Assembly, Use and Care

Assembling the Lights

Balsam Hill’s pre-lit trees are available in 2 light assembly types: Easy Plug™ trees (including Flip™ and Instant Evergreen™) and traditionally-lit trees. If you are looking for light assembly instructions for a specific tree, please scroll to the PDF list below.

For Easy Plug™, Flip™ & Instant Evergreen™ Pre-lit Trees

Easy Plug trees have light connections inside the trunk so that the tree lights up automatically when you stack the sections together.

For clear, multicolor, or LED pre-lit Easy Plug trees, step on the foot pedal to switch the lights on and off.

For Color + Clear™ trees, remove the plastic insert from the battery compartment of the remote control and choose from "Clear," "Multi," or "Both" to light the tree.

Troubleshooting Tips:
If the lights for an entire tree section do not come on, try rotating the sections so they are seated more firmly together. For other light troubleshooting tips, please review our
troubleshooting guide.

For Traditional Pre-lit Trees

Traditional pre-lit trees have light strings that are manually connected end-to-end outside of the tree’s center pole.

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Clear, Multicolor, or LED Lights:

These trees come with an on/off foot pedal. Begin by assembling the tree according to the assembly guide.

  • Step 1   |   Plug in the Tree

    Identify the extension cord with a foot switch and plug it into an electrical outlet. Press on the foot pedal and the bottom tree section should immediately light up.

  • Step 2   |   Connect the Light Plugs

    Identify the color-coded plugs and sockets on each tree section. Insert each plug into its corresponding socket with the matching sticker.

  • Step 3   |   Use the Foot Pedal

    Your tree should now be fully lit. Use the foot pedal to turn the lights on and off.

Color + Clear™ Lights:

Unlike single light type trees, Color + Clear™ trees come with a remote control and have two sets of lights: one in clear and one in multicolor. Red stickers mark the plugs, sockets, and the control box outlet for clear lights. Yellow stickers mark the plugs, sockets, and the control box outlet for multicolor lights. Begin by assembling the tree according to the assembly guide.

  • Step 1   |   Identify the Light Strands

    Find the cord leading from the receiver box near the tree base and plug it into an electrical wall outlet. Then, identify the two distinct sets of lights that plug into the corresponding color-coded extension cords.

  • Step 2   |   Connect the Light Plugs

    Starting with the top section, connect the extension cords to their sockets on the tree section below. Depending on the height of your tree, cords might connect up or down from a particular section. When you reach the tree base, plug the cords into the control box.

  • Step 3   |   Use the Remote Control

    Remove the plastic insert from the battery compartment of the remote control and choose from "Clear," "Multi," or "Both" to light the tree.


To find lighting instructions for a specific tree, search for its unique PDF below. If you are having any issues with your light assembly, please take a look at our troubleshooting page or contact customer service.

Adirondack Evergreen

6' tree with LED clear lights »
6' tree with LED multi lights »
7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
7.5' tree with LED multi lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with LED multi lights »

Aspen Estate Fir

7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Aspen Silver Fir

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with LED clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »

Augusta Instant Evergreen

All trees with lights »

Baby Cypress

48" tree with clear lights »

Berkshire Mountain Fir

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

BH Balsam Fir

5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »

BH Fraser Fir

5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with multi lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with multi lights »
10' tree with clear lights »
10' tree with multi lights »
10' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
10' tree with LED clear lights »
11' tree with clear lights »
11' tree with multi lights »
11' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
11' tree with LED clear lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
12' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
12' tree with LED multi lights »
12' tree with multi lights »

BH Noble Fir

5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with LED clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with LED clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Black Spruce

5.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
5.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
6.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
6.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
7.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
7.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
9' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
9' tree with multicolored LED lights »

Blue Spruce

4.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

California Baby Redwood 2010

7.5' tree with Clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with Clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
15' tree with clear lights »
15' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
18' tree with clear lights »

Durango Douglas Fir

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with LED clear lights »
6.5' tree with LED multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
7.5' tree with LED multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with LED multi lights »

Classic White Christmas

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Frosted Woodland Pine Instant Evergreen

All trees with lights »

Park Avenue Corner Tree

7' tree with clear lights »

Westwood Pine

7' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with multi lights »

