How long can you run string lights?
From 10 feet to 400 feet in length, patio string lights can be used pretty much wherever and however the mood strikes you. However, if you’re new to the world of patio lighting, or just want to revamp your current string lights, there are many options and tips to help you make the most of your patio strings.
Are string lights a fire hazard?
Low Voltage, Low Risk
And because they can get very hot, they are a fire hazard when placed in close proximity to combustible materials, such as trees.
Can you leave string lights out in winter?
Yes you can leave them in freezing weather. If its windy youy may have to replace a few bulbs.
Can you leave patio lights up all year?
Modern outdoor lights are specially designed to be weatherproof and can be hung out all year round. Though most outdoor lights are weatherproof, you should check the wire and lights once a year and try to install them in a cool, dry place if possible to help them last longer.
Can you cut off extra string lights?
The light string is not designed to be shortened. The only way is to cut and terminate the wire.
What do I do if my string lights are too long?
The best way to shorten lights wired in series is to remove an entire series section of lights by cutting lights apart where there are only has two wires, with the lights unplugged. Then, simply cap each of the two cut wires with a wire connector.
Do LED string lights get hot?
The simple answer is yes, they do. LED string lights will generally get warm to the touch to hot. Factors depend largely on the installation, type of LED, and their surroundings.
What happens if you use indoor lights outside?
You should not use an indoor light fixture outdoors in wet locations. They aren’t sealed against moisture and will stop working during the first heavy rain. Moreover, they aren’t corrosion resistant and could become an electrocution hazard if the parts that cover the electrical connections deteriorate.