Rope light is a flexible and durable outdoor rated PVC tubing with either incandescent or LED light bulbs spaced evenly on the inside. This light style is a popular solution for outdoor landscape and pathway lighting, ambient interior lighting, and holiday decorating. 150 ft. rope light spools can be cut and connectors added to create custom design configurations which is especially useful for large outdoor lighting projects. For smaller installation projects, convenient 18 ft. rope light kits are also available.
Rope Light Trunk & Column Lighting
Wrap porch columns and tree trunks with rope light to decorate for outdoor parties and events.
Rope Light for Deck Lights & Stairs
Install rope light under stairs and deck railings to create an inviting atmosphere in your outdoor living space.
Rope Light Decorative Holiday Displays
Use LED rope light to decorate for Christmas, Halloween, and other large holiday displays.
Rope Light Landscape & Pathway Lighting
Rope light flexibility and durability makes it ideal for landscape lighting and for use as pathway lights.
Rope light spools are a convenient and economical option for large outdoor lighting projects like illuminating a wrap around porch or deck railings, and creating landscape lighting in a yard or garden. These 150 foot spools of tube lighting can be cut at pre-designated cut marks spaced evenly along the tube. After cutting the preferred length of rope light from your spool, a variety of connectors, sealants, and power cables can be used to create any number of display configurations. Each rope light spool comes with multiple sets of basic powering and connecting accessories to get you started, and a variety of specialty accessories are also available for projects with unique design needs.
18 foot rope light kits are a beautiful and convenient "plug and play" solution for a variety of small-space projects including outdoor landscape and decorative DIY lighting. Each 18 foot rope light set includes a pre-attached power cord, mounting clips, and screws. These kits can be used to create word art, small decorative displays, walkway lighting and more. 18 foot rope light kits cannot be cut, but they can be connected end-to-end to create longer runs for large outdoor light displays.
Rope Light FAQs
Can rope light be cut?
Only large rope light spools can be cut. 18 foot rope light kits CANNOT be cut. When cutting a rope light spool, look for indicator marks which are typically represented by either a dashed line or a scissors icon. This is the only place rope light should be cut. When cutting rope light, a very sharp knife or scissors should be used to create a clean slice all the way through the tube.
How is rope light mounted or secured to a surface?
This will depend on the specifics of each individual project. However, some common mounting techniques for rope light include the use of mounting clips and crocodile clips which are designed specifically to hold light tubes. Garden staples or U stakes can be used for landscape applications where the ground is permeable. Rope light channels are available for creating straight lines and zip ties can be used when working with shapes or framework.
What are the differences in rope light wire count?
Wire count specifies the number of wires running through a rope light tube. If you're planning to create multiple rope light runs, each run and any accessories used should have matching wire counts. 2 wire is the most popular choice for steady light display. 3, 4, and 5 wire rope light allows for animation and special effects when paired with a controller.
Which voltage should I choose?
120V is the most common type of rope light and is ideal for most indoor and outdoor lighting projects where an electrical outlet is accessible. 12V (DC) rope light uses a converter or battery for its power supply and is typically used for parade floats, bikes, boats, and low voltage landscape lighting.