The good thing with LED strip lights is that you could use them in any area that you want. You can use them in your house, cabinets, as well as in your car. It’s up to you to select in which you wish to use them.
Considerations when buying LED strip lights
For you to purchase the right units you need to consider some factors including:
Where to place the pieces: Whilst you may use the units for various applications, numerous units are perfect for different roles. For example, there are numerous lights for ambient, feature and primary lighting. Should you be unsure of the right ones you ought to go for, ask an expert to assist you.
Brightness: Strips come in various different brightness. The brightness of a strip is generally determined by the size and number of LEDs on the strip itself. As a rule of thumb, the more and larger LEDs you have, the brighter the strip. The following guidelines are designed to give you a rough guide of which LED Strips are suitable for which applications.
Type: There are numerous types of strip lights in the market that you can go for. There are self-adhesive, aluminum, non-encased, encased, rigid, and a host of many others. We are different thus attracted to various things. You should pick the ones that please you the most.
Color: Your choice of color is solely dependent on your preference. Some of the colors that you could pick from include: warm white, pure white, RGB, RGBW, single color, and many others. You should select the one that you like the most.
Guide to installing the lights
Basically LED strip lighting comes as a tape or ribbon with LEDs along the length of it. It can be cut at certain points in to the lengths you require. As the backing is flexible you can use it on curves along with straight edges and because it is extremely thin it can easily be concealed to give subtle lighting in recesses and display cases. Most LED strip lighting comes with double-sided adhesive tape on the back for simple attachment without messy adhesives.
These lighting is completely customizable and cutting them is extremely straightforward. They have small cutting points along their length which may be cut with a good pair of scissors, so they won’t damage the circuit board. Always ensure you cut the LED Strip at the end away from the transformer. Once they are cut they are all set!