LED Rope Light- The Complete FAQ Guide
LED Rope Light is a versatile lighting solution for any kind of residential and commercial lighting projects and occasions. You can use them for both indoor and outdoor lighting projects and designing any motif silhouette.
But, you should know how to choose high-efficient LED Rope Light. In this article, you will get all information related to LED Rope Light.
What is LED Rope Light?
The particular type of LED rope lights that are used especially in Christmas decoration is known as LED Rope Light. To say more concisely, LED Rope Light are strings of lamps attached in series that provide numerous colors of lights.
What Are the Benefits of LED Rope Light?
The popularity of LED Rope Light is increasing day by day because of cost-efficiency, multiple usage, and customization. Let’s see some core benefits of LED rope lights.
LED Rope Light consumes 90 percent less energy compared to traditional incandescent rope lights. Where standard incandescent rope lights consume 5 to 7 watts per linear foot, LED rope lights consume less than 1 watt per linear foot.
Here is a comparison table between traditional rope lights and LED Rope Light.
|Type of lights/ Description||Assumptions(Average Illumination Time)||Total consumption of electricity per year||Annual Cost|
(Average cost of per Kwh = $0.12)
|Incandescent Rope lights||8 hours per day|
6 days per week
|LED Rope Light||8 hours per day|
6 days per week
The quality of raw materials, brand LED driver, LED chips, crystal clear PVC tubing, perfect installation, and regular maintenance affect the lifespan of LED Rope Light.
The average lifespan of LED rope lights is approximately 250,00 hours. As they last for a long time, you don’t need to replace them again and again. So, you can save on purchasing and replacement costs by installing LED rope lights.
LED Rope Light doesn’t contain any harmful and toxic metals such as mercury and lead. All of our LED Rope Light meet and exceed CE, RoHs, ETL, and UL industry standards.
You will be happy to know that all of our LED rope lights are recyclable. So, they don’t affect our natural environment.
Pure white, warm white, red, green, blue, orange, yellow, purple, and pink are popular colors of LED Rope Light. You can produce numerous colors with LED rope lights.
Mikoo uses surface-mounted LED chips that can produce thousands of colors with the combination of RGB. You can purchase LED Rope Light with a specific color (even if you maintain any specific HTML color code) for lighting decoration.
All of our lights ensure the consistent and true brightness to create any vivid and vibrant atmosphere.
LED Rope Light is produced with durable and solid-state components. Manufacturers cover them with round, transparent, and crystal-clear PVC tubing.
So, these lights can withstand any harsh environment. They also don’t damage as a result of dropping and bumping the products.
Low Heat Output and more Safety
Any electric device consumes energy at the time of operating. LED Rope Light consumes less energy than incandescent lamps and produces less heat.
Whilst traditional incandescent lights produce approximately 100° of heat, our LED rope lights produce less than 1° of heat. So, you can touch them with your bare hand and don’t cause any fire hazard.
What Are The Applications of LED Rope Light?
LED Rope Light is specially designed for decorating Christmas lighting projects. But, you can use other lighting projects. You can use them in both indoor and outdoor lighting projects. Let’s see some applications of LED rope lights.
Indoor lighting Projects
- Outlining the edge of a kitchen counter
- Comprehensive Ceiling lighting
- Bar Decoration
- In a movie theater ( under-lighting the baseboards)
- Room with no permanent layout ( attic, garage, Children’s rooms)
- Ambient lighting in the bedroom, bathroom, and gaming room.
Outdoor Lighting Projects
- Staircase lighting
- Deck lighting
- Outdoor Patio
- Outdoor Artistic Display
- Decorating pool party
- Decorating garden
- Different design in holiday seasons
Can You Use LED Rope light in Outdoor Locations?
You should be careful at the time of choosing LED Rope Light for outdoor lighting decorations. Ensure that your rope lights are water-proof, dust-proof, and corrosion-proof at the time of choosing rope lights for outdoor applications.
What Necessary Accessories Do You Need With LED Rope Light?
