Globe Light Spacing

Globe Light Spacing When choosing a globe string light that is perfect for your needs, you may notice your options have different spacing between bulbs. 
Currently we have strands that have a 12-inch, 15-inch, 24-inch and 36-inch spacing. While having all these options is great, sometimes it can be daunting to know which one best fits your needs … so let’s break it down. 

Power Consumption

Are you looking to cover a large area with lights, but concerned about the power draw? The most common problem when hanging globe string lights is overloading the power while trying to get the coverage you need. Even if your strands are end-to-end connectable to a certain length, you also need to keep in mind how much power you are using from your circuit. One fantastic way to avoid this problem is to spread out the spacing a little so that you still get the lighting length you need without overdoing the amount of bulbs that use up that extra power. 
Bonus tip: If this is a major concern for you, also consider using LED bulbs, which use 90% less power! 


If you are looking for the brightest light output per strand, we recommend going with a high wattage bulb pared with the smallest possible spacing. If you are looking for a more low key lighting effect, go for low watt and long spacing. 
Bonus tip: our very brightest bulbs are our dimmable bulbs! 

Lantern/ Decor

Are you using your string lights to hang lanterns or other décor? If so, you will definitely want to go with a wider spacing so your decorative items do not appear too clustered. Stick more towards the 24-36-inch spacing. 

Bulb Style 

If you are looking for more of a visual statement, with the bulbs themselves, you may enjoy lights in the E26/E27 base size range, which typically have much larger bulbs. The average spacing on E26/E27 strands is 24-36-inches wide. 


If you are hanging your lights over large spaces, you might be more inclined to go with the 24-36-inch spacing which has less sockets and bulbs to weight the string down.

Reduce Cost

If you are looking to go commercial grade but want to save a little moolah, go with the 36-inch spacing which saves you money since it has less bulbs.

Bonus tip – Pair your string light with a guide wire to truly minimize your droop
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