Nothing evokes holiday cheer like a dazzling display of holiday lights. This year, smart holiday lights are an eco-friendly option to “deck the halls.” Smart holiday lights are designed to be energy efficient and are capable of being managed conveniently from your smartphone. We review the top smart holiday lights for 2021 so you can decorate your house with style and efficiency!
Top Smart Holiday Lights for 2021
LED String Lights
String lights are a classic holiday look, now achievable through modern and eco-friendly LED string lights! Smart options allow you to customize shades of color, control lights from your smartphone, and even sync lights to your holiday music. Studies show that LED lights are significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and can significantly reduce energy bills.
Twinkly offers multicolor LED string lights in sets of 100 LEDs, 250 LEDs, 400 LEDs, and 600 LEDs. The colors can be customized from the RGB spectrum and are highlighted by matte and flat finishes. Create your own custom effects or choose from a wide range of pre-designed special effects. The Twinkly string lights can be integrated with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
LED Icicle Lights
Add instant winter festivity to your home by stringing up some icicle lights! Icicle lights are a charming variation of traditional string lights and are a great choice for decorating your home for the holidays.
MyTlights icicle lights are Bluetooth-enabled and can be controlled from your smartphone. The LED lights have an IC chip in each bulb, which makes each light individually programmable to any color you choose. Use your smartphone to customize the brightness, create color-chasing patterns, and adjust the speed of the lights; you can even set the lights at a lower brightness to save energy. The lights have an IP68 waterproof rating and are safe to use even in cold winters.
Floodlights are a convenient option for immersive outdoor holiday lighting without the time and hassle spent on stringing lights to the exterior of your home. Simply place a few floodlights on the ground next to your house, plug them in, and turn them on to transform your house with holiday magic!
The ILC floodlight is a 15W LED smart floodlight. Choose from 16 million colors to perfectly match the mood to any holiday, whether it is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day. Bluetooth pairing technology allows you to connect the floodlights to your smartphone and can synchronize the lights to music rhythms. Set the lights to turn on and off based on the time of day, for increased convenience and decreased energy bills. Last but not least, the ILC floodlight comes with a 2-year warranty and a 90-day money-back guarantee.
LED Rope Lights
Rope lights are a popular choice for holiday lighting. As they are waterproof and generally more durable than other types of holiday lights, rope lights are especially suitable for outdoor use. Try wrapping rope lights around your balcony or the trees in your front yard for an eye-catching holiday scene.
Peteme smart LED rope lights are a smart, energy-efficient version of rope lights. The lights can be controlled from your smartphone and can be customized from a range of 16 million colors. When set to microphone or music mode, a built-in microphone allows the lights to pulse with the beat of music or your voice. The lights are USB-powered, so simply connect the lights to a power bank or a USB power adapter.
LED Strip Lights
Strip lights, also called “tape lights”, are a convenient and versatile option for indoor smart holiday lights. They include adhesive backing for easy installation and are particularly well suited to accent lighting. For example, add strip lights above your kitchen or bathroom cabinets for an instant pop of color and merry brightness!
Govee LED strip lights work with Alexa and Google Assistant for easy integration into your smart home system. High-quality LEDs, customizable from 16 million shades of colors, ensure long-lasting brightness while remaining eco-friendly. The lights include a built-in microphone to sync with music for an increased ambiance. Manage the lights using the Govee Home app, remote, or control box. The Govee LED strip lights are low-voltage and include a UL-certified power adapter for safety and decreased environmental impact.
LED Light Curtains
Curtain lights are swaths of hanging string lights, designed to allow you to instantly transform a room with relatively little effort. Hang curtain lights in front of windows or against a wall for immersive holiday magic. Soft white curtain lights are particularly versatile and can be used year-round to add extra glow and charm to your everyday décor.
The Twinkly Curtain Special Edition is an excellent option for curtain lights. The set includes 210 LEDs and connects to Bluetooth or wi-fi. Use the Twinkly app to customize the colors (choosing from 16 million shades) and download animated effects. The Twinkly curtain lights can be integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa for ease of control, and are safe for both indoor and outdoor use.
Smart Light Bulb Socket Adapters
Want to make use of your existing holiday lights, but upgrade them to a smarter and more energy-efficient format? Install a smart light bulb socket to control your traditional holiday lights via your smartphone or a voice assistant.
The Loratap smart light bulb socket adapter is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It also allows you to set timed schedules for any lights plugged into the socket, for an easy way to decrease your energy usage. Download an app to control the lights from your smartphone, even when away from home.
Want to Add Smart Holiday Lights to Your Home? We Can Help!
At The Loop, we are always happy to help you find and install lighting solutions, whether for the holidays or year-round. If you want to install smart holiday lights inside or outside your home, or integrate them with your existing smart home systems, our team is ready to assist you! Contact us at (208) 938-2302 or via our new project form online to get started.