Updated February 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Fairy Lights

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Lighting affects the ambiance of any space, and one of the quickest ways to a warm, inviting atmosphere is with fairy lights. Made to illuminate, but not overpower, they add a touch of charm and elegance without the hassle of replacing fixtures. They can function as the focal point of your decor, too, especially when you select whimsical or colored options, such as some of those you'll find here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best fairy light on Amazon.

10. TaoTronics Dimmable

9. Impress Life Sea Glass

8. GDealer 33 Foot Firefly

7. Homestarry Warm White

6. Twinkle Star Window Curtain

5. NSen Mini LEDs

4. 12APM Waterproof

3. GDealer Twinkle

2. Lemontec Solar

1. Minetom Starry

Editor's Notes

February 13, 2019:

We've here selected fairy lights with a classic, understated feel as well as those that are designed to be eye-catching, so there are options whether you want your lights to fade into the background or work as a focal point. For creating atmosphere, the Minetom Starry and GDealer Twinkle work well, since they are relatively plain and soft to illuminate but not overpower. For decorative schemes that require something bolder, the GDealer 33 Foot Firefly, Impress Life Sea Glass, and NSEN Mini LEDs are options to consider, with the GDealer Firefly being particularly useful for event planning, as they have 16 different colors that allow you to coordinate easily, perhaps to team or holiday colors. Note that we added several that are resistant to wetness, including the 12APM Waterproof and TaoTronics Dimmable, but this mainly refers to the actual strand and not the power source.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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