When having a garden party in winter, Summer or a simple BBQ, festoon lights give an event a really warm, elegant and inviting feel.
Festoon lighting comes in many forms. Known globally as party lights or café lights, they are widely available in different styles, shapes and sizes. Traditionally they are big bulb garland lights in either multi coloured or warm whites. All of these lights are perfect for decorating the house at Christmas and glamming up childrens parties too! All of these lights can be used indoors and outdoors.
Here is our top ten:
1. Waterproof String Lights (clear) click here to view on Amazon
Durable, Reliable, and Versatile, these lights are waterproof and can be used in rain and snow. Perfect to use in a tent, on rooftops, garages and gardens. Nickel plated bases prevent corrosion to improve connectivity and keep bulbs bright. Plug strings together using end-to-end connectors. If one light goes out, the rest stay lit. Removable bulbs provide flexibility for easy replacement and customisable designs. Create a tranquil or natural mood as light shines from a visible filament. Easy installation. Once strand is secured, screw bulbs into empty sockets. In case of windy conditions, install strands far apart enough so bulbs don’t collide. For one-person or high installations, secure each end of strand securely, one by one. To prevent bulbs from breaking upon impact, move strands slowly during installation.
2. LED Festoon Party Lights (multi coloured) click here to view Amazon
These brilliant festoon party lights are perfect for creating a party atmosphere, whatever the occasion. From summer BBQ parties to Christmas, you can enjoy these lights both inside and outside your home. The lights and plug are weatherproof for use in your garden or patio area and being low voltage; these lights are also really safe for use inside your home around children and pets. With a lightweight green cable and handy hanging hooks on each globe, these lights are really easy to display. There is a generous 5m lead cable from the transformer plug to the first bulb in case your plug socket isn’t right next to your display. The globes are spaced at 25cm intervals to give you a full 5m of lights. The plastic bulb caps can be unscrewed and reattached, but the LED bulbs inside are non-replaceable.
3. Remote Control Festoon Globe Fairy Lights click here to view on Amazon
Beautiful bulb shaped design provide a soft light with each bulb 19mm in diameter. Two control types, equipped with IR 13 keys remote control that you can use it to change different lighting effects, setting the time (6 hours on and 18 hours off or you can stop the timing function by press the timer key). You can also adjust the brightness of light. Another way to control the light is to press the button on the battery case, you can only change the lighting effects and turn on/off the light. It has 8 lighting effects, including combination, in wave, sequential, slo glo, chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash, steady on, meeting your various needs and bringing you a variety of visual enjoyment. Perfect for Christmas, your dining room, bedroom, bar, club, garden and wedding venues.
4. Heofean String Lights (clear) click here to view on Amazon
Create a fantastic setting with these G40 patio lights that cast a warm white glow. They can be suspended under a tent, patio, awning or umbrella. The discreet wiring blends in perfectly with trees and bushes. Drape them on trees or in entryways. These lights are perfect for weddings, birthday parties, Christmas and other gatherings. These are ideal for adding a cozy atmosphere, or a charming and festive accent, to a casual evening under the stars. Fireproof and electric isolated with high quality wiring and built-in fuse for safety. Convenient and easy to setup the connection from point to point according to user’s need. The string light is connected in a parallel which prevents one failed bulb from influencing the other bulbs. Even with broken or removed bulbs, remaining bulbs will continue to light up. If one bulb goes out, you simply replace it. This comes with a waterproof connector, each strand of 25 globe lights string has end-to-end connections so you can attach up to 3 strands to cover large areas. Total Length: 25 feet. Bulb Spacing: 12 inches. Lead Length (on both ends): 6 inches. The run: 7W per bulb. Easy installation: The strand has 25 bulbs with E12 base and extends about 25 feet. Each bulb has a clip on the side which makes it easy to attach it to a branch or a nail.
