We will now want to prepare our lights.
Now that our rain gutter is set, the temptation is to simply run a single strip of LED lighting from one end to the other. The problem with this method, is that after a while the hood may begin to bow within the rain gutter, as they aren’t necessarily as secure as they could be.
Additionally, you may not be able to make use of a large quantity of your light strip within your gutter, resulting in weak or compromised lighting.
In order to make sure that you are able to use the maximum amount of lights, and that they are safely secured, you can wrap your led light strips around the PVC pipe.
With the help of your LED lights adhesiveness, they will attach snugly to the PVC pipe. Do so in a circular manner with some space in between each revolution of lighting.
At the end of the wrapping process, you will want to tape the ends of your LED lights onto the ends of the PVC pipe to which they are attached to. This way they are securely fastened on each end, which in turn provides an extra layer of protection in addition to their natural adhesiveness.
Without taping the ends, you run the risk of your LED lights becoming insecure and falling off, so you will definitely want to apply that tape.
Last but not least and before continuing, you can now try the lights out to make sure that they work.
*When it comes to purchasing your LED lights, this can easily be done on eBay or Amazon. While searching, the main thing you will want to remember is that your LED lights should come with the lighting strip itself, a remote, a power source, and an AC adapter. If you’re looking for some try these LED Light Strips.