Solar rope lights are one of the fastest growing trends in to solar lighting. These lights are created by wiring a large number of LED bulbs (Light Emitting Diodes) together, much like string Christmas lights. Once this is accomplished, they are encased in clear plastic tubing. This allows the LEDs to stay well-protected, and gives a certain amount of flexibility and ease when installing the lights in numerous places in or around the home.
With rope lights, there is no hassle of the wiring becoming tangled or the LEDs having to be constantly replaced. In addition to low power consumption and high reliability, LEDs have a very long life span.
Solar rope lights are flexible and come in single or multicolor
They can be used to provide general lighting or decorative lighting, and may be wrapped around homes and buildings or to accentuate borders and contours, to display a constant stream of lighting year round.
Many choose to wrap the lights around trees or in a room that is inside of a house in order to provide dim and colored lighting; the solar panel would have to be installed outside.
Others may select rope lighting to line their driveways, and sidewalks, like solar path lights, to ensure proper lighting when accessing these areas. Most of the time the lights are always lit; though, some models can blink and twinkle.
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Seeing that solar rope lights are encased in special tubing, there is little to no chance that moisture can affect the general functionality of this lighting. Therefore, rope lights and solar string lights can be installed around a balcony, patio or on the outside of the home.
They are great solar deck lights. If you have a pool, pond, or stream by your home, you may choose to implement the use of this type of solar lighting.
Special patterns, shapes and custom designs are possible with solar rope lights
- Advertising billboards
- Home and landscape decor
- Recessed lighting
- Street, driveway or walkway
- Swimming pool or hot tub
- Stage and special events lighting
- Holidays and parties
- Boat, campsite and RV Lighting
The one disadvantage to solar lights in general, is the fact that the sun does not shine each and every single day of the year. Cloudy weather, rain, and storms may have an impact on the overall functioning of the solar light; however, the sun will shine again and the solar panel will start charging the rechargeable batteries. Therefore, this is a small issue when you look at the many benefits of solar lights.
Most of the time, the batteries will provide enough autonomy to run the lights all night long.
If you are interested in saving money on your electricity bill, enjoying the lighting that you wish to have around your home, contributing in a positive way to the environment, and doing so with ease, solar rope lights are definitely for you.