How Many Lights Do I Need For My Christmas Tree?
Read our essential guide and shop the look. From artificial to fresh cut, all trees deserve to be lit up for Christmas! Follow our easy guide to fill your Christmas tree with just the right amount of lights, ensuring you get the look you’ll love.
Our golden rule is 100 bulbs or 5 metres of lights per 2ft of Christmas tree. For a 6ft tree we recommend 300 bulbs or 15 metres of lights. If you’re a fairy light lover, double up or mix and match styles for extra sparkle. The number of bulbs will vary depending on the style of lights you choose, so make sure you consider the length of the lights themselves to ensure that you have enough to go all around your tree, from top to bottom!
We recommend 15 metres of lights for a 6ft Christmas tree, but if you have space for a larger tree, for every extra foot of height simply add another 5 metres of lights. So for a 7ft tree, we would suggest using 20 metres of lights.
The time-honoured tradition of dressing your Christmas tree is one of the most magical moments of the season. Here at Lights4fun, our selection of Christmas tree lights ranges from simple and twinkly to full and glowing, dependant on the type you choose. As each different type has varying bulb count, we like to stick to the 5 metre rule with these ones which ensures you make it to the top of your tree. So, for a 6ft tree we’ve recommend 15 metres of lights. To help you get the look you’ll love, we’ve highlighted our most popular types below.