A Christmas tree glowing with lights makes any home look merry and bright. It adds warmth to holiday gatherings, whether you’re enjoying a special meal or opening presents on Christmas Eve. At Balsam Hill, we offer pre-lit trees with various light options to suit your style. Here’s everything you need to know about our Christmas tree lights.
Benefits of a Balsam Hill Pre-Lit Tree
Our pre-lit artificial Christmas trees make assembly quick and easy, giving you more time to celebrate the season.
Lights are strung by hand to provide optimal coverage and keep wires from showing.
Easy Plug™ Technology
Our patented trunk design has built-in light string connections for tangle-free set-up and storage. Simply plug the tree into an outlet to light it up. Available on most trees.
Optimized Bulb Hue
Exclusive Candlelight™ LEDs cast a warm, candle-like glow unlike the blue tones of most LED lights.
We offer pre-lit trees with incandescent or LED lights in various colors. The main differences between the two light types lie in their energy efficiency and longevity.
Incandescent vs LED Lights
Traditional Christmas lights heat a metal filament to produce light, emitting heat in the process. These are available at lower price points, but they burn out over time and consume more energy than LED lights.
LED lights use light-emitting diodes that don’t burn out or produce much heat. Although these cost more up-front, they emit brighter light and consume less energy. They also stay lit longer, saving you on both electricity and replacement bulbs.
We use premium commercial-grade lights that stay lit even if one bulb burns out or is removed. Our incandescent-lit trees shine bright for approximately 3,000+ hours.
Opt for a classic look with Candlelight™ LED, switch it up with color-changing lights, or go for smaller lights that create a big impact. Enjoy energy-efficient, long-lasting lights no matter what style you choose.
Showcase your style with animated lights that create a stunning Christmas tree display.
Fiber Optic Light Show
Choose from multiple light show options to set a merry mood
Manage your Christmas tree lights with easy-to-use controls that vary from a simple foot pedal to an innovative app.
Turn lights on and off with a foot pedal for standard trees or a control box with timer function for potted trees. On/off foot pedal included for trees with Clear or Multi Lights.
Switch between clear lights, multicolor, or both with the touch of a button. Included for all trees with Color + Clear Lights.
How do I use the Twinkly® app?
If you prefer to use your own lights, see our selection of unlit Christmas trees. Each is designed as a beautiful canvas for your decorating style.
Our Simple String™ technology allows you to plug in compatible light strings of your choice without running extension cords through your tree. Best of all, it keeps your lights in place, so you won’t have to hang them again next Christmas. (Available on the Vermont White Spruce Flip Tree and Mariana Spruce.)
Brighten up your tree with our specialty light strands. Note that their lengths vary based on style.
Easy Wrap LED Lights
Christmas tree lights made easy – simply hang the light string over the top and wrap around your tree
Cluster Micro LED Lights
Energy-efficient lights that work well both on and off a tree
Cascading LED Fairy Lights
Multiple fairy light strings that cascade down your tree
UltraBright LED Fairy Lights
Get more LED lights per foot compared to other light strands
Retro Teardrop Lights
Incandescent multicolored lights with a charming retro look
How many lights do I need?
The number of lights depends on the height and shape of your tree. For example, a 7′ tree with a full profile will require more lights than a narrow tree of the same height. Personal preference also plays a big role in determining light count.
Here are our recommended light counts based on tree height and desired coverage. Feel free to add lights depending on your preference.
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Related Article: The Tangle-Free, How-To Guide for Hanging Christmas Lights
We hope this guide helped you better understand the wide array of lighting options for your perfect tree. For any further questions, please reach out to us here.