Trees and lights; should be striking a Christmas-tree-in-your-living-room image in your mind, right? Nope, by the best-lighted trees for indoors, I don’t mean for Christmas.
The lighted trees I will be discussing with you today can be used for a variety of occasions; not just the 25th.
Before I talk you through them, let’s take a look back as to how lights came to be used in plant decoration.
- 1 History Of Lighted Trees For Indoors
- 2 Reasons For Buying Lighted Trees
- 3 Top 10 Picks For Best Lighted Trees
- 3.1 1. Lighted Willow Tree
- 3.2 2. LED Light Tree
- 3.3 3. LED Cherry Blossom Tree
- 3.4 4. Lightshare Palm Tree
- 3.5 5. Bolylight LED Birch Tree
- 3.6 6. Lightshare LED Lighted Maple Tree
- 3.7 7. Lightshare Lighted Birch Tree
- 3.8 8. Bright Zeal LED Cherry Blossom Tree/Bonsai Lighted Tree
- 3.9 9.Lightshare Snowy Fir Tree
- 4 Buying Guide for Lighted Trees
- 5 Conclusion
- 6 What’s the next?
History Of Lighted Trees For Indoors
Ages before, for centuries, candles were used to decorate trees. Of course, they were dangerous. But this was prevalent before the 1870s where smaller, table-top trees were used for decoration, and the danger didn’t pose enough for the folks at that time.
After that, in 1882, one folk used electric bulbs to decorate his Christmas tree. But commercial products were not available till the 1900s. Electric light stands, C6, C7, C9 bulbs, miniature bulb sets, all of these had been used before LED lights came to use in 1970. In around 2006 100% LEDs were used for plant decoration.
From using it for decoration to actually making the whole tree using LED lights, home decoration evolved.
Reasons For Buying Lighted Trees
If you paid attention, I have already mentioned why you should be buying lighted trees for your home (psst! it’s “multipurpose”!).
If you still are not convinced, let me tell you the reasons why you should be buying them:
LED lighted trees are available in many different colors: rosy pink, purple, warm white, yellow are among them. Adding colored LED lights will up your decoration game.
LED lights are known for their energy saving, brightness increasing purpose. If you bring in a LED lighted tree, you can reduce the electricity bill to a good extent if you have enough.
Everyone has a piece of art, a well-furnished center table, and a unique sofa, one/two showpieces that catch the eye. Be the first in your neighborhood to add this extra oomph. A lighted tree can “light up” the minimalist of rooms without any effort spent.
Easy To Maintain
Most of the lights here are just plug and forget. I even talked about one that has a timer in it, so it automatically lights up and turns off.
No watering, no pruning, no spraying off bugs and cobwebs with insecticides. Just plain old dusting, that too after really long.
Tired of your ginger cat chewing and tearing off plants and scratching the trunks of your artificial houseplants?
Worry no more.
With iron trunk, metal branches and tiny LED strings, this will be a heavy opponent for your mischief maker.
And Of Course: Multipurpose
Wedding decoration, party theme, welcoming fall, a present to dearest mother-in-law, there’s nothing you can’t do with this pretty thing.
Top 10 Picks For Best Lighted Trees
Here are the 10 best-lighted trees that you can buy:
1. Lighted Willow Tree
This intricate Willow LED tree from Lightshare is as graceful as it can get.
And it is 5.5 feet tall, with a total dimension of 13.8 x 40 x 17.1 inches and weighs about 6.3 pounds.
The Willow tree comes with 200 LED lights with a power cord that totals 16 feet.
Be happy to know that it has a lot of flexible branches that are tipped with these lights.
The dark green leaves look like green chilies to me I don’t know why but they are very adorable.
Love to know that the leaves and the lights create a pretty, emerald glow that you probably remember from the looks of the Emerald City of The Wizard of Oz. The base is actually very stable.
It is a black colored iron base stand with 4 ground stakes that will help you fix it outdoors.
Actually, the “branches” stem out of this stand. There are up to 20 branches, each bearing plus minus 10 LED leaves.
You can actually bend the stand to any shape you want.
However, if you lose connection while being the DIY master, it is suggested that you use an electric tape to wrap the branches and stem. The projected lifespan of the bulbs this LED lighted tree is 30,000 hours. That translates to a good deal of energy saving and a beauty that will last years.
This product can be placed in multiple places and can serve multiple purposes. For example, you can use this decorative lighted tree for your indoors, like in your sunroom.
Or you can use it outdoors. You also use it as a nightlight. Lightshare says it looks really good in the wind.
