LED Light Strips – Ideal for Your Decorations
The lighting system has always had a position of importance when it comes to decorating any space. We spend much time selecting the lamp model and the type of bulb that is best for each case. LED light strips are an excellent lighting solution that will give your room that avant-garde touch.
LED light strips are a new trend in room decoration and are multipurpose elements. You can use them to illuminate any room in your home or office, maintaining low energy consumption. This post will show you what features they have and where to use LED light strips for rooms.
LED light strips – Know their characteristics
LED light strips come in a flexible strip, with LEDs assembled on one side. The light intensity from each LED can vary, as can their size and the separation between them. They do not consume much energy since they work with 12 or 24 volts.
Let’s see other characteristics of LED strips:
As for the type of LED, you will find descriptions such as SMD5050 and SMD3014, among others. This refers to the type of LED and the size of the chip in millimetres. For example, an SMD3414 LED would be a 3.4mm x 1.4mm chip.
The number of LEDs per meter is expressed as 30L/m, 60L/m, 120L/m and 240L/m. The more LEDs per meter, the more lighting you will have.
The amount of lumens represents the total light the strip will provide and is expressed in Lm/m (lumens per meter) or Lm/LED (lumens per LED). In the second case, it is the number of lumens that each chip of the LED tape has.
The IP protection level tells you if the LED strip is protected against liquids or solids and to what degree. LED room light strips must have a degree of protection IP20.
If you want to install them outdoors or in places where they will be exposed to moisture or steam, then look for one that has IP65 or IP68.
The colour temperature is quantified in degrees Kelvin and covers the three possible light tones in a white LED tape. These are Warm (with a temperature between 2700-3500K), Natural (with a temperature between 4000-4500K) or Cold (with a temperature between 5000-6500K).
Remote control LED strips are those that change colour, called RGB (Red, Green, Blue). These LED strips combine the colours red, green and blue to obtain 16 million different shades.
Other considerations when using LED strips
You’ll notice that LED strip lights don’t look very good when turned off, and they’re designed to stick to flat surfaces. We recommend that you install them in a discreet place in the room so they are overlooked.
It can be in mouldings, hollow places, under cabinets, or perhaps behind the TV.
Now, if you buy a longer LED strip than you need, you can cut it, and to do this, you must pay attention to the cutting line between the copper studs. The strips usually have cut lines every three LEDs – cut it on that line, and you won’t damage it. The rest of the LED strip can be reused using electronic connectors.
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