I used these for my under cabinet lighting. I wired a 3-prong cord to plug it into a switch receptacle. Then ran my low volt wires from this to the LED strips. No complaints. Will buy again.
I installed one of these to power outdoor Hitlights LED strip lights (3000K high density ~ 70 watt total) installed on the front porch. Works great, and functions well with a Lutron LED dimmer installed inline. Seems more than adequate for the application, no evidence of any excessive heat buildup. Highly recommended.
It was expensive, but worth every penny. was able to not worry about dealing with a transformer for under cabinet lighting. Saved me a lot of work
Good quality light strip.
- Adheres well, even to the uneven back of my tv.
- Works with SmartLife which is a plus for me.
- Easy to setup with SmartLife, takes about 30 seconds.
- Comes with a remote, but only works if pointed directly at the IR sensor on the control module which most people will hide. No dinging a star for this because I prefer to use the app anyways.
- Works with Google Home through SmartLife seamlessly.
- They have a thick rubber coating, which will need to be removed if using L or straight clip connectors.
- Easy to shorten to the length you need.
- The end of the strand has a connector for combining with another strip.
- Includes a few of both adhesive and screw in cable clips.
Using them in an antique corner cupboard and under a counter. They are replacing old 120v incandescent light strips and the difference is great. I only wish I could add one or two more 12 inch sections to each.
I have used other double-sided tapes before, but I always return to the 3M outdoor heavy-duty tape all the time. Make sure your surface is clean on both sides before applying and apply pressure after the application to make sure it has good surface tension.
Works well, no complaints on it. It's as advertised and performs well under heat as well.
It will leave residue over time especially with exposure to heat so keep that in mind. You may want to use the 3M adhesive remover spray if you want to remove this at some point.
Excellent power supply. Switching power supply suffers from lost of noise, spikes, fluctuations, you name it. This one passed the test. Compare to other power supply, this one is clean.
Have you gone to a movie theater and felt a warm, intimate glow from the dimmed lighting? Try these.
It’s a great little transformer, completely quiet. I’ve changed my track lights to LED, which meant I could get rid of the huge old high wattage transformers. These were great, each powers four 5W led lights. Only caveat is that it was a bit hard to connect the low-voltage wires, since in my case they were weaved and thicker. The plastic case has very small holes, so I couldn’t close it tight. Otherwise it was ok.
I purchased these for above-cabinet accent lighting that would match the 120v under-cabinet lighting that was also installed in the same lighting project--both of which were 3000k color temperature. The tape light is very well made, with a copper bed that is easily twice as thick as other LED tape lighting that I have used on other projects. The color temperature was a perfect match with the 3000k under-cabinet fixtures. With the leftover tape section from this project, I made a fixture for my stove, tapping it into my under-cabinet low-voltage pucks lighting circuit. What an improvement in color and output over the microwave's anemic cook top light.
I am a licensed electrician in Putnam and Westchester counties in NY. I work with a lot of high end clients from NYC who lets just say want the best of the best and don't care about cost. I use these as opposed to the super expensive dimmable transformers from the supply house and nobody knows the difference. They also feel, and look exactly the same as the high end ones so there literally is zero difference aside from the fact that Hitlights is far cheaper for all of their products. I have been installing Hitlights for all of my clients for the last 5 years, and ive had very few call backs which were related to the products.
These lights are fantastic. Same quality as the strips you'd get from a high end electrical supply house, at a far superior price. The double sided tape is extremely strong, and the lights are extremely bright, and available in just about every Kelvin. I am a licensed electrical contractor who has been installing LED strips for under cabinet lighting, and cove lighting for around 12 years, and was paying $12 per foot for my LED strips from my supply house for years. I went through numerous amounts of other strips, only to be disappointed in the overall quality, and/or longevity of them. Hitlights, has created a very high end product, at a very modest price. If you are looking for good, quality, UL listed (very important) strips, these are them. Do not forget to also buy a 12V transformer, and be conscious that it is listed as 12V and not 24V or 5V because neither will correctly work with a 12V coil of strips.
I've been using Hitlights for several years now and they are just fantastic. Please only use" high density "type for best color and brightness. Oh and you definitely do not have to power from both ends!!! Doesn't matter if they are 3 feet or 6 feet long, I've never had trouble lighting them up to full brightness. They also do not get hot. So much false information in the reviews. Anyway they good to buy!
We needed a 30 foot strip to run through a routed groove in my desk. I was concerned about the flexibility of these as well as the brightness and it's ability to shine through diffused epoxy resin. These were super easy to use. I did not test the adhesive, for I used superglue to hold it in place, but the material appears strong. The brightness is higher than other strips I've purchased in the past. The remote control works from several meters away, without having to wave it around in the air looking for a good remote signal. The colors are also pretty accurate. Blues are blue, purples are purple, etc. Would def recommend for the money!
I absolutely love this LED strip which I mounted behind our TV. I use it even when the TV is off for ambiance. This is great when we have people over, it softly lights the area. It also expandable allowing you to attach more lengths of LED strips as desired. It can be used anywhere in the house, not just behind the TV.
We also bought the mounting tape heavy duty, just in case the adhesive on the back wasn’t strong enough to stay in place. We didn’t get to use it so far.
Make sure you have a power adapter that goes with the LED strip. We didn’t have one and had to order one from them