Check out our great selection of string lights and party lights, and let your family and party guests enjoy a feast of lantern string party lights, Asian party strings lights for weddings, string Christmas lights, and novelty party string lights that are all sure to grace your home and special occasions with a fancy motif and a beautiful array of lights.
Party String Lights Facts and Features
Party string lights are highly versatile for decorating and party lighting because they are made of flexible wire, thus they can be spruced up in infinite ways. Unless stated otherwise, party string lights are generally designed for light-duty lighting applications and, thus, recommended for indoor and temporary dry outdoor use.
Our selection of party string lights are UL-listed, 8 or 9 feet electrical light sets that hold ten (10) light sockets for ornaments. You can connect up to three (3) strands or lengths of party string lights as each of them already has a male and female plug on both ends. Extra light bulbs and fuse also come free on selected styles of party string lights and most of these string party lights have replaceable light bulbs so you can use them on several celebrations.
Party string lights that are made of delicate materials, like the miniature paper lantern string party lights, however, need minor assembly to prepare them for use. Such procedure requires, at most, inserting the metal wire expander to open up each miniature paper lantern. To use your string lights, simply unravel them from their package and, if the ornaments and the light strings have been packaged separately, just insert each ornament onto each string light bulb's socket and then decorate.
Enjoy these party string lights in different colors and use them with other colors and styles of paper lanterns
to bring a festive glow to your home, wedding, and special occasions.
Hanging String Lights and Wedding Lighting
Hanging string lights and wedding lighting make for an eye-popping and festive scene in the home, office lobby, garden, weddings, and all special occasions, and if you are looking to infuse a more playful flair or elegance, party string lights that come with specially-crafted ornaments abound here on AsianIdeas.com, which can perfectly and instantly set the mood of your wedding, parties, and decorating theme.Hanging string lights on the ceilings.
Decorating the edge of the ceiling or creating a ceiling centrepiece out of string lights can add a sense of fun and homey ambiance to every chic interior. Screw-in hooks are, generally, a useful tool for decorating string lights on the ceilings. You can use small screw hooks for a tight anchor and to make the string lights appear close to the ceiling, or larger-sized hooks for a slightly loose hold and to provide a bit of vertical ceiling space. A 1.5 feet interval also makes for a good distance between screw hooks when decorating party string lights in a straight line.
As screw hooks may leave holes on the ceilings, you may want to use them when decorating party string lights as a lighting fixture for over a period of time. For single-occasion string lighting without leaving such unwanted holes, you can, as an alternative, secure the string lights using electrical tape, epoxy, or hot glue gun.Decorating string lights on a center pillar.
Round center pillars usually are a perfect spot for decorating string lights. You can first check the length of the party string lights needed for a pillar by wounding a thread around it, laying it in the same way you want your string lights to look like. Next, lay the string on top of a tape measure to determine the length and then connect the string lights, if needed, to cover the measured length, and decorate.Wedding lighting a tent or marquee.
You can swathe or drape party string lights, especially novelty string lights, to the posts or frame of the wedding tent or marquee. You can also check out for battery-operated string lights in case electrical connection is hardly accessible.
Types of String Lights
String lights come in two (2) broad categories, that's indoor lights and outdoor lights. String lights for indoor lighting are generally suited for light-duty applications, like 3 to 4 hours lighting. Outdoor lights, on the other hand, are equipped with value-added features, like waterproof, weatherproof, and UV-resistant plastic casing, which helps them not to crack easily, especially when exposed to the sun's UV rays, and protect their electrical wire from the moisture and drizzles of the outdoors. The following list also presents the common types of string lights that are great for simple home decorating, commercial lighting, and wedding or party decoratingC7 String Lights.
Named as such because they are equipped with lamp sockets for the cone-shaped C7 light bulbs, C7 light strings are famed as Christmas lights or holiday lights as they are popular in the olden time for illuminating Christmas trees, and they still abound today and you can use them all-year-round, such as for lighting display windows and to color and brighten up any dull-looking space. C7 string lights are usually suited for indoor and dry outdoor use and you can light them as single-color or multi-color light strands.C9 String Lights.
Perfect for indoor and outdoor decorating, C9 string lights make use of cone-shaped light bulbs that are larger than the C7 light bulbs, thus they glow brighter than C7 bulbs and brightly enough to be visible from a height or distance.Commercial String Lights.
These heavy-duty string lights break the barrier of string lights that can be used only for the home, and they are designed for indoor and outdoor use, made to withstand long hours of illumination better than C7 and C9 string lights, and have weatherproof and waterproof plastic casing and PVC lamp sockets for added durability. Commercial string lights are also available in various shapes, sizes, and design, so you can use them in creative ways.Flower String Lights.
Every lady would surely swoon to the charm of lighted flower string lights and they are perfect for patio string lighting, party lighting, and for illuminating the trees, shrubs, vines, and potted plants around your home and garden, especially for a special occasion.Lantern String Lights.
Enjoy every color and style of Asian paper lanterns in their smallest size with lantern string lights. Each paper lantern that dangles on lantern string lights are constructed similarly and made exactly of the same materials as the regular-sized party paper lanterns, thus they also fold flat for easy storage and may have a metal wire expander to hold their shape, you and your friends would surely enjoy assembling each 3.5 inch or 4 inch paper lantern to prepare them for hanging on lantern string lights.Novelty String Lights.
Perhaps the most eye-catching among all types of string lights, novelty string lights may have a stars, fruits, balls, fireflies, slippers, among many others, for their embellishment. You can find an unmatched variety of novelty string lights here on AsianIdeas.com.Globe String Lights.
