It’s undoubtedly one of the most memorable and favored go-to scenes in any Christmas movie. The one where someone is up a ladder and ends up falling off in their failed Christmas-light-putting-up attempt. And while it’s fun to see on TV, you can’t help but appreciate the real-world pain in the butt that putting Christmas lights on your home really is. Hence the reason for the rise in popularity of the Christmas light projector.
Christmas light projectors are a modern way to decorate your house for the festive season without any of the hassle usually related to the task. These projectors cover your home in eye-catching lighting patterns which can take the form of a number of static or dynamic designs, including:
In addition to the various shapes and patterns the projectors offer, the other major reasons to switch from lights to a projector are related to the installation and maintenance process. Never again will you have to worry about busting out your ladder to string lights along the roof. Nor will you have to waste time de-tangling what feels like miles of cord, only to realize you have enough broken bulbs to warrant taking the whole thing down. Listen, we’ve been there, it sucks. That’s why we love these Christmas light projectors. These are even easier to store than those pesky lights!
So, if you’re ready to give up the hassle and potential danger of a trip up an icy ladder this holiday season, check out our nine favorite Christmas light projectors and find the right one to get your home shining come winter.
1. COOWOO Christmas Laser Lights
These are the Christmas light projectors that essentially started it all. Back when people started using laser lights instead of hanging their Christmas decorations the way we would in the olden days (ha!), these green and red dotted lights took to the stage instead. Your neighbors had these, your family members had these, your parents had these. They’re a main staple to Christmas tradition at this point, so if you want to keep it “old school” at least in terms of Christmas light projectors, this is the way to do it.
2. XVDZS Christmas Laser Lights
No matter what you’re going for this year, these Christmas light projectors will do it. This outdoor projector includes five different patterns featuring snowflakes, jingling bells, Christmas trees, a starry night and Santa Claus himself. Control speed from inside your home with the added remote so you don’t have to go outside. Just pick your poison depending on the night and cover your home in a sea of festive colors and patterns.
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3. Nortix Christmas Projector Lights
Let it snow even if you live in an area that doesn’t get it with these super fun snowy Christmas projector lights. These were recently upgraded for 2021 to have a large projection range to cover even more of your home. Yeah, that means you can use these as your sole decoration this year, making your life that much easier. On rainy and snowy days, you don’t have to worry in the slightest about this projector not working or looking visually different on your home.
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4. Brightown Christmas Projector Lights
At under $25, the Brightown Christmas Projector Lights is a great and budget-friendly way to introduce some effort-free Christmas lighting into your setup. This IP44-rated device projects a variety of Christmas-themed items, including Rudolph, candy canes and, of course, Santa. The light also comes with a stake and a flat base which includes screw holes for easy off-the-ground mounting, too. Additionally, you’ll find a remote control that lets you control your device from a distance and includes the ability to choose how long the projector stays on for and change between display speeds.
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5. BlissLights Sky Lite
So, here’s the downfall with BlissLights’ Sky Lite: they aren’t made for the outdoors. But, if you want to turn the inside of your home into a galaxy getaway, these are the lights to do it with. Enter a world lightyears away from our home planet all by staying in your lighting room, turning the overhead lights off and blaring this light toward your ceiling. It’s colorful, crazy and adds a bit of pizazz in the world of overwhelmingly obvious festive light projectors.
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6. Ledmall RGB Outdoor Garden Laser Christmas Lights
With its three-color (red, green and blue) projection, its range of patterns to choose from and its high-quality construction, the Ledmall RGB Outdoor Garden Laser Christmas Lights is a solid Christmas light option this year. The included remote control, which has a range reaching up to 50 feet away, lets you choose between numerous settings, including lighting duration, the display speed and your preferred pattern. The IP67-rated device also includes a built-in security lock, a long waterproof cable and comes with both a stake and flat-floor style stand to choose from.
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7. Ocean Wave Christmas Projector Lights
If you’ve ever heard someone say “projector lights aren’t just for Christmas,” they were definitely talking about the Ocean Wave Christmas Projector Lights. While they do offer two festive season projections, you’ll find a whole other range of options in the pack, including designs for celebrating a birthday, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other significant days throughout the year. This versatility gives this device a year-round functionality where many competitors fall short. It also comes with a flat base and yard spike, making it easy to mount your lights indoors or out.
8. Startastic Max Remote-Controlled Light Projector
The Startastic Max Remote-Controlled Light Projector is capable of projecting 98 different lighting effects as well as 12 different color combinations allowing for something different every day of the week. You’ll also be able to choose between static and active displays and control it all using the included remote control. The light projector includes a floor stand and a yard stake for easy indoor or outdoor mounting as far as 50 feet away.
9. Chinly Party Lights DJ Disco Stage Laser Light
If you want to give your indoor Christmas setup a laser-filled makeover, try this Chinly Party Lights DJ Disco Stage Laser Light. It boasts a high-quality aluminum alloy housing and offers a range of different lighting patterns, including snowflakes. You’ll find a stand that can be mounted both on and off the floor. The light also includes a remote control which lets you cycle through the lighting effects, add sound and change the speed of the display. All in all, this is a great way to add an extra dimension to your Christmas display.
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