We are all familiar with festoon lights – strings of lights utilized all over the holiday seasons. They illuminate open up air venues, like circuses, and cafe patios and gatherings beneath tents. They are minimal price tag, and sensible.
Strings of lights arrived to brain as long term lights for the screened porch in the property we ended up setting up. They would be a good fit with this informal, industrial style property. String lights are not the similar factor as minimal voltage cable lights, which are not appropriate for outside, and can price tag additional than ten moments as considerably.
String lights are basic to set up: In the course of the electrical wiring stage, a few stores ended up mounted high on the wall at intervals throughout the space. The stores ended up connected to a swap, so the lights could be turned on conveniently. In the course of the finishing stage, normal wire was attached to eye screws in the walls. At a single stop, the eye screws ended up next to the stores, so that the light string could be plugged in. Three strands of medium gage wire ended up attached to the eye screws and pulled limited throughout the space.
We initial tried out a offer of little mini lights on a single of the wires, but did not like the twisted environmentally friendly electric powered wire that arrived with lights. It was also visible. So we took those people back again and obtained a few containers of medium bulb Xmas lights. These arrived with less complicated electric powered wire and more substantial bulbs. They ended up referred to as C-7’s. You can get C-9’s if you want even bigger bulbs. There are heaps of bulb designs and dimensions to choose from, all the way up to frequent sized bulbs.
Just about every bulb has a little clip so that it can be hung on the wire. We spaced the lights out, and then pulled the strand limited. This brand of light strand can be slash off, so there was not excess at the stop. When the strand is slash, you will have to have some black electrician’s tape to seal the stop.
When the light strings ended up turned on we had a wonderful surprise. The lights was wonderfully diffused during the space. It was so delicate and diffused that it seemed like moonlight. Strings of smaller lights have a specific atmosphere – they remind us of parties and festive moments. It was fun to re-interpret this familiar lights style for day to day use. Pictures: String Lights
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