Rope light is extremely versatile in its uses and applications. Rope lights can be used indoors and outdoors, and in residential and commercial environments. Rope lights are used in parades, boats, and floats, as well as in cars.
Quality rope lights consist of incandescent bulbs constructed of pure Tungsten filaments encased in crystal clear PVC tubing. LED rope light is also available, which uses energy saving, longer lasting light emitting diodes instead of the traditional filaments. The colors in rope lights come from the bulbs, and the bulbs light up to color the clear tubes. Rope light is available in either shorter kits in lengths from 12' - 30', or longer 150' - 200' spools which can be cut at specific intervals to complete any variety of projects.
Rope lights are common in holiday decorating and are often used to outline commercial and government buildings, houses, schools and churches. Rope lights have uses that extend far beyond exterior holiday lighting. Custom builders use rope lighting as part of their interior design, and homeowners can as well. Tray ceilings, cabinets, and cutouts serve as perfect canvases for rope light. Accent lighting in these areas of a room add depth and emotion to a room, creating stunning visual appeal.
Rope light looks great outdoors on decks and in pool areas. Add some ambient lighting for late night dinners, entertaining, and safety. Stairs can be highlighted with rope light as they are in theaters and gyms, so people can easily move about and see where they are going.
Truly unique decorators can continue to find additional uses for their rope lights. We have seen pictures of people tucking rope light into their Christmas trees for a modern holiday theme, as well as attaching to frames to create motifs such as snowmen, wreaths, and even detailed arches or toy truck motifs. Rope light can frame business signs, wrap around columns, outline gardens, or shoot up tall trees. Numerous controllers and accessories can be used with rope light to create chasing effects, and to cut, splice, and suction tubes as needed. Specialty rope lights can be flat in shape, or square tubes instead of round, extra bright, and even striped. Colors range from white to black, with every color in between, and LED rope lights include popular colors like blue and pink.