How to choose a garland to illuminate the street for the New Year.
How to create a festive atmosphere? With the help of jewelry. And which of them is always associated with magic and mystery? Of course, street LED garland. Despite the fact that it began to be used for these purposes quite recently, such decoration for the holiday has become very popular.
Now it is even used for advertising or simply as a design solution in the garden. With them, the street immediately takes on an attractive, charming view.
Street garlands: the rules of choice
There are several criteria that need to pay attention. Some of them are extremely important, while others matter in each specific situation and depend on the desires of the buyer.
In any case, if you buy street lights, New Year's or just for decoration, you need to carefully examine the packaging and instructions. And there pay attention to the following characteristics.
Class of protection from moisture and dust.It is denoted by the letters IP and two numbers. The first speaks about the degree of protection against dust, and the second - against moisture. The higher the number, the higher the level of protection. For example, for a room that one with an IP value of 20-23 is suitable. But the Christmas street garland can not have characteristics below IP44, but better than IP65.
Voltage and power.The first for the whole garland should correspond to what goes to the network, that is 220 V. At the same time on each individual light bulb it should not be more than 26 volts. As for power, for the whole garland it can not be higher than 65 watts. Otherwise, the risk of overheating increases, which can cause a fire.
Temperature mode of the garland.Those that are intended for premises can work only at values close to room. If the garland will be located on the street, the temperature range should be wider. That is, it is obliged to function normally both at 20 minutes and at plus 30 degrees Celsius.
Insulation material.It can be made of PVC, rubber or silicone. The first is the most vulnerable. It begins to melt at a temperature of 20 єC. While the other two maintain a value of 50 degrees.
The thickness of the wires and the quality of the plug.If the wires are too thin, they can break, and they can also melt at much lower loads. Wiring connections with bulbs and plugs should also be high. Yes, and the fork itself must be strong with secure fasteners.
The size of the garland.Whether it will be small for the chosen place.
The number of light bulbs.They should not be less than a dozen. In addition, the number of colors can not be less than three.
The shape of the ceiling.It can be a classic round, oval or have the shape of a New Year's subject: Christmas trees, snowflakes, icicles.
Controller for outdoor festoon.He touched modes of operation. There may be different amounts and combinations. The main ones are:
- fixing or continuous mode, when all the lights glow unchanged;
- a chasing in which all the lights fade out and also turn on again;
- flicker, characterized by abrupt on and off of any light bulbs;
- Chameleon, in which the light bulbs change their color.