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TXNSLighting
04-20-2009, 09:07 PM
Give me your opinions on these guy. I have a client who thinks these are what he wants to illuminate (down light) a 4ft tall retaining wall. Im trying to talk him out of it, but want to hear some opinions first. So yeh thanks in advance.

The Lighting Geek
04-20-2009, 11:52 PM
I have used them for downlighting a wall and it is the cat's meow, IMHO. You need to make sure you use good ones and the right color. I use IlluminFX and love them. They are not cheap, but what good products are? They are directional so you can actually point them if you are careful.

Mayor_tx
04-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Go talk to Dante at Wiedamark LED lighting over there in Dallas. They have a ton of LED products in their showroom. Or look at Wiedamark.com

TXNSLighting
04-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Check your Pm's Tommy.

TXNSLighting
04-21-2009, 12:28 AM
Thanks bud, ill check em out.

David Gretzmier
04-21-2009, 07:36 PM
I would make sure you do what tommy did in the TV photo's he posted some time back, and build a valence to hide the rope on the fence but allow the effect to show downward. A/C LED's can cause a frequency that irritates some folks eyes. low voltage ones are better, run from a trans, but still vibrate many folks retinas.

Also, I'd reccomend the warmer white rather than the blue white.

I've used them with some limited success under a deck rail with a trim piece in front. They really only lit the rail itself. I still prefer puck lights on posts, as they light the deck to walk, but per customer request it turned out ok.

4 years in , they still all work after being lit an average of 6 hours per night every night.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
04-21-2009, 07:59 PM
I would have to ask: Why not use a fixed linear LED solution rather than 'rope light'? Most of the asian sourced LED ropelight I have seen is not very impressive, is unlisted, un-serviceable, and does not produce a very good colour rendition. It is also a PITA to install over distance without any sags.

Alternatively, if you want warm white, with good colour rendition and fully serviceable, you could use xenon incandescent linear light. Nightscaping makes the Miniborderlites and the Microborderlites, using T3 and T1 wedge base lamps. They will custom make the strings to your specifications if the stock product does not suit your needs.

http://www.nightscaping.com/miniborder.htm

http://www.nightscaping.com/microborder.htm

TXNSLighting
04-21-2009, 11:48 PM
I would have to ask: Why not use a fixed linear LED solution rather than 'rope light'? Most of the asian sourced LED ropelight I have seen is not very impressive, is unlisted, un-serviceable, and does not produce a very good colour rendition. It is also a PITA to install over distance without any sags.

Alternatively, if you want warm white, with good colour rendition and fully serviceable, you could use xenon incandescent linear light. Nightscaping makes the Miniborderlites and the Microborderlites, using T3 and T1 wedge base lamps. They will custom make the strings to your specifications if the stock product does not suit your needs.

http://www.nightscaping.com/miniborder.htm

http://www.nightscaping.com/microborder.htm

theres a idea. Ill recommend.

Lite4
04-22-2009, 08:47 AM
I am getting geared up for a project that will be underlightinging some modern style stairs into a home entry. Here are some products I am looking at. Tommy, thanks for the heads up on IllumnFx. I didn't know they carried LED channel.

http://www.lightwild.com/data/default.asp

http://www.ilight-tech.com/products.htm

http://www.nexxuslighting.com/commercial/products/eLumCoveRGB.html