windowsill, you may now want to know how to install the Christmas star once it has been assembled. Like the assembly, the installation of a Christmas star depends entirely on the model. Opt for a star with a base and it can easily be placed on the table or the windowsill. However, you might also choose one that you have to hang on the power cable with a loop or one that you can stick to the window pane using a suction cup.
What about outdoors? Here too, there are Christmas stars that can be hung up using a loop, or that can be placed on a surface. There are also stars that easily be stuck in a winter’s garden with a rod.
Are there Christmas stars specifically for outdoor use?
Of course! It is not only inside that. Festive sparkle and glitter is popular in the garden, the yard, the garden shed and wherever else you find a bit of space too.
But wait a moment! We are reluctant to put a halt to your decorating fun. Christmas stars for outdoor use need the right IP code. Such as IP44 – one of the most common IP codes, even for Christmas stars.
Is this star suitable for my terrace? What IP code does it have? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the product description and the product details. And if there any queries you have that still remain unanswered, our specialist consultants are always happy to hear from you. The contact details are provided below.
In what colours, designs and materials are Christmas stars available?
A Christmas star is a Christmas star? They are all white or cream-coloured and can only be hung up? Wrong! We are happy to prove the opposite. Christmas lights offer a huge choice when it comes to design, the materials used, the installation options and colours. Here is a small selection of the options to consider when selecting your own dream Christmas star:
There are Christmas stars...
- for outdoors and indoors
- which have a base for standing on the windowsill or a chest of drawers, for example
- in classic or understated Scandinavian designs, or in an abstract shape
- in classic colours such as white, red or cream, as well as in a trendy blue, black, copper, gold or silver.
- with or without patterns
- with 5 points, but even up to 18
- with replaceable light bulbs or built-in LEDs
- with trendy, exposed light bulbs or with light bulbs behind the paper lampshade
- that can be operated by a plug or by a battery
- made of paper, plastic, metal, wood, glass or even with concrete
- with and without a remote control
You may have a few questions about Christmas stars. Just contact our specialist consultants, who are happy to assist. Call them on +353 1 699 2138 or use our contact form.