General Festoon Light Questions
Q:What are Festoon Lights?A:
Festoon Lights, also known as string or festival lights are a distinct type of decorative lighting used to create an ambient atmosphere, often used for events such as weddings, gardens, parties or general decorative purposes. Their characteristics include large bulbs on a string evenly spaced apart.
Q:What types of Festoon Lights are available?A:
Festoon Lights can come with options such as plug in, solar or battery powered making them a versatile lighting choice for any purpose. Connectable Festoon Lights are a great option for creating different lengths of lights and suiting your desired purpose. Among the most popular festoon lights, you can choose ConnectGo for a low-voltage option, or ConnectPro suited for commercial use and larger displays. Alternatively, if you need something bespoke; check out the FestoonPro range, the 240v connectable festoons are purpose built for your needs and are customisable when it comes to belts, bulbs and additional accessories.
Q:Are Festoon Lights suitable for outdoor and indoor use?A:
You should always check manufacturers guidelines before using your Festoon’s for any use, just to make sure it’s safe and suitable for use in your chosen setting! However, many Festoons are suitable for outdoor use. Just check for labels that state the product is weatherproof to make sure they can withstand exposure to.
Q:How are Festoon Lights powered?A:
Q:Can I connect multiple strings of festoon lights together?A:
Yes! If you choose connectable lights, you can connect festoons together in a daisy chain style, to reach your desired length of festoon lights, ideal for lighting up displays of any size.
Q:How do I install Festoon LightsA:
The installation process can vary depending on manufacturer and type of festoon you choose. However, in general, they can be hung using hooks, zip ties, or cable ties. For permanent installations, it's advisable to use outdoor-rated extension cords and ensure proper electrical connections. Bear in mind that outdoor plugs will need to be covered within a waterproof box such as the DriBox. It’s also useful to note that for festoons which are unsupported, we recommend that catenary wire is used to support the festoons using the handy clips on the top of each bulb. This ensures the whole length will be supported in bad weather and helps to prevent water ingress.
Q:Why are Festoon Lights so popular?A:
Festoon lights are among the most popular style of light, and it's easy to see why! They’re stylish, versatile and offer heaps of personality to any space or occasion. Festoons are often reminiscent of vintage or retro lighting making them a great choice for people of all ages and backgrounds, they’re easy to install and always on-trend. Additionally, they're also energy efficient with LED bulbs consuming less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and in turn making them cost effective.
Q:Can Festoon Lights be used year-round?A:
Yes! Festoon lights are extremely versatile and can be used for decoration no matter the season or the event! They’re popular in summer hanging over pergolas or at Christmas to add something extra to your outdoor decorations.