Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. We’ve covered the best artificial Christmas trees, Christmas tree toppers, Christmas lights, and wreaths, and now we’re zeroing in on the best Christmas light projectors on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.) Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
Best Overall Christmas Light Projector
“Friggin’ lasers and Xmas! Two of my favorite things! If you live on a well-lit street, you’d probably be better off getting a few of these and putting them closer to the house. My street is dark, and I can set it a decent ways back. Might add a second at some point to increase brightness.”
Best Christmas Light Projectors With Patterned Lights
“I love the lights. They are bright and did an awesome job of covering the front of my house with the various Christmas-themed images and patterns. However, I’m more impressed with their customer support. The original light had an issue where it wouldn’t respond to the supplied remote. I emailed TOFU customer support to explain my issue, and within an hour they replied with a tracking number for a replacement light. I received the new, fully functioning light within three days. World-class customer service!”
“People were stopping by telling me how cool it was … and I see cars stopping. I recommend shining on a flat surface, at least ten feet away for best impact. I had mine shining on a white garage door, and a pretty steep angle, but it did not diminish the effect. Very cool at a great price.”
“This is impressive beyond expectations. I figured I could light up a portion of my house for Halloween and Christmas, along with occasional party fun. But this laser is the real deal! It doesn’t light my garage door, it lights up my whole (.23 acre) yard! Top-shelf stuff. Can’t wait for the holidays! Prepare to be mesmerized.”
Best Christmas Light Projectors With Pinprick Lights
“Great light show with options for lights to hold still, move, speed up. Good buy for the price. If you buy one and get no light, make sure you have the connection to the device tightly coupled. It took me a few times to get the unusual socket to mate firmly.”
“Bought these because my in-laws had some on their house in the previous years. I did not want to get on the roof to put lights up this year. Bought two of these in the hopes of decorating without having to ‘decorate.’ I live in a two-story dark-blue house on a hillside, and the red and green shows up on the house very well. I like that the stakes that go into the ground are metal and they are very helpful for getting in the ground when the ground is still frozen. The options to change the types of styles of the lights that are put on the house are very good. A very good buy!”
“I bought three lights just to see if they really looked good and worked as advertised. They looked so good, I bought two more to add to the front of the house. My wife was very, very skeptical, but when I showed her the results after it got dark, she LOVED them. Last year, I spent a stupid $900 to get lights put on the house, and it looked okay. But for a fraction of the cost, the house looks much better this year. I plan to buy a few more, one for the inside cathedral ceiling we have … MERRY CHRISTMAS!”
Best Globe Christmas Light Projector
“The ION Holiday Party Multicolor Projected Lights are spectacular!!! We researched several versions of these ‘globe’ light projectors that are being advertised at Amazon and other stores and there is no comparison. ION is absolutely the best out there. The lights exceeded our expectations and are very bright, colorful, and vivid. Actually, our lights are the brightest in our neighborhood and visually they are very stunning. One light covers our ranch-style house and garage completely. The remote is great because it gives you the option of having motion in addition to a variety of colors. Our neighbors have been asking where we purchased the light because it is certainly a showstopper. In summary, we are extremely satisfied with our purchase. You will not be disappointed with this light and we highly recommend it!!!”
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