Rope light is extremely versatile in its uses and applications and can be used indoors and outdoors 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 saves energy and has longer lasting light emitting diodes instead of the traditional filaments. 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.
Interior Decorating with Rope Lights
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. Use rope lights in the following ways:
- Tray ceilings for cove lighting
- Line above or below cabinets
- Hang behind headboards or beneath beds for a unique glow
Accent lighting in these any areas of the home add depth and emotion to a room, creating stunning visual appeal.
Outdoor Rope Lights
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. Rope light can frame business signs, wrap around columns, outline gardens, or shoot up tall trees.
Christmas Rope Lights
Truly unique decorators can continue to find additional uses for their rope lights. Tuck rope light into Christmas trees for a modern holiday theme or attach heated rope light to frames to create motifs such as snowmen, wreaths, and even detailed arches or toy trucks.
Numerous controllers and accessories can be used with rope light to create chasing effects. Specialty rope lights can be flat in shape or square tubes instead of round. Colors range from white to black, with every color in between, and LED rope lights include popular colors like blue and pink.
Use a variety of methods for lighting your home with rope light. With rope light, you can create some truly unique indoor decor and outdoor decorations.