Buying the Right Patio String Lights

Garden lighting has become incredibly popular over the past few years and this could be a result of solar powered lighting becoming very affordable. This however has give risen to gardens being decorated in all manner of lights which can look extremely un-tasteful and cheap. Before you spend some of your hard earned cash on lighting for your garden make sure that you have shopped around to find the most tasteful lights that you can. You don’t have to buy expensive designer outdoor lighting because there are now many forms of cheaper lighting that looks equally as good.

Outdoor patio string lights are one of those types of lighting that look good regardless of the cost. You could spend $50 of $5 on a set and at night they would look stylish and add some depth to you garden lighting scheme. Like many other garden lights there are many solar powered varieties available but in the case of string lights you may want to look for some that have a remote solar panel. Having the solar panel remotely positioned means that you can put it in the sun whilst the lights can be in an area that gets little or no sun and they will still operate. The remote solar panel really does offer the greatest flexibility when it comes to solar powered garden lights.

One type of light to avoid  – in my opinion – when buying patio string lights are the coloured varieties. Although in some situation they may look great most of the time when I have seen them used they look tacky and not very ‘designedly’. Whilst on the topic of colours of light you should also make sure that if you opt for LED string lights then you really should look for one with ‘warm white’ LED’s as these give out a much warmer looking light. Warm white LED’s look much more is similar to a regular incandescent bulb i.e. it is more yellow. Unless you are careful you will end up with a set of string lights that has a stark white-bluish light which doesn’t look very warm and welcoming. This type of LED is common in the cheaper outdoor lights so you need to carefully examine the packaging – if it doesn’t say then the chances are it is the bluish white light and should be avoided.

By applying the above guidelines when shopping for any type of light for your garden you should be able to find the perfect type of lighting, for the right price and will enhance and not cheapen the look of your garden at night.

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