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3 Borderline Genius Ways to Use Rope Light In Your Backyard!

Updated: Mar 28

Need a reason to love rope light? We can give you three! It’s weather resistant, available in energy efficient LED and is surprisingly easy to install. We’ve seen amazing indoor DIY projects using rope light, but what about the outdoors? Rope light, also known as tube lighting, was made for illuminating walkways, adding ambient glow to decks and highlighting focal points in the yard, our landscape lighting ideas below will prove it! Wow! These lights really can transform a backyard! We’ll show you how to create your own illuminated walkway or deck in just a few steps:

First you need rope light! Start by measuring the space to insure you have enough tubing to complete your project. 150’ light spools are best for outdoor landscaping as they allow plenty of length to be covered and can be spliced for complete customization. Plus, any leftover can be used in other lighting projects! Pick a color that suits your style and will complement your landscape. We used clear incandescent lighting, but rope lights are available in a full spectrum of hues, so finding the perfect shade for your landscape should be easy!

Landscape and Walkway Rope Light Supplies

  1. Power Cord (3 are included with spools)

  2. Garden Staples or U Stakes to keep tubing in place

  3. End caps (3 are included with spools)

To Install Rope Light as Outdoor Walkway and Landscape Lights: Insert your first garden staple at the end opposite the spool. If you are lighting a straight path you can space staples further apart, however if the path is curved you may want to use extra anchors to ensure everything stays snug. Super simple and when night time arrives you are ready to enjoy a beautifully illuminated walkway, deck or landscape!



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