How to Cut Rope Light
Rope light spools can be cut using either sharp scissors or a knife. To cut rope light, measure the area where you plan to install the rope light and then cut the tube at the nearest cutting mark. The mark that indicates a safe spot for cutting rope light will typically look like a small pair of scissors or a dashed line. This is the only place that LED or incandescent rope light should be cut. The distance between the cut marks will vary depending on the rope light so it's important to measure your space and choose the cut mark closest to that measurement.To get more news about neon light strip
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How to Connect Sections of Rope Light
When installing rope light for custom projects, you may need to use connectors to join two pieces of rope light together. Remember that the two pieces of rope light being connected must be the same in voltage and wire count. As a general guide when using any connector, you will want to line up the holes in the rope light with the prongs of a connector. Then, firmly press the pieces together.
There are several different types of rope light connectors which we will touch on a little further down this guide. Each connector is uniquely designed for joining rope light in different ways to create a variety of shapes, and to allow outdoor rope light to contour around landscapes, edges and angles. All rope light accessories must correspond with the shape and diameter of the rope light being used. For example, a 2 wire rope light with 1/2" diameter will need to be paired with corresponding accessories. Knowing how to connect rope light can also be useful if a section of the rope light malfunctions. Simply remove the unlit section and place the working sections back together using a connector.
Powering Rope Light
After you have cut and connected your rope light to fit your space or project, you will need to add a power connector to one cut end. Then, an end cap can be used to safely cover the opposite cut end of the rope light.Conveniently, each rope light spool from Christmas Lights, Etc comes with four of the most useful accessories: power connectors, splice connectors,end caps, and mounting clips. These will allow for the rope light spool to be spliced or cut up to three times. Additional extra accessories are available if needed.
How to Hang or Mount Rope Light
Rope lighting projects can vary widely but there are several installation accessories to help for both indoor and outdoor projects. When securing rope light to any type of surface, it is recommended that the rope light is supported foot by foot, with additional mounting hardware at every corner and curve. The video below provides a few examples of how rope light can be mounted using either channel track or rope light clips.
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