Whether you use them for permanent accent lighting or to brighten up an area for a special occasion, LED string lights are a reliable, efficient, and bright choice for use at your home, party, or even business. LED technology takes traditional string lights to another level, making them ideal for either indoor or outdoor use.
Light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are a solid state bulb technology that does not require a vacuum bulb like incandescent or fluorescent lights do.
Using LED stair lights, string lights or other forms of LED lighting offer several significant advantages over traditional options:
- LEDs are not as fragile as other lights because they do not use a thin vacuum bulb
- LEDs use less wattage for the amount of light produced compared to incandescent bulbs
- LED bulbs are compact by nature, so an LED can produce as much light as other bulbs in a smaller package
These characteristics make LEDs ideal for use in things like light strings and LED rope lights, which benefit from small bulbs and are often used or stored in ways and places that make them vulnerable to impacts.
Using LED String Lights Outdoors
LED string lighting can add a festive glow to indoor and outdoor parties. For evening outdoor events, deck or patio string lights will provide the dual benefits of mood-setting decoration and atmosphere as well as utilitarian lighting around tables and walking areas. Use strings as deck lights to help extend the functionality of your outdoor spaces. Or use them as garden lighting to enhance landscaped areas at night; they can create a beautiful look when used on arbors. During the holidays, LED string lights are ideal as decorations for the house and trees. LED light ropes can also be used, but string lights come in more styles and have more of a festive look and feel.
Solar String Lights
For the ultimate in energy efficiency, consider solar string lights. The solar panels collect energy in the day for use after dark. Normally solar-powered LED string lights operate with a light sensor and come on as the sky darkens, although most also come with a switch for user control. In addition to being energy efficient, solar LED string lights have the added advantage of not requiring an outlet, and are thus an ideal choice for use on outdoor trees, arbors, and in other garden, deck, or patio spots that lack easy access to power. Imagine the convenience of solar lights, which means not having unsightly extension cords for anyone to trip over!
Using LED String Lights Indoors
LED string lights can change the feel of a room. There are a wide variety of shapes and colors available, so something can be found to compliment the feel of almost any room, decor theme, or personality type.
You can find a wide selection of themed string lighting to provide a fun accent for any practically any theme of party or holiday. Or you can hang them in unobtrusive places, such as around stairway banisters to add a cozy feel and enough light to see the stairs better at night. They can be used as accent lighting but most commonly LED strings are used for indoor Christmas lights. Their impact resistance and low heat generation make them ideal for use on trees.
Choosing good quality strands of LED string lights can help you decorate in a fun, environmentally conscious, and practical fashion. In the home or outdoors, as a permanent fixture or a short-term decoration, LED string lights are a brilliant and cost saving choice._____________________________________