Knowledge Center

We've created these resource articles for explanations, tips, suggestions, and more, to help customers with their shopping questions and decisions. Also, feel free to live chat or call our customer service team anytime Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (CST), or email us at customerservice@partylights.com.


How to Hang Outdoor String Lights

Hanging outdoor string lighting is an easy project, but does require some planning. You need the right product, the right tools and a design in mind when hanging your globe string lights.

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Light Bulb & Socket Guide

PartyLights.com hopes to take the guessing game out of decorative string light shopping. There are several light bulb base sizes and shapes. We've provided this guide to help you understand industry terms and bulb identification.

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LED Bulb Color Temperature Guide

LED lights have grown in popularity over the last several years. One thing that confuses customers is the color temperature of LED bulbs. This article explains and shows the variances.

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How to Calculate Max Run for String Lights

For longer runs of string lights one must keep in mind the "max run" that a cord will safely allow. Use this handy calculator below to ensure your cord isn't overloaded.

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LED vs. Incandescent: Which Bulb Is Right For You?

Bulb shapes may be similar, but LED and incandescent bulbs have their own unique characteristics and benefits. This article explains their differences to help you make the right choice with string lights.

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Why Buy Commercial Grade String Lights?

When you hear commercial grade, it is the actual stringer, not the light bulbs, that make string lights “commercial grade”. Light bulbs can be used interchangeably with both standard grade and commercial grade stingers.

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UL & ETL Listing - What Do They Mean?

What exactly does it mean for string lights to be UL or ETL Listed? We've answered some of the most common questions for a better understanding of this technical mark related to decorative string lighting.

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Lantern Assembly

Our lanterns are packaged and shipped flat to save space and are very easy to assemble. Every package should include assembly instructions. If you didn't get or can't find the instructions, follow these steps.

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Bright Ideas Blog

If you're looking for less technical and more inspirational articles, PartyLights.com brings you Bright Ideas for indoor and outdoor string and decor lighting needs. Enjoy a wealth of lighting ideas for your patio, wedding, party, holidays, and more!

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