Friday, June 6, 2014

LED Tape Light

Here at Lighting Design we want to share some knowledge about LED tape lighting before you consider having it done in your home.

Most LED tape lighting is low voltage.  

What this means is you will have to purchase a transformer that goes in between your source of power and your LED tape. Another thing to keep in mind with your transformer is if you want your tape light to be dimmable or non-dimmable. This will be possible based on the transformer you purchase.

How LED tape light works.

You’ll have to have a connection coming from your transformer into the tape itself. From there, you’ll use the sticky side of the tape to adhere to whatever you’re connecting it to. If you’re doing a simple, straight run this is all you will have to do! If it’s a little more complex you may need to cut the tape. There are designated spots, marked with scissors, where you can cut the tape. You’ll then need to add the connector that’s applicable for your area. They have bending connectors, or lengths of wire that allow you to connect at various lengths, to go over microwaves, ranges, or anything else.

Random Facts.

Different wattages of strip tape only allow you to go certain distances before you have to start another run back at the transformer. Keep this in mind if you have one very long run you are trying to do. Make sure that you get a good estimate of how much wattage you will use off of your transformer. Generally you want to get a larger transformer that will only use 60-70% of its total use. 


LED tape is applicable in kitchens, book shelves, to highlight art work, anywhere you want to add dimension to a room.
So try to keep these things in mind before you decide to get LED tape light, and be sure to call or email us for any additional questions you might have on this product or any others.

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