Which Festoon Light Bulb Should I Choose?

LED bulbs are an excellent option for low cost, energy efficiency and effortless style for our wide range of festoon lights. LED bulbs do not add heat to space, and the bulbs last longer, making them an excellent option for any sized area. Unique in their technology and can last for over 25,000 hours. Couple these with high quality festoon cables and you'll have festoon lighting that can last 5+ years!

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We find once you have decided on your preferred bulb option, the rest is easy. Most people will instantly prefer a certain type or can easily narrow it down to two favourites. If still stuck on which one will work best for your space give us a call (0800 300 411) or email sales@loveyourlights.co.nz and we can steer you in the right direction. 


Our S14 Festoon Lights are an unmissable addition to gardens and decks while being a top pick for weddings, events, venues, restaurants, bars and hotels. Customers love the classic oval, tear drop shape. One of best sellers, we have the widest range available in this style. 

  • Bulb size: 45mm x 84mm
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 2W
  • Bulb lumens: 220 
  • Bulb material: Glass (non dimmable) or Plastic (dimmable)



Our A60 Bulb vintage-style festoon lights will give your space a stylish, classic, smart look. For those wanting the traditional tear drop bulb with a slightly more rounded look and a little bigger than the S14, this is your go to bulb!

  • Bulb size: 60mm x 100mm 
  • Bulb colour: clear glass
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 2W
  • Bulb lumens: 240
  • Bulb material: Glass
A60 bulb


If elegance and style are featured in the brief, consider our A19 Bulb Festoon Lights. These festoon light bulbs are 50% brighter than our A60 and S14 festoon light bulbs but don't fear, they are also dimmable. Slightly larger than their rivals, the A60 and S14 bulb, the amber tinted glass gives more elevation in the elegance stakes! A beautiful bulb that looks fabulous day and night. 

  • Bulb size: 60mm x 110mm 
  • Bulb colour: amber tint glass
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 3W
  • Bulb lumens: 360 
  • Bulb material: Glass

A19 bulb


Wanting a little bit of industrial, on-trend lighting with the option for a retro look? Then look no further!

Our large globes will provide a high-quality decorative light in bars, hotels and restaurants, whilst it can also create a funky edge in retail and commercial environments, and also in and around the home. They also make a stunning and elegant addition to weddings, festivals, and other events. Yes, they look great pretty much everywhere!


These ST58 festoon light bulbs are a take on the popular S14 bulb but much larger and almost 3 times brighter! However, their size matches their brightness setting beautifully and if you want statement lighting that can be both functional and elegant these are a perfect choice. The industrial vibe will add instant decor!

  • Bulb size: 58mm x 135mm
  • Bulb colour: clear or amber tint glass
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 5W
  • Bulb lumens: 600
  • Bulb material: Glass
ST58 bulbs


Similar to the ST58 in bulb specs, our G80 Festoon Light Bulbs are a more rounded and wider bulb.  If wanting a larger festoon light bulb that is on-trend you've come to the right place. Whether you're lighting up a wedding venue or event, our large globe festoon lights deliver both durability and shine!

  • Bulb size: 80mm x 120mm
  • Bulb colour: clear or amber tint glass
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 5W
  • Bulb lumens: 600
  • Bulb material: Glass

G80 Bulbs


One of our more versatile bulb collections, with our G45 Festoon Lights you can connect up to 750m and use just one power source, making them an ideal choice for event venues or any outdoor project. They are also plastic, making them a great shatterproof option. If you’re after a beautiful Warm White vintage style bulb that uses very little power, then you’ll love these.

A popular style, they feature in 4 different bulb exterior colour choices.

  • Bulb size: 45mm x 75mm
  • Bulb colour: Clear, Transparent, Milky or Multi Coloured
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 1W or 2W
  • Bulb lumens: varies
  • Bulb material: Glass or Plastic
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Glass Bulbs feature in our classic collection
G45 bulbs


We call this the golf ball bulb as it is a similar size. Customers tend to love our G40 festoon light collections due to the bulb size and their ambient brightness. These festoons are perfectly on trend and have been designed for home and garden installations.

The bulb measures 30mm*40mm

  • Bulb size: 30mm x 40mm
  • Bulb colour: Warm White 2700K
  • Bulb wattage: 1
  • Bulb lumens: varies
  • Bulb material: Plastic
  • Power: Solar or Mains Powered 


So don't get overwhelmed. Pick your favourite bulb style and go from there. It will make your festoon lighting choices easier and you'll end up with beautiful bulbs that you love!