LED Lighting Strips: A Guide
It is evident that led lighting systems are surpassing the traditional luminaries. LED lighting strips are for instance so common today at not only business premises but also at peoples’ homes. Besides their application in decorative purposes, task lighting or accent lighting, they are now being used for indirect lighting application, UV inspection, and growing plants among other things thanks to advances in technology. Below are some of the reasons why LED strips should be your preferred lightings.
No color monotony
Traditional bulbs and lighting only come in a single color which is sometimes boring or limits its usability in a number of situations. Besides the standard white LEDs, they also come as RGB consisting of one red, one green, and one blue LED. These RGB LEDs are capable of producing a wide range of colors when you attenuate each of the three independently. These comprises of a single red, green, and blue LED that can independently be attenuated to create different colors.
Longer life expectancy
Having lighting system that has a shorter life span is both costly and inconvenient; you need one that will serve you for longer. The reason the traditional bulbs and lights frequently get damaged has to do with the buzz or vibration when electricity passes through them. LEDs are immovable, and would thus last longer without having to worry about the vibrations.
They are flexible
The flexibility of LED lighting strips is one of the main things that define them. They can be bent along different angles and be attached to undulating surfaces with ease unlike the traditional bulbs which are enclosed with a fragile glass. Unlike the traditional bulbs which are enclosed by some inflexible and fragile glass, the LEDs are on a flexible ‘ribbon” circuit board that can be molded into a number of angles and placed on different surfaces.
Lower electricity consumption
Everyone dreads huge monthly bills arising from their electricity consumption, however, it doesn’t have to be so, not if you can help it. The electricity consumption of the lighting strips is determined on the basis of their length. A meter of the of Light emitting diodes uses approximately 7.2 watts as compared to the 15 watts of a fluorescent tube.
Safer to use
Luminaries requiring high voltage to light up usually pose a great risk to users especially the elderly and the children. They for example use a low voltage 12V DC power supply voltage. They tend to heat up so much posing a high risk of a fire breaking out. The other thing has to do with their less heat production, a common phenomenon with the traditional halogens and incandescent bulbs. They also use the low voltage 12 Volts DC power supply voltage.
The above pros including their ease of installation make LED lighting strips a suitable lighting option. On top of it all, they are usually easy to install.