Welcome to our of how-to guide on connectable string light for Christmas 2014. Today we're tackling specifically our low voltage outdoor string lights (or fairy lights, if you prefer) connectable range - which enables you to cover almost any length that you require. If the terms low voltage and connectable already leave you quivering with uncertainty, fear not.
String lights are probably what most people think of when talk turns to Christmas lights. Many though just see them as something to put on their tree indoors, but they're oh so much more than that. Outdoor fairy lights are just as easy to use as their indoor counterparts and are another good starting point if you're foraying into the world of outdoor lighting for the first time.
If you're able to watch the video with sound then a voiceover is provided, but as ever a full transcript can be found below, just in case:
This how-to video demonstrates how to use low voltage connectable string or fairy lights outside of your home this year.
The only things that you’ll definitely need are the connectable strings themselves, and a power pack, which is available in 3 sizes depending upon how many lights you’ll be running.
You may also need any one of these accessories, which we’ll show you in the video.
If you’re going to be hanging the strings then you can use either cup hooks or gutter hooks.
The lights are then simply hung over the hooks as in the video.
To connect together two sets of lights, just plug them together and seal the connection.
Hooks can be placed around windows as we’ve done here and we’re using cluster lights to demonstrate this.
These can be connected to the string lights we hung earlier, in the exact same way as before.
Because we’re going off in two different directions, we’re using a Y connector here to bridge the gap.
Here we have extended the range of the cable by using an extension lead contained within a weatherproof DriBox
Again connecting two sets of lights on the tree follows the exact same process as before.
If you want to run more lights elsewhere, then you can again use a Y connector.
You can connect together anything from our low voltage connectable range, meaning all of these outdoor lights are run from a single power supply.
The graphic shows the number of bulbs we’ve used in each area. The number you would require obviously depends upon the size of the house or tree that you’d like to light.
The cost will vary too, but as an example, this whole display cost us less than £200, including the cost of the power pack and accessories.
Strings are available in a number of different colours, bulb styles and in 2 different cable colours.
If you do have any questions, you can get in touch with us through all of the usual channels.