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How To Mount Rope Lights
our selection of Rope Lights.
lights are an incredibly versatile way to add a soft glow to your
landscape, household décor, dorm room, patio and more. If
you are wondering how to mount rope lights, keep in mind that it
is a simple process and is the same for all types of surfaces, indoor
Before installing them, choose where you want your rope lights
to be mounted. It helps to measure the area first, so you know where
to cut the strand of rope lights. You will see a marking about every
12 to 18 inches, indicating where you can safely cut the rope. Kitchen
shears are the best tool for splicing rope lights. The few other
tools you will need are either strong adhesive tape or small screws,
and the mounting tracks that come in 3 foot increments or the rope
light clips. The track or clips are the two standard ways to mount
With the track, you can use the strong adhesive tape or small screws
to attach it to any surface. The clips use the screws also. With
the clips, it is easier to run rope lights in a design other than
a straight line. But the tracks are more convenient if straight
is what you are looking for. It is easy to mount the rope lights
after the clips or track is secured to the wall, or whatever other
surface you are attaching rope lights to. Simply push the rope light
strand into the track or clips.
Do not place adhesive directly onto the rope lighting, as this
may attack and ruin the pvc.
Generally, rope lights work off standard 120-volt power. There
is a power connector that you plug into one end of the rope, and
a six foot power cord connects into the other end of the power connector.
At the end of the power cord will be a male plug that can be inserted
into any standard electrical outlet. A plastic cap is used to seal
off the other end.
The process of how to mount rope lights is much simpler than other
types of lighting, and the soft glow that emanates from the final
product is worth any trouble it may cause. Wherever you have decided
to place your rope lighting, you will be satisfied with the result!