What colors are available for LED strip lights?
One of the great advantages of LED strip lighting is the variety of colors and tones available. By choosing the right tone, you can immediately improve the atmosphere and mood of any room or other place.
Pure white: white with a cold blue tone. Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, and for a modern and fresh life. We have a range of pure whites, from 5000k-6500k.
Warm white: a more traditional yellow color, similar to incandescent lighting. Ideal for LED ceiling lights and household spaces such as bedrooms, living rooms and hallways. We have warm whites of 2700k-3200k.
Unique color (red, green, blue or amber): bold tones and colors that will give your rooms a bold effect. Ideal for commercial spaces such as clubs, bars and restaurants, or for home lighting.
RGB: LED strips with a combination of red, green and blue LEDs. By mixing these colors through a controller or smartphone app, you can create any tone you can imagine. (Including pure white.)
RGBW – The next evolution of RGB LED strips. RGBW strips offer a combination of four LED colors: red, green, blue and white. The addition of white light allows you to create pastel tones in addition to all the colors offered by RGB LEDs.
How many LEDs per meter are in an LED strip?
The brightness of an LED strip depends on the spacing of the diodes, i.e. the amount of LEDs per meter, and the type of SMD (diodes vary in quality, brightness and reliability: 60 more powerful LEDs can be brighter than 120 less powerful LEDs). LED strips cut-off points are usually at intervals of three separate LEDs: 25 mm, 50 mm or 100 mm intervals.
30 LEDs per meter: 7.5 watt (RGB) LED strips.
60 LEDs per meter: 5 watts / 15 watts (white), 15 watts (single color) and 15 watts (RGB) LED strips.
120 LED per meter: 15 watt / 20 watt dual power LED strips / 25 watts (white).
240 LED per meter: 20 watt LED strips of standard power (white)
If installed with the naked eye, an extrusion will give a smoother effect with 120 LEDs per meter tape. When hidden, the tape of 60 and 120 LEDs per meter will produce a smooth effect without extrusions, as its LEDs emit a very wide angle beam (120 degrees), so you should not worry that the 60 LED type will generate a point effect'. (Although this will depend on how close to the surface you install your LED strip lights and how reflective that surface is).
LED strips – IP ratings
IP – 'Ingress Protection' – is an industry standard rating that determines the level of waterproofing and resistance to dust and small objects of an LED strip. At TydElectronics, we offer IP65 and IP67 rated LED strips in addition to the standard IP33 option.
IP33 – Pulls standard LED, without waterproofing. For indoor use in dry and dust-free areas, such as bedrooms and living rooms, ceiling formwork, display cases and wall washes.
IP65 – LED coated strip. This strip has a heat shrink coating. (Above some alternative resin coatings, it will not fade over time or become brittle at low temperatures).
IP67 – Water-resistant LED strip. These strips are protected with heatsink, with the addition of ends completely sealed with glue. Although waterproof, they should not be installed in a submerged place (not in a pond, for example). Inside, IP67 strips are a good choice for bathrooms or kitchens, near showers, sinks and other splash-prone places. Outdoor applications include roads, roads and walls.
LED strips – operating temperature
LED strips normally operate at a temperature in the range of -25C to +60C.
Which power supply should I select for my LED strip lights?
To calculate the wattage of the power supply that your transformer will need to produce, multiply how many meters of LED strip you want to feed by wattage of the strip per meter. (For example, 5 meters of 20 watt LED tape will require a transformer that emits 5 x 20 watts x 100 watts).
If you are installing an outdoor or splash-prone installation, we have a range of waterproof transformers (IP67).