Prextex Clear Wire Christmas Light Set

Last updated date: October 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 74 expert reviews, the Prextex Prextex Clear Wire Christmas Light Set placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 1, 2019:
Checkout The Best String Lights for a detailed review of all the top holiday lights.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
441 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
They aren’t so bright to disrupt my hens, but light enough that I can easily make it to the coop to lock up the ladies at night.
- New York Mag
October 3, 2018 | Full review
Costing less that the average price, these exquisite white lights are valued for their single pure color, including extra bulbs and fuses in the pack, and being usable inside or outside for displays.
- Born Cute
What experts didn't like
Some buyers experienced the lights going out after a few days.
- Born Cute

From The Manufacturer

You get 100 count Christmas white wire lights set perfect for indoor/outdoor holiday decoration. Comes in a beautiful designed Prextex box perfect for storage after the holiday. You'll also get some ext bulbs and fuses should you need them.

Overall Product Rankings

1. TaoTronics String Lights with Remote Control
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 24
2. Brightown Globe String Lights, 25 ft
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Ehome String Lights
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Zoic Christmas String Lights
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Aluan Christmas Lights
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Prextex Clear Wire Christmas Light Set
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Noma/Inliten Light Set
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Prextex Green Wire Light Set
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
9. 12APM String Lights
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 7
10. Twinkle Star Star String Lights
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 2
11. Dailyart Globe String Lights
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Holiday Lights

Decorating your home or office with lights is an excellent way to get into a festive spirit. It’s even better when you can gather family or friends and put up the lights while listening to your favorite music. Before you plan your little get-together, you’ll need to make sure you have the correct lights with the right number of bulbs.

Read the product packaging to determine if the lights are safe to use outdoors. This is only important if you are planning an outdoor display. Just remember that outdoor lights can be used indoors, but indoor lights cannot be used outdoors. Indoor lights are not made to withstand wind, rain, snow and ice.

Check to see whether the lights have a green or white wire. For example, the Prextex Green Wire Light Set features green wiring in between each light, which blends in with the green foliage of an evergreen tree beautifully. A white wire would stick out in a tree but would look great across a white fireplace mantel.

Determine what type of lights you’d like, as there are a wide variety of choices. You could stick with all white lights or go with multicolored lights. You can opt for lights that flicker, flash or strobe. The TaoTronics String Lights with Remote Control has 10 different brightness settings to choose from. Thanks to the handy remote, users can even change the setting from across the room.

Size is also important, as lights come in large, regular and mini sizes. Of course, you’ll need to read the product packaging to determine how long the strand is, as the number of lights doesn’t determine this. That’s because the lights may be spaced further apart on one set than another. Even though the Ehome String Lights has 100 regular-sized lights, it’s only 4 feet shorter than the Noma/Inliten Light Set, which features 300 mini lights.

When browsing similar models, look for any extras that may set one model above the others. Does the light set come with a few replacement bulbs? Is it powered by a USB port instead of batteries or an electrical outlet? Perhaps it’s made with bendable copper wire for easier placement around picture frames and banisters.

DYWM Fun Fact

Before electric bulbs were invented, evergreen trees were decorated with lit candles. After Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, it wasn’t long before his assistant, Edward Johnson, created lights specifically for use on evergreen trees. It took a little while before these lights caught on.

A young man by the name of Albert Sadacca decided to modify the lights after a tragic house fire was caused by the original decoration of a lit candle. He painted the lights for a more colorful glow, and this led the sale of the lights to take off.

Here are a few more facts you may find interesting about lights:

  • An astounding 20 million pounds of holiday lights are recycled each year in Shijiao, China.
  • Although President Grover Cleveland was the first to decorate an evergreen tree with lights inside the White House, it was President Calvin Coolidge who set up the first outdoor National holiday tree.
  • LED lights use 80% less energy than regular lights. The Rockefeller Center evergreen tree goes a step further by powering its LED lights with solar panels.
  • The Gay Family in LaGrangeville, New York, has the record for “Most Lights on a Residential Property.” They used an astounding 601,736 lights to decorate their home.

The Holiday Lights Buying Guide

  • Check for a product warranty. You should always know what you’re buying and what recourse you have if the product becomes damaged or defective. Some companies offer a two-year warranty, but it may be limited. You can ask to see a copy of the warranty before you buy. Never use a light set that has frayed cords, empty sockets or exposed wiring.
  • Never add more strands than what is recommended in the product information sheet. This could pose a fire hazard.
  • When hanging outdoor lights, stick with light clips that are designed specifically for use with lights. Nails and screws work to secure the lights, but there is a risk you could puncture the cord and expose the wiring. You’ll also need to use a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet with outdoor lights to protect against the winter elements.
  • Always conduct an inspection of any lights that you have from a previous year before using them again.
  • Look for a UL Safety Certification on the product label. This certification means that the lights have gone through testing and have been found to meet industry standards.
  • Festive lights don’t have to be stored away 11 months out of the year. They work great to accent a family portrait or a piece of wall art. They can be used to light up your banister or an outdoor walkway for better night vision.
  • If you have a strand or two of lights that no longer work, you can recycle them. Many organizations are willing to take the old lights off your hands because lights are made using copper, plastic and sometimes glass. All of these materials can be melted down to make new products, which reduces waste.
  • When comparing light prices, you’ll first need to take into account how many lights are on each strand. After that, look for any extras the light set may offer. For example, the Noma/Inliten Light Set has 300 lights per strand versus the 100 lights the other sets offer, so it commands a higher price. Although the TaoTronics String Lights with Remote Control has the same amount of lights as the Prextex Green Wire Light Set and the Ehome String Lights, it costs a little more due to its added remote control and multiple brightness options.