Light Up Your Event Like A Professional

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Light Up Your Event Like A Pro

Event lighting is a great way to get your occasion looking like a masterpiece. With a ton of options available, festoon lighting is very reasonable choice as it is affordable, easy to work with and looks amazing. Before you get started on the journey to lighting success here a some crucial steps Festoon Aus recommends taking.

  1. Know Your Space
    This a major key! As the old saying goes “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Make sure you have figured out how you will install the lights prior to game day. The last thing you want is more stress and lost time.
  2. Have The Correct Equipment
    When installing your festoon lights, a lot of the time they will be hung at heights which are generally out of reach. Using ladders is a must, for safety and productivity.
  3. Use Low Voltage Lighting
    Low voltage lighting, also known as SELV (safety extra low voltage) lighting is the better alternative for events. It ensures you won’t receive life threatening electric shocks and is great for patron safety. You can browse our range on low voltage festoon lights at our online store!
  4. Feeling doubtful? Call a professional
    If you feel like an installation is dangerous or maybe a little to big to take on, pass the job to the professionals. The worst way to spoil your party would be to not turn up at all! Working with lights, height and electricity can make for a sticky situation. As soon as you feel like it all might be a bit much, it probably is.

We hope this article puts you in the right direction when planning out your event. For other information on decorative lighting check out our other blog posts. All the best and happy styling!


Our Top Picks For The Perfect Wedding Lighting


Never EVER forget about your wedding lighting!

With the amount of work couples need to put into organising a wedding, its no surprise that occasionally, wedding lighting can slip off the radar, falling into a big dark corner covered in plans and paperwork. Lights can be extremely fickle, and are a hugely important part of a wedding. They can go one of two ways. Make the night, or break the night. I’ve seen weddings where guest have sat under twin fluorescent lights, which have a bright harsh output, everything else was perfect, the tables, the decor, but the lighting highjacked the entire setting.

When it comes to wedding lighting the best option is to go for something that looks great, but most importantly gives off a warm and inviting light. To achieve this romantic, ambient feel you should go with a luminare with a colour tempreture between 2200K and 2700K. This will give you a huge head start to creating a night to remember. Below we have listed our 3 personal favourites, see what you think!

Festoon Aus Top 3 Wedding Lighting Picks

  1. Commercial Suspended Festoon Lights w/ White Cable & 0.5 Meter Spacing

    The ultimate wedding light. The white cable looks delicate and works great for a white wedding. As well as this the suspended lampholder (which is exclusive to our store) adds a cuteness to the fixture. Paired with a clear G45 2200K light bulb you can’t go wrong here.

  2. Commercial Festoon Lights w/ Black Cable & 1 Meter Spacing

    This option is well suited for any couples looking to implement an over head zig-zag design. When night falls the black cabling will disappear and will leave you and your guest sitting under an amazing canopy of lights.

  3. Party Festoon Lights w/ Clear Warm White Globes

    Cheap and cheerful! If you are running on a tight budget you need not to fear. These may be named party lights but they are perfect for weddings as well! Easy to install and connectable, you can work them to your advantage!


5 Reasons You Should Use LED Lighting


5 Reasons You Should Use LED Lighting

LED lighting (light emitting diodes) have come along way over the past decade. With the popularity of new technology gaining momentum we have seen the prices come down and the products becoming much more user friendly. In the year 2016 every household should be looking to make the change from incandescent lighting to LED’s. To help make that happen Festoon Aus has given you 5 reasons to make the switch!


  1. Power Savings
    When compared with traditional light globes, LED’s are estimated to be between 80%-90% more energy efficient. To explain this in words it means that around 80% of energy is used to create actual light and the lesser 20% is transformed into factors like heat. This scientific fact is why your power bill can be cut by huge margins.
  2. Long Life
    Sick of changing the light globes? With LED lighting this chore becomes an act of the past! The light globes we sell at Festoon Aus have a life span of 30,000 hours. To do the math, this means if you were to run our festoon lighting for a period of 8 hours a day, each globe would last approximately 10 years!
  3. Environmentally Friendly
    LED’s are completely free of any harmful toxic chemicals. This is not the case with a number of other options on the market such as CFL’s (compact fluorescent light) which contain mercury which is harmful to the environment. Furthermore LED lighting is recyclable and will lower the consumers carbon footprint by a third!
  4. Low Voltage
    LED’s are low voltage friendly which make them perfect of any outdoor and commercial situations. A great design for garden lighting and also outdoor party lighting.
  5. Flexible Design
    LED lighting offers the customer a huge range of different options to choose from. Available in an endless amount of colours, as well as colour changing options. Also enjoy the beauty of dimmable LED’s which are now easy to find.