You need some accessories to decorate in Christmas lighting or make motif silhouettes. Let’s see some accessories required with LED Rope Light to install properly.
To mount LED rope lights to both indoor and outdoor surfaces, you need mounting clips and channel tracks. They provide semi-permanent and permanent options for installing LED Rope Light.
The required number of mounting clips for LED rope lights depends on the applications such as horizontal, vertical, straight, or curved applications. Generally, you need one mounting clip per foot in case of maintaining horizontal and straight lines.
At the time of power cord to your rope lights projects, you need power cords and extension cables. Different manufacturers provide different sizes of power cords and extension cables. Choose the right length of the power cable according to your project’s requirements.
Connectors help to create custom designs and motif silhouettes. These connectors join two or more rope lights sections. Attach them tightly between two separate LED rope lights. Accessories protect your LED Rope Light from a wet environment. They are used to connect different parts of the LED Rope Light and the ends of each section.
What Factors Should You Consider at The Time of Choosing LED Rope Light?
Finding efficient LED rope lights is not an easy task. There are different kinds of LED Rope Light available in the market. So, you need to consider the following factors at the time of choosing LED Rope Light.
- Temperature Sustainability
- UV Resistance
- Available Color Options
- UL Listed and CE Certifications
How Can I Make A Christmas Rope Light Motif Silhouette with LED Rope Lights?
You can design any rope light motif silhouettes such as name, start, favorite words, snowflakes, animated characters, or any shape with rope lights with LED Rope Light. Follow the following steps to make a motif silhouette with LED Rope Light.
- First of all, select your desired motif silhouette design for the decoration of Christmas lighting.
- Then, bend the piece of LED rope lights with bending materials following the shape of your designs.
- Cut the LED Rope Light with scissors or knives.
- Connect the plug and power to the rope lights.
- Use the heat-shrinkable tube cover at the joining parts, end of the rope lights with end caps, and sealing accessories.
You can use our LED Rope Light in numerous designs to bring Christmas alive. You can design your own motif silhouettes with our LED rope lights or send your ideas or pictures to make your ideas true.
How To Find a Reliable Manufacturer of LED Rope Light?
Finding a reliable LED Rope Light manufacturer is not easy. There are many manufacturers of LED rope lights around the world. Some of them offer low-quality LED Rope Light at a cheap rate.
Don’t fall on the marketing hype of new LED rope lights manufacturers. Consider the following factors at the time choosing a reliable manufacturer for your Christmas lighting projects.
Experience In The Lighting Industry
The quality of finished LED rope lights depends on the raw materials and experience of the manufacturers. So, check the experience of the manufacturers in the lighting industry. Choose a rope lights manufacturer that has more than 5 years of experience.
Mikoo is a renowned manufacturer and global supplier of LED Rope Light. It has more than 10 years of experience in the lighting industry. mainly produces LED strip lights, LED rope lights(silhouette), and LED flex neon(signs) from the date of inception.
Specialization In LED Rope Light
Some LED rope lights manufacturers produce LED rope lights that use bad material and LED. As a result, their LED rope lights are not efficient and damage within a few months.
Mikoo, a renowned manufacturer and global supplier of LED rope lights, has 10+years of export experience to make our lighting products more efficient. As Mikoo uses high-quality materials and applies the latest LED technologies, you will get the best durable LED Rope Light.
Quality of Raw Materials Used by Manufacturers
Like the experience, the quality of raw materials affects the quality of finished products. Check whether your manufacturers maintain the industrial standards of the lighting industry and maintain proper quality management systems.
If you are a project planner or a wholesaler of LED Rope Light, you should consider the price of rope lights. Never focus only on low prices but focus on the quality of lights. If you purchase low-quality LED rope lights, they will start flickering soon and increase the project’s cost.
Quality Control System
The quality control system is a positive sign for a renowned manufacturer. The members of quality control departments check the quality of raw materials and production processes. Mikoo has a quality control department that ensures the quality from collecting raw materials to delivering the products to customers.
