How to buy luminaries:


Visualize and Measure -

Your first course of action is to visualize where you want to place luminaries.  Luminaries have been successfully placed just about everywhere, from running on the ground to rooftops. If you have questions about where you are considering to place luminaries, please feel free to contact us for help.

Most of the time, people organize luminaries in a line, whether a straight or curved line. You should measure the distance of your luminary lines (layout). This measurement will give you the linear feet measurement. The standard space between luminaries is around 36". Our light strings have 36" spacing between the sockets, but allow a little looseness in the strings, so figure about 33" between luminaries. So the total useable length of a 12-socket light string is around 34' and for a 6-socket light string about 17'. Usually, you can create the distance you need by using these two different length light strings. You can also shorten a string by using our socket caps to cap off sockets.


Browse and Decide -

Browse our website. A good starting place is "Most Popular Sets."

Luminary color choice?  White luminaries are our most popular color.  White is also the most versatile choice because you can make them glow whatever color of light source you use.  For example: maybe you keep them white in your front lawn for Christmas, then use them with our color-changing LED tea lights around your patio in the spring for a birthday party.  Brown luminaries are our second most popular color because they look most similar to the traditional brown paper bag luminaries that started this whole trend.

How many luminary sets?  We offer luminary sets of 12 and 6 (new this year!).  You can combine these sets to create the custom quantities you desire.  You can also combine light strings of 12 and 6.  Both light strings have a female plug at the end so you can connect them end-to-end to create one long, custom string length.  Because of potential for electrical overload on on extended light string, DO NOT connect more than 4 lights strings end-to-end.  We also sell individual luminaries.

Light source choice?  You may want to visit our Lighting Accessories page to see your options.  C7 light strings (110-volt) are most popular for luminary home use.  Usually, this is your brightest light option and can be easily automated with one of our power timers.  If you prefer a flickering light, select either our real candles or LED tea candles (tea lights).  Either of these choices offer you more luminary spacing flexibility since there isn't a light string running between each luminary.

Need luminary stakes?  Luminaries should be secured to the surface they sit on.  High winds can move luminaries out of position.  Our luminary stakes are the best way to secure luminaries to earth surfaces (lawn, dirt, flower beds).  If you will place luminaries on concrete or other hardened surfaces you can secure them down by adding small rocks or sand in the bottom of each luminary.  This is the original, traditional method.  Or, if you will only use luminaries for a day or two, you can add water to the bottom of luminaries, up to the light source platforms.

Need other accessories?  If you choose light strings, consider a power timer to automate your lighting.  Or, do you need additional outdoor matching power cordsExtra light bulbs or batteries (for LED tea lights)?


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