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?
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.
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
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.
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.