We both have always preferred the clear lights, but having said that, this year we got the new LED lights in blue because we didn't like the way the white/clear ones looked. We both now also agree that with the LED lights, we prefer the multi-coloured. That in itself is very strange since neither of us ever liked multi lights. Several of our neighbours have the multi-coloured LED's and they are beautiful. So next year we are going to go multi since hubby isn't particularly interested in taking down the blue ones now that it's cold outside.