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Thanks to all the members that convinced me to pick these up. 32 in all. I believe I have to replace lights on 29 of em completely but I guess I have all next year and following years to do so.

2 of these

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I was recommended to use led rope lights from the guys on here. That's an expensive adventure. Big lots have 18' incandescent rope lights that will be under $4 a box after Christmas. I'm going to pick up some of those to get started, then slowly switch them all to led's

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Please post pictures when you get these lit

Will do for sure.  It may be awhile.  I'm hoping I can repair some of em.  Possibly splicing some of the working strands together.

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I would buy rope light after Christmas you will be able to get it a lot cheaper. Most rope lights sold at Lowes and Home Depot can be cut if you look closely at them. you can make the cords to fit them by using a small nail or needle and some zip wire. I can get you the information on how to do that. You can also get the cap type connectors at several different places. What a great buy you did good nice frames.

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Awesome!!! I have never seen wireframes quite like these! Who made them? 

Not exactly sure.  They were from a commercial display for a construction company

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Just realized that this is in the blow mold area, not sure why, but an admin can feel free to move it where it should be.

With that being said, I have the first one mocked up. Lowes had 60% off so I picked up some. The white rope is wire strapped but I just mocked up the red with tape to see how I liked it. If I buy some connectors and learn to do the cuts correct, I can use one red rope for 2 candy canes. But I figured I'd get you're opinions. Personally I like it either way.

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Can you take Different Colored LED 3/8" rope light and connect those cut lengths all end to end and then use only one power supply?

Or, do you need an applicable power supply for each LED color?

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I like the first mock up best. And that would do twice as many canes. Just take care in cutting and make absolutely sure you are at a cut point.

 

Can you take Different Colored LED 3/8" rope light and connect those cut lengths all end to end and then use only one power supply?

Or, do you need an applicable power supply for each LED color?

 different colors can be spliced into one rope with a single power cord. It can be a little tricky. Many times if I'm only using 2 colors on a frame I'll just use two power cords to save time but if there are multiple colors-three or more I always use these  https://admin.1000bulbs.com/product/100870/FT2-UNA38INVSPLKIT2W.html

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Bill I thought about doing the cuts, but I only paid $4 a box and the connectors for other power cords seem to be that much.  So for the time being I'm just doing the last one.  When I convert to all led's in the future, i'll definitely be buying em by the rolls and doing all the cuts.

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