Drill pilot holes in the vinyl railing where the clips will be installed. For best results, place the clips on the railing’s outer side slightly below the handrail area.
Screw in the clips with one-half inch, self-drilling, stainless steel screws.
Starting at one end, press the rope lights into the clips. The clips grasp the tubing, holding it firmly in place.
Have a helper extend a section of the deck lights across the railing. For best results, place the string of lights on the railing’s outer side slightly below the handrail area.
Loop a vinyl cable tie around the railing’s handrail portion and the string lights. Insert the cable tie end into the small zip box and pull securely. Continue tying the lights, section by section, as your helper extends the string down the railing.
Clip any extra cable tie length with the scissors.
Remove the installation by snipping the cable tie with scissors. Do not scratch the vinyl railing with the end of the scissors.
Things You Will Need
- Rope lights or other string deck lighting
- Light clips
- Metal screws
- Screw gun
- 1/8-inch drill bit
- ½-inch, self-drilling stainless steel screws. 4 needed
- Vinyl, clear cable ties
- Rope and string lights are the most common decorative deck lighting products. These lights contain incandescent or light emitting diode bulbs that produce warm light at low-energy levels. The lights plug into any standard 15 amp, grounded, electrical outlet. Connect long extensions of lights together, as the rope lights come with a small extension plug on one end. Purchase these lights at any home improvement center or department store.
- Before securing the lights to the railing, test the lights’ placement with a dry run. Have a helper hold the one end of the lights as you extend the lights along the railing. Test for adequate length and positioning before attaching the lights.