All renowned manufacturers follow the industrial standards at the time of producing LED rope lights. So, they can provide a warranty for a long time. You should purchase LED Rope Light that has a longer warranty time. You can use LED Rope Light without being worried if they have a longer warranty period.
Mikoo is a global supplier of LED rope lights and provides a 2 years warranty.
Christmas project planners may face lots of troubles even after purchasing rope lights. Having a 24/7 hours instant support system is a positive sign of a manufacturer. Check the availability of the after-sale support of the manufacturers so that you can contact them any time. Mikoo is a renowned manufacturer.
Mikoo is one of the professional manufacturers and suppliers of LED rope lights and LED Rope Light. It has CE, GS, ROHS, ETL certificate. You can support your business and any lighting project with our high-efficient and cost-competitive lighting products.
When Do LED Rope Light Stop Working and Why?
LED Rope Light is very popular for its durability and flexibility. If you can’t choose the right LED Rope Light and install them properly, they will stop working. Here are some common reasons why LED Rope Light stops working.
Improper Power Source
LED Rope Light is available in 12, 24, and 120-volt versions. You should choose a compatible power source. If you choose a 12-volt driver for a 24-volt LED Rope Light, lights will start flickering, dimming, or stop working fully. So, you should match the transformer’s output voltage and rope light’s input voltage before purchasing.
Loose or broken Wiring
You should check the flexibility level of the LED Rope Light. If you bend them beyond the flexibility level set by manufacturers, they may break. Bending them back and forth repeatedly will make them loose internal wiring and other internal components.
Low-quality Pin Connection
It is the most common reason why LED Rope Light stops working. If you purchase low-quality LED Rope Light and don’t install them properly, they will stop working and start flickering soon. Mikoo uses high-quality raw materials and the latest technologies so that you can design any motif silhouette.
LED Rope Light stop working in case of cutting from an inappropriate place. All manufacturers use a scissor or dashed mark to symbolize the cutting mark. If you cut except these marks, the LED Rope Light start flickering and finally stop illuminating.
Some low-quality LED Rope Light can damage due to the high temperature of direct sunshine. Mikoo uses high-quality crystal-clear PVC tubing that not only protects from overheating but also ensures consistent brightness. You can use them under direct sunlight all year. Yet, some experts suggest storing LED Rope Light after seasons and special occasions.
If you follow the above steps properly, your LED Rope Light will provide consistent brightness for a long time. Contact the expert technicians of Mikoo if you can’t troubleshoot the problems of LED Rope Light. They will determine the problems of rope light and provide effective solutions.
How Can I Install My LED Rope Light Outdoor?
LED Rope Light is suitable for both indoor and outdoor lighting projects. You can install LED rope lights with proper accessories. Follow the below tips to install your LED Rope Light on outdoor surfaces.
- First of all, measure the area and choose the design of outdoor lighting.
- Cut the LED Rope Light on the specific cutting mark.
- Connect the parts of LED rope lights with the right connectors and sealing materials.
- Use the mounting clips to attach them in the specified places.
How Do You Fix LED Rope Light?
LED Rope Light may damage even if you choose high-quality products from reliable suppliers. Some external factors also damage the LED rope lights. You can fix them in the following methods.
- Check the connectors of rope lights. They can be loose due to incorrect insertion. Secure them properly or replace them with a new one.
- After checking the connectors, check the wiring of the LED Rope Light. Change the damaged wires with new wires. If you find any internal damages to wiring and other components, replace that part of LED rope lights.
- If your lights don’t illuminate after following the above two steps, check the transformers or power cord of the LED Rope Light. You can easily check whether they are good or not. Connect to the rope lights.
Contact us if you can’t fix your rope lights after following the above steps. Expert technicians of Mikoo will help you to find the problems and provide the best solutions.
How Long Does LED Rope Light Last?
The quality of raw materials, power cord, power connector, end cap, proper installation, and proper maintenance affect the lifespan of LED Rope Light. The average lifespan of LED Rope Light is about 25,000 hours
Mikoo is a professional manufacturer and leading supplier of LED Rope Light. Their LED Rope Light illuminate more than 25,000 hours. So, you can save the replacement cost by purchasing from us.
