Easy to install, this indoor LED tape lighting allows a broad range of design possibilities. More energy efficient than conventional lighting, it permits a range of illumination from bright task lighting to subtle accents using the various controllers, dimmers, diffusers and other accessories offered separately.
Each kit supplies 8' (2.5m) of tape light, pre-soldered with a 48" wire lead for connection to a power supply, a splice connector for in-line strip-to-strip connections, a wire-lead connector to extend two sections around corners, plus two wire support clips and installation instructions. To join multiple kits, cut the pre-soldered 48" wire lead from any tape being linked to the first and use the included splice connector to create a continuous run of lighting.
The light strips are backed with a high-tack peel-and-stick adhesive, and can be cut to length (every 4" for the 30 LEDs/m, 2" for 60 LEDs/m and 1" for the 120 LEDs/m). The strips are available with warm white (about 3000K) or natural white (about 4000K) color temperatures and require a 12VDC power supply with enough wattage to suit the application.
Warm white lighting provides elegant, indirect lighting that complements wood tones, enriches colors and promotes relaxation. Natural white lighting is ideal for task or accent lighting and imparts a bright and clean modern look.
The tape lights are available in three light densities.
The 30 LEDs per metre (9 LEDs per foot) density is well suited for decorative lighting such as above cabinets, in coves or on tray ceilings, where ambience is the primary purpose of the lighting.
The 60 LEDs per metre (18 LEDs per foot) (density is a good all-around solution for accent lighting and lower brightness task lighting such as under cabinets and in toe-kick areas. Its greater LED density provides brighter illumination and a more seamless glow.
The 120 LEDs per metre (36 LEDs per foot) density provides a brightness level suitable for task lighting. Also useful for accent lighting to be installed very close to an adjacent surface, since the high LED density provides the most seamless illumination (no hot spots).
The lights are CSA, cETLus or cUL listed. The LEDs are rated to last 50,000 hours; five hours of use per day translates to 27 years of maintenance-free lighting.
While not required, you may want to add a dimmer or an on/off switch. For a more refined installation, we offer channels and diffusers.