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Merry and Bright Holiday Lights Technologies

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Everyone has a different style of Holiday decorating. Now, some of the most common holiday lights are LED bulbs, which are more efficient, last longer, and are typically more colorful than traditional bulbs. However, the choices in holiday lighting technology extend much farther now than simply the color and type of bulb. More houses than ever are choosing high-tech displays for the holidays. In this post, we’ll review the new technologies that are providing variety in holiday lighting this year.

Putting Lights on a Schedule with Smart Plugs

For a number of years, we have been able to schedule lights to go on and off at certain times, but always on individual plugs. Now, technology allows holiday decorators and everyday landscapers alike to do a lot more with lighting systems. Technology like the TP-link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi plug allow for scheduling as well. It also allows you to remotely access your devices (or lights) that you have plugged into it so you can turn them on and off when you’re away.

This plug, along with the GE Z-Wave outdoor plug-in are also compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, so you can turn your lights on and off or set the schedule even when you don’t have hands free.

Unique Lights Display Technologies

You know those videos you’ve seen with the outdoor holiday lights blinking or changing color in time with a song? Now, you have the power to create the same display, either inside or outdoors. For indoor displays, Light Rhapsody makes light bulbs that respond to music and voice commands. For the outdoors, Lumenplay’s Outdoor lights are app controlled and also can blink or dim in response to music.

Phillips Hue and LIFX are two technology suites that create custom indoor lighting displays that are even more sophisticated. Plus, with Hue Christmas, you can even project holiday wreathes and other light displays on your walls.

Projecting Holiday Cheer

Projected lights or designs have become increasingly popular over the past few years because they can be much easier to set up and maintain throughout the holiday season. Projecting your lights means not getting on high ladders or attaching items to your house that might fall and cause damage. Now, these displays can also be much more sophisticated than just simple light colors or designs.

Laser display projectors are one way that holiday projectors are getting more sophisticated. Choose from a variety of designs and programming and project them on your house. This form of projection is energy efficient and sure to be a fan favorite.

Planning to go all out for this holiday? Why not project 3D holographic videos in your windows or on your walls outside for your neighbors? AtmosFX has many different $30 holiday holographic displays to choose from, including carolers and glittering decorations. Just use an outdoor projector and project on a wall or a screen and you’ll be enjoying lifelike projections in no time.

No matter how you celebrate this year, new technologies can now make the displays bigger, better, more efficient, and more high-tech. Even Clark Griswold would be jealous.

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