How to Cut LED Rope Light and What Tools/Equipment is needed?
You can cut LED Rope Light either with knives or scissors. First of all, measure the area of lighting projects. After measuring, cut at the nearest cutting mark according to your designs’ requirements. Manufacturers generally use a dashed line or a pair of scissors to symbolize the cutting position. Cut the LED Rope Light carefully neatly.
How Do You Attach Rope Lights to Concrete?
You can use LED Rope Light on a number of surfaces with the right mounting brackets. Screw-on clamps are the best mounting brackets to attach LED Rope Light on concrete. You can easily install LED Rope Light on concrete if you have the necessary tools. Follow the following steps to install LED Rope Light on concrete.
Lay the LED Rope Light against the concrete and cut them on the cutting line marks. Cut the LED Rope Light with sharp scissors and cover the ends with compatible end caps.
You should use a clamp every 12 to 18 inches along the rope. Before attaching the cable clamps to the LED Rope Light, mark on the concrete with a marker.
Drill small holes into the concrete with a drill machine. Drill the holes according to the size of the clamps. A big and bold drill can make the attaching process loose and drop from the concrete.
With the help of a screwdriver, attach the cable clamps against LED Rope Light. If you want to attach the LED rope lights on vertical walls, start from the top and gradually attach on the down. For more tight attachment, use concrete anchors after drilling the holes.
You can design any motif silhouettes with our flexible LED Rope Light. Our skilled workers with exquisite workmanship and experienced technicians will help you to design any motif silhouette rope light.
Mikoo is now supporting more than 100 LED Rope Light wholesalers and project planners around the world. Our high-quality products and 24/7 customer support will meet your lighting requirements. Send your idea of lighting projects to us, the design department of Mikoo will give you numerous options to create a vivid and vibrant atmosphere.
|LED Rope Lights||Length||Buy Now|
|Mlambert LED Rope Lights||99 feet||Check On Amazon|
|HLHome Led Rope Lights||33 feet||Check On Amazon|
|Ollivage LED Rope Lights||40 feet||Check On Amazon|
|Koxly 120 LED Rope Lights||39.37 feet||Check On Amazon|
If your LED light strips will not turn on at all, it is likely a poor pin connection. This is akin to charging your cell phone or plugging anything into an outlet. If the metal prongs are not securely connected inside the outlet, you will not get the desired result. The same principle applies with LED light strips.
Rope lights are made up of a string of incandescent lights within a plastic or epoxy tube. LED strip lights are flexible circuit boards with surface mounted LED lights. They usually come with an adhesive backing and are very easy to install.
We found that the GuoTonG and the Amazon Basics were brightest in the 24-inch test, and the Torchstar brightest overall when coiled together. Even though the GuoTonG is just a rope light it fully illuminated our loft.
LED Rope Lights - Price Range.
|LED Rope Lights||Min Price||Max Price|
|Ever Forever LED Rope Lights||₹526||₹4087|
|EGK LED Rope Lights||₹267||₹5300|
|Items In Pack - 1 Piece Led Rope Lights||₹526||₹4087|
|Items In Pack - 2 Pieces Led Rope Lights||₹749||₹849|
Do LED rope lights get hot? No. While incandescent rope light generate light by heating a filament, LED rope light use a completely different silicon-based technology that does not produce heat under operation.
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In general, LED rope lights are rated for 100,000 hours while a comparative incandescent rope light is rated for 25,000 hours.
But the answer is simply that one colour of the RGB/W LEDs is not working within that section and needs replacing. This can be caused by static-electricity damage, or bending and twisting the strip too much, or being trod on, damaged in transit, a cheap poor-quality strip, or dry solder joints.
1. Run Length: Strip lights typically come in 12V or 24V DC inputs.
Rope lights can be run as long as over 80 meters when used with an AC input. When using a DC input, it can only go around 15 meters before needing additional power input. LED Strip lights typically come in 12V or 24V DC inputs. The DC version of strip lights can only be run a certain length before voltage drop occurs.
