LED Outdoor Accent Lighting
(Rope Light Application)
|For this house, 14x rolls (Over 200') of our 24V waterproof LED RGB Flex Strip (rated IP-68)
are all connected together and stapled to the fascia board with rubber coated wire staples. The LEDs are facing outward.
The LED lights for this project were designed to be run at 10-40% brightness so we did not need the larger power supplies or amplifiers. The waterproof LED strips use only 10-15 Watts of power at the normal setting, and up to 150 Watts on the bright setting.
||Details and Other Ideas|
|LED RGB Flex Strip 24v IP-68||For long runs, we recommend that you use our 24V LED flexible strips (instead of the 12V flex strip) so that you need less power feed wires. In this example, 18-4 feed wire was run from the amplifier to about every 4th roll). All of the rolls are connected end to end and the feed wires are spliced in between the rolls. In this case, there are 2x power runs, one to each side of the large peak (4x rolls - power run - 3x rolls - 3x rolls - power run - 4x rolls).|
|RGB Controller||You can use any of our RGB LED Controllers (for this project we used the RF Remote Control to hold them over untill the DMX Network is installed)|
|1x RGB Amplifier 8A/Ch||Since there are 14 rolls connected together (and this is too much for the RGB Controller to handle by itself), after the Controller you need an Amplifier. For this project we needed a large one so we used one rated for 8A/Ch (if we used the 12V strips we would have needed several Amplifiers)|
|120W 24v Power Supply||For the long runs we used a large power supply (in stock but not on our site)
In the picture there are 2x power supplies but only one is connected (we didn't expect it to need such little power for the effect we were looking for). If you are interested in creating this effect, contact us and we will help you figure out which power supply you need.
|Wiring Diagram||Feel free to contact us with any questions, if you have a large project with which you need LED lighting design or advice, and if you need a product which you do not see on our website.
|Strips On Normal 15 Watts of Power Use|
|Strips On Medium|
|Strips On Bright 150 Watts of Power Use|