Set your living spaces aglow with a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. Balsam Hill offers exceptionally lifelike Christmas trees with a variety of lighting options that complement any decorating theme. Learn more about pre-lit Christmas trees and find answers to the most common questions below.
What does “pre-lit Christmas tree” mean?
A pre-lit artificial Christmas tree adds brilliance to any festive display while eliminating the challenge of untangling and stringing lights manually. This tree type makes decorating easier and gives you more time to mix and match your ornaments and other trimmings.
Innovations like our exclusive Easy Plug® technology let you enjoy convenient setup. This feature connects all light strings in the trunk, so you only need a single plug to power the lights. Easy Plug is also included in the pre-lit versions of our patented Flip Trees® for quicker tree assembly. With Flip Trees, putting up your display is as easy as rolling it into place, flipping the base, and attaching the tree top.
How many lights should an artificial Christmas tree have?
Experts suggest stringing 100 to 150 lights for every 30 centimetres of a Christmas tree. That means a 210 cm pre-lit Christmas tree looks best with 700 to 1,050 bulbs. Meanwhile, a 270 cm 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, shop our lighted ornaments and tree toppers. Then, adorn your tree with glittered ribbons and picks for added sparkle.
What is the best pre-lit artificial Christmas tree for you?
To create a memorable display, choose lit artificial Christmas trees that suit your decorating style. We have versatile lighting options that will complement your festive celebrations. Keep it simple and cosy with the timeless look of clear LED lights. Our clear LEDs offer the soft, warm glow of candlelight instead of the cold and harsh tone of ordinary LED bulbs. For a more playful style, let our multicolour lights cover your tree with vivid jewel tones.
Can’t quite decide between clear and multicolour options? Get them both with our LED Colour+Clear™ technology. It allows you to switch from clear to multicolour to both with just the touch of a button. This pre-lit LED Christmas tree also gives you 30% more lights for extra brightness. If you prefer to hang your own lights, check out our wide range of unlit Christmas trees. They serve as the perfect blank canvas for your favourite decorations and light strings.
Once you’ve selected your light type, the next thing to consider is the level of tree realism. Our Most Realistic artificial Christmas trees are made with True Needle® foliage that replicates the texture, structure, and colour of real evergreens. Classic PVC needles are added for fullness. For a balance between quality and affordability, opt for Realistic trees with a mix of True Needle and PVC branches. Alternatively, we have cost-effective Traditional Christmas trees featuring 100% PVC foliage.
Brighten up the festive season just the way you want. Shop our extensive collection of the best pre-lit Christmas trees and other decorations at Balsam Hill today.