Decorative String Lighting for Patios
When looking for a way to illuminate your outdoor area, look at Decorative String Lighting for Patios for a solution. I will give you six different styles of string lights to look at and see if one will work for you.
Each set of string lights will have different lengths and number of bulbs. One will have a remote to turn on and dim your lights, this will give you the ability to change the amount of light you have without getting out of your chair.
Now lets look at the details of each set and see what works best for you.
Price when article was written: $12.24
This is the lowest priced set in this article. With only 20 foot of cord with 20 bulbs. There is only 12 inches between each fixture. On the top side of each fixture is a clip to hang your string lights to a cloth or some kind of structure that you can hook into.
Some of the umbrellas available today have clips for these kinds of string lights to be mounted. I have an article on string lights on umbrellas without these clips here. Do not hook more than 3 sets together, as inline fuse may blow.
Some customers stated that bulbs are very fragile, when trying to hang the string lights they broke several. Finding replace bulbs can be tricky, it was recommended to look at Clear G40 Globe Christmas Replacement Light Bulbs 7 Watts.
This set of string lights will work best for those on a budget and do not need to light a large area.
- Cheap price
- No extra equipment needed to hang this set
- Only 20 feet long
- Finding replacement bulbs can be tricky
- Only 3 stings can be put together
Better Homes & Gardens LED Cafe String Lights
Price when article was written: $28.97
If you are looking for a single set of string lights this set with 14 LED bulbs will work well. This set will span 24 feet with a little less than 2 feet between bulbs.
The bulbs are LED with 2 watts of lighting, customers stated that they are very durable in windy conditions. Each fixture will have a loop on the top to hang you lights from a structure with wire or zip ties. The wire will be 18 GA built for outdoor use, so you can connect several sets together.
This set will work well for those on a budget and needing to cover a bigger area.
- Can hook several strings together
- Bulbs seem to very durable
- Loop on top of each fixture for mounting
- Each set is only 24 feet long
- No on-off switch
This set of lights will be for those on a budget, with the less expensive incandescent bulbs. The string will be 48 feet long with the use of 16 GA wire. 8 sets of lights can be plugged together for a larger coverage area.
15 fixtures will be included with 3 extra bulbs so that you can replace them without going to the store. Each fixture will have a loop at the top for attaching to a overhead structure. Just use a little wire or zip ties to secure your lights.
This set will work best for those on a budget and still want a long strand of string lights.
- Cheaper incandescent bulbs
- Hook up to 8 strands together for a larger area
- No on-off switch
- Some had trouble getting bulbs to work or finding replacements
Newhouse Lighting LED String Lights with Remote Control
Price when article was written: $63.20 with free shipping
Looking for remote control of your lights, this set will work well with the included remote. The control will allow you to turn your lights on or off and control the amount of light from 25% to 100% with a touch of a button.
This set will have 15 LED bulbs that will have 2 watts of light each. The 16 GA cord will allow up to 5 sets to be connected for a larger area coverage. The top of each socket will have a small loop for securing your string light to a structure. 39 inches will separate each socket on the cord.
This set will work best for those who want to control their lights without the purchase of extra equipment.