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 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 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 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.
By Peter Wandelt from Oneonta, NY on October 16, 2014
Hi, looks like a great product. I would be interested in using these in a jewelry display case, I see how you could lay these along the bottom, would it be possible and how might you use these at the top inside of the case. Not sure if it makes sense to do either or the other or even both. But looks like it could serve well as both?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 17, 2014
Answer:It would likely be ideal to line both the top and bottom of the display case. It will be easy to install along the bottom. The top is a challenge because it uses screws and mounting clips to attach to a surface. You would need to drill holes.
We do carry a variety of tape lights, including some with 3M adhesive on the back that would work better for lining the top of a display case.
By Dan from Altamont, IL on October 17, 2014
Answer:We are happy with this product. You won't be disappointed with the quality. I see they have another product that is self adhering.
By Scott from Boise on October 17, 2014
Answer:This would be perfect for a jewelry display case! After I installed ours in the kitchen, my wife commented how the light made everything sparkle. She held her ring under the lights and it was amazing! The explanation? Every individual LED in the strip gets reflected off a shiny surface, so even a simple dinner plate reflects dozens of points of light. Imagine a diamond in the same light.
By Amitabh from Macomb, MI on November 5, 2014
Answer:Hi, I am using them in my basement for a ceiling installation and fireplace wall, and a bar accent so they would be wall/ceiling mounted. There is no reason you couldn't install them in either way in your display case. They come with clips and screws or you can use 3M tape and install them.
By Sandra Thomson from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on October 20, 2014
Would this product be suitable to back light a 27" X 40" movie poster inside the poster box? The poster is between 2 pieces of acrylic and the back is open, but mounted against a wall. Would it get too hot? Can it make a 90 degree turn at the corners? Do you recommend using one 13.2 foot strip, if yes how do you deal with the extra length? Do you recommend using four 3.3 foot strips?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 21, 2014
Answer:Sandra, it would be great for backlighting a poster box. I do not think heat would be an issue.
Yes, it can turns at corners. Shaping around corners can be a challenge but using the including mounting clips to secure it will aid in a clean turn.
You cannot trim this product so any excess length must remain. My recommendation is to try to fit as closely as possible with a single kit. If you go over a little bit, you could adjust the corners or just overlap a small section.
By Tony from Williston, VT on October 21, 2014
Answer:The tape-rope is a 6 footer and I mounted it under a bench where we sit to put on shoes/boots in our entry way. I am not entirely sure I can picture how you would be using it, but I am able to bend mine 90 degrees with a radius of about 5 inches. I bought some clips at Home Depot that hold mine securely under the bench. I don't know what you would do with the extra, but I would stay away from using 4 of the 3.3 foot strips, because there would be an unlighted gap between each section (where the adjoining sections would connect). You might do better with the DC LED strips that have adhesive backing and can be cut to the exact length you need. The only down side is you need to purchase a transformer for these to work, and a connector for each 90 degree turn. I have LED strip lights like these under my kitchen cabinets - remodeled 12 months ago - and they are working out extremely well. They turn a 90 degree corner with the connectors with little fuss! I will attached a of photo of our 120V tape-rope and of the DC lighting. Hope this helps.
By Amitabh from Michigan on November 5, 2014
Answer:Hi, this puts out a very bright light which would look great in the poster box. Since it's LED there is little to no heat output so it's a non issue. I would recommend getting the 13.2' length and then take electrical tape and cover the rest. This will give you an even light without breaks around the poster frame. Regarding the 90 degrees, yes it is flexible and you will have no issues there. I bought some of these lights already and buying the other 150' or so for my basement.
Hope this helps!
By James Love from Biloxi , Mississippi on October 1, 2013
Does the part #P120-TL60 need a controller ? And if so dose it come with it and if not what is the part #?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 1, 2013
No, this tape light does not use a controller. It simply plugs into power to turn on/off.
By Richard Kamins from Porter Ranch, CA on August 10, 2014
I would like to add an 18ft string and a 12ft string on 2 arbors that already have Kirchner LED spot lights. The spots are controlled by a 12v transformer. Can I patch these tape/rope lights into the existing 12v system? If so, do I need a special connection assembly? Would I need a 12v DC dimmer to dim each string?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 11, 2014
No, you cannot connect these to a 12V transformer. These are 120V line voltage kits that plug into a wall outlet.
By JohnM from Reston Va on October 8, 2013
How does it turn corners? What is the minimum bend radius? Or do we have to use extensions interconnects to make turns?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 8, 2013
You can turn corners with the tape-rope but they will bunch slightly at the point of the turn. They turn much easier than rope light due to the flat shape. If you want a seamless look, then you will need to use extensions.