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Festoon Lights

At BLT Direct we are more than ready to provide top of the range festoon lighting that creates big impact for a small cost. Revitalize your home or garden with a string of colour that can be used across light fittings, along walls or even throughout a tree. With a wide range of applications available, these lights can be used both domestically and commercially. With all of our festoon lights able to be used indoors and outdoors, we are sure to have something for any lighting scheme. And with all of our festoon lights using LED or solar technology, you can be sure that your lights not only last longer than traditional bulbs but also use less energy.

Solar Heavy Duty Clear Frosted LED

What are festoon lights?

Festoon lights are a form of string lighting that has multiple bulbs along one lead or cable. They are commonly used outdoors for decorative purposes and are a fantastic way to light outdoor seating areas, bars or venues, they can also be used indoors for mood lighting in kitchens or living rooms or anywhere around the house. Festoon lights are a great way to provide light over a long distance or they can be wrapped around furniture as a creative decoration. We stock a large range of lengths and colour temperatures so you will be sure to find the product most suitable for you.

Are festoon lights LED?

All of our festoon lights are LED or are able to be fitted with LED bulbs. This makes LED festoon lights not only practical and stylish but also more environmentally friendly and cost effective than traditional lighting counterparts. With possible energy saving of up to 90%, our LED festoon lights are longer lasting and therefore drastically reduce the frequency of replacing burnt out bulbs, all while saving you money on your electricity bill. Join this growing trend and revive your indoor or outdoor space with our LED festoon lights.

How long do festoon lights last?

All of our festoon lights are LED and last a lot longer than previously used incandescent or halogens. With many of our indoor and outdoor festoon lights lasting up to 20,000 hours, you can be confident that your lighting is reliable and works flawlessly for many years, along with this all of our products are made by trusted and reputable manufacturers , using durable materials and quality guaranteed LEDs.

Do solar festoon lights work?

There is a misconception that solar festoon lights (especially in the United Kingdom), do not work during winter. This myth comes down to some products on the market are not able to store enough power during the dark winter days. However, at BLT Direct we stock high quality, proven solar festoon lights from reliable brands such as V-Tac and The Solar Centre. During the winter period you can set them into power saving mode (less brightness for longer up time) and/or boost them simply using the USB charging that is possible with some products in our range.

How bright should festoon lights be?

Festoon lighting shouldn't be too bright as the primary reason for installing these lights is to create atmosphere and highlight other objects in your garden or home. If the lights are too bright, they may cause glare and reduce the effect that these lights are fantastic for creating, however, if they are not bright enough they may unnoticeable. We recommend festoon lights have a lumen output between 100-600, this ensures the festoon lights aren't too overbearing but give enough light to create an atmosphere.

How high should you hang your festoon lights?

Festoon lights can be fitted at any height, however, we recommend no greater than 3.5 metres when fitting in gardens or other outdoor areas. Festoon lights are great at highlighting existing objects and creating atmosphere, so they don't usually have a high light lumen output so it's best to keep them at a height that is reasonably close to the subject.

Are festoon lights safe in the rain?

Festoon lighting is safe in the rain if the festoon light has a suitable IP Rating between IP44 and IP65. IP44 products can withstand small sprays of water and IP65 products are protected against water jets projected by a nozzle. Waterproof festoon lights are great for ensuring you get the mood lighting and atmosphere to your outdoor space no matter the weather.

What is the best way to hang festoon lights?

Festoon lights are ideal for outdoor spaces, as they can be mounted anywhere on a variety of materials, such as timber, brick, trees, or concrete. However, it is best to plan to identify which material the festoon lights will be mounted on because different materials require different installation methods. Once the material has been identified, confirm your pattern matches the anchor points and the cable will be at a suitable height. Ensure you're using good quality clips, tye raps or fixings provided in some kits to support the cable. If your festoon light uses bulbs, then screw in the bulbs. Once finished, power on and enjoy the atmospheric glow.