Chains with replaceable bulbs make maintenance easier.
Glass light bulbs are the most valuable but also the most fragile; they require extra care during assembly or in certain weather conditions. Prolonged exposure to the sun will not damage or discolor them.
Plastic bulbs are more convenient to install but tend to discolor or darken over time if exposed to the sun for too long..
Festoon lights come in many different models to allow you to decorate and furnish your environment with personality.
Professional light chains also give you the option to choose the color of the cable, the size and shape of the bulb or the luminous filament inside.
You can add a black or white lampshade to give a more vintage feel to the decoration.
Light chains with low-voltage bulbs are safer decorations, preferred when setting up public areas and in particular points "within reach" - under 2,5 meters high - such as a handrail, tree trunk or gazebo.
These light chains, however, have less extensibility, so their use for large installations is more complex.
On the other hand, 230V decorations, thanks to the accessories they come with, make it easier to carry out major fittings because fewer power supplies are needed.
Before proceeding with the installation, it is necessary to foresee the quantity of sockets and power cables needed. The fewer cables, the faster and easier the installation and the safer the electrical system.
Extendable chains allow you to join multiple strands of chain together and achieve greater lengths using just one power cord.
The extensibility of each chain varies depending on the number of bulbs, their wattage and operating voltage. This information is given in the data sheet of each product.
The chain for professional use is designed for installers and professionals but also for those who wish to leave their bulbs hanging outside for long time periods.
In general, it is best to use the light chains for special occasions, events or short holiday periods.
However, professional chains have reinforced cables, more weather resistant lamp holders and more secure connections. For this reason, they are more suitable in those contexts where prolonged outdoor use of the decoration is required.
Thanks to the many cabling accessories, they are easy to install for complex scenery and large areas.