Resources

By LED Lighthouse

Below are a few useful guides to helping you choose the right LED lighting for you project. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Radio Frequency LED Controls vs. DMX LED Controls

In the vast landscape of LED lighting control systems, two predominant technologies stand out: Radio Frequency (RF) LED controls and DMX LED controls. Both offer unique advantages and limitations, catering to different needs and environments. Understanding the disparities between these two systems is crucial for making informed decisions in various lighting applications. Let’s look at the intricacies of each, examining their pros, cons, and the nuances of their operation.

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COB vs SMD LED Strip Lighting: Your One Stop Guide

As with most forms of technology, new lines of products can come at you quick and fast! Here we will look at the newest buzz word in LED lighting, COB or Chip On Board. We’ll go through the differences between the SMD, Surface Mounted Diode, and COB LED strip to see which one is right for you.

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In-depth Guide to Our LED Strip Lights

Welcome to LED Lighthouse, your beacon in the vast sea of lighting solutions! We specialise in high-quality LED Light Strips, designed to meet the diverse needs of Electricians, seasoned contractors, and DIY enthusiasts.  But what sets our LED strips apart in a market saturated with similar-looking products? Let’s illuminate!

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5 Ways to get a dotless finish with your LED Strip Lights

From the contemporary homes of London to chic cafes in Edinburgh, LED strip lighting has transformed the way we illuminate spaces. However, achieving that pristine, uninterrupted glow, free from the infamous ‘dot effect’, remains a challenge for many. In this guide, we’ll demystify the dot effect, explore its significance, and provide proven strategies to achieve the coveted seamless, dotless finish. Dive in and light up your spaces flawlessly!

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Different Types of LED Light Strips Available in 2023

In the vast landscape of lighting solutions, LED light strips have carved out a substantial niche. Their versatility, energy efficiency, and adaptability have propelled them to popularity in numerous applications, from home decor to commercial and event lighting. LED light strips, essentially a string of LEDs embedded on a flexible or rigid strip, have been embraced for their ability to bring vibrant, dynamic illumination to any setting. Given their varying functionalities and features, understanding the different types of LED light strips can be crucial when deciding the best fit for your project.

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How to Test an LED Driver with a Multimeter?

LEDs have revolutionised the lighting industry with their efficiency and longevity. However, powering them isn’t as simple as plugging them into a socket. They need a guardian: an LED driver. An LED driver is essentially a control system that provides the precise power required by LEDs to function optimally. If an LED is analogous to a race car, the LED driver is its pit crew, ensuring it runs at peak performance.

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What is an LED Driver? – Complete Buyers Guide

Lighting has transformed our lives, enhancing aesthetics and offering functionalities that redefine modern living. As we continue to innovate, lighting technologies have advanced from simple bulbs to more efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). As lifestyles evolve, so does our reliance on effective lighting solutions. Whether it’s creating mood lighting for a cosy night in or illuminating a workspace, the right lighting is essential. LED lights, particularly when combined with the appropriate LED driver, offer versatility and efficiency unparalleled by traditional lighting methods.

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How To: Plaster in LED profile

One of our most popular LED casings is the ‘Plaster in’ LED profile. Versatile, discreet and able to create bespoke lighting scenes to match any design, this profile is available in 2m lengths and comes with an opaque diffuser cover as standard. The LED housing fits all of our IP65 LED strips so creating the look you want has never been easier.

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LED Lighting Grants for Schools in 2023

Energy efficiency in schools is a critical issue, particularly in the face of rising energy prices worldwide. The UK government’s investment in energy efficiency upgrades for schools, coupled with initiatives like the ECA scheme, offer substantial support for schools looking to transition to energy-saving technologies like LED lighting.

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How to stop my LED Strips from Flickering?

Learn how to fix flickering or non-illuminated sections of LED strip lights. Discover solutions for loose connections, faulty sections, power supply issues, and voltage drop. Follow preventive measures and invest in high-quality LED products for reliable lighting. Upgrade with LED strip lights from LED Lighthouse.

