If you prefer a flexible solution to your lighting needs, flexible LED tape lights are the best
options. They are also called LED strip lights or LED ribbon lights. These remarkably
inconspicuous LED lights can easily be taped anywhere in the home with ease. The lights can
even be sliced into sections to fit your exact dimensions. We offer these tape lights, and they
are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and color changing and low voltage options.
The extraordinary versatility of the LED tape light is used in a broad variety of lighting projects
such as decorative accent lighting above kitchen cabinets or perhaps dramatic halo lighting
placed around a flat screen television or mirror.
There are numerous things to deliberate when ensuring you pick the appropriate LED tape light
and all the necessary components which will allow it to operate as you had imagined.
Where to Place Your LED Tape Lights
Where should the LED tape light be fitted: indoors, where it cannot be touched by water,
outdoors in a wet spot that has some direct exposure to snow, rain, etc. Or perhaps in a moist
location exposed to a degree of humidity such as under a covered porch, bathroom ceiling, and
under an awning outdoors. If this is so, check the recommendations of the manufacturer to
ensure your LED tape light is damp or wet location approved.
How much LED Tape Light Do You Require?
Depending on the scope and size of the project you have in mind, you may need a continuous
length of LED tape light, or you might need to attach several distinct lengths together until you
reach your goal. The first step is to measure and record the length of each section in inches.
How to Power the Whole Tape Light Installation?
Generally, a low voltage LED tape light will require a LED driver to give it power. The LED driver
converts the AC line power (120V or perhaps 277V) to the appropriate DC voltage (commonly
24V DC or 12V DC) or normalizes the current (usually 700 or 350 milliamps or mA) for the tape
light. The drivers may also contain components to allow them to be dimmable or optional steel
attachments to store the LED driver as well as its electrical splices safely.
Hardwired – Wired to the electrical power directly supplied by a building or home making
it controllable using a dimmer or wall switch.
Plug-In – Connects to the LED driver which is plug into an electrical outlet. Where your
tape light needs a separate LED Driver, ensure you pick the right voltage (24 or 12V)
and that you have correctly planned how much wattage you require.
Do you Need a Dimmable Light?
You can choose a dimmable light if you want to regulate the amount of light or control the mood
in the environment. Depending on the tape light, you have picked, there may be a specific
dimmer controller specified in the accessories section.