When it comes to house parties many of us think of socialising with friends, great music and dancing around the living room, but how much thought do we give to lighting? In fact, lighting plays a bit part in creating the ideal vibe for a house party and getting the lighting right can make all the difference. After all, turning on your ceiling lights takes away any party feel and having too little lighting can make everyone feel relaxed, rather than being in party mode. So, what’s the solution?
Perfect Lights for Any House Party
Fluorescent Light Tubes
Usually reserved for industrial purposes, fluorescent light actually works really well for house parties. The backlight tubes are perfectly suited for party events and having a few dotted around a room can turn any standard room into a dance area. Whether you have them sporadically dotted throughout your home or set them to flash intermittently, fluorescent light tubes are ideal for creating a disco vibe.
LED Strip Light Kits
LED strip light kits are perfect for subtly brightening any room. Rather than turning on ceiling lights or table lamps, position these strip lights below cabinets or running up the stairs to create low lighting throughout the house. Alternatively, they can be used outside in the garden to beautifully light up any decking or patio areas. As these lights use long lasting LED light bulbs, they will literally keep glowing for years!
Dimmable LED Light Bulbs**
One problem that faces every house party organiser is getting the perfect amount of lighting in any given room; often it’s a case of the room being too light with the lights on, and too dark with them off. This is where dimmable LED light bulbs are a great choice. Simply turn the lights down as far as you need them, you’re in total control.
Fairy lights are a great lighting solution for a house party and that is because they can be draped across furniture, hung from walls and bent into any shape - there really isn’t anywhere that fairy lights won’t work. Fairy lights come in a range of different styles, colours and length.
Osram Lightify GLS Smart Bulb**
If there’s anything that screams technology it’s the Osram Lightify GLS smart bulb. This one bulb can glow at any brightness or any kind of white light and is controlled through a mobile phone app. Using an iOS or Android device you are able to change the brightness and colour of the light emitted from the bulb, making it a great purchase for any house party. If you fancy a change of vibe or want to alter the mood, head over to the app and choose one of the thousands of colours.
There are lots of great lighting solutions that work well at a house party and there’s something for every type of event. From bright flashing lights for an upbeat and lively feel to fairy lights for something more chilled out, we’ve got you covered here at BLT Direct.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 24th November, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct