Tent Lighting Guide

How Many Lights Do I Need?

This is one of the most common question we get asked. We’re happy to assist but before we do we wanted to share the most common lighting layouts for tents. The layout and density of the lights will determine the number of string lights you rent.

Perimeter Lighting

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The most basic lighting, great if you’re on a budget but just want to add a little glow.

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Corner To Peak Lighting

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For the next step up there’s our Corner to Peak layout. Lights span the perimeter and shoot up to the peaks only at the corners of the tent.

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Deluxe Tent Lighting

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The Deluxe lighting layout is the most common lighting plan. Lights cover the perimeter and shoot up to the peak at almost equal distances around the tent.

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Full Canopy Lighting

Price Guide: $$$$

If you want to truly wow your guests and you have the budget there’s no better layout than the Full Canopy effect. Create a starry night sky with this effect!

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This calculator is meant for estimation purposes only. The first number represents the number of strands you would need to rent. The number in parenthesis is the linear feet of lights you would need. For example, if 150 linear feet of light is needed we would indicate 2 globe lights (since they are 100ft each).

20 x 20 Tent

Tent Lighting Style Globe Lights Standard Edisons
Suspended Edisons
Perimeter 1 strand (80ft)Rent Now 2 strands (80ft)Rent Now
Corner to Peak 2 strands (136ft)Rent Now 3 strands (136ft)Rent Now
Deluxe 2 strands (204ft)Rent Now 4 strands (204ft)Rent Now
Full Canopy 3 strands (271ft)Rent Now 6 strands (271ft)Rent Now
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What Materials Do I Need?

There’s nothing more stressful on the day of the event than not having everything you need to get the job done. Here’s a list of the most common items you’ll need to install tent lighting.

Installation Checklist

  • String Lights (obviously)
  • Zip Ties
  • Extension Cords
  • Electrical Tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ladder

Included with all string light rentals

  • Shatter-resistant bulbs (no broken glass to worry about)
  • Zip Ties
  • Extension Cords
  • Easy setup instructions
  • Customer service to help answer any lingering questions you might have

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