Low Cost Path Lights

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  1. Cineruss

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    Does anyone know of a good way to provide path lights backstage that can go along a wall? And I do mean low cost.
     
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    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    Rope light.
     
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    We use dimable LED rope light. It's held up on the wall with a mix of silicone and conduit straps. It's wired into a dimmer switch so it can be as bright or dim as it needs to be.
     
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    Blue rope light over here.
     
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    The place currently has a few rope lights but they currently have them on the floor and to me it just look like lights for lights sake and do not illuminate anything. I am thinking they would be more efficient attached to the wall but not sure since I am in this place for the first time. They have black walls back stage and dark green carpet. Not much reflective surfaces backstage
     
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    Rope light isn’t meant to illuminate it’s meant to say this is the path you can walk.

    if you want actually lights you could buy some generic clip lights and an E String ac cable and daisy chain across the wall as far as you need. Then throw whatever color wattage you want back there.
     
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    Look like I will take this approach since the aisles in this place are crazy...I didn't design it; just trying to make it safer. They currently are using rope lights in the wrong place and it appears to be more of a distraction than a help. Sometimes I feel like I am some mission from a higher source doing this :-(. Sorry just venting.
     
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    Any walk lighting that's on a wall needs to have something over it; it needs to only light *the ground*, not your eyeballs.

    That could be 1" quarter-round molding, flat side down, frex.
     
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    good idea. That is exactly what these rope lights are doing now..lighting my eyeballs. So need something to reflect down and not in eyes
     
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    Thanks looks good. Yes I will have to go cheap because they definitely do not have money and also there is quiet a run that needs to be made with these lights backstage.
     
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    Sounds like a deal :)
     
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