Great for special occasions or everyday fun, orange lights add a special kind of glow. Take a look at our picks, here.
You can get more than 100 yards of decorating power by linking up to five of these 66-foot-long cords. Twinkle Star
Most string lights can do at least do things: A solid glow, and an off-and-on blink. But if you’re craving a little more flash, look for a set that can do more: Waves, sequential glow, slow fades and more.
These USB-powered twinklers can also run on three AAs. Omika
String lights are powered in different ways. Plug-ins will need to be near an electrical outlet or extension cord, while battery-operated lights can go anywhere you need them to be (as long as there’s a spot to hide the little battery box). For outdoor lights, solar-powered is many folks’ first choice—no electricity or battery costs! USB-powered lights can be plugged into a computer or television, or a portable power pack.
These mini glowers are set into a flexible copper wire, so you can wrap them around anything. Twinkle Star
One fairly recent innovation in string lights are fairy lights, where tiny LEDs are set into skinny, flexible copper wires. These can be used to fill clear glass vases or bowls, or wrap around lampshades, table centerpieces, small plants or figurines or anything else. Unlike traditional string lights with glass bulbs and plastic electrical cords, wire fairy lights are extremely lightweight.