Collection: Flexible LED Strip Lights & LED Tape Lights
About Flexible LED Strip Lights & LED Tape Lights
The usefulness of any particular product lies in a number of factors, such as its efficiency, multi-faceted applications, etc. In this regard, LED strip lights are the undisputed king of versatility in any category. The sheer number of uses and features of these tiny blobs of lights are mind-boggling for any individual.
That is why we have taken upon ourselves to unravel everything that there is to know about LED strip lights. Between expensive chandeliers and incandescent bulbs rests LED strip light, a perfect accessory for do-it-yourself home decor.
Granted LED strip lights are small in size, but they sure pack a punch. Therefore to better understand the world of LED lights, we must dive into multiple avenues to have a comprehensive knowledge of the subject.
Let us start by understanding what exactly are LED strip lights and how do they work
Tiny light-emitting diodes embedded in a strip half an inch wide, that’s the anatomy of a strip lights. The backbone of these strip lights, the LED is a revolutionary advancement in lighting technology. Multiple LEDs are mounted on a circuit board which is flexible and can be molded into any shape.
Typically, an LED strip light contains a minimum of 60 LEDs per meter and is powered by 12V and 24V DC current. The backside of the strip light has a double-sided 3M adhesive tape using which the strip light is fixed onto any surface.
LED lights work on an atomic level producing light without any moving parts or heating involved. Therefore LEDs make everything they touch, better. Such is the case with strip lights.
The density of the LED strip light is measured by how many LED is embedded in the strip circuit per meter. A high-density strip light has 120 LEDs per meter. This provides the best and the most evenly distributed light9ing across all strip lights without any dark spot between the LEDs.
The colors of joy in strip lights
Strip lights come in various color schemes. The most commonly found LED color is white and then variations of it. Rest while denoting the color of the LED lights, the core photoelectric specs come into the picture. Those are the correlated color temperature, the color rendering index and the lumens which the strip lights emit.
A variation in the color temperature gives the light a spectrum of colors from yellow to blue and the color rendering index gives the LED a spectrum on the shades of white going all the way down to grey. A mixture of these creates various different colors in the strip light.
Main technical know-how of strip lights
The core photoelectric specifications as discussed above, contain three major components. In order to understand the quality of light, it is imperative to understand these specifications.
- 3000 Kelvin is bright white light used
- 4100 kelvin is cool white light
- 5000K can be represented by the cloudy sky
- 5500K is daylight white
- 6500K is daylight overcast light
Different types of LED strip lights available
At LEDMyplace we have a number of strip lights available. The primary classification is between volts where we have 12 volts and 24 volts Strip lights.
- 12v LED strip lights are further classified into indoor and outdoor depending on the IP rating of the product. Indoor LED strip lights are not waterproof whereas outdoor LED strip lights are waterproof. Both indoor and outdoor LED strip lights come in three different color variants which are: White, RGB, RGBW.
- 24v LED strip lights are classified on the same ground as 12 volts differentiated between indoor and outdoor and further having RGB, White and RGBW as the color variants.
How to figure out the good quality strip light from the bad one?
Like in any other product, LED strip lights also have some bad cousins and so it is important for you to understand how to differentiate between the two. Here are some tips on how to do that.
For the quality of the LED strip light to be top-notch, it is most important that the quality of its circuit board be of the highest quality. For enough current to pass through a sufficient quantity of copper is a must.
Therefore when choosing your strip light ensure that copper content of at least 2 ounces is present in the composition. 4 ounce is ideal for the electrical current to easily pass through.
The next and the most important part, LEDs themselves is another thing to watch out when determining the quality of strip lights. Beware of those lights which claim a high output with a low density of LEDs per meter.
Your most frequently asked questions, answered by us
Question: Can these strip lights be remotely operated?
Answer: Yes, you can control these strip lights with a remote control.
Question: Can these lights be connected together?
Answer: Yes, you can connect several different strip lights to one another to make one long strand if you wish to.
Question: Are the lights flexible and can these be cut into pieces?
Answer: Yes these strip lights are flexible and can be cut into pieces from the marked nodes.
Question: For how long can these strip light stay turned on?
Answer: With a lifespan of 50,000 hours, these lights can work for 5.7 years uninterrupted.
Question: Can these lights be dimmed to various different levels?
Answer: Yes these lights can be dimmed to various intensities from super bright to highly dim.
Question: Can we buy multiple of these and use one remote?
Answer: Absolutely! You can use a single remote to control multiple lights.