May 202013

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Summer is just around the corner. If you’re one who enjoys long nights under the stars, you’re probably already thinking of way to spice up your deck, patio, or yard for the season.

To add a little no-fuss accent light to your space, you may want to try a few strings of LED outdoor rope lights. They’re flexible and weatherproof, and they come in 6 different lengths and 2 different color temperatures.

Here are some of the many ways you can use rope lights to liven up your yard for summer:

  • Highlight a deck or porch by wrapping lights around the handrail.
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  • Use rope lights for safety, lining steps and garden pathways with the bright LEDs.
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  • Create a festive gathering area by twisting lights around the supports of an outdoor umbrella.
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  • Wind rope lights around trees to light up your whole yard.
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  • Line your pool area for a little extra brightness during night swims.

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  • Drape lights overhead for ambiance during parties, intimate gatherings, or romantic dinners. 
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  • Make outdoor pendant lights by coiling rope lights into balls, securing them with zip ties. To learn how to make them, visit this page on Apartment Therapy.
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How are you using rope lights around your home or business? Any big summer lighting upgrades in the works?


Annie JoseyAnnie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.

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  • Kip

    I think I would like LED rope lights to be placed along a drive way. Cars may run over the rope time to time, but the rope will be on gravel and soil area. The drive way is cement and about 600 ft. lg. Will this work?

    • Jacob Swiger

      Kip, I do not think LED rope light will stand up to being run over. That much weight would likely crush it. If you were able to place it in such a way that it would not be run over then I don’t see a problem.

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