7 Best Smart Christmas Lights: Indoor and Outdoor

No Christmas or holiday celebration is complete without the twinkling of fairy lights and string lights. If you are someone like me who can’t do the manual work of switching on/off the lights every evening, worry not, for we have the perfect solution for you. Enter the best smart Christmas lights.

Best Smart Christmas Lights Indoor and Outdoor

Like any other smart lights, these can be controlled through your phone and, in some cases through voice. Naturally, this gives you better control over them. Like all Christmas lights, these light up in various colors and help add their share of magic to the holiday spirit.

So, without further ado, let’s check out some of the best programmable Christmas lights. But first,

1. Best Budget Pick: Nobent Smart String Lights

Nobent smart string lights

The Nobent Smart String Lights have a lot of things going for them. For one, they are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. They connect via Bluetooth to your home Wi-Fi. Once done, you can ask Alexa to turn them On/Off or change colors. Secondly, they come with a Music Sync feature and have around 44 presets.

The latter means you can revert to one of them when you are in no mood to experiment. At the same time, the 33ft length gives you enough leeway to hang it at the spot of your choice. The only thing you need to consider with programmable Christmas lights is that they have to stay within a strong Wi-Fi network.

That said, for the price, they work well. The lights are bright, and the voice control and app control give you finer control. However, the low price tag means the company has cut some corners. For one, a metal wire connects the light bulbs. As such, they are prone to break when they are moved too often. Plus, the Nobent Smart String Lights also lack a little in the durability department.

What We Like

  • Different presets
  • Compatible with both Alexa and Google Home

What We Don’t Like

  • Not durable
  • Strings take the shape of the box

2. Best for Facade Lighting: MELPO Store LED Flood Light

Melpo Led Flood Light

If you want to go all the way in, then it’s time you said hi to a flood light like the one from Melpo. These wired floodlights are rated IP66, thereby making them perfect for the outdoors. While they are not compatible with Google Home or Alexa, you will be able to control them via the companion app on your phone.

This means you won’t get features like voice control or routines. On the upside, the app gives you enough options. More importantly, these outdoor smart Christmas flood lights are built well. They also come with music syncing feature.

The MELPO Store LED floodlights are popular on Amazon and have more than 8,000 user ratings. Users love that they are bright and easy to install. In fact, the easy setup process has been praised by users. That said, they are durable, especially when compared to the ones above. They are not without issues, though. For one, the lights can’t be mounted on walls. Plus, they seem to get a little warm when left on for long.

But at the end of the day, if you want to light up the facade of your home with cool colors without burning a hole in your pocket, then the MELPO flood lights are the best pick.

What We Like

  • Easy to set up
  • Mount allows you to angle it the way you want
  • Responsive customer service

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t be mounted on walls

3. Best for Roofs: Govee Outdoor LED Strip Lights

Govee Outdoor LED Strip

The Govee smart LED strip is perfect for lighting up the trims of your house. Like typical LED strips, it is adhesive-backed and comes with a companion app. As such, you will be able to control the brightness, customize the colors in sections, or set the timer conveniently.

The companion app offers several additional features like changing the light pattern. Interestingly, setting up this LED strip is an easy and painless process. However, note that the adhesive doesn’t stick well to concrete walls. And if you are looking for permanent installation, we’d suggest adding screws to the setup.

The Govee outdoor lights are bright and well-built. The IP65 rating ensures that the lights do not get damaged by moisture and rain. Surprisingly, the power adapter is not waterproof and is not designed to withstand water. As such, you will have to take the pains of plugging it into an area with some form of protection.

What We Like

  • App gives you plenty of flexibility
  • Can be mounted using both adhesives and screws

What We Don’t Like

  • Adapter is not waterproof
  • No Alexa or Google Home support

4. All Versatile: Brizled Smart Christmas Lights

Brizled Smart Christmas Lights

The Brizled Smart Christmas Lights are unlike the lights we have mentioned so far. These lights offer remarkable versatility and do a brilliant job of lighting your patio or deck. Or, they can double up as cool Christmas tree lights, especially for larger Christmas trees. The substantial length of 196ft gives you simple space to work your way around. And guess what? They are compatible with both Alexa and Google Home.

