How to Hang Rope Lights in Your Windows

Rope lights are a type of lighting that is encased in PVC tubing. The
lights are easy to mount with a variety of hangers, including screw-in
and suction options. Rope lights are available in many colors and
types of wiring, and some have "chasing" features often employed in
holiday displays. Before purchasing rope lights, measure the inside
perimeter of your window. Purchase rope light as long or longer than
your the measurement. Quality rope lights can be cut to fit specific
applications, although UL standard safety ratings are no longer
applicable once lights are cut.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions
Things You'll Need
End cap
Rope light mounting clip
What Are Rope Lights?
Rope lights, also called fiber-optic cable lights, are tiny lights,
available in either incandescent or LED bulbs, spaced about an inch
apart and surrounded by clear, flexible PVC tubing. They are
water-resistant, strong, durable and easy to install. Rope lights are
designed to provide ambient lighting and to accent space and
decorating themes spanning large areas. They have transformed the
lighting industry by providing consumers greater versatility and
creativity in the design and decorating of their homes, offices and
even boats and cars. Incandescent Rope LightsIncandescent rope
lights use white light bulbs, with either a clear or colored outer
covering, and are relatively inexpensive
The Best Way to Hang Christmas Lights Around Windows
The end of the Thanksgiving holiday signals the beginning of the
Christmas holiday season. As Christmas begins, it is time to decorate
your home. Lights hung inside and out give your home a festive feel.
However, hanging lights can lead to great frustration if you do not
know what you are doing. If you want to hang lights around your
windows, knowing the easiest way to do it will make the planning and
execution quick and painless.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions
Things You'll Need
Measuring tape
Outdoor Christmas light
Outdoor extension cords
Staple gun
class="error">Measure the inside of the window frame where you want to
hang the lights. Knowing the s
How to Use Rope Lights
Rope lights have been around for years. Originally sold as Christmas
decorations, they have crept into the garden and interior design
markets for the soft, ambient lighting they provide. Their succession
of tiny bulbs sheathed in a plastic tubing make rope lights look like
a single, continuous light. Their flexibility provides an endless
array of applications in decor with lots of angles and curved
surfaces. Rope lights are inexpensive, and the LED versions are energy
efficient, making them a cost effective lighting
alternative.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Rope lights
Extension cords
Layout plan
Cable clips - nail in va
How Do You Hang Christmas Lights Around the Outside of Windows?
Christmas lights aren't just for Christmas. Hang lights outside your
house for a festive look anytime during the year. While there are many
light clips to help hang Christmas lights from brick, shingles and
gutters, you may find it difficult to hang lights around the frame of
your windows. Luckily, there are adhesive strips that will aid you in
hanging mini Christmas lights around your windows to complete the
lighting effect you are going for. These adhesive strips are easy to
use to create a colorful lighting display around your
windows.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Measuring tape
Extension cord
Mini light adhesive


How to Hang Rope Lights Indoors
Rope lights can add mood lighting or enhance the visibility in any
room, including closets, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens.
Installing rope lighting along the ceiling provides good overall
illumination for a room, while installing it along floors can help
illuminate staircases and hallways. Installing rope lighting under
closet shelves can help you find clothing in poorly lit closets. No
matter where you install your interior rope lighting, it's best done
using mounting clips that are intended specifically for rope
lights.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Rope light
mounting clip kit

Open your rope
light mounting clip

How to Hang Rope Lights on the Exterior
Rope lights are an excellent choice for outdoor lighting because the
clear tube that encases rope lighting can protect it from the weather.
Rope lights are commonly hung under eaves to create a glow that
illuminates the exterior of your home while the roof overhangs hide
the lights from direct view. This is often called soffit lighting (a
soffit is the underside of an overhang). You can also install exterior
rope lights along ground-level pathways, exterior stairs and
throughout your gardens.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll
Rope light mounting clips
Tent stakes
Rubber mallet
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How to Hang Christmas Lights Outside Around Door & Windows
Decorating your house with Christmas lights is a time-honored holiday
tradition. Lining the windows, doors and other architectural features
with outside lights makes a house stand out. Use multicolored lights
for a festive look or simple white lights for a more elegant, upscale
effect.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Outdoor Christmas lights
Heavy-duty exterior extension
Plastic tube light clips or nail-on
Hammer, if needed
Screwdriver, if needed
class="error">Measure the perimeter of the doors and windows you plan
to decorate with lights -- including the connective areas between them
-- and the dimensions of any othe

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