In any household space, you can add ambiance by adding LED rope lighting from home depot. Because it is thin and easy to place behind artwork or other focal points for creative back lighting, this lighting solution has become increasingly popular.
Furthermore, rather than traditional incandescent light bulbs, LED rope lighting uses less energy. According to Michael Bloch’s Green Living Tips “LED: Lighting the Way”, LED lights are even more energy efficient than competing “green” compact fluorescent lights, lasting about ten times as long and consuming half the electricity.
Luckily, installing LED is very easy for savvy consumers, they just needs some basic tools and a little bit of know how.
So, according to Home Depot, to install LED rope light, you must be following the instructions below:
Things you will need: Tape measure, Nail-in cable clips, Hammer, Electrical tape or textured tape, Paint and Paintbrush.
- Before purchasing your LED rope lighting from Home Depot be sure that you have measured the space it is to be used on and purchase a rope that will span the breadth of the space. It is easier to purchase one long rope for the entire space, rather than several smaller lengths.
- Consider the thickness of the rope and ensure that the clips are large enough before installing them.
- The plastic cable clips must be nailed half-way into to the installation area at regular intervals. Before nailing in the clip all the way, you might want to leave a little space to slide in the LED light rope, unless, the clips that have been purchased have a space provided for the rope even after they are fully nailed in. Leave a lot space between each clip if you want the rope to hang a bit. On the other hand, the clips should be placed about 8 inches apart if you want the LED rope lighting to be pulled tight.
- The rope needs to be hung from the clips.
- Care must be taken when nailing in the clips to be sure the hammer doesn’t hit the rope.
- Take the electrical tape, and cover parts of the LED rope light that you do not want illuminated. If you are snaking the rope up a wall to behind a picture frame or piece of artwork, this step is especially important. Covering the exposed rope will allow for exclusive back lighting. You may also use texture tape, in order to blend with the wall, and paint the tape after has been stuck to the rope.
- Now, your LED light rope from home depot is ready to be plugged in. While some LED light ropes will simply turn on when they are plugged in, some light ropes have “on” and “off” switches, which is a safer practice.