Outdoor Festoon Lights from Sparkle Lighting
Sparkle offers a variety of lengths, shapes and contemporary colours of festoon garden lighting. Within our range of outdoor festoon garden lighting, we have the perfect solution to suit your home. This pretty festoon outdoor lighting is easy to install inside or out and perfect for a DIY garden project, it is available as plug in & battery festoon lights.
Connectable Festoon Lights also available which are perfectly adaptable to any space.
Check out all of our Outdoor Lights or you may be interested in our Outdoor String Lights.
LED Technology- safe and cool to the touch
Indoor & Outdoor Use- IP44 rated so waterproof
What are festoon lights?
Festoon lights (also known as party lights, bistro lights or café lights) are decorative strings (normally on black cable) of globes or light bulbs and are used to enhance an outdoor space. Festoon lights derive from a Latin word, 'festum', which describes wreaths and garlands hung at parties or celebrations. They can also be used as indoor lighting and give an urban industrial feel to a space. Festoon lighting is often used to decorate wedding venues and night time events or parties. Patios and gathering areas are also popular spots for this fun type of lighting. Festoon lights are often used in commercial outdoor spaces such as pub gardens, cafés and music festivals.
How to hang festoon lights outdoors?
Hang them above an open space, along a fence or wall, from your trees or perfect for using as pergola lighting. No item in the garden to fix them to? You can use our festoon poles to get your look.
What can I use to support festoon lights?
When installing festoon lights you need to have a structure at each end to suspend the lights from. If there are no trees, a pergola or walls will work but you can also install festoon poles in the ground to provide support.
Are festoon lights waterproof?
Yes, all of our festoon lights are at least IP44 rated meaning that they are waterproof and can be used outdoors all year: they will withstand wet weather and stormy conditions.
How can I use Festoon Lighting in my decor?
Festoon Lighting is incredibly versatile and can be used in various ways to enhance your decor. Some popular uses include:
- Stringing festoon lights across outdoor areas, such as patios, gardens, or pergolas, to create a charming and inviting atmosphere.
- Hanging festoon lights indoors to add a warm and decorative touch to living spaces, bedrooms, or dining areas.
- Using festoon lights for special events like weddings, parties, or celebrations to create a magical and festive ambiance.
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Are Festoon Lights energy-efficient?
Yes, Festoon Lights are known for their energy efficiency. We offer Festoon Lights with LED bulbs, which consume less electricity compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. LED Festoon Lights are not only energy-efficient but also have a longer lifespan, saving you money on energy bills and replacement bulbs.
Can I use Festoon Lights all year round, or are they primarily for special occasions?
Festoon Lights can be enjoyed all year round! While they are often associated with special occasions and events, Festoon Lights also add charm and ambiance to everyday spaces. Whether you want to create a cosy atmosphere in your garden, illuminate your outdoor seating area, or add a decorative touch to your patio, all of our festoon lights are at least IP44 which means that they are water & weatherproof and can be used outside all year.
Can Festoon Lights be used to highlight specific features in my outdoor area?
Yes, Festoon Lights are an excellent choice for highlighting specific features in your outdoor area. Whether you want to accentuate architectural elements, illuminate trees or shrubs, or draw attention to a focal point, such as a fountain or sculpture, Festoon Lights can be strategically placed to create a captivating and eye-catching display.
Do Festoon Lights require a power source, or are they battery-operated?
Our Festoon Lights typically require a power source. They are designed to be plugged into a power outlet, providing a constant and reliable source of electricity. Battery-operated Festoon Lights are available in certain designs. Please check the product descriptions for specific information on power requirements.
Are Festoon Lights suitable for use in covered outdoor areas, such as a pergola or gazebo?
Yes, Festoon Lights are often used in covered outdoor areas, such as pergolas, gazebos, or covered patios. They add a beautiful and cozy atmosphere to these spaces, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors while still being protected from the elements. Ensure that the Festoon Lights are installed securely and away from any flammable materials.