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String Lights vs. Cluster Lights

Deciding what Christmas lights to put on your Christmas tree or in your home can be a tricky with so many different styles to choose from. Here we have outlined the main differences between string lights and cluster lights to help you make an informed decision before you buy.

Whilst some of people like to change their Christmas lights every year, others will buy a set of lights and stick with that set for years to come, so choosing lights that you’re going to be happy with for several years can be a hard task. However, if you know all the facts before you buy, this can make your decision a lot easier.

String Lights

String Lights

String lights are lights that are spaced evenly along a wire for a look that is neat and even. Our ‘The Winter Workshop’ range of string lights are available in 5 different colours and a range of different sizes. The LED bulbs are spaced 10cm apart for an even glow that is often best suited for trees but also looks good on the outside of your home along guttering.

The string lights have an ‘8 hours on, 16 hours off’ timer function which allows your lights to come on at the same time every day. There are also 8 different multi-function settings to choose from, plus the lights have a memory function which remembers your chosen setting if you turn the lights off. Additionally, there is a 5m lead cable from plug to first bulb.

Cluster Lights

Cluster Lights

Cluster lights are lights that are randomly placed along a string to offer 4 x as many lights as string lights and a much fuller look. The spacing between bulbs is roughly 2.5cm apart and offers lights on the top and bottom of the string. Our ‘The Winter Workshop’ range of cluster lights are available in 5 different colours and a range of different sizes. This full look is great for larger trees for a much brighter glow, although can be overwhelming on small trees. However, cluster lights look great in many other areas of the home including windows, mantelpieces, fencing, and guttering.

The cluster lights also have an ‘8 hours on, 16 hours off’ timer function as well as 8 different multi-function settings and memory function. However, they have a 10m lead cable from plug to first bulb which makes these lights much better for outdoor use when compared to the string lights as they have more room to reach your nearest indoor plug socket.

Both lights have great qualities that make them perfect for brightening your Christmas display. Ultimately your decision comes down to personal preference and whether you like an even looking, gentle glow (choose string lights) or a brighter, fuller looking light set (choose cluster lights).

If you have any more questions about string and cluster lights, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of friendly customer service elves will be happy to help.