- Around bannisters and railings
- Lighting the underside of canopies, umbrellas, overhangs, or gazeebos
- Along paving stones
- The edges of fences
- Trees or other landscape features
- Indoor house decoration
Measure the full distance of what you’re trying to illuminate. Identify the nearest power source and how much of a tail (power cord) you’ll need from the lighting to the actual power source. Will your power adapter need to be remotely mounted or is the first string of lights immediately next to the outlet?
Cut rope light as needed. Most of your segments will be shorter than the length of an entire spool. If you have any corners or turns that are 90 degrees or less you’ll want to cut and use a connector for those sharp angles.
Splice and Seal Connections. Every time you make a cut or join two segments together you need to be sure that the connection is sealed. After the ends are joined, use a heat-shrink tube to seal out moisture and water. Be sure there are no air bubbles left and that the tube has completely shrunk. It’s a good idea to seal the shrink-tube in place with silicon glue just to be safe.