How to Select the Right Party Lights for an Event

Never underestimate the power of party lighting because with the right party lights, you might not need a lot of other decoration to go with it at all. For instance, wedding lighting is given the utmost importance because it sets the mood for an intimate occasion. Great lighting can definitely make or break the mood for an event and this is the reason why the people who often overlook or forget its importance almost always regret it.

Determine what kind of event theme your party will have such as if you are having a Halloween party, novelty lights like flameless or LED candles are the best option. As we all know, candles may be the best lighting to give an authentic theme to a haunted house but it is too risky as something might accidentally go up in flames plus you will always have to think of changing the candles when they die out. In the same manner, flameless and LED candles are a great choice as an alternative to real candles as a centrepiece of wedding reception tables, especially if the reception will be done outdoors. With this, you will never have to worry about candles dying out because of the wind. Plus, these are mostly powered by batteries so you do not even have to worry about wiring at all. Also consider the age group of your guests. For instance, parties for kids are normally brightly lit with multi-coloured lights while parties for the elderly may be brightly lit as most of them may suffer poor eyesight. Parties for adults are generally dimly lit to cater to the mood of romance and intimacy for parties such as valentines’ events or speed dating games.

Next, determine how large the venue is, the location and how you plan to produce the electricity for the lighting needed. This will define the amount of lights needed and the cost for it. Outdoor events are best lit with battery powered lamps if you do not want to opt for a lot of wiring and the use of a generator. In the event that you would like to use wired lights or lamps, you will need to make sure that the lights are properly installed for outdoor use and that they are wired in such a way that your guests do not accidentally trip on them. Also consider how many generators you might need for this particular purpose. Indoor lighting is not really much of a problem except in instances where electricity sockets are scarce. More often than not though, event venues are well equipped with many electricity sockets for this particular purpose and for other equipment as well.

Now, consider how much you want to spend for the lighting. LED lights are known to be more costly than the traditional filament Christmas lights but are absolutely justly priced for the tons of benefits you can get out of them. Not only are LED lights three times brighter than tradition filament bulbs but they also last ten times longer and consume ninety percent less power usage. They are also tested to the highest quality standards and are made to be extremely durable. Plus, they produce no heat at all making it safer to use around furnishings and objects that easily burn or are sensitive to heat. LED lights are truly a good investment because if you really think about it, you get to save more because of how long it lasts and how little energy it consumes. They can come wired or battery operated depending on where and how you want to use them.

Lastly, be practical. Ask yourself if it is a good idea to buy wedding lighting that will only be used once. If you do really need them, then make sure you opt for one designed for all seasons and any occasion such as Halloween, Christmas or other parties. If you do need party lighting because you often hold parties in your home, it is best to opt for ones that are designed for durability and are long lasting. Remember, purchasing party lights is also an investment and as with any investment you need to consider the returns you deserve out of it.