5. Outdoor Retro Festoon Lights click here to view on Amazon
Beautifully chic festoon light, perfect for a classy event, garden party or Christmas gathering. Create a fantastic environment by suspending them under a tent, patio, awning or umbrella. The discreet wiring blends in perfectly with trees and bushes. Drape them on trees or in entryways. Easy Installation: The strand has 25 G40 bulbs with E12 base and extends to approximately 25 feet. Each bulb has a clip on the side which makes it easy to attach it to a branch or a nail. High quality wires and built-in fuse for safety. Convenient and easy to setup the connection from point to point according to user’s need. Each strand of 25 globe lights string has end-to-end connections so you can attach up to 3 strands to cover large areas. Total Length: 25 feet. Bulb Spacing: 12 inches. Lead Length (on both ends): 6 inches. The run: 7W per bulb. This festoon light can withstand all kinds of weather including heavy rain and snow. Low Consumption: The bulbs in this lights are 7 watts each, which means the energy consumption is about the same as one 125-watt incandescent light bulb. Long service life outdoor light: Globe string lights’s bulb sockets are wired in parallel which prevents one failed bulb from influencing the other bulbs. Even with broken or removed bulbs, remaining bulbs will continue to light up. If one bulb goes out, you simply replace it.
6. LED Chinese Lantern Connectable Lights (warm white) click here to view on Amazon
These fully weatherproof lantern fairy lights are perfect for your garden or patio entertaining this summer and also make beautiful indoor decorations for a Christmas party. With warm white LED bulbs inside 20 white lanterns, you’ll be delighted with the soft tones they give when illuminated. The 8cm lanterns are spaced along a lengthy 4m of clear cable which is both lightweight and discreet for easy display. Should you need a longer length, these clever lights are extendable so you can power up to 5 sets from just one socket. Each set has a male and female connector built in, so just daisy chain together. You’ll receive a low voltage transformer (plug) in each pack which has a handy 3m lead cable for those hard to reach sockets. Some assembly is required but it’s easy!
7. Mini Globe Lanterns click here to view on Amazon
Traditional Eastern design makes it add an elegant sense in a warm and romantic atmosphere when you light the lamp. Available in 3 different colours. It has 2 lighting modes: flashing and no flashing. It gives warm white lighting that creates a beautifully warm and inviting atmospheres. This wire can be easily bent and shaped around plants, signs, furniture. Total length: 3m/10ft. Lights:20. Lantern diameter: 7 cm. Lantern holder height: 6cm. Colours: blue, white and warm white.
8. Solar Powered LED Lanterns (white) click here to view on Amazon
Solar lanterns provide the perfect decoration for any party or interior decoration. These beautiful lanterns can be use in the garden, pavilion, wedding venue, even your Christmas tree, to create a warm and inviting space in your home. It is water resistant so it can be used internally and externally. Specification: Lanterns: 20. Length of entire cord: 15.8 feet (4.8 meters). Lighting Modes: 3. Colour: Warm White. Powered by: polycrystalline silicon solar panel, rechargeable Battery: 1.2V 600m Ah, Light-controlled: Yes, auto on at dusk and auto off at dawn. Protection Grade: IP44, charging Time: 5-6 hours, working time on full power: 8-10 hours. One button to control 3 modes.
9. Coach Vintage Lantern click here to view on Amazon
Traditional styled decorative lanterns shine with white LEDs illuminating their colourful windows on this versatile light string. With a generous 2.1m of illumination, these beautiful lantern lights can be used for making a festive light feature or a fun party atmosphere. With lanterns coloured in red, blue, green and yellow, these decorative lanterns add instant cheer to your home or garden adding magical light to patios and more. Features 10 Low Energy Bulbs 2.1 metre Lit Length and a 40 cm lead cable. Perfect for Christmas. Battery Operated 3 x AA (not included) and comes with a 12 month warranty. These lights are perfect for brightening up your home/garden or adding some sparkle to your Christmas display.
10. Moroccan Star Solar String Lantern LED Fairy Lights click here to view on Amazon