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Do you like a creative decoration? Do you have a shop or a coffee shop? Use LED strips in your counter, bar or shop window at the same time you save money in halogens or fluorescents. LED strips are perfect for creating atmospheres or for highlighting, wardrobes or countertops. They are easy to install. No special tool needed.
There is a series of helpful tips for installing correctly the LED strips. Flexible LED strips are very easy to install thanks to a 3M self-adhesive The most models in the market are usually good for indoor and outdoor areas thanks to their IP 65 protection rating.
One of the advantages of LED strips is that you can modify their size depending on where you want to install them: the strips can be cut every 3 LEDs , so you can make them shorter or longer
We have several types of connector to splice the LED strips. We have flexible connectors (faster to install but low resistant) or rigid connectors, far more resistant and safe. Depending on the circumstances you will choose one or the other. For a one-colour LED strip, you will use 2 Pin-connectors, while for RGB strips you will use 4 Pin-connectors.
LED strips protection rating (IP): The strips which have a high degree of protection are sensible to pressure and flexion. Choose the most suitable strip taking into account the protection rating. Use a Sharp scissors to divide the strip, the use of unsuitable tools can damage the strip. Don’t crush, bend or hit the strip because the SMD and the control Electronics could be damaged.
Sensitive electronics: These strips are equipped with very sensitive control electronics. Don’t place, divide or weld the strips with the power on. This damage isn’t covered by the guarantee.
Do not bend: Strips should be placed at least within a radius of curvature of 2cm. The thinnest strips can easily bend in an angle of 90º. Nevertheless, this can be done in an appropriate point (e.g. in the diving line). The strip should be immediately fixed in order to prevent a material breakage. The damage caused by bending incorrectly the strip is not covered by the guarantee.
RGB flexibe LED strips are composed of several red, green or blue leds which can light in each colour or in a colour combination. Thanks to a controller, these LED strips can change light intensity, colour or different effects programming. This controller has many colour changing and luminous flux functions.
They are flexible, superfine and self-adhesive (thanks to their powerful 3M self-adhesive) and they can be adapted to every surfaces. They are available in 5 metre reels and they can be cut or connected, that's why it can be easily installed in every surface. IP protection ratings. Advices and led strip installation diagrams.
RGB strips applications: They are perfect to create environmental effects, to draw the outline of square or circular spaces, to light shelves, to stand out object's profiles, ceilings and corridors.
SMD 5050 flexible LED strips are made of high quality components, they offer great heat dissipation and they are fully waterproof thanks to their rectangular transparent cover. If you use 220V LED strips you can do 50-metres installations per feeder, without voltage drop risks. These strips don't need any transformers, amplifiers or additional adapters.
You can buy RGB and one-colour 220V LED strips by metres (1m, 2m, 5m and so on) and you can also buy up to 50 metre rolls.Search 220V LED strips
Thanks to its flexibility and to its high reliability the 220V SMD5050 LED strip is the ideal product to create high quality lighting; it can complement or even replace low- tension LED strips installations (12V) and lighting systems with neon. It is adaptable to different uses and applications in indoor and outdoor areas. It is available in one-colour and RGB version.
As every flexible LED strip, 220V strips have a powerful 3M adhesive used to install the strip in any surface. These LED strips have a high quality and a high resistance; moreover they have different programmed effects and a bright light. However, the real difference is their possibility to produce 3 kinds of white: warm white, cool white and neutral white.
You can adapt its different effects and colours according to the time of the day or night or according to a place or a specific room. With the push of a button on the remote, you can have a warm or cool lighting. Thanks to its multiple effects, you will be able to activate two types of white at the same time.
LED strips offer 17 automatic and programmed modes which will help you to create different kinds of relaxed or vibrant atmospheres by combining speeds, blinking and colours.
Dual White LED strips installation (3 wires). Strip + controller + power supply. Let us take the installation of a 76W dual white LED strip in indoor areas for example. If you want to install a strip in outdoor areas or to install a more powerful strip, you should just replace the power supply with a more powerful one. Search here.
LED strips are mounted in a printed circuit “100% flexible strip with a powerful 3M self-adhesive back, that’s why it can be easily installed in every surface and you can choose between two varieties: : SMD3528 and SMD5050. The acronym SMD (Surface Mounted Device) refers to the method in which LED are mounted onto the strip.
The SMD5050 strips are high powerful. They are also known as three-core strips and they offer a light intensity 3 times greater than a SMD3528 strip, that’s why the SMD5050 LED strip is more suitable for areas which are exposed to high levels of ambient light. They are more expensive and they are used in installations with high requirements of luminosity.
It depends. If you want a basic lighting, a one-colour strip and an affordable price, you should choose a SMD 3528 strip.
For more exigent projects or RGB installations, you should acquire a SMD 5050.
Join the tracks: Depending on the installation needs, there are different types of connectors: if your strip is RGB (4 wires) or one-colour (2 wires) you will be able to have two sorts of connectors.
Rigid connectors:Rigid connectors or connector cables.
They are safer and resistant connections. You can join two strips to do a right line, a right angle or even join two strips in “T” or “X” shapes.
Flexible cables. They are less robust connectors which give you more possibilities of connections.
Led strip profiles are the perfect complement to obtain a perfect finish. LED profiles are made of aluminium or DMF and they are used to protect and hide flexible LED strips. They are suitable for both RGB and one-colour LED strips and there are three types of cover: round, square and L-shaped. Moreover, there are two types of covers: transparent or translucent.