Porch string lights are a vintage favorite, and they are very similar to the Christmas variety. They make the perfect addition to any summer party.
Majority of these string lighting have a similar basic design but it is in the coverings that they differ. Probably the most prominent style that dotted verandas since the nineteen fifties is the kind that consists of a plastic cylinder cover that comes in different colors. There are usually around eight to ten lights per string on most models. This type of lighting is covered in a wide range of hues that can be really celebratory. A few are covered with tints that resemble domestic pets. There are some that resemble cats, dogs, frogs and a host of other outdoorsy animals. A few are purely whimsy with chili pepper tints. They are often a terrific way to liven up the patio and to extend outdoor living way past sundown. A few of these units are transparent or white lights draping from the string. Some of these types of lights are meant to mimic the sparkle of stars. The designs of these lights are endless. Most all require a source of electrical power to plug into. There are some solar models but they are not that widely available as of yet. The sting on these sets often is a bit unsightly but as of yet a better option has yet to be available.
This is certainly an extremely inexpensive lighting effects option with some patio string lights costing as little as under ten dollars. Many of these light sets do not cost more than twenty dollars for a very elaborate well decorated model.
These variety of lights can be purchased wherever garden furniture is available. They are also found in catalogs, online venues and discount warehouse stores. You can even check at your local home improvement store. They are widely offered and typically last at least two seasons with normal use. The bulbs can be accessed to change.
A Few Issues
These are mostly electrical lights and they will get hot therefore do not expose these to water or wet surfaces. There is the possibility for spark because most of the colors that are made are made of plastic, in the event that the light comes too closely in contact with the other lights there is the possibility of a fire. This type of light should be monitored periodically for fraying of the electrical cord as well as for any other dangers.
Porch String Light Lighting is quite lovely. Terrace string lights are much like Christmas lights.