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#169719 - 10/13/07 10:36 AM Rope lighting
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Registered: 09/11/03
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Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
I have a customer that is putting in a 30' stucco/block bench/wall. It is outside and will have a cap on top that will be over the rope lighting. The only rope lighting I've seen is with a plug in variety. The owner is a commercial/industrial contractor and does not want one end of the rope lighting to plug in to an outlet in the wall. Is there a more commercial looking/flush as possible application?

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#169720 - 10/13/07 10:52 AM Re: Rope lighting [Re: bwise121]
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"Tivoli Tubing" is a good option. It is low voltage, and doesn't sag like rope lighting.


Scroll on down to the tube lighting

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#169721 - 10/13/07 10:53 AM Re: Rope lighting [Re: bwise121]
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There are a variety of "clock hanger" or recessed receptacles available. Perhaps this would solve the problem of the plug sticking out?

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#169723 - 10/13/07 11:18 AM Re: Rope lighting [Re: renosteinke]
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The OP stated the plug is outside. Is it going to be in a damp or wet location by any chance? If so, you know what type of outlet cover will be required if you go with rope light. I agree with the Tivoli option for this one.

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#169724 - 10/13/07 12:23 PM Re: Rope lighting [Re: macmikeman]
bwise121 Offline
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Tivoli looks pretty good. It will be in a damp location. There are several models avaliable, what would you recommend/have had experience with?

Thanks

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#169727 - 10/13/07 01:21 PM Re: Rope lighting [Re: bwise121]
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I've used the incandescent fastube (although it's been 25 or so years ago) \:\)

The stuff worked great, can be field cut to length, and was not that tricky to install.

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#169728 - 10/13/07 02:24 PM Re: Rope lighting [Re: electure]
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I just did a deck with rope lighting under the railing, used low voltage rope lighting. It is 12V, used a malabu lighting transformer to power it. Works great. No problems with termination. I drilled thru the 4x4 post. There is no wiring showing. They also make low voltage LED rope lighting. Robert

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#169835 - 10/17/07 03:53 PM Re: Rope lighting [Re: WESTUPLACE]
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I discovered today that the wall is going to be a monolithic pour (concrete) and it will be capped with some sort of large bull nosed stone. The stone will over hang the wall and they are going to rout out a section that the rope lighting will go into. I'm sure that will look great. However, I have a hang up with how I'm going to go from a j-box to the rope lighting. The j-box will probably be horizontal and just under the over hang on the wall section. I'm not sure how to make this look manufactured.

Thanks,
Byron


Edited by bwise121 (10/17/07 03:54 PM)

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#169842 - 10/17/07 06:28 PM Re: Rope lighting [Re: bwise121]
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I know it probably violates the listing but I have seen them cut off the plug if a rope set, route it out of a box KO through a cord connector and wirenut it to the branch circuit conductors in the box.
The solution looked safer to me than any other option I could think of. Glad it wasn't my call.
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