LED light strips

LED light strips, also sometimes known as LED tape or ribbon lighting, are becoming increasingly popular in commercial and industrial settings, as well as in the home. There are several advantages to using this type of lighting.

For anyone watching their energy costs, LED lighting uses less electricity than other types of lighting, such as a fluorescent tube. In general, you can expect a meter long LED light strip to use about half the wattage of a fluorescent tube. LED light bulbs also have a much longer life expectancy that other lighting types. This means that you probably won’t need to replace your LED bulbs for at least several years.

Incandescent light bulbs generate a lot of heat, making them almost too hot, as well as making them a fire hazard. Another big plus of LED lighting strips is that they emit a lot less heat, making them safer and easier to handle. You can pick up an LED light strip after it’s been used for several hours – not something recommended with a regular light bulb.

LED light strips are also flexible, allowing you to place them in locations where traditional light bulbs just won’t do the job. An LED light strip is just that– a strip of circuit board with the bulbs safely and securely embedded in it, allowing you to twist and bend it, even around a 90 degree corner. They are also ideal for those hard to reach places such as under a kitchen cabinet, or in an alcove. It also means that it’s also a lot harder to break the bulbs, which is a big difference from regular light bulbs.

It’s also extremely easy to install LED light strips, even if you aren’t a DIY expert. There is no need for brackets or wall mounts as the strip can be attached to most surfaces with the adhesive backing. And the strip can then be wired to the closest light switch, or simply plugged into a regular power outlet. Light strips can also be cut easily to size, another feature that makes them more versatile than regular light bulbs.