Festoon lighting can often be dismissed as a bit kitch. However done correctly festoons can provide not only practical lighting but can help create a warm and inviting area to socialise when the sun goes down. They are perfect for lighting outdoors in gardens, gazebos, patios, dining areas and path ways. They create their own unique effect and warm atmosphere. They are also ideal for spanning large areas where normal downlighting is not possible due to lack of structures.
When installing festoon lights you need to have a good structure to suspend the lights from. If there are not trees or walls to attach to you can install poles in the ground which can provide the support. (Please be aware that the poles will need to be extremely secure to be able to support these garden lighting.)
Criss crossing the festoon lights over seating and dining areas works well as does looping along structures such as soffits. Festoons also work well on paths and walkways where traditional lighting cannot be used. When installing the lights we would always recommend using a suspension line to give extra support to the cable. This will ensure that the lights work trouble free for many years.
At G&L Lighting we have chosen the festoon lights for their aesthetic design and outdoor durability. Our lights can be interconnected together, work in all types of weather and are mains connected.
Links to our most popular festoon lights are below.