How Many Lights for my Christmas Tree?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “How many lights for my tree?” Of course it all depends on the size of your Christmas Tree and where it's positioned. Atmoshepheric lighting makes all the difference to the ambience of a room and let's face it, there's nothing better than a well lit Christmas tree in a window to create a dramatic festive effect at twilight. If your Christmas tree is positioned in a corner, it's not necessary to light the entire tree, unless it's near a window. This table gives you a guide to the number of lights we recommend for lighting your Christmas tree.

The key to lighting your tree is to decide on how many lights. If you have 3 sets of lights (300 LED lights), then divide your tree into 3 vertical wedges. One for each set of lights.

My favourite lighting system comes in strings of 100 lights on a 10 metre cord. These cords can then be connected together to give you up to 1000 lights from one transformer! The 10 metre length is so easy to wind through the tree without being so long that it tangles.

The first thing to do is plug each set of lights into one of the adapter plugs connected to the transformer and turn them on! The last thing you need is to spend all that time decorating your entire tree, only to turn on the lights and find that one of the sets isn't working!!

Starting at the top of the tree, wind the lights horizontally through the branches in a zig zag motion down the wedge to ensure even coverage. Installing the lights in this manner makes it easy to remove the lights after Christmas. Continue winding each set of lights within the wedges until you've completed the three sets and they are beautifully positioned around the tree. If you're a visual learner, then check out my instructional video below. (Note - the video shows our older system that has only 5 strings of lights. The new system allows up to 10 strings of 100 lights).