By Glenn from CA on January 21, 2015
Are the different lengths simply 3.3 ft sections linked together? If I buy a 13.2 ft length, can I simply disconnect the last section and end up with 9.9 ft of working lights plus a spare 3.3 ft section?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 21, 2015
No, the kits are not 3.3ft sections linked together.
By Vasu from Austin, TX on January 21, 2015
Answer:No, it's actually one long link, so you should measure out and buy appropriate amount and sizes. Hope this helps!
By Kevin from Louisville on January 21, 2015
Answer:No. The length bought is continuous. You will have to "hide" or double up a portion of the strip if the length is too long.
By Scott from Ft. Worth, TX on January 21, 2015
Answer:13 foot 2 inches is the length. You can add to it but you cannot take away from it. The product works very well though just make sure you get the right size for your project. I know it comes in multiple links. This product can not be cut.
By Amitabh from Macomb Township, MI on January 22, 2015
Answer:No. If you buy a 13.2' light it's 13.2' long in a solid piece and then the power connector is at the end. You can link sections together at the end but cannot cut them to length. Hope this helps.
By Mike from Dallas, TX on April 20, 2015
I need to link two or more lengths together to get the proper length for my project. Is there a gap between LEDs created by doing this? I have not been able to view actual ends for these lights.
By Brian from NY on April 20, 2015
Answer:Yes, the connection between the lengths take up about 2 inches so there are no lights in that space. Hope that helps.
By Mike from Meadville, PA on April 20, 2015
Answer:Yes there will be a gap of 2.5 inches roughly. But they are bright enough to make up the difference.
By Robert from Glen Allen, VA on April 21, 2015
Answer:There will be a small gap but you should be able to fold the cable back and tie wrap that together. But if you don't do that the LEDs broadcast enough light you won't notice it. I don't know your installation application. I installed mine over kitchen cabinets. Looks awesome.
By Robert from Denver, CO on April 21, 2015
Answer:Yes, you lose about 2 1/2" for the connectors. That is four LEDs.
By Mike from Dallas, TX on April 21, 2015
Thanks for the answer on linking. If I link 3 X 3.3' lengths will the result be a real total measurement of 9.9' with 2 x 2.5" gaps along the length? The issue is I need to string along two 11 foot spaces and one 31 foot space and want to buy accordingly since no single length fits.
By Donald from Hillsville, PA on April 21, 2015
Answer:I didn't link my two 3 foot sections directly together because I had to light two shelves, one above the other but it appears that if you would connect two sets directly together that there would be a space the equivalent of two or three light beads that would be missing because of the connection ends. I don't know that it would be that noticeable.
By Mike Leonard from Meadville on April 21, 2015
Answer:Total length between connectors is just about 83 inches on the one I have. That is not light length, but connectors included.
By Amitabh from Macomb Township, MI on April 22, 2015
Answer:If you want a solid 11' of light and another area with 31' without any breaks in the light I would purchase a 13.2' piece for the 11' area and a 32.8' one for the 31' area. Take the extra length and wrap the light with electrical tape to block the light. This will give you a more uniform look and since this is LED there is very little heat output the tape will help block the light from the extra 2.2' and 1.8'. Hope this helps.
By Robert from Denver, CO on April 23, 2015
Answer:Yes, that is correct. The 3.3 ft length is exactly that. The connectors add another 2 1/2" to the length. So that's 9.9 plus an additional 5 inches.
By Jeff from Minneapolis, MN on April 21, 2015
Can the tape lights be linked continuously or is there a gap with the connection? For example connecting a 45 ft and 13 ft section, would there be a gap in the lighting? Also, is there a compatible dimmer that should be used? I have encountered issues with Lutron dimmers and Cree LED bulbs. Thank you.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 21, 2015
Answer:Yes, there will be a gap in the lighting because the built-in linking connections on each end of the tape-rope do not have LEDs.
The manufacturer recommends using the Lutron Credenza Plug-In Dimmer for CFL-LED loads.
By Ed from Goldsboro,N.C. 27534 on February 15, 2014
I have a mobile ice cream truck. (Street vending). I have a fluorescent light over my serving window. On each side of the window I have a menu. I want to know if a rope light is practical to put over the menus for viewing.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 16, 2014
I think that would be a great use of rope light. One issue is that these kits are 120V line voltage. Most vehicles have low voltage circuits.
By Oliver from Myrtle Beach, SC on October 31, 2013
When considering your LED Tape Lighting (i.e. P120-TL60-30); the specs indicate a total length of 32.8'. How many inches short of either end of the tape do the LEDs terminate?
Your assistance with this inquiry is appreciated.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 1, 2013
Answer:The LEDs at the ends are about 1/4in from the edge.
By Rox from Oneonta NY on February 20, 2014
Can this product be hard wired so it can be used with a light switch?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 21, 2014
Answer:No, it is a plug-in kit only.
