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Creating Ambiance with String Lighting

Strings lights are synonymous with indoor and outdoor Christmas lighting, but did you know they are becoming a favorite fixture for permanent installations as well? Homeowners as well as business owners are looking to increase the ambiance of their properties, and string lighting a fun, different way to do it.

To be clear, we aren’t talking about the string lights you buy at any store around the holidays. These high-quality, professional-grade lights are designed to be outside and withstand the elements for years to come. Holding them in your hand you can feel the difference. They’re heavy and need a strong cord to hold it all together.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we design, install and maintain custom outdoor and landscape lighting systems. The clients’ needs are of utmost importance. What are they trying to achieve with light? If the answer is to create a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy their backyard, string lights may be of interest.

Take this backyard for example. It has a large open space patio with surrounding porches that they needed to light. We installed path lights around the patio, but it needed something more. Instead of spotlighting the patio, we decided to add some whimsy and romance with string lights. Four strands of LED string lights were hung from the porch eaves to a stunning outdoor fireplace. Not only does it look spectacular, but the lights provide enough illumination to light the entire space below.

But string lighting isn’t just for residential properties; they make sense for some commercial and hospitality lighting projects, too! Whether it’s an outdoor space at a hotel or a unique way to light an entrance to a mall, this application and unexpected and fun! This industrial building, for example, hung string lights outside to make the space more inviting for passersby at night. Doesn’t it look great?

If you’re interested in string lighting or any other outdoor lighting application, please reach out to one of our locations. Our lighting contractors in Chicago, IL, will work with you to design the perfect system with your needs, tastes and budget in mind.