But I’d say no because there’s a possibility of tangling. But if you do keep it outdoors, remember to support the base.
2. LED Light Tree
This lighted Star Light plant is the perfect lighted tree for indoors.
Need to know that it is 6 feet high and weighs 5.45 pounds. There are 240 LED lights in the tree.
They are supposedly worthy of serving 30,000 working hours. Even though customers who bought this claim that they have used it in their condo balcony, front yard and other places, you might see rust formation nearing the base for continued outdoor use, so I’d rather you don’t use it outdoors.
Especially, it will do better as an indoor lighted plant.
The tree bears brown branches and warm white lights which all together give a golden glow.
A good thing about these copper branches is that they can be folded up, stocked, and later reused.
And the whole plant comes in parts so this option was evident but uncalled for.
You can use it all year round or store for Christmas or fall.
All in all, this striking piece is bright enough to light up even small spaces with its gleam so why not give it a try.
3. LED Cherry Blossom Tree
Another artificial plant that comes with LED lights.
Only this time, it is a rendition of the ever so famous, the Japanese Cherry Blossom tree.
This lighted tree is perfect for indoor/home decoration, for wedding decoration, for party decoration anything.
You just name it. This one from Twinkle Star is 6 feet high, with a total dimension of 16.5 x 7.1 x 69.3 inches.
Weighs around 4.45 pounds. This tree is made from plastic. It has brown branches, clear/transparent flowers that seem to be made of rubbery materials, and warm white LED lights.
You can bend the lighted tree branches to change shape. It has about 208 energy saving bulbs that can serve up to 30,000 hours. It comes in pieces.
The stem has to be attached and screwed with the base. Just two steps to assemble, now that’s energy saving for me. It also bears a 16 feet long power cord and an adapter is included in the package.
You can use this in your living room, foyer, or right next to the window in your bedroom. Wherever it is placed, this delicate beauty will add elegance. It is way more than what it’s worth.
This is best lighted-tree for outdoors.
Need to know that this one from Lightshare is 5 feet high and has a total dimension of 10.4 x 37.4 x 5.1 inches.
Weighs about 8.98 pounds and comes with 56 LED lighted tree branches. What is really thoughtful of them is that they give you 32 mini LED strings to decorate the trunk for ourselves.
The leaves are a striking green and the trunk is walnut brown and also comes with a 16 feet lead wire, and adapter. Although I said outdoors, it can be used indoors too.
But you know palm trees would look better near the beach, swimming pool, and garden, than in the leisure plaza or lobby.
The plant is supposed to be bright and serve the purpose for 30,000 working hours.
And it is also very easy to set up with the 4 ground stakes in the iron base. The fact that the manufacturer tried putting a natural curve to it and not make it straight makes it pretty attractive.
But remember to bring it indoors during thunderstorms and heavy wind. The Palm would do better outdoors in the summer if you want it to last longer.
5. Bolylight LED Birch Tree
Bolylight’s Birch tree is THE perfect lighted tree for wedding decoration.
You have to know that the tree isn’t just a collection of branches and a trunk with adhesive tapes, the branches have been especially hand painted on top of the tapes to give them a realistic texture.
The branches can also be bent so that you can give them a shape that seems more natural to you. They are also sturdy enough to carry weights so you can add bells or stars or whatever.
And the tree is 6 feet tall, with a total dimension of 46 x 10 x 4.5 inches. It weighs about 5 pounds and has 96 waterproof and lightweight LED lights.
Comes with an adapter (which isn’t waterproof though). If not for wedding decoration, you can use it any time of the year for any purpose. The soft, white cozy brightness it adds makes it actually a classy/sophisticated buy compare to the price.
This is a quality material.
Just the one for fall. This one from Lightshare comes 120 warm white LED lights, yellow and/or orange maple leaves and a brown trunk.
It is 5.5. Feet high with a total dimension of 9.1 x 51.2 x 3.5 inches and weighs 5.25 pounds.
This is again supposed to serve 30,000 working hours and can be used both indoors/outdoors.
Actually, it is better you keep it indoors for no possible damage. I’d suggest you keep it near the entryway for a dramatic entrance, you know.
But if you do keep it outside, remember to attach the base nicely. The leaves may fall off due to super bad weather though. But it can be easily reattached, so just make sure you don’t lose the leaves.
And it is actually pretty easy to maintain. Also, it looks good either lit or unlit. So, this realistic looking plant is actually a good deal.
This 6 feet Birch tree from Lightshare is decorated with 72 warm white LED lights.
