EXTRUSIONs for LED: When should I use LED aluminum profiles?
By placing your LED tape on an extrusion, you can create a more "finished" appearance compared to the uninstalled PCB, which is ideal if the product is installed in a location where it is clearly visible.
What are the benefits of LED extrusions?
Aluminum extrusions with LED light strips help prevent contact damage if the LED tape is placed at your fingertips. And while they are not waterproof, extrusions can help prevent moisture. (For added water protection, consider installing an IP67 LED tape on the extrusions).
These LED lights have a range of extrusion profiles, each with different advantages. They include our optical lens extrusion, which actually "throws" the light even more narrowing the light beam of the LED ribbon, and adds a luxurious finish to the LED strip lights.
What is the difference between LED extrusions and LED profiles?
There's no difference. The terms "aluminum extrusion" and "aluminum profile" are interchangeable.
What types of LED extrusions are available?
- Deep surface
- Deep surface extrusion
- Little Deep Embedded
- Surface hollowed extrusion
- Deep hollowing
- Deep hollowed out extrusion
- Tube surface
- Extrusion of the tube surface
- Thin surface
- Thin surface extrusion
- Corner extrusion
- Optical lens
- Optical lens extrusion
Where to use LED extrusions
Aluminum extrusions can improve and improve all types of LED strip light installations. They are an ideal addition in restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs.
What is the length of an LED extrusion?
Standard LED light strips also offer splash-proof (IP65) or fully waterproof (IP67) tapes, sealed with heatsink coatings.
If you choose to cut an IP67 tape yourself, you will no longer be guaranteed to be waterproof… but you can completely reseal the tape to its original protection level using a heat gun and heatsink.
How to install an LED Extrusion
The extrusions can be fixed in place with countersink screws, directly on the extrusion. Alternatively, you can buy fastening brackets if you prefer. These can be joined in place, and once they are in position, their extrusion can be attached to them.