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LED Lighting Strips – 5 Things You Need to Know

Also known as a ribbon, a tape  light  is a thin  light  fixture used in indoor and outdoor decoration  lighting . They are ideally used for accent  lighting , edge  lit  signs and case  lighting ; among others and are available in many configurations so as to suit your needs. In fact, coupled with the plenty of advantages that  LED   light  strips give, they can be the perfect alternative for conventional  lights . You can actually use these  LED   light  strips and save up on electricity costs. If you are a business, you can actually look forward to saving hundreds and thousands of dollars by using these.

Here are some things that you should know about  LED   light  strips that will help you choose one that you will love and is of use.

1) There are 3 different types of  LED   light  strips

-Flexible Strips: The low voltage flexible strips are used mainly for accent lighting, task lighting, cove lighting and more. They are available in many colours and in different lengths.

-Rigid Strips: These are used mainly for undercabinet  lighting , advertising box backing  lighting ; among others. They are available in many colours.

-Infrared Strips: These are mainly used for multi-touch screens, surveillance, etc.

There are also several sub-types of  LED   light  strips such as single colour flexible  LED  strip, multi colour flexible  LED   light  strips and high density  LED  strip; among others.

2) It is available in waterproof and non-waterproof form

These are available in waterproof and non-waterproof forms as well. The waterproof ones come with silicon rubber coating and can be mounted using mounting clips and screws or using weather-proof adhesives. The non-waterproof ones come with double sided adhesive in the back for easy mounting.

3) It can be customized and arranged in many configurations:

These are flexible and can be cut at a custom length to suit your project. They are also versatile so they can be arranged in any way, even in odd angles and oddly shaped spaces.

4) Available in various colours:

They are available in warm white and neutral white colour temperatures. They are also available in single colours such as red, blue, green, amber, purple, and pink colours. They are also available in multi-colour versions.

5) Brightness can be managed:

There are different types of  LED   light  strips catering to your  light  requirement including choosing from high density and flexibility options. There are  light  strips at a 90 degree angle to shine over the surface it is mounted on.

It’s quite simple -this  new   technology  is quite energy efficient and can help you lessen your electricity bills to a large extent.

Source by Soubhik Chakrabarti

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