I'm looking to build a set of 3-4 stars for a large tower at work (its probably - a 150ft high)- I'm thinking the stars will be around 10ft across and tall. I'd love to use LED, but the cost will be too high - looking at the Flextec ropelight from 1000bulbs.com
A couple questions:
If I use the stock ropelight - on a clear night, how far is it visible? I'm hoping to get about a 5 mile range - should I go with the SuperBright variety? How much will color effect visibility?
I'm planning on using 1/2" PVC conduit with suitable amounts of bracing and zip ties. These will be against a building - not free standing.
Here is a quick pic of the layout I'm looking at - showing to a certain extent how only portions of tubing will be lit.