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Why are my LED Light Strips not sticking properly?

LED light strips offer a versatile and stylish lighting option, enhancing the ambience of any room. However, an issue often faced is their inability to stick properly to surfaces. This sticking problem can result in inefficient lighting and even harm the strips themselves. In the article we aim to explore the root causes of this prevalent issue, examining factors that affect the adhesion of LED strips and offering solutions to improve their grip on various surfaces.

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Troubleshooting LED Strip Lights: Common Issues and Their Solutions

Dive into the world of LED strip lights troubleshooting as we uncover the most common issues that plague these versatile lighting solutions. From flickering lights to colour inconsistencies, this blog offers valuable insights into identifying and resolving problems with LED strip lights. Explore practical solutions and expert tips to ensure your LED strip lights shine brightly and flawlessly in any setting.

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What are the benefits of using LED Light Strips in home décor?

In the evolving realm of home decor, LED light strips have surfaced as a popular, versatile, and energy-efficient lighting solution. They are a dynamic way to illuminate various spaces in a home, and their inherent flexibility has led to an upswing in their popularity, setting a trend that is as practical as it is aesthetically appealing.

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Energy Efficiency of LED Light Strips vs Incandescent Lighting

LED light strips are becoming an increasingly popular choice for a variety of lighting applications, thanks to their vibrant illumination, versatility, and most notably, their energy efficiency. Composed of a string of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) placed on a flexible or rigid strip, they are transforming the way we think about and use lighting in our homes and businesses.

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LED Profiles – A Complete Guide To Our Aluminium Housings

Let’s take a look at our range of LED profiles and their versatile installation applications.  The popularity of LED lighting has risen dramatically in recent years. It’s uses are only limited by your imagination. As the applications for LED strip lighting grows, so does the range of accessories and profiles available.

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Cutting, Connecting and Installing LED Strip Lights

Installing our LED strip lighting couldn’t be easier. With various LED ‘clip-on’ connectors available, fitting your new LED lights is easier than ever. Even though we offer a wide range of LED strip connectors, we’d always recommend soldering the LED tape where possible. Soldered connections are much more stable and will offer a more ‘maintenance-free’ installation. Forward planning is always best. Deciding how to first-fix the installation prior to actually fitting the LED strip can save time and money.

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LED Bedroom Lighting Ideas for 2023

Lighting Ideas, Key Features and Buyers Guides: to help you when lighting up your bedroom with led strip lights. In recent years, LED lights have become a trendy way of enhancing bedroom lighting. They have quickly become a popular way to improve mood and ambience in the house, especially in the bedrooms.

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5 LED Lighting Ideas for Your Kitchen

Kitchens are at the heart of every home. Using LED lights you can create a warm environment for the whole family to enjoy and highlight the features of your kitchen, such as your kitchen island and cupboards. Whether you incorporate the LED lights into your cupboards or add them to create accent lighting across the flooring and the ceiling. LED lights can transform your kitchen into a warm and cosy environment for all the family to enjoy. If you found this blog helpful, why not check out our LED Bedroom Lighting Ideas for 2023.

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What IP rating do I need?

When purchasing electrical products for outdoor lighting it is useful to understand some of the common terminology used to differentiate the features and attributes of each.

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5 Benefits of using LED Strip Lighting in your Garden

As the colder seasons approach and it gets darker earlier in winter evenings, incorporating LEDs strips lights into your garden landscapes can help distinguish different areas in the garden, for example, driveways and pathways. With the festive season fast approaching, using our splash-proof and waterproof LED light strips in combination with our neon flex LED strip lights that help bring your garden to life for Halloween & Christmas so you can embrace the festive season.

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How to Choose Quality LED Strip Lights

Most LED strip lights look very similar at a glance. However, like most electronic devices, there’s a huge difference in quality when you take a closer look. Our LED strip lights aren’t the cheapest available and we’re very proud of that.

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Dimming LED Lights

To check which type of dimmer switch is compatible with your LED light fitting, the first thing to check is the input voltage of the LED unit. Low Voltage LED light units will need a low voltage Dimmer switch.