By Rugeirn Drienborough from Wyoming on March 29, 2014
Answer:You can, of course, set it up on a switched outlet, just as you could with anything else that plugs into the wall.
By Gary Spraker from Rockleigh NJ on November 11, 2013
How do you dim these LEDs?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 11, 2013
They are dimmable with standard line voltage incandescent dimmers.
By Gia from NYC on March 5, 2014
Hi... Do you think these would give enough light to use in an under cabinet (kitchen) situation? I need something I can run under my cabinets and plug in. If not, any other suggestions?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 5, 2014
Answer:Yes, it would work well for under cabinet lighting.
You can view all of our plug-in under cabinet lights on this page - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/under-cabinet-lighting-plug-in.html
By Walter from Dallas, TX on March 5, 2014
Answer:I use these lights under my cabinet and over my sink and the light they provide is more than adequate. The only additional recommendation I would have is to use the 5000k Soft Daylight version, especially for task lighting, because they are slightly brighter and make it easier to focus on your work
By Mark from Jamestown, ND on March 5, 2014
Answer:I bought these for use under my kitchen cabinets and they work great. I purchased the 5000K daylight version and hooked mine to a dimmable incandescent switch so the brightness can be adjusted. You can just plug them directly into a wall outlet if you desire. Very satisfied. Price is right.
By Steve M. from Arlington, VA on March 8, 2014
Answer:It depends on what you plan on using the LED tape for. If it is for "accent" lighting, then it will work fine. If it is for "task" lighting, then it might be a bit dim. You should do a lumen output analysis. For example, an LED tape puts out about 80 lumens per foot, so a 3 foot section of LED tape would put out about 240 lumens. A 32-inch xenon under counter light fixture puts out 660 lumens - almost three times the amount of light as the LEDs. If you need a task light, I would go with the xenon lamp. The plus of the LED tape is that it will basically last forever and takes very little power, so if it is for an accent light, you can pretty much leave it on all of the time because it takes the same power as a typical night light. It also puts off very little heat; the xenon lamps get pretty hot, so if you have something in the cabinet above the lamp (like chocolate) it might melt. Good luck.
By Ray from MI on May 20, 2015
I would like to install this LED flexible tape-rope light for over cabinet lighting. I have an 11" space above my cabinets and my ceiling is knotty pine with a satin finish. My concern is that these would give off little light dots from the LEDs across the ceiling instead of just fill light. If you feel this wouldn't be the case, please let me know and why.
By Jeff from Harriman, TN on May 20, 2015
Answer:Yes I feel it would show up as small light dots due to the knotty pine being a shiny surface. Soft single bulb fluorescent lights may work better for you to give you a smooth light look.
By Greg from Hilton Head, SC on May 20, 2015
Answer:I installed rope light under counter. It gives off great light. It is like a fluorescent tube light. No dots. I would think that you will be very happy with over the cabinet application.
By Jimmy from SML, VA on May 20, 2015
Answer:I have these mounted below my kitchen cabinets. My counter top is black granite, silicone impregnated. The LEDs are seen as a reflection when you stand over our counter top looking down.
I do not think you would see the LEDs reflection in your knotty pine ceiling, even with a reflective finish. If you can mount the rope light so that the LEDs are not facing up, you can be assured that there would be no reflection.
By D Jain from Port Saint Lucie, FL on May 20, 2015
Answer:I have this product installed in a floating crown molding just 7 inches below the ceiling and it shows only fill light and NO dots.
By Chris from Las Vegas, NV on May 20, 2015
Answer:I have only 6" and you don't see LED dots. I have it reflecting off of satin paint.
By David from Richland, WA on May 20, 2015
Answer:Hello, I have two sections of the High Output LED Flexible Tape-Rope installed over my kitchen cabinets in my new home. The ceilings are normal height and the lighting tape is run on the top of the cabinets behind the molding on the top of the cabinets. The light is uniform on the ceiling with no dots of light. Be careful when you pick the color of the light as they must be uniform in color or you will notice. I didn't do this so well and mine are different. Not so cool. Good value lighting, I think you will like the effect.
By Russ from Cogan Station, PA on June 29, 2014
The maximum run is listed as 106 feet. Is this 106 feet of lighting, or does the 106 feet included any between-light-strip connectors that you sell and/or the initial power lead to the first strip?
By Ila from Pegasus Lighting on June 30, 2014
Answer:The 106-foot requirement includes the lighting strip and any connectors (but not the initial power cord).
The 106-foot restriction is based on the total amperage and voltage drop.
By KENNETH E from Tigard, OR on June 30, 2014
Answer:I bought the shorter unit which came with water proof connectors on the end. It did not appear to take enough space so you would notice a gap in lighting. These were bright enough for the under cabinet kitchen lighting application. I put a dimmer on them. My only complaint is that the color is blinding white so do not expect a flourescent look and be prepared to install a dimmer.
