Festoon Lights


Festoon lights are a great way to introduce soft, ambient lighting to your outdoor area.

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Festoon lights are an ideal lighting fixture for changing moods as it brings warmth to any indoor and outdoor space. It’s multipurpose design and versatility gives anyone the opportunity to enhance their home’s attractiveness or sentimental feel to a commercial environment. Homeowners can easily DIY festoon lights without the need for an electrician as they can insert the plug into a wall socket. Festoon lights has the heavy duty characteristic made to last in commercial fitouts that can endure harsh weather.  


Two styles available you can choose from:


- Flush Festoon Lights: As the name suggest its located flush against the festoon light cabling. It does not hang down. Wherever the cable is position, the lights are also placed in that position. Highly suitable for lining edges of signage, billboards and deck roof.

- Hanging Festoon Lights: This style is very straight forward and simple design, the bulbs dangles from a small cable, this small cable is connected to a main cable cord. This main cable cord comes in various lengths and has a plug that connects to a wall socket.




The most convenient thing about festoon lights is that they can be placed anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. For indoor use, festoon lights can provide a warm, atmospheric glow in the family living room or staircase. As for outdoor use, they are focused on safety, weatherproof, have a high IP rating, and are easy to install for DIY enthusiasts while being maintenance-free. With a high IP rating, festoon lights are protected from solids like dust and liquids like water. This is why these lights are commonly used in breweries, pubs, cafes, music festivals, and city alleyways.




Festoon lights is such a great choice as it brings out a welcoming intimate atmosphere, where to use these lights is up to your imagination.  Here we’ll explain when to use them:


- Outdoor Garden Parties: House garden parties is where you will find these festoon lights ranging from birthday party, Christmas party and social catch up drinks with family and friends on a summer night.


- Weddings: It is the most important day for couple to tie the knot, festoon lights makes your wedding memorable as it provide an intimate setting that brings people together. Wedding in a backyard, farm, golf club or a church, you won’t be disappointed by a lit festoon light.  


- Festivals: Music and food festivals are more common these days and they both use festoon lighting to lit up and create an ambient atmosphere for guests and patrons. Choose festoon lights today and light up your concerts, pop up breweries and street parties.


- Events: Many corporate functions, council events and retail stores opening nights can be amplified with festoon lights creating an electrifying memorable moment.  It is quick and easy to install and easily packed away, saving your staff countless hours of work.




Festoon lights are very focus on safety, durability and practicality. Selecting the right bulbs for festoon lights is just important than anything. The right bulb for the right occasion can make a difference in the atmosphere. There three types of bulbs to choose from and they are:


- Carbon Filament: This type are commonly used for decorative and ambiance setting which brings out a nostalgic feeling. The classic warm glow will set the welcoming mood in your backyard or wedding. Different shaped filaments available for an added decorative taste. The downside with this bulb, it has a short life-span.


- LED Bulbs: LEDs are common in lighting application where energy efficiency and longer life-span are the priority. They last much longer than any type of bulbs available on the market. The downside with LEDs, it won’t create that warm and intimate feeling environment. It can feel generic.


- Coloured Bulbs: Very popular amongst Australian backyards. Generally use in summer for parties, Christmas gatherings and outdoor music festivals.




Festoon lights, also known as string lights, are a popular type of outdoor lighting that can add a warm and inviting atmosphere to any space. They typically consist of a series of bulbs that are strung along a wire or cable, with each bulb spaced evenly apart. Festoon lights come in a variety of different designs, with each design offering its own unique look and feel. The three common festoon light shape designs are teardrop, round, and small round.


- Teardrop: Shape of a teardrop. The base is narrow and wider at the end. Closest look to a classic bulb that can be use with festoon lights.


- Round: A classic shape designed with the same look of an Edison bulb back in the late 1800s, a perfect complement to festoon lighting.


- Small Round: A small bulb with minimal design that is popular on festoon lights and it is use to imitate a soft glow.




Here, we will provide you with a list of factors to consider before making your purchase:


- Purpose: The first thing to consider is the purpose of the festoon lighting. Is it for outdoor or indoor use? Is it for decorative purposes or to provide illumination?


- Length: The length of the festoon lighting is also an important consideration. Measure the area where you plan to install the lights and choose a length that fits.


- Bulb Type: Festoon lights come in various bulb types, including LED, incandescent, and filament. LED bulbs are energy-efficient and have a long lifespan, while incandescent bulbs have a warm and cozy feel. Filament bulbs are also energy-efficient and have a vintage look.


- Bulb Spacing: The distance between the bulbs on the string is important to consider. A closer bulb spacing will provide more light, while a farther spacing will give a more subtle effect.


- Waterproof Rating: If you plan to use the festoon lights outdoors, make sure they have a waterproof rating. Look for lights with an IP44 rating, which means they can withstand splashes of water.


- Colour: Festoon lights come in different colors, including white, warm white, and multi-color. Choose a color that complements the theme of your event or space.


- Material: The material of the festoon lights should be durable and resistant to wear and tear. Look for lights with sturdy cables and bulbs that are securely attached.


- Power Source: Festoon lights can be powered by electricity or battery. If you plan to use them outdoors, consider battery-powered lights to avoid the need for electrical outlets.


- Accessories: Look for festoon lighting accessories such as extension cords, dimmers, and timers to customize your lighting setup.


- Price: Festoon lighting can range in price depending on the quality, length, and features. Set a budget and choose lights that fit within it.