Buying guide – how to choose your LED strip?
The choice of the right LED strip is decisive to fully appreciate the lighting of a room and/or an object. Follow our buying guide to help you choose the best LED strip for your project.
To better understand how light is made up and what units it is made up of, read our memo the vocabulary of light. The scales of values indicated below are for information purposes based on our feedback.
Let’s see together how to determine the color temperature you need
|Color temperature (CCT)||IDEAL to light…|
|Warm white (up to 3500K)||Residential areas, wooden furniture, bakery|
|Neutral white (from 3500K to 5500K)||Workspace, places of passage, store and sales area|
|Cool white (5500K and higher)||Jewellery, hospitals, fishmongers|
|Tunable white (mix of warm white and cool white)||Any space requiring a variation in color temperature|
Now, let’s define the light power you need (allows you not to under or over-illuminate in order to optimize your visual comfort)
|LIGHT POWER LEVEL||IDEAL to light…|
|From 100 to 400 lm/m||Marking|
|From 400 to 800 lm/m||Decoration, lighting atmosphere|
|From 800 to 1600 lm/m||Lighting of living spaces (kitchen splashback), offices|
|More than 1600 lm/m||Cornice lighting, indirect lighting, horticulture|
Let’s choose the necessary level of protection (allows you to protect the LED strip according to the environment in which you install it)
|IP65||Exposed to water jets|
|IP67||Immersion at 1m for 30 minutes|
|IP68||Prolonged immersion beyond 1m|
Let’s find the CRI (color rendering index) that suits your needs
|>70||Outdoor lighting (street, road)|
|>90||Precision workplace, rich color environment|
|>95||Work of art|
Let’s pay attention to the support on which the LED ribbon will be installed
To ensure a good hold of the LED strip, there are a few precautions to take. First of all, avoid grained supports, prefer smooth supports for an optimal fixing of the adhesive. Then clean the surface with a degreasing product. However, beyond a power of 10W/m, we recommend the use of an aluminum profile to dissipate the heat from the product and optimize its lifespan.
Now that you know the main elements to choose your ideal LED strip. Find our full range here
We hope that our buying guide how to choose your LED strip will have helped you (the data in the tables are for information only based on our feedback). However, if questions persist, contact us by email or phone for more information.