User-friendly and versatile are two of the most commonly associated characteristics of LED lighting strips that are worn out most by those who are looking to produce professional light setups. The application range of these fittings is basically unparallel and this is all thanks to design.
Generally being marketed by metre, these LED tapes are flexible and work on twelve volts and can be snipped at pretty much any measure thus making them quite versatile compared to other lighting counterparts. Unlike halogens or fluorescent bulbs, LEDS are less cost to run because they only utilize a portion of energy while still producing the same level of illumination.
LED light strips come in two major variations; Color Changing RGB lights and Single Color lighting. Like standard bulbs in LED, cool white and warm white, on the other hand light strips that change color permit users to generate a range of ambience features at a simple click of the button.
Lighting strips are found in a range of brightness levels, there are subtle lighting outputs for smaller and domestic uses and amazingly bright lighting levels for commercial usage. The size and the number of LED chips in a lighting strip will determine the lighting level in the fitting. 3258 and 5050 are the two major sizes of chips available. LED strips come with backings that are self-adhesive in order to make the installation process convenient and direct.
Since they are low voltage strip lighting they need a driver. This can be compared to the MR16 spotlights that use transformers to adjust the LED voltage requirements. Of course the transformer also works perfectly as a power source but it needs to be the correct capacity in order to support the light strip powering.
Strip lights in LED are generally used to produce lighting that is either hidden or similar since they are conceable and can fit just about any tight space that no other fitting can reach. Layering is the effect that results to the installation of LED strips in narrow spaces; this setup creates a dramatic mood. One such example is a wall mounted under lighting in kitchen cabinetry. This technique adds both task light functioning as well as visual appeal. They also work perfectly as furniture additions, stair well, coving and coppicing.
Shock proof and water resistant IP ranked coatings also make the lighting strips well suited for use in outdoor areas, bathrooms, and other locations that require lighting but may be exposed to moisture. Gardens benefit from the illumination that LED strips can afford patios, steps, trellises, and pathways.
Retail and hospitability fields have made the use of LED strip lighting very popular. Both industries have as well discovered the benefits that this type of lighting can provide their businesses. High quality and affordable lighting that functions well beyond the standard lighting options in the market have made LED strips such a huge hit.