By Sarah from FL on September 27, 2014
I am interested in lighting my outdoor patio using these lights--first, I live in Florida-very hot and lots of wind and rain, will that be a problem? Second, I saw there is some sort of mounting trim, is that something you would use outside? And third, I would be looking to attach it to a screen enclosure-any thoughts about how best to do that and what type of lighting would produce the best outdoor visual effect?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 29, 2014
It's suitable for use outdoors, so yes it's fine to use in Fla.
Yes, you can use the mounting channel outdoors.
In regards to the lighting effect and placement, that's completely an aesthetic decision. You can place at the top of the enclosure for a cove lighting effect, along the bottom for an accent light, or along a rail/joist.
By Bob from Florida on September 29, 2014
Answer:I would recommend valencing the lights with a small aluminum cover to create ambiance type lighting VS direct light.
By David from Richland, WA on September 29, 2014
Answer:Wind and rain should not be a problem as the lighting is all bonded and appears water tight. There is no trim, only clips somewhat like staples that are screwed to where you want to mount the light strips. If the screen has a wood frame it will work well. The strips are flexible but going around corners takes some space depending on how you mount the lights. I love the product.
By Scott from Boise, Idaho on September 29, 2014
Answer:This product is rated for outdoor use and wet locations so it should be fine for your patio. The lights are completely enclosed in a sturdy casing. The product comes with mounting clips which should be fine for most applications. I opted to buy the optional mounting track because I wanted a very secure, tight mounting above my kitchen counters. The track grips the product for 100% of its length, while the clips hold it at whatever intervals you install the clips at. If you want a perfectly straight installation with no slight sags between clips, opt for the track. I think the best outdoor visual effect would be to simply install the lights in a straight line around the perimeter of your screen room without attempting any fancy loops. I also prefer a hidden installation for lights like this, meaning a wash of subtle light highlights whatever you are illuminating but the LED lights themselves aren't visible. Others, however, prefer making the LEDs visible -- more like a string of Christmas lights.
By Randal from Willow Street , PA on October 5, 2014
Answer:The outdoor application in these weather conditions should be fine...The mounting trim would be the only way to go to simplify the installation...I would highly recommend that you install these terrific lights with a dimmer - good quality dimmer - they are quite bright - you will enjoy these very much.
By Rachel from Nashville, TN on May 25, 2015
I don't want bright white LEDs, therefore would the 3000K LED's give off a slightly incandescent yellow light in color? I'm going to have them wired on a dimmer for over cabinet accent lighting. Thanks
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on May 26, 2015
Answer:Rachel, yes, 3000K light will be a warm white light. It's slightly less warm than incandescent sources which tend to be 2700K.
By Robert from Atlanta, GA on May 26, 2015
Answer:I have the 3000K rope lights that I use underneath the hand rails on my patio deck and they put out a very bright yet soft yellow light. I think you will like these lights.
By Amitabh from Macomb Township, MI on May 26, 2015
Answer:Hi, I actually purchased the 3000K lights also and they are not bright white so I think you will be happy with them. For my accent walls I went with this color light and for the ceiling accent I decided to go with 5000K which I'm ordering soon. Hope this helps.
By John from Virginia Beach, VA on May 26, 2015
Answer:I have these as over cabinet lighting on a dimmer. They are perfect! 2700 - 3000K is great for ambient lighting. I think 4000 - 5000K is the bright white you are trying to avoid.
By Brian from NH on May 30, 2015
I just bought this product as well as a Lutron Caseta Dimmer, I am using it for lighted crown molding. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that they will turn off with this dimmer. I adjusted the low end trim on the dimmer but it still seams to stay on. I plugged in a standard light bulb as well as a CFL bulb with no problems.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on May 31, 2015
Answer:Brian, I would suggest using a simpler dimmer. My understanding is that the Caseta is an intricate dimming system. These types of dimmers have a habit of causing "light leakage" with LED systems. The manufacturer recommends using the Lutron Credenza plug-in style dimmer for this plug-in rope light kit.
By Greg Fangel from Minnesota on July 15, 2014
Are there any low operating temperature concerns with this product? I want to install a row beneath my roof soffit, where temperatures could get as low as -30F in Minnesota.
By Randal from Willow Street , Pa on July 16, 2014
Answer:Hello, our application is floor level lighting in a bathroom over tile flooring - under glass tiles - to give you an idea of the space etc. - these lights look amazing & work wonderfully on a physical sensor - your application may have one weather problem - the heat from these will melt snow therefore will they be weather protected with air circulation (you cannot mount these unable to exhaust the heat - my thoughts go to freezing water when off & melting when on !
Outdoor temp - should be no problem!