Brandy Wine Pine

7.5' tree with clear lights »

Poconos Pine Mini

28" tree with clear lights »

Coloma Golden Pine Potted

4' tree with clear lights »

Orchard Harvest Potted

4' tree with clear lights »

Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen

5.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

Mountain Meadow Potted

4' tree with clear lights »

Vermont White Spruce Narrow

9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
15' tree with clear lights »

Colorado Mountain Spruce

4' tree with clear lights »
4' tree with multi lights »
4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Colorado Mountain Spruce Potted

4' potted tree with clear lights »
7' potted tree with clear lights »

Denali White Christmas Tree

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Douglas Fir

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »

Fifth Avenue Flatback

7' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with multi lights »

Fraser Fir

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
4.5' tree with multi lights »
4.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
4.5' tree with LED clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ LED lights »
4.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with LED clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ LED lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
6.5' tree with LED clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ LED lights »
6.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ LED lights »
7.5' tree with multicolored LED lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ LED lights »

Frosted Sugar Pine

6.5' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »

Ivy 3-Ball Topiary

5' tree with clear lights »

Ivy Globe Topiary

4' tree with clear lights »

Ivy Spiral Topiary

4.5' tree with clear lights »

Manhattan Flatback

7' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with multi lights »

Mount Washington White

4.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with clear lights »

Norway Spruce 2007

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' narrow tree with Clear lights »
7.5' tree with Clear lights »
7.5' narrow tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Norway Spruce

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with LED Candlelight™ lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with Clear lights »
7.5' tree with LED Candlelight™ lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with LED Candlelight™ lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Sonoma Slim

7' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Autumn Harvest

6' tree with multi lights »
6' tree with LED clear lights »
6' tree with LED multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Allegheny Evergreen Outdoor Tree

6' tree with clear lights »
6' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

California Baby Redwood

7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
11' tree with clear lights »
10' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
15' tree with clear lights »
18' tree with clear lights »

Carolina Hemlock

7' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with multi lights »

Mendocino Pine

4' tree with clear lights »

Potted Baby Spruce

4' tree with clear lights »

Centennial Fir Instant Evergreen

5.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

Norway Spruce Narrow

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Rutherford Fir

4' tree with clear lights »
5' tree with clear lights »

Stratton Valley Spruce

5.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

Ocala Spruce Pine

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' narrow tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' narrow tree with multi lights »
9' tree with multi lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with multi lights »

Pikes Peak White

5.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

Portola Potted Pine

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with multi lights »

Potted White Pine

3' tree with clear lights »
4' tree with clear lights »

Red Spruce Slim

6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with clear lights »

Rocky Mountain Pine

5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Rogue River Spruce

5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with multi lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Saratoga Spruce

7' tree with clear lights »
7' tree with multi lights »
7' tree with LED clear lights »
7' tree with LED multi lights »

Sausalito Potted Pine

4' tree with clear lights »

Scotch Pine

7.5' tree with LED clear lights »
9' tree with LED clear lights »

Silverado Slim

7' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »

Smoky Mountains Spruce

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »

Sugarlands Spruce

6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with multi lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with multi lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with multi lights »

Timberline Fir

6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »

Vermont White Spruce

4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
5.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' narrow tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' narrow tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
10' tree with clear lights »
10' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
11' tree with clear lights »
11' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
12' tree with clear lights »
12' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
15' tree with clear lights »

White River Pine

4' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
4.5' tree with clear lights »
4.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
6.5' tree with clear lights »
6.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »
9' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with Color+Clear™ lights »

Windsor Potted Spruce

4' tree with clear lights »

Tannenbaum Evergreen

7' tree with clear lights »

Castle Peak Pine

6.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
7.5' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »
9' tree with Candlelight™ LED lights »

Cathedral Fir

7.5' tree with clear lights »
9' tree with clear lights »

Greenwich Estates Pine

3' tree with clear lights »
3' tree with LED clear lights »
4' tree with clear lights »
4' tree with LED clear lights »
5' tree with clear lights »

Highland Estate Potted Spruce

4.5' tree with clear lights »
5.5' tree with clear lights »

Hudson Valley Pine

7.5' tree with clear lights »

King Mountain Pine

6.5' tree with clear lights »
7.5' tree with clear lights »