If you require a quick answer, the best outdoor Christmas lights are the Ollny LED Fairy Lights, which are extra long at 100 metres in length and are perfect for decorating your home or garden. However, if access to a power socket isn’t possible, the battery operated alternative by the Koopower brand is the best option to consider.
To rate the outdoor Christmas lights within this article, we based our recommendations upon our experience of decorating our house and garden each year, plenty of research and multiple factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the design of the lights, construction quality, lighting effects, length and colour options, amount of LED’s per metre, additional functionality, IP rating, warranty and value for the money.
Table of Contents
- The Best Outdoor Christmas Lights
- 1. Ollny Outdoor LED Christmas Lights
- 2. BlueFire Waterproof Meteor Christmas Lights
- 3. Koopower Battery Operated Outdoor Christmas Lights
- 4. ANSIO Multicolour LED Cluster Lights
- 5. JnDee Icicle Christmas Fairy Lights
- 6. NETTA Icicle LED Outdoor Xmas Lights
- 7. Ollny Outdoor Christmas Net Lights
- 8. LE Multi Coloured Outdoor Christmas Lights
- How We Rated
Outdoor Christmas Lights Comparison
|Outdoor Christmas Lights||Length(s)||Colour(s)|
|Ollny Fairy Lights||100 Metres||Cool or Warm White|
|BlueFire Meteor||7 Metres||Blue, Cool White, Warm White or Multi|
|Koopower Battery Operated||10 Metres||Warm White|
|ANSIO Cluster||16, 19, 22, 28 or 34 Metres||Multi-coloured|
|JnDee Icicle||6 or 10 Metres||Blue, Cool White, Warm White or Multi|
|NETTA Icicle LED||7.5, 10 or 15 Metres||Cool or Warm White|
|Ollny NET||3 Metres||Cool or Warm White|
|LE Multi Coloured||10 Metres||Multi-coloured|
Before choosing the first set of Christmas lights you find, we advise that you check all of the functionality. Certain features such as lighting modes and timers are a great bonus that allow you to customise the lighting to your requirements.
Below is a list of the best outdoor Christmas lights that are available in a range of lengths and can withstand all types of weather conditions throughout December and beyond.
The Best Outdoor Christmas Lights
1. Ollny Outdoor LED Christmas Lights
By far the most popular and highly rated outdoor Christmas lights in the UK are by the Ollny brand. Their LED lights are available in cool or warm white and they can be set to one of the 8 lighting effects from the supplied remote control. The choice of lighting effects include waves, sequential, slow-glow, chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash and steady on.
In terms of the construction, it’s 100 metres long and features an impressive 800 LED’s. It also features a 3 metre long power cable, which makes reaching a socket or extension lead far more easier.
Other features of the Ollny Outdoor Icicle Lights include:
- IP44 waterproof rated
- 330 ft / 100 metres long
- 8 lighting modes
- Wireless remote control
- Cool white or warm white lights
Overall, the Ollny LED lights offer excellent value for the money and the extra long 100 metre length makes installing them far more easier. They really do tick all the boxes in terms of outdoor Christmas lights and they won’t disappoint.
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2. BlueFire Waterproof Meteor Christmas Lights
An alternative to standard fairy lights are the BlueFire Meteor design, which are available in blue, cool white, warm white or multi-coloured options. Whether you want to attach them to the front of your house or trees in the garden, they are very versatile and are IP65 rated for withstanding all types of weather.
Other features of the BlueFire Meteor Lights include:
- CE and RoHS certified
- UK plug-in transformer
- Unique spiral tubes
- 23 ft in length (total of 10 tubes)
- Super bright SMD2835 LED chips
- IP65 rated and fully waterproof
To conclude, the Meteor lights by BlueFire are a great set of outdoor Christmas lights that are built to a high standard and produce excellent lighting effects. They are also IP65 rated, which is a clear indication of their superior quality.
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3. Koopower Battery Operated Outdoor Christmas Lights
If access to a socket is near enough impossible, battery operated outdoor Christmas lights are the best option. The Koopower set is by far the most popular and it features a battery box with the choice of steady or flash lighting modes.
In order to power up the lights, it requires 3 x AA batteries, which is enough to power up the 100 LED’s.
Other features of the Koopower Battery Operated Lights include:
- Warm white light output
- 10 metres in length with 100 LED’s
- Battery operated (3 x AA)
- Timer functionality
- IP65 waterproof rated
Overall, the Koopower Fairy Lights are the best battery operated option that combines excellent lighting with value for money. The only drawback is that you may need a few sets of the lights because they are only 10 metres in length.
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4. ANSIO Multicolour LED Cluster Lights
The ANSIO brand offer a wide variety of outdoor Christmas lights but their most popular and highly rated are their multi-coloured LED Cluster Lights. They are available in a range of sizes and they are packed full of functionality.