By Susanne from Kaplan, LA on July 19, 2014
Answer:These will work for you. I use mine for under kitchen cabinet task lighting and I love them. I also purchased the channels because it gives it a cleaner look. I did a lot of research on LED lighting and wanted the wet location kind because of the moisture from cooking. These are the only ones that I found that would do the job where I wanted them. They are sleek and thin, not like your ordinary rope light. I will be installing these around my deck railings also. We live in the bayou area down south Louisiana and it gets very hot and humid here with lots of rain. So yeah, we'll worth the money.
By Carol Geyer from Boston Ma. on December 10, 2013
My entry hall is dark. I would like to run these around the trim on the ceiling? Also, can I use these in my cabinets and my china closet?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on December 11, 2013
Both applications you have suggested are great uses for this product.
By Rebecca from New York on July 16, 2014
What happens if a single light burns out? Do you have to replace the whole string/set?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on July 17, 2014
Answer:Each series is about 36in long, so if an LED fails then about 36in of the light will not function. So yes, you would need to replace the entire section. Please do note that the product carries a 1-year warranty.
By Ellis Lee Peak from Alabama on October 3, 2014
I have five walls on which I am planning to use indirect lighting for ambiance. The lighting will be placed behind five inch crown molding. Will I need to use discreet lengths for each wall, or may I just one 71 foot strip and round the corners. Or, is any of this feasible?
By Walter from Dallas, TX on October 3, 2014
Answer:You can use a single 71 foot string to do the whole room but I wouldn't recommend that idea. It's hard to work with a string that length and the position of your hands would be very fatiguing. I would recommend mounting the lights to thin boards that could be mounted behind the crown molding. If this is not possible an alternate method might be attaching the lights directly to the back side of the molding and keeping the length of the string to a maximum of the length of the wall. Just ensure you have enough slack to make the connections between the strings.
By Diane from Ft. Pierce, Florida on October 3, 2014
Answer:I purchased the High Output LED Flex Tape-rope for the exact project you are planning and I used two of the 45.9' for a room with a 90 perimeter with 5 inside and 1 outside corners. My electrician was concerned about the corners but he had no problems. I am very pleased with how the job came out.
By Scott from Boise, ID on October 5, 2014
Answer:This product can be linked together up to a maximum of 106 feet, so you could create just one length for your entire installation. However, it might not be the best product for your application for the following reasons:
1) It seems a little less flexible than rope light and might not bend around your 90-degree corners as well as you'd like.
2) It cannot be cut to achieve specific lengths like some LED light strips can, so you could end up with too little or too much length for your room. Both gaps or overlap would take away from the appearance you're trying to achieve.
3) The power cord (with integrated transformer) is quite thick and would be hard to hide unless you installed a power outlet behind your crown molding specifically to plug in these lights.
I'd recommend looking for LED tape that can be cut at short intervals so you can achieve the exact length you need. LED tape is also flexible and the power cord might be easier to hide.
By David A. from NJ on June 7, 2015
I was considering running these rope lights under the counter top overhang of my outdoor kitchen to illuminate the immediate area and the cabinets. Will I be able to make close to a 90 degree bend with these rope lights or not? I have 21 ft in length total so I will need to determine what combination gets me closer or to just deal with the 19.7 ft. I was just going to go with individual step lights around the island but this rope light may be a better/nicer option.
By Richard from Farmington, CT on June 8, 2015
Answer:You can make a 90 degree bend with the rope lighting. It needs to have a small curve at the corner though where it makes the turn.
By Ken from SC on June 8, 2015
Answer:Product is quite flexible and can be bent easily. Lights emit along one flat side and flexing occurs perpendicular to flat sides.
By JIm from Midwest on June 8, 2015
Answer:I have a similar situation under a porch w/ two 90 degree angles, and I'd estimate the min bending radius to be about 1 inch, which is a lot tighter than the non-LED rope lights I was using. If there's even 1/2" overhang on the counter it would cover the bend. The other item worth noting is that there's both the power supply end and the end cap to account for, each of which takes a couple inches of space.
By Mike from Dallas, Texas on July 20, 2014
I have recently added a concrete deck extension to my existing patio which measures 13'8" by 6'. There is a slight gap of about .5 inch where the new concrete butts up against the existing patio on the surface. To show this I have posted a photo of the area. My question "Will the tape-rope light be flexible enough where it can be placed in the gap without damaging the product?" Thank you for your assistance.
By Randal from Willow Street, PA on July 21, 2014
Answer:I would be assured no problem with flexibility of tape or durability - size of opening only challenge,
By Laurie from NYC on July 21, 2014
Answer:We used this lighting to light up an apartment rental's kitchen in NYC. It is quite flexible and bends easily around corners. We love it. 100% satisfied.
By Devon from Santa Monica, CA on July 31, 2014
Answer:Yes it can. However the end connectors might stick out about 1/4" to 3/4" on either side.