Notcutts sent me a delightful set of lights, the 100 Cool White LED Cone Lights, which are currently available to buy for £20.00 (reduced from £40.00) on their website.
I must admit I prefer Christmas lights to be white, I do not like them to be multicoloured, I think white is more crisp and reminds me of snow. But I think lots of colours remind me of a disco! Having said that everyone has a different vision for Christmas and I love seeing all the takes on it when you walk around the estate and see everyone’s decorations in the window or the trees peeking through the curtains.
Generally I do not look forward to adding the lights to the tree as I wrap around and around again I get more than a little bored! But not this time I was too keen to see what the pretty pinecones would like when they were lit up.
The end result was lovely although I do think they would be better suited for use in a window so the light is the complete focus rather than having the effect diluted by all the Christmas tree trimmings. It seems a shame for such fabulous lights to have to share the limelight with the baubles, the home crafted decorations and the tinsel.
The lights come with a control to pick which particular setting you want the lights on, I like them constant, but you can have them dim, flash or flicker. Eldest was keen on the flashing but it hurts my eyes! I must be getting old...
Having spent some time looking through the Notcutts website I am tempted by the outdoor illuminations. They would really make Christmas; a garden complete with a penguin, polar bear, reindeer and an LED outdoor Santa would ensure your house got noticed over the festive season.