LED Strip is the perfect product for those wanting to create something unique in their home or business.
If you're wondering which LED strip is best for you, the best place to start is with what effect you're trying to create.
Many people ask "can LED Strips light up a room?" and it can, if that's what you want it to do, although most people use LED strip as one of several layers of light in your room, giving you the option to create different moods. Mixing LED Strip in alcoves or pelmets, combined with downlights or ceiling lights, and table lamps allows even the most basic of strip to form part of some very cool moods.
With single colour strip, your choice of colour may be decided by the decor of the room, or by the mood you're trying to create. If you're wondering which colour LED strip is best for studying, or what led strip colour is best for sleep, well, as a general rule, warmer colours are more relaxing, and cooler colours help alertness. Studies in workplaces have shown that lighting at 4000k & 5000k will improve employees productivity and happiness, compared to warmer colours, so for studying 4000k would be a better choice, and for sleeping or relaxing 3000k would be better. The brightness of your lighting is worth considering as well, in the above scenes, a brighter light would help studying, where dimmer lighting would aid relaxation.
RGBW strips take the scene setting to the next level, with even simple controllers capable of selecting millions of colours, multiple preset effects, dimming, speed of colour changing and more, to create multiple moods from the same strip. RGBW is the popular choice for pubs, clubs, hotels, wedding venues, and anyone looking for a party atmosphere at home.
For the ultimate controlability, check out our LED Digital Pixel Strip, which takes RGBW strip into the Penthouse Suite by controlling every individual pixel!
While LED Strip can be comfortably installed by competent DIYers, we supply professional grade products which are better installed by a fully qualified electrician.
Max recommended single run for single colour strip is 10m.
Max recommended single run for RGBW strip is 5m.
Longer runs can be run in parallel from a suitable driver.
We recommend that drivers aren't run at full capacity, allowing 10-20% spare capacity in the driver will help offset the effects of voltage drop.
Aluminium channel acts as a heat sink, dissipating the heat from the LEDs and prolongs the life of the LEDs, so for full warranty, please run your strip in aluminium channel.