Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees
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Set your holidays aglow with a prelit artificial Christmas tree. Balsam Hill offers exceptionally lifelike Christmas trees with a variety of lighting options. Complement any decorating theme and add brilliance to your spaces. Learn more about pre-lit Christmas trees and find answers to the most common questions below.
What does “prelit Christmas tree” mean?
A prelit artificial Christmas tree completes any holiday display. However, it can be tedious to manually string hundreds of lights, especially for a tall holiday centerpiece with a full profile. This tree type makes decorating easier, as it comes with pre-strung lights, giving you more time to arrange the ornaments.
Innovations like our exclusive Easy Plug® technology let you enjoy easier setup. This feature lets you stack the tree sections and connect a single plug to a wall socket to power the lights. It’s also used in the pre-lit versions of our patented Flip Trees® for quicker tree assembly.
How many lights should an artificial Christmas tree have?
Experts suggest stringing 100 to 150 lights for every foot of a Christmas tree. That means a 7-ft. pre-lit Christmas tree looks best with 700 to 1,050 bulbs. Meanwhile, a 9-ft. pre-lit Christmas tree should have around 900 to 1,350. Of course, this depends on the look you want to achieve. Refer to our Christmas Tree Lights Guide for the recommended light count based on tree height and desired coverage.
As you shop on our website, look for the “VIEW LIGHT COUNTS, BRANCH TIP COUNTS & WEIGHTS” section for more details on each product. If you’re eyeing a brighter display, select from our collection of festive Christmas tree lights. Alternatively, find lighted ornaments and tree toppers to finish off your dazzling holiday centerpiece.
What is the best prelit artificial Christmas tree for you?
Let your holiday display shine with lit artificial Christmas trees that suit your decorating style. Find the lighting option that will complement your holiday celebrations. Keep it simple and classic with the timeless look of traditional incandescent lights. For a more cheerful display, use energy-efficient LED, Micro LED, or UltraBright Micro LED Lights. Or create an enchanting sight with the tiny bulbs and near-invisible wires of LED Fairy Lights.
Choose between the classic glow of clear lights or the jolly look of multicolor bulbs. Can’t quite decide between clear and multicolor lights? Consider our LED COLOR+CLEAR™ technology. It allows you to switch from clear to multicolor to both with just the touch of a button. This pre-lit LED Christmas tree also gives you 30% more lights for extra brightness.
Light up your holidays just the way you want it. Select a prelit artificial Christmas tree that lets you control the speed, brightness, and color of each light bulb. Explore our Fiber Optic Christmas tree selections that features pre-set light shows. Delight your guests by cycling through all the light modes in one go. Another option to consider is a Twinkly LED-lit Christmas tree. It allows you customize the lights from your mobile device. Express your creativity and surprise loved ones with a stunning light exhibition this season.
Create holiday magic with breathtaking light displays. Shop our extensive collection of the best prelit Christmas trees and other holiday décor at Balsam Hill today.
What effect are you going for?
Get the timeless look of traditional lights that stay lit for 3,000+ hours.
- Clear (pictured)
Enjoy the same warm glow as traditional lights with bulbs that won’t burn out.
- Candlelight™ LED (pictured)
- Multi LED
- Color+Clear™ LED
Create a stunning display bathed in delightfully small energy-efficient LEDs.
- Clear Micro LED (pictured)
UltraBright Micro LED
Select a small but powerful LED to make your Christmas brighter than ever.
- Clear UltraBright Micro LED (pictured)
LED Fairy Light
Create holiday magic with tiny sparkles of light and nearly invisible fine wires.
- Clear LED Fairy Lights (pictured)
Twinkly Light Show
Choose striking preset effects or customize your own show—right from the app.
- Twinkly Light Show LED (pictured)
Fiber Optic Light Show
Animate dazzling clusters of multicolored fiber optic lights at the touch of a button.
- Fiber Optic Light Show LED (pictured)
Complement your Holiday Décor.
Dress up any style with beautiful lights that are sure to make it picture-perfect.
Pictured: Candlelight™ Clear LED
Make your holly jolly decorations extra cheery with a festival of holiday colors.
Pictured: Multi LED
Decide how easy you want to make it.
(for prelit trees)
Like traditional Christmas tree lights, the pre-strung strands plug into each other.
(for prelit trees)
With light connectors inside the trunk, just plug it into the wall and voilá.
Pictured: Candlelight™ Clear LED with Easy Plug™
(for unlit trees)
Outlets are conveniently embedded in the trunk — add as many lights as you wish.