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How to choose the right cabochon lights

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Whether you’re planning an event or celebrating a special occasion at home, cabochon lights are a great option for any project.

Popular for weddings, birthdays, corporate staff parties and traditional fairgrounds, these lights will brighten up any event.

Cabochon lights have become extremely popular in the event planning industry. However, with so many lighting options on the market, it can be difficult to find the right lights to suit your needs. To make your decision a little easier, we have rounded up everything you need to know about choosing the right cabochon lights.

In this guide:

What are Cabochon Lights?

Sharing their name with a bright gemstone, cabochon lights are small colourful lightbulbs that are commonly used in fairgrounds and amusement parks around the world.

These bright lights have also become increasingly popular for creating bespoke lighting projects for weddings and other special events. Whether you’re looking for a Mr & Mrs light up sign for a wedding reception or something different to stand out in your home, cabochon lights are a great option.

Cabochon lights can be mounted onto a range of materials to create a variety of images, words and styles.

Types of Cabochon Lights

Whatever the occasion, there are a variety of cabochon lights to choose from. They’re available in a range of colours, sizes and prices, so there is something for everyone and every project.


 E10 cabochon lights

As the original type of fairground light, this product is adaptable for any commercial event or special occasion. E10 cabochons are also ideal for use as marquee lighting and home lighting, making them a popular choice.

These small cabochon lights boast a unique diamond shape and are available in a range of colours including blue, orange, fuchsia, purple and magenta.

Flat E10

 flat E10 cabochon

Unlike traditional E10 cabochon lights, flat E10 cabochon lights offer a completely different effect.

Providing a wonderful illumination, these lights will dramatically brighten up any venue. The flat cabochon base is available in either a white or chrome finish. At WeLoveLEDs, we provide 15 cap colours and two base colours which means you can create a wide range of different lighting combinations.


E14 cabochon light

With 15 colours to choose from, professional looking E14 cabochon lights boast a luminous effect with a distinct diamond jewelry shape to create a striking radial effect from the base. These lights are particularly popular for corporate events.

Pixel Cabochons

pixel cabochon
pixel cabochon

For a more high-tech solutions, Pixel Cabochon lights can be programmed to any pattern or colour setting. These LED lights available in a variety of shapes and sizes. At WeLoveLEDs, we provide fixing nuts and two waterproof 3pin connectors on 110mm cables with these lights. It’s even possible to connect up to 512 lights in one run to create the most memorable effects.

RGB Cabochons

Best suited to large lighting displays, RGB cabochons are LED lights with a unique carnival appearance. These lights boast a slimline design when compared to traditional cabochon lights. They are numbered so you can easily fit them consecutively or mix them up for a completely different look.

Each LED bulb is individually programmed so you won’t have to do any additonal work to program the lighting when installing it.

Choosing the Best Cabochon Lights for your Project

With so many different types of cabochon lights available, it can be difficult to choose the right lighting for your event or business. It’s important to have a clear idea of what your event or project is going to entail before choosing the correct lights. From your budget to the location of your event, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing cabochon lights.

Indoor or Outdoor Events

The location of your event can have a huge impact on the type of lighting you will need.

For an indoor event, you may wish to consider the E10 cabochons or flat E10 cabochon lights. These lights work perfectly for signs, particularly for weddings and birthday parties. If you’re looking for marquee lighting, E10 cabochons are a popular choice.

Of course, if the event is taking place outdoors, you will require waterproof lighting. For lighting that will be subject to minimal damage during bad weather, it’s better to opt for pixel cabochon lights. Not only can they be programmed, but this type of light also features waterproof connectors.


When planning an event, many people have a colour scheme in mind. From weddings to corporate events, knowing the colour scheme you want will enable you to create your desired look.

Once you have chosen the décor for your party, you can then choose the colour of your lighting. You might want to create a classic lighting look with clear or white bulbs. If you are hosting a carnival-themed event, you might prefer to use multi-coloured lights. Most cabochon lights offer a variety of options to suit different styles and preferences.

Sequences and Controllers

Once you have chosen the location and theme of your event, you will need to decide which effects you’d like to create with your lights.

You might want to create a particular lighting sequence to match music or wish to change colours every few seconds. Some people prefer to keep it simply with one set colour throughout the evening.

Of couse, the type of light you choose will depend on your intended effect. If you want LED lighting that is already preprogrammed, then you may want to opt for RGB cabochon lights. Alternatively, other cabochon lights are supplied with controllers to allow you to change the lights yourself.

Why Choose LED Cabochon lights?

LED cabochon lights offer affordability and unique style and can be easily adapted to suit a range of event themes and styles. From fairground inspired children’s parties to vintage style weddings, cabochon lights allow you to create bespoke projects.

In addition, they provide low energy efficiency and a long lifespan. These lights are easy to use and provide an impressive level of brightness as well as a low heat output.