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How to choose and install the right fairground lights for your project

September 11, 2020

Advice Centre > Fairground Lights > How to choose and install the right fairground lights for your project

Fairground lights are used for a wide variety of projects and events and, with such a wide range of bulbs and types of lighting available, it can be difficult to choose the correct lighting for your project.

With a range of different types of light available in a number of colours, shapes and sizes, it can be tricky to know where to start and which will offer the best fairground lighting for your project.

This guide will cover:

What to consider when buying fairground lighting

Fairground lighting is usually used for leisure and signage applications due to the bright, bold colours they offer as well as the ability to create a number of bespoke projects.

Fairground lighting is suited to projects such as:

  • Interior or exterior lettering
  • Signage
  • Events

However, fairground lighting is not limited to just these types of applications and can be used for hundreds of applications with the number of variations and possibilities endless.

Before choosing lights for your next project, you should consider what the project is, how long it will take for products to be delivered, costs, the number of bulbs you’ll need and the benefits of using LED lighting over other types.

The key benefits of LED fairground lights include:

  • Energy efficiency
  • High quality light
  • Durable and reliable
  • Operation at low temperatures
  • Controllable

If you’d like to know more about choosing fairground lighting, read our guide.

How to choose the right supplier for fairground lights

When creating bespoke fairground lighting projects, it’s important to choose lights that are safe and reliable so that you get the most out of your lighting. This means choosing a good supplier who can provide high-quality products and who can offer advice and assistance when choosing your lighting and when you come to install it.

There are a number of factors you should take into consideration when choosing a fairground lighting supplier including:

  • The length of time they have been in business
  • Other projects undertaken by the supplier
  • How quickly can the supplier deliver your lighting?

All of these factors can have a huge impact on the finished quality of your project and whether it’s ready in time for the event you have in mind.

At WeLoveLEDs, we can offer:

  • High quality products
  • Next day delivery
  • Expert customer service team
  • Wide experience of a number of projects

To find out more about choosing the right supplier for fairground lights, read our guide.

How to choose the right cabochon lights

Cabochon lights provide an attractive method to light up any project for a variety of events. However, with a number of types of cabochon lights available, including sizes, colours and pre-programmed, it can be difficult to know which type of cabochon light is best for you.

Types of cabochon light include:

  • E10’s
  • Flat E10’s
  • E14’s
  • Pixel cabochons
  • RGB cabochons

Each type of light is suitable for a number of applications so it’s important to know how each one functions and their features and benefits before ordering lights for your project.

From large lighting displays to smaller marquee and lettering projects, at WeLoveLEDs, we have cabochon lights to suit any project. It’s important to know what type of event and lighting you’re looking for before buying cabochon lights. The number of lights you require will depend on the size of your project so this is something that should be considered before placing your order.

If you’re not sure which lights are the best fit for your project, read our guide to choosing the right cabochon lights here.

Wiring your fairground lighting project

Many customers purchase our LED fairground lights to create their own bespoke lettering and signage. Once you’ve bought the lighting you need and it has arrived, the next step is creating and wiring up your project.

The fairground lighting we supply at WeLoveLEDs is easy to install and wire to your own specifications. If you’re struggling to complete your project, our team have years of knowledge of our fairground lighting range and have used them on their own projects so please get in touch for expert help.

To get started, make sure you have everything you need to complete the project, including:

  • LED bulbs
  • Cabochon base and cap
  • Correct wires
  • Power source
  • Adaptor
  • Backing material

Once you have all of these, either bought as a kit or as individual elements, you’re ready to start creating your project. Depending on whether you’re using golfball or cabochon fairground lights will determine the steps you need to take to create your project.

For a step-by-step guide for wiring both cabochon and golfball lights, read our guide.