In terms of the sizes available, the brand offer these lights with 480, 720, 1000, 1500 or 2000 LED’s. This relates to the total lengths of 16, 19, 22, 28 or 34 metres depending upon the amount of LED lights you require.
Other features of the ANSIO Cluster Lights include:
- Energy efficient LED’s
- 8 and 16 hour timer functionality
- Choice of 8 different lighting effects
- 10 metre power cord length
- IP44 rated
To conclude, the ANSIO Cluster Lights are an affordable yet high quality option that won’t disappoint. The bright and colourful output looks great outside and the choice of sizes means that you should be able to cover your entire house.
5. JnDee Icicle Christmas Fairy Lights
Another popular set of outdoor Christmas lights are the JnDee Icicle’s, which are available in lengths of 6 or 10 metres. Depending upon the length you choose, they features 60 or 80 icicles and they can be set to 1 of the 8 lighting modes.
Other features of the JnDee Icicle Lights include:
- Lengths of 6 or 10 metres
- 8 lighting modes and timer function
- Blue, cool white, warm white or multi-coloured lights
- Supplied with detailed instructions
- Standard UK plug
Overall, the JnDee Outdoor Christmas Icicle lights are an excellent all-round option that’s available in a selection of colours to best suit your requirements.
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6. NETTA Icicle LED Outdoor Xmas Lights
The NETTA Outdoor Christmas Lights are another set of icicle lights that are perfect for hanging at the front of your house. They are available in lengths of 7.5, 10 or 15 metres as well as the choice of a cool or warm white light output.
Other features of the NETTA Icicle Lights include:
- Indoor or outdoor use (IP44 rated)
- 7.5, 10 or 15 metre long
- 8 lighting effects with memory function
- Warm or cool white output
- Backed by a one year warranty
Overall, the NETTA Icicle’s are a cheap set of outdoor Christmas lights that can withstand the UK weather during December and they won’t disappoint. The choice of lengths offered by the brand is also a great bonus because it allows you to hang them up without the need to loop them or running short.
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7. Ollny Outdoor Christmas Net Lights
Another set of outdoor Christmas lights by the Ollny brand is their Net Lights and they are ideal for draping over hedges, trees or hanging from fences. In terms of its size, it’s rectangular in shape at 2 x 3 metres and it features 200 LED’s.
An intuitive feature with this particular set of outdoor Christmas lights is the fact that you can link up to three sets together. This is made possible using the male-and-female plug which when connected makes for a great light show.
Other features of the Ollny Net Lights include:
- Choice of 8 different lighting modes
- Supplied with a wireless remote control
- 6 and 18 hour timer functionality
- IP44 rated and UL listed
- 4 different brightness modes
- Available with warm or cool white LED’s
To conclude, the Ollny Net Lights are an excellent alternative to the standard string lights and they look great wherever you place them. They are also very easy to install and allow you to connect additional lights too. We personally have a set draped over a tree in our front garden during the Christmas period and it looks great.
8. LE Multi Coloured Outdoor Christmas Lights
Multi-coloured Christmas lights are very desirable and the Lighting Ever brand offer one of the best hanging sets. It’s 10 metres in length with an extra 3 metres for the power cable and they are ideal for outdoor use with an IP44 rating.
Other features of the LE Multi Coloured Lights include:
- CE certified power adapter (UK plug)
- Red, blue, green and yellow lighting
- Choice of 8 light settings
- 10 + 3 metre total length
- 31V DC transformer output
Overall, the LE Multi Coloured fairy lights are a great choice for decorating your house, trees or outdoor area. When compared to similar Christmas lighting, they also offer great value for the money, which is another great bonus.
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How We Rated
Every Christmas, we decorate our house and garden (as well as the office) with a range of outdoor lighting and over the years, we’ve accumulated a variety of lights.
In terms of decorating our house, we tend to use a mixture of fairy lights as well as a Christmas projector that outputs lasers across the front. We then continue the lights to reach around the garden and also drape LED nets over large hedges or trees. As shown in the image of a tree in our garden, we decided to decorate it with a net as opposed to standard fairy lights due to the fact that it was far easier to do because there is no need to thread fairy lights through each branch.
As well as our experience with a variety of outdoor Christmas lights, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the design of the lights, construction quality, lighting effects, length and colour options, amount of LED’s per metre, additional functionality, IP rating, warranty and value for the money.
Whilst testing a variety of outdoor Christmas lights, we always try to test all of the functions provided from the remote control. As shown in the video we posted onto our Instagram page below, the Ollny set offered plenty of functionality.
Outdoor Christmas lights are the perfect way to get your house looking festive in the weeks leading up to Christmas. As you can see from our list of recommendations, they come in a variety of different designs, colour and length options to best suit your requirements. However, to avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that you double check the lights are suitable for outdoor use and have an “IP” weatherproof rating. For peace of mind, all of the above lights are designed for outdoor use but they can also be used indoors if required.