Monday, April 13, 2015
Anyone who thinks that led rope lights are just for Christmas are suffering from some serious lack of imagination and missing out on some fabulous design ideas. I mean, what’s not to like about them?
• They’re cheap -always a good start in my book
• They’re easy to install - ditto, very important for people like me who have more ideas than they really have the talent to bring them to life
• They are LED - which means that they are cheap to run because they are so energy efficient
They can be used to brighten up a dingy corner in the living room, add a little ambience to the bedroom or if you fancy making your own cheap and cheerful party decorations. They are remarkably easy to use, you can bend them, twist them and fasten them almost anywhere.
Here are a few ideas.
1 – Bring your bedroom to life with rope lights backlighting hidden beneath your headboard. It’s enough to make the whole room glow and is great for setting the mood. You could even use it to light under your bed if you fancy . . . it’ll also help you to find any stray socks which might be lurking there.
2 – How about wrapping a rope light around the balcony railing to improve the exterior ambiance of your home and add a little subtle lighting for emergencies. Or how about wrapping around the stair rail inside your home – a little bit like the emergency lighting they use in the cinema or on airplanes when the lights go down low.
3 – How about making some decorative lights for your next party . . . and then leave them up all year if you want to. Roll then up into a ball and suspend them from the ceiling or in an alcove, or anywhere else that takes your fancy.
4 – Place rope lights beneath the kitchen cabinets to give subtle light to your work surfaces. It’s really quick and easy to do and is great for lighting up those dark corners just enough so that you can see what you’re doing.
5 – Some vanity lights around bathroom mirrors and cabinets are not only ugly, they also provide far too much light which shows up all of your wrinkles and imperfections. Okay, maybe you don’t have any wrinkles and imperfections yet but believe me, it’s only a matter of time. Anyhow, take them down and use rope lights in their place. They are far more subtle when wrapped around a bathroom cabinet or mirror; you could even tuck them beneath the edge so that it looks like your mirror is lit up from behind for an extra stylish look.
6 – What about lighting up some of your artwork with these types of lights? You could make an elegant sculpture complete with holes and backlight it to give an extremely dramatic and professional look. Nobody needs to know you’ve used nothing more cheap and easy to work with than a humble rope light do they?
7 – They also come in extremely useful for lighting up dark alcoves, corners and closets around the home. You can easily install rope lights inside a closet which can be very effective.
Now do you understand that rope lights are not just great for Christmas decorations, they are fabulous for providing cheap, energy efficient lighting all year round. Take a look at http://yescomusa.com and you’ll be able to choose from a great selection of rope lights and other accessories which can help to make a big difference to your home.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Posted: 19 May 2014 02:56 AM PDT
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