How much do you know about LED strip lights?

2024/05led strip light source

How much do you know about LED strip lights? LED strip lights were born in recent years with the development of LED technology. When there are no LED strip lights, T4 and T5 lamp tubes are used for backlighting, but the minimum size of T4 and T5 lamp tubes is 0.3 meters. This This means that if it is less than 0.3 meters, a dark area will be left. However, the LED strip lights emit light evenly and can be cut according to the actual length, which is very convenient, plus red, green, blue, yellow, white, and warm white With so many light colors to choose from, and even colorful changes, T4 and T5 tubes are basically rarely used now, and LED strip lights are used instead!

1. About LED strip lights

As shown in the picture above, this is the true face of the LED strip light. It is just like a belt. In addition, it uses LED. As the name suggests, it is called an LED strip light. It can be lit by directly connecting to the 220V mains power. It is fixed with a fixed card. It's not difficult to use.

2. The luminous color of LED strip lights

The luminous color of the LED strip light is actually the luminous color of the LED light. As introduced above, LED lights have monochromatic light such as red, yellow, blue, green, pure white, warm white, etc., and also have colorful changes. In general, warm white light is mostly used in homes because it can create a very warm atmosphere.

3. Commonly used types

3528 strip light and 5050 strip light

   The currently commonly used types of LED strip lights are 3528 and 5050 strip lights (3528 refers to the size of the LED light source, which is 32mm long and 28mm wide, and 5050 refers to the LED light source being 50mm long and 50mm wide). The difference between the two is the size. Different, on the other hand, there are 3 LED chips in the 5050 lamp beads, while there is only 1 LED chip in the 3528. Therefore, with the same number of lamp beads, the brightness of the 5050 LED strip is 3 times that of the 3528 LED strip, and the power is also 3 times. times, the price is also more expensive.

   Regarding power consumption, this involves the issue of electricity bills, and many users are very concerned about this issue. The rated power of 3528 lamp beads is 0.06W (0.02A*3V=0.06W), while the rated power of 5050 is 0.18W (0.02A*3V*3=0.18W), because a protection resistor will be added to the circuit, so the calculation Come down, according to 60 lights/meter, the power consumption of one meter of 3528 strip light is about 4W, and the power consumption of one meter of 5050 strip light is about 12W. If it is installed dozens of meters, the power consumption difference is still very big.

4. Structural composition and installation matters

   The structure of LED strip lights includes lamp beads, circuit boards, wires, glue, resistors and related accessories.

   LED strip lights generally come in a roll of 100 meters. When purchasing, you need to tell the seller the length you need and how much you want to order. They will usually cut it for you. You need to use several sections at home, and each section is equipped with a connector, which can be directly plugged into the socket. If you want to cut it yourself, you need to note that the strip lights are usually marked with special scissor openings. Cut them at the scissor openings, connect them, and you can use them.

Remember: Be sure to cut according to the instructions, otherwise it will cause no light!

   The strip light has accessories. The accessories generally include plugs (power supply), pins (for connection), fixing cards (plastic clips for fixing the strip light) and tail plugs (plastic sleeves to protect the tail of the strip light). These accessories Generally, merchants will provide delivery, but you need to negotiate with the merchant first to avoid missing out.

5. Actual installation

   Cut it according to the actual length of the light trough in your home, assemble it, and test it. Then you can install it and fix it with a strip light clip. Finally, turn on the power and the strip light will light up. If you don’t want to install it yourself, you can leave it to a decorator to install it after you buy it. It’s a piece of cake!

6. About quality and safety

   LED strip lights are generally high-voltage 220V, so they are wrapped with a thick layer of flame-retardant glue. Wires, circuit boards, etc. are generally made of copper. The LED lamp beads determine the life of the strip light. For the sake of electrical safety , you must not choose inferior quality just because it is cheap, as this may lead to safety hazards!

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