Outdoor string lights are a wonderful way to provide lighting for your home or business during the hours of darkness. Perhaps the most popular and well-known type of this kind of light are the Christmas lights that are seemingly everywhere during the holiday season. Without them, Christmas just wouldn’t be quite as magical a time. But there is more to outdoor string lights than just Christmas.
Many people find that they are a source of great beauty when used around their homes or businesses. This has become especially true with the advent of LED string lights. These have a number of advantages over all other kinds of string lights. Besides the bulbs being small and looking like a small, bright point of light, they draw very little power compared to any other light source, and so they cost much less to use. They also have much longer life expectancy. 5 to 10 times the life expectancy of some other types of bulbs. Not to mention the fact that they produce very little heat. This last characteristic can make them the best choice for use around plants.
An advantage of low voltage outdoor lighting in general is that many of these systems can be run as solar powered outdoor lighting. In the case of string lights this eliminates the need for an electrician to run the wires and thus makes installing them considerably less expensive.
Outdoor string lights have many different uses. More than just being strung around the eaves, many people find that their patios really come alive at night by stringing LED string lights around the frames of whatever type of cover they have. Another use is for lining the edge of steps or poolsides to show them more clearly in the dark. Not only a delight to see, but making your property safer.
The possibilities are nearly endless. How many uses can you envision for outdoor string lights where you live or work? As more research and development continues, technology will continue to offer us more types of outdoor lighting.