Rope Light: A Unique Lighting Solution

Mar 09, 11 Rope Light: A Unique Lighting Solution

Rope light kits have been a favorite for accent lighting in restaurants and bars for years. They continue to provide excellent designer lighting in these situations. However, more and more, consumers are seeing these rope lights as a lighting option for their home. You can get rope light in many lengths and colors. The kits provide all the necessary equipment you need in order to get rope lighting installed. Many of them come with clear instructions that allow a typical handy homeowner with everything they need to install these ropes themselves. They make great accent lighting in multiple locations throughout your home. They also work outside as well.

Christmas is a favorite time for many to invest in rope lights. You can get these kits in a range of colors including warm white, pearl white, cool white, red, amber, green, yellow, blue, purple and pink. You can also get multi-colored ropes. If you want a unique statement, to set your home apart from your neighbors in holiday lighting, adding a few rope lights is one way to do it. You might go with a set of white chasing lights. You might go with the traditional red and green scheme. The choice is yours to be creative, with many different styles and colors in rope lighting.

Where else can you use rope light kits in your home? We’ve seen incredible installations in media rooms, inlayed into crown moldings, and vaulted ceilings. If you install a set of rope lights around the edge covered by a valance, you can direct the lighting up to the unique ceiling. Even boats and cars can benefit from a few unique applications of 12-volt rope light. To give your bar a great glow in your basement or family room, install a rope light under the edge. Outside, consider adding rope lights along the bottom edge of your deck railing or under the stair treads. This will give illumination in the dark while also making your deck look amazing!

What can you expect in rope light kits? A basic installation will include the light, mounting clips, and a transformer. Many rope lights require a lower voltage than regular 120V available from an outlet. A transformer will step the voltage down to the 12V standard in many rope kits. All rope lights we carry are waterproof for outdoor use. You can also invest in a controller that gives you the ability to dim the rope light or even create a flashing display set to music. With rope lights you can go with a simple installation or express your unique style with a custom touch.

2 Comments

  1. Richard G. Lewis /

    To go past a soffit I need to connect two rope lights (Utilitech #0025762) with a solid connector (no bulbs). How do I order or purchase such a connector?

    Richard

    • 1000Bulbs /

      Sounds like you need an extension. Your best bet will be to find a Utilitech distributor (Lowes?), and ask them for the material. If they can’t help, and you have a 2 wire, 1/2″ diameter rope light, you might try the SIV-206UL6FFR or the SIV-206UL9MFR offerings on our website.

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