How Much Do You Know About LED Strip Lights?

LED strip lights were invented in recent years with the development of LED technology. When there are no LED strip lights, we usually use T4 and T5 lamp tubes for backlighting. But the minimum size of T4, T5 tubes is 0.3 meters, which means that if there are less than 0.3 meters, it will leave a dark area. And LED strip lights are uniformly luminous and can be cut according to the actual length, which is very convenient. And red, green, blue, yellow, white, warm white and so many light colors can be selected, and even colorful changes. Therefore, now people rarely use T4, T5 tubes, and turned to use LED strip lighting.


1. About the LED strip lights


LED strip lighting is like a belt, plus the use of LED, so be called LED strip lights. It can be directly connected to the 220V mains power, and it can be fixed with a fixed card, so it is not difficult to use.


2. Light colors of LED strip lights


The luminous color of the LED strip lighting is actually the luminous color of the LED light. As mentioned above, LED lights have red, yellow, blue, green, positive white, warm white and other monochromatic lights, and there are also colorful changes. Generally, warm white light is used in most homes, because it can create a very warm atmosphere.


3. Commonly used types of LED strip lights


3528 strip lights and 5050 strip lights.


At present, the commonly used types of LED strip light are 3528 and 5050 (3528 refers to the size of the LED light source, 32mm long and 28mm wide, 5050 refers to the length and width of the LED light source are 50mm). The difference between the two is that the size is different, on the other hand, there are three LED chips in the 5050 lamp bead. There is only one LED chip in 3528, so with the same number of beads, the brightness of 5050 LED strip lighting is 3 times that of 3528 LED strip lights, the power is also 3 times, and the price is more expensive than it.


Regarding power consumption, this involves the issue of electricity bills, and many users are very concerned about this issue. The rated power of the 3528 lamp bead is 0.06W ( 0.02A*3V=0.06W ), while the rated power of the 5050 is 0.18W ( 0.02A*3V*3=0.18W ), because there will be a protective resistor in the circuit. According to 60 lights/meter, the power consumption of one meter of 3528 light strips is about 4W, and that of one meter of 5050 light strips is about 12W. If you install dozens of meters, the power consumption gap is still very large.


4. Construction and precaution of LED strip lights


LED strip lights includes lamp bead, circuit board, wire, wrapping adhesive, resistance and related accessories.


The LED strip lighting is generally a roll of 100 meters. When purchasing, according to the length you need, how much to order, you should tell the seller in advance, and they will usually cut it for you. There are several sections at home, and each section is equipped with a connector, which can be directly plugged into the socket. If you want to cut it by yourself, you need to pay attention that the light strip is usually marked with a special scissors spot, cut it at the scissors spot, connect it, and it is ready to use.


Strip lights have accessories, which generally are plug (is the power supply), pin (connection), fixed card (fixed lamp belt with plastic card) and tail plug (protection lamp belt tail plastic cover), these accessories can be distributed, but you need to negotiate with the seller, in case of out of stock.


5. Installation of LED strip lights


Cut according to the actual length of the lamp slot in your home, assemble and test, and then it's ready to be installed. It is secured with the lamp clip, and finally plugged in power, and the strip light is turned on. If you don't want to install it yourself, you can hand it over to the decorator after you buy it, which is a piece of cake.


6. The quality and safety of LED strip lights


LED strip lighting generally is high voltage 220V, so it uses a thick layer of flame retardant adhesive to wrap. Wire, circuit board and so on are generally made of copper. LED lamp bead determines the life of the lamp belt, for the sake of electricity safety, you must not choose inferior quality products because of cheap price, which may have safety risks.