Anyone who has used rope light knows it’s an incredible and adaptable light source. You can install it virtually anywhere with amazing results, as shown in a recent article. That said, rope light does have its drawbacks. The round shape of rope light can make it difficult to work with in tight areas, and even the smallest diameter rope light can be challenging to hide from view. In response to these concerns, we’ve added a new, even more versatile product to our selection: LED tape light.
Also known as LED strip lights, our LED tape lights offer functionality similar to traditional LED rope lights, but with a few key differences including shape and ease of installation. Perhaps most notable, unlike rope light, tape light is flat. This may seem overly obvious, but this design has huge advantages. Because it is flat, tape light can be much easier to install, especially for the nonprofessional. The shape makes DIY installation of under cabinet and cove lighting, accent lighting, and mood lighting a cinch! To make things even easier, all you need to affix the product to a surface is the tape light’s “peel-and-stick” adhesive backing—no installation clips needed.
Because it’s a low-voltage product, you can also use LED tape light in many outdoor lighting applications. Running on 24 volts, tape light minimizes the risk of electrical shorts and safety hazards frequently encountered with line voltage outdoor lighting. You can install it under eaves, on gazebos and decks, and even lining sidewalks. In short, you can install it many areas susceptible to short-term moisture, but you can’t submerge it (so please don’t use it to light up your pool!).
Including accessories, this new product line includes nearly 50 new products. The tape light itself comes in 4- and 12-inch sections as well as 16-foot spools that you can trim to shorter lengths. Both the sections and spools are available in standard output, high output, and RGB color changing options. The standard solid color tape light consumes fewer than 2 watts per foot, and you’ll find it ideal for most accent lighting applications. The high output solid color version uses more power, though it is 3 times brighter than the standard version. The extra brightness of the high output tape light makes it best for most outdoor areas and some indoor locations where you need brighter task lighting.
Both the standard and high output LED tape lights are great, but the RGB color-changing tape light is the most amazing of all the options. RGB tape lights have individual red, green, and blue LEDs that can mix to create multiple colors. To accomplish that, you’ll need one of our three different RGB controllers, the most sophisticated of which creates 16 colors and 22 patterns from blinking to chasing. If you want to create something truly eye-popping with tape light, or even if you just can’t decide on a single color, the RGB tape light is the best choice. If you don’t believe it, check out the video below!
If you are in the market for commercial Christmas lights, you need to order early to ensure you get the best selection possible. One of the biggest reasons for doing this is to make sure you get the exact lighting you want. Once the rush begins to stock up on Christmas lighting, many of the popular lighting options will sell out quickly. If you want to update your Christmas lighting stock, it is important to get your order in early so you can secure exactly what you want. If you wait too late, you may be trying to mix and match whatever is left over, and that will not give you the display you want.
Another reason for putting your order in for commercial Christmas light early is the fact that you will have everything ready for when you want to start decorating. Many commercial customers wait too late to order Christmas decorating supplies. That leaves them scrambling to get their decorations up and running in time to take advantage of the Christmas season. It is in your best interest to make sure you have everything ready well before the holiday season arrives. This will allow you to plan your displays and get them up before anyone else.
When you shop at 1000Bulbs.com, you can get more than commercial Christmas lights. We offer a wide selection of decorating options for our commercial and residential customers. You might want to change your lighting scheme up and use Christmas rope lights instead of regular string lights. You can get them in multiple colors or in strands of single colors. For something a bit different, you might consider a starlight sphere with multiple colored lights. You can also get giant Christmas ornaments in various sizes as well as Christmas scenes, life-size figures, bows, wreaths, and trees.
You need to start planning your Christmas decoration schemes early. Once you have an idea of what you want, get online and see what options are available. This will ensure that you have everything ready for the holiday season. You can match everything to the scheme you want and have it out on display before anybody else does. You can save time, money, and hassle by doing the shopping early and getting ready for the season.
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 light kits. 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.