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Installation Guides

How Do I Install LED Strip Lights? The first thing to consider when planning your LED lighting installation is which LED strip to use. We have a wide selection of LED strip lights available including white, RGB and RGBW in both IP65 and IP68.

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How Is Brightness Measured?

There are a few factors that affect how bright a bulb is.

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Warm, Natural or Pure White?

Unlike halogen bulbs, LEDs offer a choice of light colour. With white light, there is a choice between warm white, natural white, pure white and cool white. The colour temperature of the light emitted is measured in Kelvin.

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Campervan, Motorhome, Van LED Interior Lighting

LED strip lighting is becoming increasingly popular in camper vans, motorhomes and caravans, both in self-built and professional applications.

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GU10 LED Bulb Guide

When replacing halogen GU10 bulbs for LED there’s a huge range to choose from, selecting the best one can be difficult. The aim of our GU10 LED bulb review is to help our customers make an informed decision when buying a replacement LED bulb.

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How Long Do LEDs Last?

LED lights are not only highly efficient compared to other lighting technology, they also last a lot longer. For instance; the average life of a halogen 50-watt bulb is between 1,000 and 2,000 hours, approx. 1-2 years on average. The average life of most of our LED lighting is 50,000 hours, approx 50 years (of average usage).

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How Bright Are LED Bulbs?

Modern LED bulbs and LED spotlights produce a good strong light which provides a good alternative to other less efficient technology such as filament or halogen lighting.

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LED Driver Calculator

By LED Lighthouse

Try our LED Driver calculator to work out the size of the LED power supply required for your LED installation.

About us

LED Lighthouse

With a focus on professional and easy-to-install LED lighting, we have developed our own unique range of LED strip lighting specifically designed for longevity and reliability.

About LED Lighthouse

Specialist supplier of quality LED lighting

Established in 2011, we are dedicated to supplying quality LED lighting at an affordable price. We offer LED Lights and components from some of the best manufacturers including Integral, Samsung, Epistar, Meanwell and Ltech.

Due to customer demand, in recent years we’ve grown to specialise in LED Strip Lights and associated parts, developing many of our own products.

David Buckley
David Buckley
20/04/2023
When searching for LED strips / lighting for our daughter's bedroom, kitchen and also some external garden lighting we asked for guidance from the LED Lighthouse team. Their extensive product knowledge and competitive pricing made the decision easy! The service from end to end was impeccable and i will definitely use them again in the future - whilst also recommending them when the opportunity arises! Excellent, thanks again! *****
Sarah King
Sarah King
30/07/2022
Needed some lights for my extension and we didn’t know where to start. But the team at LED lighthouse have so much knowledge on the subject and recommended several options. We were 100% happy from start to finish with the company. The website is easy to navigate, the communication is spot on, quick delivery and the products are great. We will be using them again for any future projects and highly recommend them.
James Bowman
James Bowman
29/07/2022
Quick and easy service. A pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Excellent products to add elegance to the home all with great automation.
Christopher Blackburn
Christopher Blackburn
10/05/2022
The guys here are absolutely outstanding. I’m converting a horse box and needed to find solutions for what is a tricky requirement, they were incredibly helpful friendly and knowledgeable, highly recommended.
Tracey Swallow
Tracey Swallow
25/11/2021
Excellent staff. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Prices very good.
Darrell Carter
Darrell Carter
18/05/2021
Richard Camp
Richard Camp
13/04/2021
Really helpful, proactively called to check order was right and spotted a problem with what I ordered. You don't get that type of service from Amazon! Would definitely recommend.
Tim Radcliffe
Tim Radcliffe
11/03/2021
My kind of supplier. Helpful and accommodating and a fantastic range of LED systems. I will return for any future LED requirements.
Wade
Wade
15/02/2021
Great customer service and product quality.
Jeff Titmas
Jeff Titmas
21/08/2020
Excellent, have used for a couple of projects. Very helpful advice, good quality kit, great service and after sales support. Highly recommend.