When you remember your childhood Christmases what springs to mind? Gaily wrapped presents, stockings, reindeer, and most of all, the glittering fairy lights on the Xmas tree and strung around the room. Fairy lights have a special magic at Christmas time; during the dark December nights they light up your home with a spirit of warmth and good cheer that’s perfect for the festive season. But Xmas is not the only time for using fairy lights.
The multi-hued twinkling of fairy lights is an essential part of any Christmas season but they have so many other uses – they can add sparkle to your home whenever you want to give it that festive feel.
Any time you want to create a special festive ambience both inside and outside you home, fairy lights are perfect for the job. Fairy lights can add a unique magic to any setting whether a children’s party inside the home or a evening soiree on the terrace or in the garden, or a wedding party where the coruscating colours of fairy lights add to the sense of romance.
Perhaps you though fairy lights were one of a kind you picked up at your local shop. In fact they’re available in a wide array of colours, styles and sizes. You can get warm white, blue bulb, red bulb, pink and multicoloured fairy lights to allow your any fantasy of style and hue. Popular are golden globes that seem to float in the air like a thousand suns. You can also get portable, battery operated, LED Fairy Lights which you can place around the area as you wish.
Fairy lights are especially suitable for children’s parties. Children love the magical sparkle of fairy lights and for them it creates a magical landscape glittering like a myriad stars.
Wedding and engagement parties are also the perfect events for using fairy lights. They infuse any setting with a wonderful sense of romance which makes for a memorable occasion. And one of the great things about fairy lights is that they can be used for either indoor or outdoor parties. You can drape outdoor fairy lights over trees in your garden to create a wonderland of light, for example.
And if you’re worried about how to control all these lights on the big day, fear not. For ease of use, you could just get one multi effect starsystem controller which allows you control up to 3000 LEDs from one control unit.
When it comes to buying your lights, here are some things you need to consider. The most important factor is that you have to decide whether you need the lights for actual lighting or just for decoration, or a combination of both.
Fairy lights are purely decorative and so need to be used with other lighting to create a convenient atmosphere. This means when you’re planning a party you have to be sure your guests have enough light to get around and do the usual party things like eating and dancing. Think about what you need your lights for before you decide to buy anything.
One way to help the environment and cut down on electricity bills is to use solar fairy lights. A panel transforms the sun’s energy into electrical power saved in a rechargeable battery. This then powers the fairy lights without needed any external source of power. Some models have a light sensor built in which turns on the lights each evening should you choose. If you’re in the market for one of these, you should opt for ones with Nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) which have a much higher capacity than a Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) battery of the same size. They’re also more environmentally friendly.
When it comes to fairy lights you have two main types – incandescent (filament) bulbs or LEDs (light emitting diodes). Filament bulbs are much cheaper but LEDs offer many advantages. For one thing, they use less power which makes them perfect for solar devices. They’re also cooler and they last longer.
So the next time you’re thinking of giving a party, be sure to look into using outdoor or indoor fairy lights. They’ll create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. You can find a full range of fairy lights at the websites of online vendors. Just check out their illustrated catalogues and place your order online. Your fairy lights will arrive in a day or two.