How much electricity does a rope light use? LED rope lights consume approximately 1 watt per foot of lighting. In contrast, an incandescent rope light uses 3 watts per foot. LED rope lights also have longer working lives, roughly four times the life span of their incandescent counterparts.
Yes, as you can see by the table above, 5630 LEDs are by far the brightest, but it is not due simply to a larger lighting surface. There are other factors that go into the output of an LED diode (measured in luminous flux/lumens). The reasons are to do with the design of the chip and the amount of power that they draw.
White. White is the natural light color emitted from LEDs and closely resemble natural sunlight. White LEDs are the brightest and are an excellent way to significantly improve visibility on the road at night.
Rope light is flexible and can bend close to 90 degrees. It is important to note that bending the rope light back and forth repeatedly can damage the wiring, causing a section of the light to fail. For an exact 90-degree angle, it is recommended that you use connector pieces.
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|Philips Base B22 9-Watt LED Bulb (Pack of 4, White)||Rs.369|
|Philips Astraline LED Tube Light 20W 4 Feet 6500K (Cool Day Light) Pack of 2||Rs.1,200|
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Both 12 and 24-Volt LED strip lights or rope lights will need an LED driver. The very low power consumption of LEDs make them incompatible with today's transformers. You can only use a step-down transformer to manage 12 or 24-Volt incandescent 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.
Yes. Barring defects, power failure, dead bulbs, or some world-ending event, most LED light strings you come across will remain lit, safe, and functional all night.
A common choice when choosing an LED strip is either 12V or 24V. Both fall within low voltage lighting, with 12V being the more common specification.
- Connect the black lead to the COM terminal on the multimeter.
- Connect the red lead to the Ω terminal, unless your particular model differs.
- Turn the dial to the diode symbol on the multimeter. ...
- Turn the multimeter on. ...
- Choose a regular red LED.
Take the length of your LED strip in feet and multiply it by the watts consumed per foot, then multiply by 1.2. This will give you the minimum sized power supply you'll need to run your strips.
There are a number of basic reasons for LED lights to fail but the primary issue is heat. Over-heating can be a result of a number of design and assembly issues but is still the cause of the majority of LED lamp failures – both in the fitting themselves and also the drivers.
The most common reasons for LED blowing out are high voltage, bad contacts, use of incompatible dimmer switch, or recessed lighting. Other causes include overheating due to not using the right fixtures, or simply a bad batch of lightbulbs!
The LED lights produce light at a lower temperature, they don't catch fire easily. The traditional incandescent bulb wattage is more than 100w/pcs. It is very hot when you are close to the bulb. Here we will let you know LED strip lights is safer than a traditional bulb, and how to avoid incorrect installation methods.
Not Enough Air Ventilation
As established above, when LED strip lights don't get enough cooling, they get overheated, and the diodes can change color. One of the biggest ways this can happen is poor air ventilation around the lighting setup.
How do I repair my damaged LED strip lights? Push connectors repair
YES. Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, modern LED bulbs allow for almost everything to be repaired. What you need to do is to find out the problem and take reasonable action to repair, or replace some damaged parts of the LED bulb, your lamp can work properly again.
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An average LED strip light consumes roughly 7 to 35 watts. This wattage is highly dependent on the specific product, as more energy-conscious strip lights require very little electricity while bright, fully-featured lights can use almost as much electricity as a conventional bulb.
When rope light is uncut, it is splash resistant and can be used outside. Popular outdoor applications include lighting deck railings, wrapping tree trunks, and lining sidewalks.
- Decide Where You Want to Hang Your Lights. ...
- Figure Out How Much Rope Lighting You Need. ...
- Install Plastic Cable Clips. ...
- Place the Rope Inside the Clips. ...
- Nail Down Your Cable Clips. ...
- Plug in Your Rope Lights. ...
- Turn on Your Lights and Enjoy!
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