LED Bars & Strips
An LED strip light is a flexible circuit board that is populated with LEDs that you can stick almost anywhere you want to add powerful lighting in a variety of colours and brightness. The use of flexible LED strip lights is rapidly rising in modern lighting design around the world. Architects and lighting designers are implementing LED strip lights into residential, commercial, and industrial projects at an increasing rate. This is due to an increase in efficiency, colour options, brightness, and ease of installation. There are many options available in the market for LED strip lights (also known as LED tape lights or LED ribbon lights), like DC LED flexible strips, AC LED flexible strips and High Power LED strips.
LED flexible strip produces an incredible amount of light and can be used for task lighting, backlighting, desk lighting, garage lighting, and are also good for accent lighting, under cabinet lighting, bar lighting, refrigeration, industrial applications, photography and more. There are colour changing strips called as RGB strips. These LED lights can display any Red-Green-Blue combination colour. These strips require a controller to change colours in flashes or stay on one selected solid colour.
When buying LED strips it is important to not only look at the length of the strip but also a number of LEDs in the length. Ideally, you should look for the strip lights that have the highest amount of LEDs per foot. Make sure you take note of the Lumens/length along with the LEDs/length as this will have a strong effect on light quality and the type of light the strip gives off. First thing when looking for a power supply is knowing what input voltage your LED Strips require. Some require AC/DC, 12V/24V…just make sure you know what your strip needs and get a power supply with that output. Then make sure the wattage of the power supply is at least 10% higher than the wattage your LED strips will consume.
LED strip lights are packaged on a reel (spool) of 5 meters, or 16' 5". The machines used to "pick and place" the LEDs and resistors on the flexible circuit board are typically 3' 2" in length, so individual sections are soldered together to complete a whole reel.
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