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Old 04-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Rope lighting with controller (Total novice)


Hi everyone. I am the artistic director for a 1920s musical production. Some of the scenes take place in Times Square, and I want to have Times Square signs complete with flashy light frames. To do this, I would like to use rope lighting with a controller. Do you think this would be a doable job for a novice? I know nothing about electrical work or splicing wires. What would be the best way to do this? Also how do I know what kind of rope lighting and controller to get? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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i'd hire an electrician if the public has access to these signs....

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i'd hire an electrician if the public has access to these signs....
Forgot to say there is no budget for this.
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Forgot to say there is no budget for this.
There will be if you get sued because someone dies.... I know you mean well, but....
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There will be if you get sued because someone dies.... I know you mean well, but....
Point taken. So rope lighting is not a job for a non-electrician.
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Point taken. So rope lighting is not a job for a non-electrician.
I think you'll be fine if you buy the pre made cuts and just plug and play the product...
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I think you'll be fine if you buy the pre made cuts and just plug and play the product...
I don't think the pre made ones will work because our signs are already made and I don't think I'll be able to frame the signs perfectly and tight around the corners with a pre made one.
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If you buy single color ready to go rope lights,
yes you can do it yourself !
Look for the single color lights without
external controlers.

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