Light the Way with LED Rope Light
January 29, 2008
Lighting is a slow developing technology. The incandescent lamp has been the standard and only option for more than a hundred years. A recent explosion in the development of energy-efficient lighting technology has created a whole new range of lighting solutions for the consumer. One principle application for lighting is for general way-finding illumination. This type of lighting is typically dim enough so that it does not entirely light the surrounding environment by is bright enough to provide persons in the area with sufficient light to see a path, stairway or other potentially hazardous obstacle.
In the past this type of illumination was achieved through the use of halogen lamps or over powering incandescent overhead lamps. These solutions were inadequate, expensive to operate and offered very little diversity in terms of installation.
The recent improvements and increased availability of LED lighting has provided many attractive alternatives for this type of lighting. One excellent alternative for general way-finding light is LED rope light. LED rope light consumes less than 1 watt of energy per foot, creates very little heat, and will last for 50,000 hours or more. The extremely flexible, weatherproof, and durable product can easily be installed almost anywhere and does not require any special equipment or electrical wiring.