The tree itself is a frosty white in color and the product dimension for this birch tree is 3.1 x 43.3 x 9.1 inches, weighs 4.3 pounds roughly.
Want to know the color?
Here is, the color of the tree adds an uncanny winter vibe to your home or office and would look surreal with pastel colored furniture/wall/decor. The base looks good for handling the weight.
Has a 16 feet lead wire to plug into sockets for use. It will last you 30,000 hours, again. Although the trunk is fixed and immovable, the branches can be bent or change form.
But while bending be sure the tapes do not tear because frequently changing its shape can cost you that. It is pretty realistic looking from afar but up close you can tell its falseness.
But once you turn on the lights there’s no crying over fake or real. This will be an excellent choice for Christmas decoration or any winter themed party, or just as a home decor.
It’s really versatile.
8. Bright Zeal LED Cherry Blossom Tree/Bonsai Lighted Tree
This one from Bright Zeal is a charmer, at first sight, spring accessory is a cute accent for its size and of course, the whole thing itself. It is 17.5 inches tall with a total dimension of 16.3 x 5.2 x 5.1 inches and weighs about 1.2 pounds.
The lightest, I know! It has a blackish brown trunk and clear cherry blossom flowers and light bulbs from the flowers radiate a warm, soft glow.
Love to know- branches is adjustable so you can do a little DIY there. But be careful because reshaping, again and again, can break the connection.
Very stable base, so there will be no possibility of the plant tipping over on your study table or mantlepiece. The bulbs also do not heat up after long uses so no fear of scalding there.
A very unique thing about this cherry blossom bonsai is that it comes with a 6-hour timer. That means, you can switch to the timer, it will then use the bulbs to light up for 6 hours straight, then it will automatically switch off the lights for another 18 hours.
Less hassle there if you plan to put it up on Christmas evening, will last till midnight.
It is more of a night beauty than a daylight stunner.
Overall, It is a quality and unique item.
This Snowy Fir Tree in the shape of a Pagoda is an enticing piece. It is 6 feet tall, with a total dimension of 8.7 x 44 x 2.8 inches and weighs about 7.8 pounds.
Love to know that it is adorned with 144 warm white LED lights.
You can set it up pretty easily, also store without trouble and can serve up to 30,000 working hours.
Has a very cold-weather-like touch to it.
Actually, it is not totally white.
There are traces of brown in the trunk as well as the branches.
This gives the plant a pretty natural look and can be used both indoors and outdoors for home or party decor.
It looks more than ravishing with decorated with bells and balls, stars, fake candies, and snowflakes and can withstand light wind but if you want the thing to last longer, don’t use it outdoors or be sure to bolt it to the ground nice and tight but bring it in before thunderstorms or such. Overall, it is a reasonable buy.
Buying Guide for Lighted Trees
Before buying the lighted trees you have to be careful about the following things:
Yes. In this kind of things, safety comes first.
Make sure your artificial tree with its iron/ copper/any material trunk is taped very nicely with electric tape.
The slightest surface that is uncovered should also be brought under notice. It is, after all, an electrical decoration.
Wrong circuits, hastily made plants that look beautiful but have imperfections like this up close can cost you more than what you paid for it.
Change the thing if you see it after coming home. Visiting the shop twice is better than the hospital fees I assure you.
All of the trees here have LED lights in them. Incorporated in flowers in some, spiraled around the trunk in others. Whatever the case, observe if all the lights work.
The plant looks excellent overall, but the third branch from the left corner has 3 lights that don’t, well, “light”, Susan’s sitting to judge. And come on, you paid for it.
A lot of them have sturdy branches, and some have flexible ones.
The flexible ones are the ones you should be looking for. They’ll not only lend you the satisfying DIY feel but will help add a natural look.
The base of the plant should be able to uphold the whole thing.
Iron trunks, lights, branches all should make up a good weight to handle. Buy the plant for which you don’t have to buy anchors to set it to the ground.
Also, make sure the finishing of the plant nearing the base is good.
It is fake I know, but it shouldn’t look a drainage pipe at the bottom and like a fairy dream at the top.
Besides the LED light wiring another thing you will have to pay attention to is that the plant shouldn’t have a small wire cord.
It should be big enough for you to have the plant in the hallway, but you can switch it up from a plug that’s 16/17 feet afar.
I have told you how and I’ve told you why lighted trees are a very handy and neat means of decoration.
You can choose from the ones I have suggested or select one from the local shops/online to meet your purpose.
Just remember to follow the rules and add your extensions, and you’ll be good to go with your illuminators.
What’s the next?
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