Technology is a great thing when it works right. You are probably not alone if you have ever purchased some piece of electronic wizardry that was advertised as the latest and the greatest piece of gear, only to have it not work as described or not work at all. That makes life so disappointing sometimes.
But sometimes, technology works fabulously well, and provides with a great and wonderful opportunities to enrich our lives with cool electronic stuff. And that is definitely the case with a fiber optic Christmas tree. These can be a wonderful addition to your holiday decorating design and in fact many people who try then once, say they will never go back to a regular Christmas tree again.
How good your tree looks kind of depends on how much you are willing to pay for it. This is one of those times when price and quality go hand in hand. But that doesn't mean you can't save money with a discount off the regular price. There are lots of websites right now which are offering great deals and bargains just because the economy is a little tight right now. That is good to know.
The fiber optic trees themselves come in a variety of heights. These can be the tabletop models which are generally about 2 feet tall all the way up to the trees which are as much as 8 foot tall. The difference in price comes with the height, of course, but also with the mount of branches, how lifelike they look and how bright the lights are.
In general, there are two types of fiber optic trees, the original kind which have a light in the base and a motor which moves a little wheel to get different effects in your tree branches. This kind s nice but has a tendency to get a little warm and if your house is on the quiet side, the motor does make a little bit of noise. The ends of the branches light up because there are glass fibers running through the length of the tree from the bottom where the light is to the ends of the branches.
That light is what makes the tree sparkle. With an LED or light emitting diode type of tree, there is no light bulb or motor in the bottom of the tree and the LED works just like it does anywhere. Like in the display on your microwave or DVD player. No noise, no motor and no heat.
A fiber optic Christmas tree is a great investment if you like the look of the twinkly branches and the ease in which tree is put away for next year. And right now is a great time to hunt down a few good bargains online on your tree.