LED rope light is the only choice for yachts. Lower energy consumption, longer lifespan and very low heat. In the past, LED rope light has gotten a bad rap, here’s why.
1) If you want the same color (color temperature) as traditional incandescent rope light, make sure you order “warm white” not “cool white”
2) This is important, there are two ways LED rope light is made. First, let’s start with the most common and cheap ( THE WRONG STUFF). This stuff has the LED’s at a 90 degree angle to the rope and this causes problems if projecting beams of light. You will either drive yourself crazy trying to twist the rope so that all of the LED’s are projecting in the same direction, or just end up with an uneven glow.
The proper LED rope lighting for our purpose is hard to find and it’s even harder to find in 12 or 24VDC. In the photo below you can see the LED’s shoot this light along the rope, which casts an even glow around the rope.