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L.E.D Rope lights

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by TXNSLighting, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    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.
  2. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    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.
  3. Mayor_tx

    Mayor_tx LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Posts: 62

    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
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Check your Pm's Tommy.
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Thanks bud, ill check em out.
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    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.
  7. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    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.


  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    theres a idea. Ill recommend.
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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