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Festoon lights are commonly used to create an unbelievable welcoming ambience at an affordable price. It is closely similar to fairy string light, the only distinction is instead of the small LED bulbs along a string these lights are equipped with small bulb sockets. These small bulb sockets brings flexibility to festoon lights as it allows you to change between an LED and an Edison light bulb. This is the reason commercial spaces are adopting festoon lights within their premises to enhance their surroundings.
Why Choose Festoon Lights
Festoon lights are an ideal lighting fixture for changing moods as it brings warmth to any indoor and outdoor space. It’s multipurpose design and versatility gives anyone the opportunity to enhance their home’s attractiveness or sentimental feel to a commercial environment. Homeowners can easily DIY festoon lights without the need for an electrician as they can insert the plug into a wall socket. Festoon lights has the heavy duty characteristic made to last in commercial fitouts that can endure harsh weather.
Two styles available you can choose from:
Flush Festoon Lights – As the name suggest its located flush against the festoon light cabling. It does not hang down. Wherever the cable is position, the lights are also placed in that position. Highly suitable for lining edges of signage, billboards and deck roof.
Hanging Festoon Lights – This style is very straight forward and simple design, the bulbs dangles from a small cable, this small cable is connected to a main cable cord. This main cable cord comes in various lengths and has a plug that connects to a wall socket.
Indoor & Outdoor Festoon Lights
The most convenient about festoon lights are that it can be placed anywhere both indoors and outdoors areas. For indoors use, festoon lights can be a decorative piece for your kid’s bedroom or provide a warm atmosphere glow in family living room or staircase. As for outside use, it is very focus on safety, weatherproof with a high IP rating, easy DIY installation and maintenance free. With a high IP rating, festoon lights is protected from solids like dusts and liquids like water. This is why these lights are commonly used in breweries, pubs, cafes, music festivals and city alleyways.
Where to Install Festoon Lights
Festoon lights is such a great choice as it brings out a welcoming intimate atmosphere, where to use these lights is up to your imagination. Here we’ll explain when to use them:
Outdoor Garden Parties – House garden parties is where you will find these festoon lights ranging from birthday party, Christmas party and social catch up drinks with family and friends on a summer night.
Weddings – It is the most important day for couple to tie the knot, festoon lights makes your wedding memorable as it provide an intimate setting that brings people together. Wedding in a backyard, farm, golf club or a church, you won’t be disappointed by a lit festoon light.
Festivals – Music and food festivals are more common these days and they both use festoon lighting to lit up and create an ambient atmosphere for guests and patrons. Choose festoon lights today and light up your concerts, pop up breweries and street parties.
Events – Many corporate functions, council events and retail stores opening nights can be amplified with festoon lights creating an electrifying memorable moment. It is quick and easy to install and easily packed away, saving your staff countless hours of work.
Festoon Light Bulbs
So far we have learnt festoon lights are very focus on safety, durability and practicality. Selecting the right bulbs for festoon lights is just important than anything. The right bulb for the right occasion can make a difference in the atmosphere. There three types of bulbs to choose from and they are:
Carbon Filament: This type are commonly used for decorative and ambiance setting which brings out a nostalgic feeling. The classic warm glow will set the welcoming mood in your backyard or wedding. Different shaped filaments available for an added decorative taste. The downside with this bulb, it has a short life-span.
LED Bulbs: LEDs are common in lighting application where energy efficiency and longer life-span are the priority. They last much longer than any type of bulbs available on the market. The downside with LEDs, it won’t create that warm and intimate feeling environment. It can feel generic.
Coloured Bulbs: Very popular amongst Australian backyards. Generally use in summer for parties, Christmas gatherings and outdoor music festivals.
Festoon Lights Design
Teardrop: Shape of a teardrop. The base is narrow and wider at the end. Closest look to a classic bulb that can be use with festoon lights.
Round: A classic shape designed with the same look of an Edison bulb back in the late 1800s, a perfect complement to festoon lighting.
Small Round: A small bulb with minimal design that is popular on festoon lights and it is use to imitate a soft glow.Read More