Best smart Christmas lights: control your festive lighting the smart way

Bright idea: Invest in smart Christmas lights and give your home a magical boost!

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We're big fans of smart Christmas lights because they're jazzy, reliable and let us do what we do best at Christmas time: relax. Relying on nothing but the word "Alexa" from the comfort of your sofa, smart lighting will light up your life in more ways than one. 

So, if you're currently in the process of updating your festive decorations, smart lighting is definitely a worthy investment to add to the list. Give your place a spot of pizzazz and transform your pad into a tech savvy space of festive fun. There's no easier way to change the ambiance of a room than with lighting and there's a reason for the saying "light up like a Christmas tree" ('cos Christmas lights reign supreme... duh). 

We've got loads more Christmas decorating ideas too, so check them out when you get a chance! 

1. Festive lights perfect for your Christmas tree

Lights4fun smart christmas tree lights

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32m 400 LED Twinkly Smart App Controlled String Lights Gold Edition | £174.99 at Lights4Fun

These white and gold lights offer the best of both worlds and will make statement hung from your tree, as indoor décor or to light up the outside of your home. So, enjoy 32m of waterproof lights on a 2.5m lead cable!

2. Magically multi-coloured fairy lights

Amazon multi coloured fairy lights

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Smart WiFi LED Fairy Lights | £17.99 at Amazon 

Colourful and adjustable, you can choose between colours and brightness modes to set different moods with these magical fairy lights. Compatible with the Smart Life app, once set up, these lights can be adjusted just by the sound of your voice... you can even sync them up to music. 

3. Versatile bedroom lights for festive feels 

Amazon yunlights smart fairy string lights

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YUNLIGHTS Smart Fairy String Lights  | £21.99 at Amazon 

With so many variations available, we're obsessed with these Christmas lights. Choose from multi-coloured sequences or stick to just one colour - even white! The perfect versatile lighting solution for Christmas time and beyond. 

4. A spectrum of colours from Aldi 

Aldi smart christmas lights

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480 App Controlled Christmas Lights | £49.99 at Aldi 

You can always count on Aldi to deliver on the bargain front and these £49.99 Christmas lights do just that. Measuring 10 metres, these Christmas lights come with 480 lights and you can choose from a spectrum of colours. You can also set them to music. 

5. A smart plug to transform any lights into smart lighting

Amazon philips hue smart lighting plug

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Philips Hue Smart Plug with Bluetooth | £29 at Amazon 

Okay, this is kind of cheating but we're all for cheeky techniques that offer a shortcut. Buy this smart plug and transform any of your lights into smart lighting solutions! Seriously, it'll work straight out of the box. Just plug in any non-connected light to your new smart plug and connect to the Bluetooth Philips Hue app.

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Niamh is a freelance journalist and the Head of Content at Raft Furniture. She is obsessed with all things interior design, with a particular focus on sustainability and city-dweller style. The wooden floorboards and built-in bookcase in Niamh’s rented North London home occupy her daydreams between writing, and after work, she has a knack for finding cheap plane tickets.