All About LED Strip Lights by AGM Electrical Supplies

LED strip lights have an extended lifecycle of over 50,000 hours compared to standard incandescents while using significantly less energy.When purchasing an LED flex strip, it is crucial that you consider its lumen output, which is determined by strip density (measured in terms of LEDs per meter).

Color Changing

Color changing LED strip lights offer an easy and cost-effective way to brighten a TV room, illuminate a child's bedroom or add an array of hues on a patio deck or backyard path. Some models are waterproof while others integrate seamlessly with home's lighting system or respond to music or sounds around them.No matter the model of LED strip light that you choose, they should all be safe to leave on for extended periods of time as long as they are properly cooled and wired without being overpowered. Although frequent on/off cycles do shorten lifespan slightly over time, their effect is negligible in applications like these where lights come on/off quickly.To properly operate RGB LED strip lights, a 3-channel controller (not included) must be used. This controller connects with your power supply and allows you to dim colors. Furthermore, it controls red, green and blue channels to mix them and produce desired effects on your strip lights.

Waterproof

These waterproof LED strip lights are an ideal solution for outdoor projects involving moisture. Rated IP65 and protected with silicone resin covering, these strips come with both standard power supply and battery operation capabilities for convenient operation.Each flex strip light features connections on both ends for easy connection with other lights or power sources. They come in 3ft increments up to full reel (16.4ft), and range in LED density from 180 lumens per meter up to 300 lumens per meter depending on model.LED light strips are cool to the touch and operate on low voltage power without needing to be grounded, making them ideal for prolonged usage without overheating or burning out - popular among both lighting designers and homeowners who like doing-it-yourself projects.

Dimmable

LED strips require much less energy than incandescent or halogen bulbs, enabling them to remain on for extended periods without overheating and overcharging - meaning you can safely leave LED lights running 24 hours a day, provided they're properly cooled and wired.First, outline your project and plan out how much LED strip lighting you require. Most LED strip lighting comes in 3ft increments up to full reel (16ft). Once you know which length you require, finding an appropriate Lumen output becomes straightforward.Once you've selected your light strip, the next step should be adding dimmers. We offer PWM dimmers which work with any transformer or battery source as well as WiFi dimmers that allow voice control through smartphone apps or Amazon Echo or Google Home devices.

Mounting

Step one of a successful installation involves selecting an ideal surface for your strip light. Make sure it is smooth, free from dirt or dust deposits, and completely dust-free before continuing your work.Most LED strips are intended to be mounted directly to a flat surface using their included adhesive, though you may opt to mount yours on an aluminium channel for improved heat dissipation and durability.AGM Electrical Supplies Step two is determining the length of strip that will best complete your project. Checking product labels to locate where and how you should cut will allow for accurate cuts; making straight, clean cuts should only occur within these designated sections to protect LEDs from being damaged by multiple cuts anywhere else. When your strip reaches its proper length, test its functionality by plugging it in and plugging out, plugging back in again as soon as it fails.