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    Rope Lighting

    Thinking about putting LED rope lighting on top of the fence surrounding my pool. Then connect the circuit to a SunTouch controller using an Aux relay. The wiring is no problem.

    Finding 120V LED rope lighting is the problem. Almost purchased all the accessories (2-150ft spools of lights, connectors, power supply, etc.) and noticed an $80+ shipping charge on checkout (online purchase).

    Anyone know of any sources for LED rope lights with free or reasonable shipping?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    How's 12 bucks for 18 feet? Out-of-season Christmas decor. http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...450739.1259064
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    And you can connect them end to end for your desired length.
    Coaxial connector can connect up to 200 ft. total rope lights
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    you want to have fun, get these I love LED's

    Intermatic ML600TW Low Voltage 600-Watt Power Pack
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    SPI Controller WiFi Controller WS2811 WS2801 6803 1903 LED Strip & Remote WF300
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281635728360...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    12V WS2811 1 IC- 3LEDs 30 48 60 leds/m Digital Dream Color LED Strip Light
    white PCB, 60 LED/M, IP68, 20 Meters...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/311113572503...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    and this is what it looks like, I did it on my cieling first but I am doing for the pool also..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=09eEdbpb-nI
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    you want to have fun, get these I love LED's

    Intermatic ML600TW Low Voltage 600-Watt Power Pack
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    SPI Controller WiFi Controller WS2811 WS2801 6803 1903 LED Strip & Remote WF300
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/281635728360...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    12V WS2811 1 IC- 3LEDs 30 48 60 leds/m Digital Dream Color LED Strip Light
    white PCB, 60 LED/M, IP68, 20 Meters...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/311113572503...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    and this is what it looks like, I did it on my cieling first but I am doing for the pool also..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=09eEdbpb-nI
    Now that is pretty cool looking! If I can get my wife to go for something like that... She's always got to be conservative...plain boring white lights.... So how waterproof are these? Have you tried them outside?
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    I have IP67 under my eaves and have had no issue with them.. The type of those are IP68, so you can submerge them under water up to 3 meters forever I have them but have not yet put them up, still waiting on my pool build...

    here are video's of the IP67 LED's under my eaves, they are washing the brick pointing down and the Christmas tree on the left...

    hope you like Christmas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o350naIYsQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wneGCf1FvSk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_xctPhn6rU

    Ok, so maybe I am an LED Super Freak

    PS: they will do solid white, blue, green, pink and 3 others, they are directional though, about 170 degrees angle, rope lights are 360...
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    Re: Rope Lighting

    That is very cool. So did you buy all your lights from the links you listed in previous post? What I'd like to do is put a couple of strips under the edge of the capstone along the back retaining wall on my pool. My only concerns would be how they weather and a way to attach to the stone that would not look bad and still be removable if need be.

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    Re: Rope Lighting

    I did buy 40 meters of those lights in the link, they are very nice lights and we'll made... I have not had a chance to light them up yet but they should be fine... You could place them with epoxy, you would be able to chip them off if you ever needed to replace them.. You would need a way to keep them on the rock while the epoxy was setting, some kind of clamp or something
    Last edited by cowboycasey; 05-20-2015 at 08:02 AM. Reason: Auto correct sucks :)
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