LED Strip Lights
LED Strip Lights
LED Strip consists of a thin flexible circuit board, made of copper with LEDs mounted at regular intervals to the front and a self adhesive tape to the back. When lit the LEDs light forward from the top of the strip. Due to being relatively inexpensive, easy to install and versatile LED strip Lights are quickly becoming a popular choice to lift the mood in any space.
The photo above was supplied by one of our retail customers. We worked with them from start to finish, advising on all aspects of the LED strip light installation.
With a huge choice of LED strip Lights to choose from, there's a suitable LED strip for most lighting requirements. The colour, brightness and length of an LED strip can be chosen allowing the creation of bright task lighting, accent lighting or coloured mood lighting.
Some popular applications of LED strip lights include:
- Around dropped ceilings
- Under and above kitchen/bathroom cabinets
- Around kick panels
- Backlighting wall mirrors and TVs
- Around ceiling coving
- Inside wardrobes and cupboards
- Inside shelves shining up or down
- Under staircase treads
- Around sky lights
- Under steps outdoors
- Around roof lines
- Sign lighting
- Glass Balustrade lighting
Shopping Centre Lights Updated Using Our RGBW LED Tape
The photo below was supplied by one of our trade customers who installed lighting to the communal areas of a shopping centre. The installation required over one thousand metres of RGBW LED Strip, all controlled from a central point. We supplied the entire kit, including: LED Drivers, LED Strip and DMX controllers. This was a retrofit installation, certain parts of the installation could not be reached by wire so our wireless DMX controllers were utilised.
How are LED Strip Lights supplied and how do they work?
Our LED strip lights require a 12V or 24V supply, this means you'll need a constant Voltage LED driver to step mains AC voltage down to 12/24V DC. LED drivers can power multiple strips, limited only by the maximum output power of the driver.
We supply LED strip lights in increments of a metre, so 12V strips are generally available in 1,2,3,4 or 5m strips, 24V strips in 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or 10m. Each LED strip we supply has a cable to one end which takes the low voltage feed.
Our LED strips can be cut shorter if required using a pair of scissors. The cut points are marked by copper terminals on the top of the LED strip light and are usually spaced 25,50 or 100mm apart.
Single colour LED strips (white, pink, blue etc.) can be dimmed with the appropriate driver or low voltage dimmer. There are several ways to dim LED strip lights, we can advise the best solution for your installation and requirement ranging from a traditional wall dimmer switch, remote or touch panel multi zone control.
Wiring simple circuits of LED strip Lighting
Single colour LED strip installations (as above) are relatively straightforward to wire. Simply connect each LED strip light with a driver using the cables on the end of each strip. Multiple LED strip lights can be added to one driver up to it's maximum power capacity. Larger installations involving dimmers or colour controllers take a bit of thought, we specialise in advising and planning all types of LED strip light installation with a wealth of experience.
Need help planning an installation? We help many of our customers plan LED strip light installations ensuring the simplest most efficient and robust installation possible. Call or email us today to start planning your own installation!
Many of our customers email a professional or hand sketched plan which can be useful (but isn't compulsory). If you email a plan we'll use it as a guide when designing the LED strip installation.
Which LED Strip Light is right for your installation?
First decide on the colour of light: there are different shades of white, or you could choose red, green, blue, orange, adjustable colour (RGB) or adjustable colour plus white (RGBW)
Next decide on the brightness. Five watts per metre of LED strip is good for accent/background lighting, 14 Watts/m is ideal for primary or task lighting.
Our LED strip lights run on 12V or 24V DC, so require a suitable LED Driver to power them.
To dim single colour or white strip lights you'll need a dimmable power supply or a 12V dimmer. See our Dimming section.
RGB and RGBW strip lights need a LED Colour Controller to select different colours/effects.
Our Flexible LED strip lights have a 3M self adhesive backing and are waterproof, so they are easy to install in a variety of places. For an even more professional look, install LED Strip inside one of our Aluminium Profiles.
Quality LED Strip Lights
Most LED strips look similar at a glance. However (like most electronics), there's a huge difference on closer inspection. Our LED strip lights aren't the cheapest available*; that's not our focus. We're dedicated to selling high quality LED Strip Lights at a reasonable price. We have a strong reputation for quality and a technical knowledge second to none which makes us the best choice.
*In fact ours work out cheapest in the long run, because they last longer.
We have supplied LED Strip direct to electrical wholesalers, signage companies, sauna installers, home cinema and audio visual installers, restaurants, commercial contractors, film production companies, kitchen fitters, electricians and domestic users.
LED Tape Lights - Built to our design!
From the initial design through to mass production, we're involved 'hands on' at every stage.
Design features include:
- Double thickness circuit board - Better heat sink for LEDs and improved reliability
- White circuit board - attractive appearance with better light reflection
- Top grade LEDs manufactured by Epistar and Sanan - Bright, efficient and reliable
- Quality resistors - Important for reliable efficient LED strip lights
- High copper content (1 or 2 ounce copper) circuit board - More efficient, reduced voltage drop, brighter, cooler operating temperature
- Genuine 3M self adhesive backing - Ensures a secure fit
We use the Latest Design LED Chips, including the '3014'and '2835' LED from Epistar:
LED Strip Lights- Designed to last
Our LED Strip circuits are design not to over power the LEDs. LEDs are designed to work within a specific current range. To make an LED strip Light brighter at no extra cost, a manufacturer could design the circuit to increase the electrical current to each LED. Unfortunately for many manufacturers it's common practice. Overpowering an LED has a detrimental effect on an LEDs life span. We take care to slightly under power each LED, keeping within the specified current rating.
Benefits of our Nano Tech waterproof coating
Our Nano Tech ultra-thin waterproof coating is lighter, thinner and offers better protection than gel coating.
- Keeps a low operating temperature, which extends the lifespan of the LEDs.
- Protects against steam and water ingress, unlike non-waterproof LED strip lighting.
- Doesn't discolour over time like traditional gel/silicon waterproof coatings can.
- The lighter LED strip is less likely to unstick itself.