What are some good uses of battery powered lights for the holidays? A quick online search will reveal a litany of ideas. With do-it-yourself blogs and websites regularly popping up on the internet, it doesn’t take long for inspiration to begin. Battery powered lights have sure changed over the recent years. Not that long ago, they were dimly lit, quick to die out, and could only be used indoors. Now, thanks to ever-changing technology, they are bright, last an increased amount of time, and can be used indoors as well as outdoors. This has stepped up the ante for those who enjoy decorating for the holiday season. It has opened new doors in decorating ideas that were either impossible or unsafe before.
Cordless illumination has come a long way and is now a preferred illumination for many people who decorate their homes for the holiday, and they come in a variety of types. They may come as candles or strands of bulbs, and can vary in color from solid white to multi-color, and strands of solid colors as well. Many now use LED bulbs, so the strand has a prolonged operating life.
Remember hanging the lighted wreath on the front door and slinging the extension cord over the door, or tucking it in the doorjamb? By the time the holidays were over, the extension cord was worn and maybe even exposing a wire or two. This was unsightly to say the least, but also a grievous safety and fire hazard. One splash of water and catastrophe could strike. No longer does this danger need to exist with battery powered lights. These convenient strands can tuck inside the wreath as the battery pack is stored discretely in the back. Most strands can operate one season without battery replacement. However, that will greatly depend on if the strand has LED or traditional bulbs, and the type of batteries used.
Battery powered lights have brought new light, pardon the pun, to much of the seasonal décor on the market. These can be used in apothecary jars to illuminate a cheerful winter scene, inside a jar or vase filled with glittery pinecones, or on a table centerpiece. It has also found its uses in decorative lanterns, along the fireplace mantle, even on chandeliers. They can also be used in outdoor decorations where an exterior outlet is too far away, or all of them are already in use. These can be used to illuminate a globe or transparent gift box, or wrapped around garland hanging on the front porch railing.
Some other uses for battery powered lights are inside pillar candles, inside an arrangement, or another area that someone would want the glow of a candle without the fire danger. This kind of illumination is perfect for businesses and churches where a real candle can pose a great potential risk. They are also a perfect gift for someone who loves candles but is highly allergic to scents or has animals or small children. If these battery operated strands get knocked over, there is no mess to clean up or fire hazard.