Festoon & Retro Lighting

Getting Creative With Lighting

The old approach to lighting events and event spaces is still one of the best ways to do it.

Using a festoon can bring warmth and a cool retro feel to any space. Ours can be used indoors or outdoors (IP66 rated) and can be adjusted in lengths based around combining individual 25 meter sections, but often just one length might be enough for a small event. We have in stock 4 x 25 meter lengths with the bulbs spaced at 1m intervals, and 2 x 20m length with bulbs spaced at 50cm intervals, both of which are seen in the images below. Depending on your requirements, these are provided with easy to use dimmer controllers to allow adjustment of the lights to your taste.

Here’s a few sample images from recent events:

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Festoon lighting for a marquee event. Retro wedding lighting.

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25 meter 1m interval Festoon

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The warm light of Festoon

Festoon and wash lighting transforms a rustic barn for a sophisticated party. Vintage effect mixed with modern lighting.

We also have light boxes made from authentic distressed hardwood floorboards, and a collection of different woodbox lighting designs under construction (images to follow).

The two statement boxes, which are 125cm wide, are designed like this:

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Retro Wooden Light box

 

 

You can use these by hanging from the roof in a marquee, inside any building, or simply from a truss- although site visits are required to properly assess hanging options in some situations.

Inside these boxes there is 16amp power distribution and a switch fitted with a dimmer to control the lights. There is also a set of LED strip light running around the inside of the box, which can be used to uplight above the box in any colour, and also be used to illuminate anything you might wish to place inside the box, such a flowers or perhaps other decorations.

We use odd size, mismatched filament bulbs under these boxes to give a creative and quirky touch, and they are always a talking point- so much so that several people have had us design them a box for their house after they’ve seen these! Email for details…

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Filament bulbs

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Retro filament bulb event lighting

If you’re aiming for something a little different, then these boxes are a great choice.

Festoon Prices:

25m x 1m spaced bulbs: £25 each

20m x 50cm spaced bulbs £27 each

 

We hire out just the festoon string, in to which you can put your own bayonet B22 fitting bulbs. Due to the fragile nature of glass lightbulbs, and also as a result of dimming lightbulbs, there is a failure rate associated with using this equipment which means that we do not provide bulbs as part of the service- you must purchase them. We can sell you the bulbs, which we price as follows:

 

Bulbs: 

Plain white or clear 25 watt B22 fitting: £1 each

Filament bulbs: £POA (depends on style) but approximately, £3.50 for ‘basic’ and up to £10 for more exotic designs per bulb.

Dimmer:

Transcension 10a UP2 mk2: £10 each

Retro Lightboxes:

125 cm wide retro wooden lightbox, supplied with 9 filament bulbs (and two spares) £100

Please also note that the lightbox requires time to be hung correctly, and may require authorisation from a venue before it can be used.

More light boxes coming soon.

 

Any questions, get in touch!