Outdoor string lighting is not only used for Christmas time but also for lighting your garden area for entertainment purposes. The outdoor string lighting that is available today comes in various solid colors, clear, and multi-color. Some of them stay lit constantly and some twinkle.
Outdoor string lighting is a wonderful way of creating ambience to an outdoor lounge area and a glow to any holiday gathering. We can place outdoor patio string lights around pool areas, arbors, playhouses, and gazebos for all to enjoy anytime of the year. Do not confuse string lights with traditional Christmas lights because these outdoor string lights are much smaller and easier to handle.
Solar string lights have some advantages; their power source is the sun and not your electricity so you will not have to worry about an inflated bill if they are in use on a daily basis. The fact that you will not have extension cords all over your garden is another advantage. The solar panel for these string lights has to be placed in an area with enough sun so the batteries can recharge. This may be a little difficult in the winter during stormy overcast days. The small amount of sunlight during the day should be enough to provide for that evening.
Some of the Christmas outdoor string lights available today are LED lights. There are a number of advantages for using LED string lights: the bulbs use 90 percent less energy that regular bulbs; an average bulb can last about 10 years; they produce much less heat and are safe to use, and they are brighter than the regular string lights.
Many Christmas light displays are created by using outdoor string lighting. We can place white string lights around the trunk of a tree on the front landscaping, icicle string lights along the eaves of the house, and net string lights on the bushes and shrubs. Many of us decorate our backyard patios and deck areas with string lights during the holidays. White string lights are a great place for the walkway in your garden or pathway to your front door. There are endless places you can place outdoor string lights and wherever they are they will be enjoyed by everyone.
There are a few things to remember when using regular outdoor string lights. They are going to need to be plugged into an outlet and possibly an extension cord. Sometimes you will need to place an extension cord or two across your walkway; the best thing to do is cover it with a rubber strip or use masking tape to adhere it to the sidewalk. The easiest way to decorate a tall tree is to use a pole with a hook on the end. Place a light string over the hook and raise the pole to the branches you want to decorate. Once you are there turn the pole and the lights should come off and onto the branches. Once you have all the lights on the tree you will need to fasten them with twist ties or clips made especially for trees. You want to make sure the lights will remain on the tree during the winter weather that can sometimes be very harsh.