string lights hung on the ceiling

4 reasons why people are using string lights

What are string lights?

String lights, also commonly known as decorative lights or fairy lights -- are a special type of lights used for outdoor and indoor decorations. Initially, string lights were mostly used during festive or holiday periods especially Christmas, and this is why it is also often called Christmas lights. This custom goes way back to when Christmas trees were first decorated using simple candlelight, but now the usage of string lights goes far beyond festivities because of its highly evolved functionality and acceptability as a versatile decorative object, producing a much cozy effect to an environment.

 string lights hung on the ceiling


Why do people use string lights?

Make the outdoor relaxation more pleasant in the summer

Summer is a great time to chill at your patio or backyard. Longer days and milder weather make it a wonderful experience to just relax with friends and families. People add string lights by hanging them across the space or onto the pergola or the wall. These festive sparkles add so much more good vibes to the place and sometimes help the good times last longer as the sun goes down. If you are thinking of creating a nice place at your yard or patio, string lights should not be missed on your list!
outdoor space with string lights and couch


To generate a cozy ambiance in one's living space

Also sometimes referred to as accent lights or ambient lights, string lights can be seen as pieces of artwork. The primary function of string lights is not to provide the primary light source but to decorate a place and produce a magical cozy feeling, especially when the environment is not too lit. The light is tweaked such that it accentuates the beauty of anything around it. This is why people now place string lights on other decorative pieces such as green plants, furnishings, or gazebos in living rooms, home offices, patios, and yard, etc.

The effect is efficiently relaxing such that you feel at peace, cheerful, and more into the moment that you are enjoying. If you are looking for adding some more delightful vibes in your day-to-day living, string lights or any kind of decorative lights will be a great way to go.

starlit curtain on the wall in a bedroom


To create a better ambiance for parties and other social gatherings

String lights are used outdoors every day. Social activities and places like weddings, reunions, parties, etc. These lights give warmth to the environment, helping the participants feel relaxed and acclimatizing with the sociality of the get-together.
string lights for a social gathering


Low power consumption

One other reason why people are so into string lights is that they consume very little power as compared to functional lights. The primary purpose of decorative lights is enhancing aesthetics; therefore, light production is reduced, thereby reducing its overall wattage. As well, string lights are manufactured using energy-efficient LED light, which uses up to 70% less energy and lasting about 10 times as long as common incandescent bulbs. Some string lights are even powered by solar panel, which charges up automatically under sun lights and lights up when it gets dimmer. This translates to low electric bills and greener way of living.

string lights on the wall in a bedroom


Are you looking for the ideal string lights for your place?

Don’t miss out on our string light selections that are already creating amazing vibes at our customers’ places across the U.S..

String lights for indoor spaces:

Make sure to check the Starlit series. Starlit Curtain is perfect for adding a “waterfall of sparkles” for windows and walls, while the versatile Starlit Gold works on any furnishings!
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String lights for yard and patio:

The solar string lights will be the best ones -- the Starlit Gold Solar is the solar version of the Starlit Gold with double length of copper string and long-lasting solar panel. If you want a bit bigger light bulbs, Stellar Gold Solar might be what you are looking for.
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