The great thing about commercial grade rope lighting is that it is durable, it lasts far longer than most domestic types of rope lighting, and it is often very energy efficient. In many ways, commercial rope lighting is a great investment in your business. Here are a few other ways you may use your commercial rope lighting.
Create an Atmosphere
There are several tricks you can do with commercial rope lighting. One of them is to place them in areas that obscure their direct light but allow their ambient light to escape. Think of those modern show kitchens where they put lights under the counters. You cannot see the direct light, but the light that escapes from under the counters makes the entire room look larger and better defined. Plus, with commercial grade rope lighting, there is less chance of the obscured light heating up the surrounding area and causing a fire.
Light the Edges of Your Adverts
Just like how rope lighting is strung around statues of reindeer on Christmas decorations, so may such lights be used around the edges of adverts and banners. You can draw the eye and light the sign too. You may also have blinking lights or lights that dim and brighten so as to attract the passing eye to whatever advert is being displayed. The light coming from rope lighting is not overpowering, and yet is still often bright enough to help highlight the image it surrounds, which is always a benefit if you want your adverts and billboard to be seen and read.
Create an Even Ambient Light Level
Direct light is the sort of thing you get from overhead lights, but such lights often struggle to light an entire room. It is not that parts of the room are in shadow, it is just that parts of the room are a little less well lit, especially nearer the ground. With rope lights, you can add light into a room. The rope lighting is not overpowering, which means it doesn’t create shadows, therefore creating a nice even ambient light level in a room.
Eliminate Ugly Shadows
One of the great things about commercial grade rope lighting is that it can be used to eliminate ugly shadows. In places like a supermarket, the massive overhead lights create shadows, but since the space is mostly made of even and symmetrical aisles, there is very little to create big and ugly shadows. This is not the case with most commercial establishments. The large overhead lights often create pockets within a store or business that contain ugly black shadows. Rope lighting can be used to gently eliminate these areas of shadow.
Create Mood Lighting
If you wish, you can buy colored or dimmable bulbs from companies like Pros Worldwide, and these allow you to create mood lighting. Many times, cleverly placed displays look a little bland or a little clinical when they are placed under bright direct light. With commercial rope lighting, you may create a warmer light, or maybe a cold clinical light with a hint of blue. Create a more romantic setting with tinted rose lights, or perhaps even a horrifying display with hints of purple and red.