Naturally, you can control the lights with your voice. At the same time, the app gives you plenty of options to play with. For one, you can set the pattern from one of the presets. And you can group this light with other smart lights to set up a single routine. Cool, right?

These app-controlled Christmas lights are bright. And the long length means that the string is a little on the thinner side. That said, these are highly durable lights and should last you a long time, provided you take good care of them. In fact, several users have left them all year round. They are popular on Amazon and have more than 4,000 user ratings, with users appreciating the brightness of the lights and the additional features like Timer.

What We Like

  • Can group similar lights together
  • Long and highly versatile
  • Durable

5. Premium Flood Light Pick: NOVOSTELLA Smart RGB LED Flood Light


The NOVOSTELLA smart LED floodlights are our pick for premium Christmas floodlights. These Bluetooth lights can be controlled by the Smart Life app, which includes a cool color wheel. As such, you can play around with a range of colors. These flood lights are super bright and will do a good job of painting the outer walls of your house in beautiful colors. They are compatible with Amazon Alexa and can be controlled via voice commands.

The only catch is that you will need to buy the Novastella Bluetooth gateway hub since the lights do not have built-in Wi-Fi. And guess what? The floodlights have antennas at the top for better signal reception. Lastly, they are waterproof and have a rating of IP66.

As noted earlier, the NOVOSTELLA lights are priced a little higher than the rest. However, you can rest assured that they are durable and will last you long. They are bright and have a smooth installation process.

What We Like

  • Portable and durable
  • Bright lights

What We Don’t Like

  • Need to buy the buy the Novastella Bluetooth gateway hub separately

6. Best Outdoor String Lights: Govee Outdoor String Lights H7021

Govee Outdoor String Lights H7021

The Govee Outdoor String Lights H7021 are the perfect pick if you want to light up your outdoor pergola, deck, or porch in simple lighting. The lights are a tad bigger than regular fairy lights, and the best part is that each bulb can be given a custom color. Wow!

These outdoor smart Christmas lights are compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant. Or, you can simply control them via the Govee Home App. These are strictly outdoor lights and are rated IP65. Alternatively, if you want slightly bigger light bulbs on your tree, this one also makes for good Christmas tree lights.

All thanks to their durability and solid build, these lights have climbed up the popularity ladder. A single strand of the lights measures 48ft, and you can connect up to two strands.

The Govee lights are versatile and can be used throughout the year. Alternatively, you can set them to red color during Halloween and then switch to multiple colors or warm white during Christmas.

What We Like

  • Compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Each bulb can be customized to individual colors

What We Don’t Like

  • Multiple strings (more than two) can’t be connected

7. Best for Christmas Tree: Lurious Smart Christmas String Lights

Lurious Smart Christmas String Lights

If you do not mind spending a few bucks more for reliable lighting options, then you can’t go wrong with the Lurious Smart Christmas String Lights. These are typical fairy lights and can be used to light up your Christmas trees, lawn ornaments, or just the trim of your house. The feature that sets these lights apart from the rest is the brightness — these lights are super bright. At the same time, they are built to last.

Like their counterpart above, they are compatible with both Alexa and Google Home. Plus, the Smart Life app gives you a color wheel to play with color shades.

These app-controlled Christmas lights illuminate the area beautifully. And with the long 196ft length, you’ll have plenty of room to work with, especially if you have a bigger Christmas tree. As noted earlier, if you do not mind paying more for reliability, you won’t go wrong with these lights.

What We Like

  • Highly versatile
  • Reliable
  • Long length

Light ‘em Up!

These were some of the best smart Christmas lights out there. Bluetooth smart fairy lights are fairly more common than Wi-Fi-enabled Christmas lights. That said, they stay connected and let you control everything from one place. So whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, all you need to do is twist the color wheel to land at the color of your choice. And yes, voice control makes managing the lighting so much better.

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