As a matter of fact, outdoor string lights have been around for a long time; though they have only gained popularity during these past few years. They are really excellent for things like outdoor parties, lighting a pathway, or if you want to go all-out on the romance, patio dining. Instead of using the standard household lights, more and more people are using string lights because they are cheaper and much more durable; and not to mention, they look more beautiful and elegant. If you are planning to get string lights today, you should be aware of the different kinds available.
Here are some types of outdoor string lights:
1. Traditional – The most prominent of all outdoor lights are the traditional ones because
they are the lights you usually see during the holidays (Christmas lights). The bulbs in this kind of light are all in one circuit and that means if one light goes out, all the bulbs will go out too. These are the cheapest type of string lights but unfortunately, they break pretty easily too.
2. Rope Lights – This kind of string light is composed of LED lights that are placed inside rubber tubing which resembles a rope; hence, it is called a rope light. These lights are very flexible and can be manipulated to form various kinds of shapes. They also come in different colors so you can just imagine how much you can do with them.
3. Net Lights – Net lights are the ones that are connected in a mesh in order for them to cover large or wide spaces. This kind of outdoor lighting is often used and placed on trees and bushes. Also, they are usually LED lights so they are more expensive than the traditional ones.
Because one can find many uses for this type of light, more and more people are hooked on them. These lights really are a stroke of genius. They are so versatile you can hang them from any ceiling or drape them on any surface, and they still appear to be elegant and striking. In addition to that, they are very economical too because LED lights do not use up that much energy even though they give out a huge amount of light.
If you are still worried about your electric bill when you are using LED lights, you can go for the solar powered outdoor string lights. Yes, they may be more expensive than the ones that are powered by standard electricity, but it is a very good investment because you will be saving tons of electricity money in the long run. Solar string lights can be recharged under the sun and if done properly, you can use them for the rest of the night.
There is virtually no limit to what you can do with outdoor string lights. They are versatile, cost-efficient, and sometimes eco-friendly; you will never ask for more!