LED Rope Lights

Good use of LED rope lights, sometimes known as LED strip lights, can add a fun decorative touch to any environment while also creating a useful source of light. An LED rope light can be hung or mounted almost anywhere without any structural modifications to a home or place of business. They provide a practical and stylish way to brighten any space, either indoors or outdoors.

Rope Lights

A light rope normally consists of a flexible transparent or translucent tube with light bulbs evenly spaced within. The tube is thus bendable and can be wrapped around objects or run around the edges of rooms or windows.



Rope lighting often comes on spools, and in longer lengths is frequently supplied with connector kits so that the rope can be cut to the desired lengths and each strand equipped to be plugged in separately. You can also find battery operated LED light ropes that can be used anywhere.

LEDs

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are frequently used in rope lighting today and are a good choice because they are low-voltage, can produce a bright light, and they are not as fragile as incandescent bulbs. Another very big advantage for LEDs in rope lights is that they produce very little heat and are thus very safe in their plastic casing in almost any environment. LED lights are economical in that they produce a lot of illumination per watt used.

Ways To Use LED Rope Lights

LED Rope Lights

Under Cabinet LED Rope Lighting

LED Rope lighting can be used to provide subtle accent lighting, for example the rope of lights can be hung under cabinets or other overhanging places. They are a perfect form of light to use in tray ceilings where they create an even glow that emits from the ceiling without showing the actual source of light. This is perfect for back lighting or outlining a variety of items or structures.

In contrast, however, many users prefer to keep light ropes out in the open for a bold and bright look. The many colors of tubing and bulbs available can create a lot of different effects and moods.

If you are looking for LED deck, patio, landscape or garden lights outdoor rope lights are perfect because you can do so many things with them. You can line it under the deck banister to create an even glow. You can line it along stairs and use it as a form of step lights. You can outline the perimeter of a patio, deck, garden or other landscaped area; lining it behind borders in a landscaped area creates a nice landscaped lighting affect. Or they can be used as path lights when lined along either side of a walkway. LED rope lighting is very popular outdoors because the plastic tubing creates a natural weather resistance and the LED lighting makes it less expensive to use because of its energy-efficiency, however make sure that the product you use is recommended for outdoor use before mounting your lights outdoors.

Rope Lights

Rope Lights Along Pathway

Ropes of LED deck lights add a great glow to outdoor gatherings, creating both a festive ambiance and practical lighting after the sun goes down. LED rope lights are also popular as both indoor and outdoor Christmas lights. They are more durable that traditional incandescent Christmas lights, use less energy, and they don’t tangle like LED string lights do. And for those wanting a more contemporary look during the holidays, consider decking the tree with LED rope lights instead of the common string lights.

LED rope lights are fun and practical. They offer an economic, durable, and long-lasting way to meet your indoor and outdoor decorating needs. With a little thought and creativity you may be surprised by the number of uses you can find for it.

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