Creating places of reflection and security for oneself and one's loved ones- that is the magic inherent in the Advent and Christmas season. Hardly anything could transport this mood better than warm, cosy Christmas lights - this year, more than ever, designed not to put a noticeable strain on the elecricity bills and still create a feel-good atmosphere. We have put together a guide of which LED lamps and lights in styles from Scandinavian to classic are suitable and how these can be used in a well-dosed manner thanks to timers etc.
Cosy Scandinavian Style
As the epitome of cosiness, it is hard to imagine our decorated rooms without the Scandi style. A variety of Scandi lights are wooden or made from paper, carrying the concept that "less is more" with cosy styles. With these decorative lights - from paper angels to wooden candle arches - you will not get tired of looking at them.
Christmas can't be colourful enough. Preferably in the classic festive colours from red to green and lively gold and silver nuances. LED decorative lights in nostalgic motifs from childhood combined with Christmas must-haves such as stars and trees make the living spaces a cosy feel-good place over the festive season.
Looking out from the warm, festively decorated room into the snow-covered garden in the evening becomes a pure pleasure with lively outdoor lighting. Choose from LED light chains to cute animal motifs, warmly glowing from trees, beds and parapets. With light routines controlled by timers or smart networking - the magic of Christmas lights can be limited to a few hours in the afternoon and evening in an energy-conscious manner - for enjoyment and potential savings.
The colourful range of LED decorative lighting for the festive period is as diverse as the variety available. Depending on the furnishing style and personal preference, you can opt for simple, natural-looking wooden backdrops with LEDs and colourful figures, such as reindeer and snowmen. The star motif remains a Christmas must-have, as do LED candlesticks and shimmering baubles.
Most individuals consider the Christmas tree the most significant element of the festive period. Equipped with countless LEDs - either integrated directly into the branches or decorated with a chain of lights - it brings a warm light style and childhood memories to the most reflective time of the year. Tip: A timer is also worthwhile here in order to save on electricity costs. You can still enjoy Christmas to the fullest while being mindful and choosing energy-efficient options.
The star belongs in our festively decorated living rooms. Christmas stars with a natural look made of paper can illuminate our windows or in rich colours made of velvet or reflective materials made of perforated metal. Depending on taste, it is available as a minimalist silhouette with LEDs or as a space-consuming one with many points.
The absolute basics of winter lighting design include LED light chains - from simple to rich in motifs, from classic to smart. Controlled by an app, they conjure up dynamic light patterns and can be programmed so that they only switch on at certain times. In addition to fairy lights, LED light curtains, and LED light tubes are also suitable for festive lighting design in the living room and garden. If you want to re-equip your old chain of lights, you should use LEDs.
There are several ways you can be more conscious about energy during the festive period. Following simple tips, you can easily combine energy savings with cosy Christmas lights that make everyone excited for the new year.
Replace incandescent bulbs with LED
For several years Christmas decorations feature strings of lights with incandescent bulbs or star lights with halogen bulbs. It is worth considering a switch to LED to save up to 90% on your energy. Likely, the entire Christmas lighting will not consume more electricity than a single piece of decoration in the past.
Turn off the lights
We have long considered it for living room lighting: if the light is not needed, for example, in rooms where we are not present or areas like hallways should be turned off. This can also apply to Christmas lights, for example, limiting their lighting duration by switching off the decoration at night.
So that we can doze off on the sofa without having to worry about switching off the lights, many modern Christmas products have a built-in timer that automatically switches them off after 6 hours, for example - and on again after 18 hours. Separate timers or Smart Home integration allow for an even more precise setting.
Timeless Christmas decoration
Durability and longevity: when it comes to Christmas lighting, we recommend going for timeless objects that you can look forward to next year. Modern Christmas decorations are designed for the purpose of lasting for many years - e.g. in timeless Scandi-Designs.
Going for timeless designs reduces waste production and thus relieves our environment.
Renewable raw materials
Lighting made from renewable raw materials is not just a trend but is part of modern environmental awareness. Christmas lighting features many graceful decorative creations, which are created from paper, wood, rattan or jute that exude sustainable Christmas magic.
Networking and remote control
You're invited to dinner and forgot to switch off the lights at home: That's when Christmas decorations come into play that are networked with the Smart Home and can be adjusted from anywhere. For example, a star light with a smart plug, which is an adapter between the plug and the socket, that makes Smart Home come alive.
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