Best channel light or rope lighting.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a project coming up that is going to need to utilize recessed rope or channel lighting. I am looking for input on the best brands out there for price, longevity and ease of installation. Any input would be appreciated.
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    I will get you info to a company in the morning Tim
     
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks Joey.
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    To add to this request, can someone please provide info how how to install/recess a rope light into existing concrete steps? I also have a proposal to work up, and the homeowner is inquiring about rope lights to go under the lip of his very long set of steps (40') I haven't done this before, and I don't know the best way to attach the rope under the lip. The steps are not built yet, however, so is there a way to have the concrete pre-formed to accept the rope light?
    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  5. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try and talk them out of it if you can. It looks very commercial. If you must they have tracks that must be installed in the riser before the pour. You then come in and snap the strip light into place and make your connection. You may want to consider 120V or double feeding both ends if 12v. 40' distances will create voltage drop issues with 12V. Unless they are doing LED's. Who luvs you more than me huh Chris?
     
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mine are going on an entryway wall to a subdivision and the cap will have to be routered with a diamond bit.
     
  7. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks Pete. I like you much better when you are cooperative.
    Nighty Night everybody. I'm beat.
     
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just remember guys, rope lights have their problems. When a few lights go out the whole strip is bad for one. Second is when you first get them the tube is nice and clear allowing the lights to look fairly white and nice. After a few months the tubing begins to yellow making the light output look orange. They work great for trees and places where they will be fairly easy to replace.
    As for the moutning I believe you have to use a track system or circle clamps.
     
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hmmm. That is a good point Joey, do the LEDs have as many problems. The bulbs should last longer without so much discoloration shouldn't they. I may have to rethink this.
     
  10. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    excellent points to consider Joey.
     

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