If using outdoor globe string lights to line roof lines or beams, it's not an issue, but if you wish to display your globe lights over an open area, the weight of the strand may begin to sag. Especially if displayed over a long period of time.
The solution is to hang them with a globe light suspension kit which offers reinforcement to the wire, creating a more stable light display.
- Globe Light Suspension Kits:
- 60 Foot Suspension Kit
- 110 Foot Suspension Kit
- These are perfect for any of the following:
- Commercial Grade Globe Lights
- Patio & Bistro Lights
- 100 Foot Globe Lights
- 50 Foot Globe Lights
These galvanized steel cables support 100 pounds of weight and are available in a
The first step in these simple DIY instructions on hanging your globe string lights is to determine the length of light strand you're going to display so you know which length cable you'll need. Once that has been determined, you need to decide what structures you're going to use to support your cable so you can install any needed hardware.
The easiest way to use the attached snap hook is with an eye bolt (not included). An eye bolt can be installed under the eves of a house, into a sturdy tree, or the support beams of a deck. You can also build your own posts and place them where needed, so long as they're able to support the weight of the light strand.
The cable can also be wrapped around poles and joists and then secured by closing the snap hook around the cable. However you choose to install the snap hook end of the cable, you want to make sure it can support the weight of your light strand.
Once you've attached the snap hook, it's time to attach the cable to the wire of your string lights. Some commercial grade string lights come with
If your globe string lights aren't designed with holes for hanging, simply attach the wire to the cable using zip ties, preferably in a color that coordinates with the color of your string light wire
NOTE: If you're hanging your string lights in anything other than a straight line, such as the perimeter of your patio or in a
Once you've attached the steel cable to the wire of your string lights, it's time to hang them by using the loose cable clip. To use the cable clip, feed the cable through the hole on one side of
If you're looking for a great way to illuminate your outdoor living areas, globe string lights are one of the best options, and now you can create a sturdy year-long display by hanging them with this galvanized steel cable.