For safety reasons, we would advise you to hire an electrician to work with your strip or rope lights in the case of any of the following scenarios.
For single runs of 5m/20m/50m rope lights, you would just need to unspool the product and plug it in.
For single runs of 5m strip lights, you would require to use a driver (sold separately) that is appropriate for the wattage of the strip light being used. Please consult your electrician on which Philips driver is to be used with the product.
For shorter runs of rope light, you would just need to unspool the product and cut at the appropriate cut mark indicated by the scissor symbol at every 1m. You would then need to use the driver provided to connect each such section of the rope light to the main power supply.
For strip lights, you would need to cut at the appropriate cut mark indicated by the scissor symbol at every 3cm. You would then have to use the appropriate driver for every cut section of the strip light.