Can I cut incandescent rope light...and use end cap ?


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Old 10-21-18, 09:30 AM
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Can I cut incandescent rope light...and use end cap ?

This is American Lighting 042 series incandescent rope light on outdoor deck railing. About 10 feet not needed. I can always direct rope under the deck so it is hidden...but I did not see any "cut marks" on a 5' piece I inspected. Mfr. says don't cut.

So.....hide or cut and cap ?

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Old 10-21-18, 11:36 AM
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Typically 120vAC incandescent rope lighting cannot be cut because all the bulbs are in a series string and are like Christmas lights where you remove one bulb and the string is dead.

You could post a close up pic of a piece of the tubing for further review.
 
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Old 10-22-18, 05:34 AM
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It appears that it can not be but , is it a full 10í piece or is it coupled together with the approved connectors? There are approved end caps for termination.
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Old 10-22-18, 07:14 AM
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It is 50' and a 30' coupled. Guess I could get a 20' and find a use for the 30'. Thanks for your replies.
 
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I ended up using the entire string....and used black pipe insulation to cover up the last 10+ feet.
 
 

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