5 tips to buy festoon lights

5 tips to buy festoon lights
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If you’ve ever been to a festival, you know what a real treat it is to see the different levels of light at night. Festoon lights are one of the most exciting ways to bring these types of effects into your home or business. They’re also perfect for outdoor spaces like patios and pools – where there’s often not much light pollution from surrounding buildings. Let’s explore how to buy festoon lights and how to make them work for you.

Install them outdoors

Festoon lights are great for adding ambience to your home or garden, but they can also be installed indoors. They’re ideal when you want to bring light into a dark space and make it feel more welcoming. For example, if you want to brighten up your living room or add some extra illumination in the bathroom, festoon lights are a perfect solution!

You don’t need any special tools or equipment when installing festoon lights; all that’s needed is some tape and an adhesive like Super Glue (or Gorilla Tape). Once installed properly on walls and ceilings, these festive holiday decorations will create an instant atmosphere of cheerfulness around any room they’re placed in—and they’ll last for years too.

Decide on the festoon lights cut length

The length of the festoon lights should be decided on the type of installation. If you are installing them for a large area, then you need to consider how much space is available in your house or office and how many festoon lights will fit in it.

If you have limited space in your house, then choose long-lasting models with high output so that they can cover a large area without burning out easily. Longer lengths mean more light bulbs in each strand and longer life expectancy. 

Decide on the number of festoon lights you need

Once you have the dimensions of your space, it’s time to decide on how many lights you need.

The first thing to consider is the amount of light that will be needed for your space. Do you want ambient lighting or focused lighting? How much natural light do you want in a room? If there are windows and/or skylights in your home, what kind of effect do they add? Do they block out too much sunlight or provide just enough warmth during winter months when there’s no outdoor heat source available?

The next step is figuring out whether or not this is something that can be done within one day: if so, then we recommend using festoon lights as part of an overall decorating scheme; otherwise our recommendation would be to use festoon lights as an accent piece rather than being used throughout every aspect (wallpaper patterns etc.).

Choose a festoon light colour temperature

Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins (K). The higher the number, the warmer your light will be. For example, fluorescent lights have a colour temperature of 3000K while incandescent bulbs have a warmer 3200K. A good starting point for choosing a festoon light would be around 5500K which is considered to be warm enough for most situations and allows you to enjoy it without warming up your space too much.

Choose the right accessories for your installation

  • Choose the right accessories for your installation. Festoon lights are easy to install, but they’re not self-sufficient. You’ll need a ceiling fixture or light box that can hold the weight of festoon lights, along with mounting hardware and connectors (for example, if you want to change out colors).
  • Use LED bulbs instead of incandescent ones. Incandescent bulbs produce heat as they glow—not cool enough for indoor decorating purposes! LEDs produce less heat than traditional incandescents and last longer too.

Festoon lights – we love them.

Festoon lights are a great way to add a little bit of magic to your garden, home or business. They can be used indoors and outdoors, so you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

Festoon lights are easy to install; all you need is some wire and an outlet that’s close enough for the wires (and no more than 15 feet away). They come in different colors and styles, so they’ll match any decor or event perfectly.


Festoon lighting is a great way to add some light in your home, but it can be tricky to figure out how much you need and what type of fixture will work best for your space. We hope this article has helped you make sense of all the options available.

Kevin Peter