There has been an increase in the popularity of the flexible LED strips in the lighting designs industry, for both illuminating and decorating interior and outdoor spaces. This has been brought about by the facts that these bulbs don’t produce that much heat, they are more energy efficient, they last longer, are easy to control and they are brighter.
These flexible LED strips, therefore, have flooded the market and with their affordability, they have been listed as the first choice for either commercial or residential lighting purposes. Anyone in need of them can get them in almost all electronic stores. With such ease, there come several risks, which therefore requires one to consider certain tips when planning to buy and installing them. In this article, we focus on these factors to consider.
The type of flexible LED strip
There are different types of these flexible LED strips based on various factors and they all depend on how they are used. For example, those that are for interior lighting are very different from those used in outdoor lighting. Humidity and wetness on the outside require them to be waterproof and more resistant to shock and other outdoor damages.
Another difference is based on their power source; there those that utilize DC power while others will utilize AC power or both. An Example is the DC LED flexible strip that uses 12 volts of DC power; they come with an easy mount adhesive backing.
The size difference is another consideration to put in mind. Size can be in terms of their strip length or width. This factor can be determined by the space that you want to install these strips, its size and the amount of light that is required. Size also can be determined by the standard set by the manufacturer for it to function effectively.
The other factor to consider is the color and ambiance you intend to create. Flexible LED strips come in all colors which also come in different temperatures. For example, there are the white warm colored strips, these tend to give a bright amount of light which also creates some warm ambiance around and are therefore suitable for indoor lighting especially during cold seasons.
This sums up on the different types of flexible LED strips and what you should know about each of them. To be able to make the right decision when buying them you must consider the above tips. Consulting professionals are also advised especially on matters of designing and installing the lightings.