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Old 04-03-2002, 11:38 PM
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Outwater plastics (1800-888-3315) also carry the low voltage stuff. $1.35/foot for a 30 foot length and $1.15/foot for 150 feet.

I used the line votage tubing in my bed room. The stuff lights the room with a nice soft glow that you can read by. It adds just the right amount of "mood" lighting-if you know what I mean. I don't know how much (if at all) dimmer the low stuff is.
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I have 1/2" 110 volt light in the cabin and they light it up very well. is the 12 volt stuff dimmer????
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Checkout ebay. Search "rope light","rope lighting"
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Check out the products from www.PowerBoatLighting.com

I picked up their brochure at teh LA boat show. Pretty cool stuff. Both for dock lighting, engines areas and cocktail areas.......remember, all cool stuff comes from California.

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Old 04-05-2002, 01:33 PM
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Actually what most people are using today is technically, primarily called "Light Rope". Rope light was introduced to the American market in the late 70's and was popular in discos. Rope Light is hollow flexible plastic tubing with wires and lamps pulled through it. The new stuff "Light Rope" is much newer and is an extruded poly type material although there is some cross naming in the industry. It is available in several voltages and numerous colors and circuit availabilities. The downside to 12 volt for your boat is dimming. DC dimmers are much more costly than simple AC dimmers and are really variable DC voltage regulators. The upside is you can always have light from your batteries. Typical wattage for most lightrope is 5.5 watts per foot. There are "systems" available from WalMart and others but most are not condusive to cutting and custom wiring. Many do not have "cut" marks. You must cut lightrope at specific points as it is wired in series parallell and cutting incorrectly will cause you to lose the use of many lamps. The Walmart system is designed to be used as it is sold without cutting to length or modifying. There are several companies selling lightrope in the $.75 to $.90 range per foot if bought in any reasonable quantity ( 150 ft ). For really nice, custom installations any of the big wholesalers have special couplings, mounting devices, repair items, and technical help for use. Maximum length of a single run is limited in specific voltages. Most 120 volt is good for 150 ft. Most 12 volt is usually good for 25 ft or so. Check with the manufacturer for exact details.

Look in Google Search for "Lightrope".
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I bought these in red and clear.

A 12ft strip draws 1.5 amps.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jht...D=5235&BQ=jcw2
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Wal-Mart here has them in the automotive department.
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Boater's World here in Richmond had them.. 12V
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