LED Icicle Lights Aren't Just for Christmas
Since their introduction, LED icicle Christmas lights have become one of the most popular types of Christmas lighting. But in truth, LED icicle lights are great for creating innovative and eye-catching décor at any time of the year.
Icicle light sets are composed of short strings of M5 mini-bulbs dangling down from a main line. The strings of bulbs vary in lengths; mimicking the random sizes of natural icicles hanging from a rooftop perimeter. LED icicle light sets are available in a wide selection of colors, and the lenses of the M5 mini-bulbs are faceted, giving each bulb a sparkling, diamond-like aura.
A popular use of icicle lights is to string a series of them along the perimeter of a rooftop as part of a comprehensive Christmas lighting display. Icicle lights are also often used to decorate deck railings and fence lines. They're great for lending a 'winter wonderland' touch to your Christmas décor.
But while there's no doubt that icicle lights can provide a just-right finishing touch for Christmas displays, there are lots of other ways to use these versatile lights. They're commonly used for restaurant and wedding décor, and for lots of special event occasions at home. Lots of people like to use them as part of their every-day décor year round. Just use your imagination and you'll come up with a vast amount of ways to use icicle lights all year long.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Brilliant Bedroom Display: Hang icicle lights along the perimeter of the top of the wall in a kid's bedroom for a breathtakingly brilliant display.
- Homemade Grapevine Chandelier: Use a grapevine and some LED icicle lights to create a homemade hanging chandelier. Its beauty belies its simplicity!
- Tissue-Paper Flowers: Create large flowers made of multi-colored tissue paper, and set aglow from within with icicle lights.
- Hula-Hoop Chandelier: Want a quick and easy way to elegantly light up an evening outdoor party or picnic? Just attach some icicle lights to the perimeter of a hula-hoop, and suspend above the table. Lends a whimsical yet opulent air to an outdoor gathering.
Might As Well Keep Those Lights Busy All Year Long…
The M5 bulbs used in LED icicle lights are tough and durable. They're made of one-piece construction (the bulbs that Christmas Designers sells, anyway), so each bulb is sealed against dirt and moisture. That means that corrosion won't be able to get a foothold amongst the inner workings of the bulb, diminishing its useful life.
And since each bulb is rated to last for an estimated 75,000 hours, each set of LED icicle lights you buy will last for a long, long time. That's more than 3,000 days of continuous burning! It's a good thing that these little lights can be used in so many different ways. It'll help you to wring every penny's worth of value out of every set you buy.
So consider it a challenge to keep your LED icicle lights lit-up year round in lots of different displays. We've given you a few starter ideas to prime the pump. What other ways can you think of to use your LED icicle lights?