rcmjr - questions about LED rope lights
I've been asking questions over in the Lighting Forum about rope lighting installation, but I'm not getting much help over there.
I need sources that will tell me the lumens per inch or foot of LED rope lights versus incandescent rope lights versus fiber optics versus fluorescents.
I've got a large glass art piece - 40x40" square of 1/4" sandblast carved glass. The artist recommended edge lighting it for the best effect. Back when we bought it 25 years ago, he used fluorescents allowing one watt per inch.
But I cannot find consistent information about what that means in terms of lumens so that I can translate it to providing enough light with today's technologies.
Since the light source would need to be in a relatively confined space, something light fiber optic or LED rope lights would be good to limit the heat build up.
Can you give me any help?