LED tape lights are one of the handiest fixtures around. By themselves, the lights look old-fashioned and futuristic at the same time – stored in rolls reminiscent of vintage film reels, featuring space-age looking LED lights. But, once you install LED tape lights, they’ll bring your space to life unlike any other light fixture.
What Makes The LED Tape Light So Wonderful?
LED tape lights (also sometimes called LED ribbons) have a ton of special features that other fixtures just can’t measure up to:
- The strong adhesive backing on every reel will stick to almost any surface with ease.
- You can’t find a thinner, lower profile light strip on the market.
- The trimmable fields allow you to tailor the length of your tape lights, fitting the specific requirements of your project.
- Their dimming capabilities (when powered by dimmable drivers) let you customize your space’s light levels, no hassle.
- Many are wet location listed, so you can have great lighting indoors and out.
- You can choose between warm white, cool white, colored, and color-changing varieties.
On top of all that, LED tape lights have a 50,000 hour rated-life, and because they’re LEDs, you know they’re going to save you energy.
Ways To Use LED Tape Lights
You want versatile? We’ve got your versatile.
You can use LED tape lights for residential and commercial applications, everywhere from the bathroom to the boardroom, the kitchen to the casino, the home theater to the pool, and everywhere in between. Here’s a list of some of the most popular uses:
- Accent Lighting
- Book Case Lighting
- Cabinet Lighting
- Cove Lighting
- Display Case Lighting
- Handrail Lighting
- Halo Lighting
- Indirect Lighting
- Niche Lighting
- Over Cabinet Lighting
- Shelf Lighting
- Step Lighting
- Task Lighting
- Toe Kick Lighting
- Trade Show Lighting
- Under Cabinet Lighting
- Under Counter Lighting (as opposed to Under Cabinet Lighting)
Installing LED Tape Lights
Compared to other light fixtures used for the applications listed above, installing LED tape lights is fairly simple (thanks again to that handy adhesive backing).
You’ll need an LED driver for each continuous tape light run. Make sure the driver’s wattage rating is equal to or slightly greater than the total wattage of the tape lights you’ve chosen to power. To find the total wattage of your tape lights, multiply the number of feet you intend to use by 1.5W. If you plan to have 16 feet of tape light, you’ll need a driver with a rating of 24W or more.
Before installing this product, it may be beneficial to consult with a licensed electrician in your local area to make sure that your project is up to all of the appropriate electrical codes.
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