Great for outdoor decorating, illuminating the trunks of trees, or porch lighting, globe string lights are so-called because they are illumined by sphere-shaped, or globe-like, light bulbs. They are perfect for lighting large areas as they have male and female plug on each end, so you can easily connect them with extra strands. For vast outdoor decorating, you can secure globe string lights with hooks or plastic clips on a steady pole or surface, hang the globe string lights starting at the plug closest to the electrical outlet, carefully lift it to gently place them on your installed small hooks or plastic clips, and then plug to a heavy-duty extension cord.1Construction String Lights.
Instantly recognized for the plastic cages that wrap each light bulb on its string, construction string lights do not come with messy socket and plug set, and this makes them suitable for the open construction areas that require lighting. If you are looking to buy construction string lights, opt for high-quality construction string lights that require minimum setup or installation.Rope Lights.
When talking about string lights, rope lights are not to be missed as they provide users with absolute freedom to use their imagination and come out with a dazzling setup. You can also think of rope lights as compact string lights as they have light bulbs that are embedded within their plastic casing and are perfect for illuminating narrow corners and locations that need specialized lighting. Rope lights can be cut at approximately 18 inch interval and you can also connect rope lights of the same type but in different colors, plus they are equipped with LED lights, thus they do not heat up easily and are highly-economical.
Why Use String Lights for Outdoor Lighting and Garden Decorating?
Here are the seven (7) top benefits why outdoor lighting and garden decorating prove excellent with using string lights and party string lights.Give the outdoors a fun-filled ambiance.
Brighten up your yard, garden, or driveway with string lights and bring on a festive and cheerful ambiance. You can wrap string lights around the trunks of trees or on the bushes, or use them to light your garden pagodas, garden umbrella, and the potted plants. Even if there is no party at home, the soft and warm ambiance of string lights can give it a cozy ambiance.Give an insect-free garden.
String lights are not like the outside lights that attract insects at night. With using them, you can verily enjoy the nighttime breeze or have a party in your yard with family and friends without the disturbing insects.Increased visibility of the home.
Well-lighted outdoors can discourage unwanted intruders and the brightness of light is also one practical benefit of string lights that every homeowner can enjoy. Once the sun has set, let your string lights highlight the beautiful exterior architecture of your home. Especially when hosting a party, the bright and festive sparkle of string lights help to make guests find your home easily, just ensure that your string lights are not blocked from the outside view by towering trees, bushes, and garden fixtures.Highlight the garden landscape.
Complete the beautiful landscape of your garden with the golden glow of string lights. You can also bring out the yard into life by hanging string lights around the trees or near the pool area.String lights can make it easy to change of the look of your outdoors.
Giving your garden a whole new look or theme every now and then can be expensive, but you can easily and cheaply do so by simply replacing your old string lights with new ones. With string lights available in so many kinds of illuminations, changing the theme or look of your garden surely is quick, cheap, and wise choice.Pocket-friendly.
String lights are highly economical and have a good life, so you can change them again and again once their bulbs have worn out. You can, especially, pick up outdoor string lights, which have a good capacity to bear harsh climatic conditions.Durable.
As far as the durability of string lights is concerned, most of them are UL-listed and, thus, safe for use and have a long useful life, but still, it is better to check the type or thickness of their plastic casing as this can directly indicate the useful life of string lights.
So make your home or business look chic, smart, and welcoming from the gate or your veranda, garden deck, and patio bright and looking lively anytime of the year by decorating string lights and party string lights.
Safety Tips When Using String Lights and Party String Lights
String lights and party string lights are basically low-voltage and easy-to-install electrical light sets, and here are our safety tips and reminders about using string lights and party string lights:Before buying:Measure the length or span over which you will need to decorate a string light to know the number of string lights that you will need to buy.
Take note of the number of light sockets, spacing between the light sockets or decorations, and the distance between the first and last light socket or decoration to each end of the string light. Party string lights, in particular, usually hold just ten (10) light sockets or decoration and may, or may not, have a male and female plug on their ends. These can help you determine the length of string lights you will need and how you can position them as planned.
Take time to check the electrical safety standards and manufacturer's labels about the string light that you plan to buy. String lights with LED lights, for instance, however low-heating and generally safe for a wide string lighting applications, may also pose a risk for fire.
Before installing:Read the manufacturer's label, instructions, installation guide, and safety tips before using the string lights and party string lights.
Check your string lights for broken or cracked lamp sockets, wires, or loose connections and throw out the old and damaged ones.
Replace damaged and burnt out light bulbs immediately and with the same wattage.
When checking damaged light bulb when the whole string do not light up, look for the lights that have a darker color or a splash of red on the bulb near the bottom. If half of the string is out, look for the dead bulb closest to the end. If after replacing the end bulbs and the string light still does not work, check another bulb for the problem.4
Before using lights outdoor, check to see if they are fit for outdoor use.
When installing:Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, house walls, or other firm supports to protect the lights from wind damage. Use only insulated staples to hold strings in place, not nails or tacks. Or, run strings of lights through hooks (available at hardware stores).2
Choose an outlet plug for your string lights and party lights that are located in non-traffic indoor and outdoor locations and away from water access.
When lighting:Use no more than three (3) standard size sets of lights per single extension cord. Make sure the extension cord is rated such use.2
Turn off the holiday lights before going to bed and when leaving the house. The lights could short out and start a fire.2
Illumine string lights and party lights only as directed by the manufacturer to avoid overheating, which can pose the risk for fire.
Keep the plugs of string lights away from the reach of pets and children.
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