Customized LED strip lights are a great way to add style, authenticity, and a personalized touch to your space. Whether you are looking to light up a room, create a particular ambiance, or highlight a specific area, customized LED strip lights can do the job. However, there are a few things you should consider to ensure that you get the best LEd product for your project.
Table of Content:
- Determine the Purpose of the LED Strip Lights
- Choose the Right Color Temperature:
- Consider the Brightness of the LED Strip Lights
- Choose the Right Type of LED Strip Lights
- Determine the Length of the LED Strip Lights
- Consider the Power Requirements of the LED Strip Lights
Determine the Purpose of the LED Strip Lights
Before requesting customized LED strip lights, it is important to determine the purpose of the lights. Are you looking to create a specific atmosphere in a room or light up a particular area? Do you want to highlight artwork or other features in your space? The purpose of the lights will determine the LED strip lights that you will need:
- The color
- The brightness
- The type
Once you determine the purpose, you can move on to other considerations.
Choose the Right Color Temperature:
Color temperature refers to the hue of the light emitted by the LED strip lights. The color temperature you choose will depend on the purpose of the lights.
- If you are looking to create a warm and cozy atmosphere, you may want to choose LED strip lights with a color temperature of 2700K to 3000K
- If you want to create a more natural or bright environment, you may want to choose lights with a color temperature of 4000K to 5000K.
- If you want to create a cool and modern atmosphere, you may want to choose lights with a color temperature of 6000K to 6500K.
- If you want a fun and funky vibe, you may want to choose an RGB light to give you that colorful lighting.
- If you want a flexible mix of color and ambience, you may want to consider using an RGBW LED strip, this will carry both the colorful lights plus your true white color.
- There are also other color considerations like, Tunable White LED strip, this is perfect for lights that transition from warm vibe like the 3000K to a Neutral White that is 4000K.
- The above colors can be customized to more specific ones that are not part of the on-shelf lights that you would normally order.
Consider the Brightness of the LED Strip Lights
The brightness of the LED strip lights is another important factor to consider. The brightness you choose will depend on the purpose of the lights.
- If you are looking to create a dim and cozy atmosphere, you may want to choose LED strip lights with a lower brightness. You might need to look for standard density strips that may have around 300 LEDs per spool or so (16.4ft or 5m).
- If you want to create a brighter environment, you may want to choose lights with a higher brightness. For brighter lights, you might want to look for something that has 400 and up LEDs per spool (16.4ft or 5m)
- These are typical on-shelf units, if you will need a different one that is specific to your need, you will surely need to request a customized LED with specifications listed on your requirement, for example, one that has about 550 or 700 LEDs per spool or another option to achieve the same required brightness.
- It is important to note that the brightness of the lights can affect the overall atmosphere of the space.
Choose the Right Type of LED Strip Lights
There are many different types of LED strip lights available, and the type you choose will depend on the purpose of the lights. For example:
- LED Strip Lights: These are the most common type of LED strips and are also known as tape lights. They are flexible and can be cut to fit any length, making them versatile and easy to install.
- COB Lights: COB stands for Chip-on-board, which is a type of LED technology. COB LED strips have multiple LED chips mounted directly on a circuit board to create a high-intensity light source. Compared to traditional LED strips, COB LED strips may have a higher lumen output, better heat dissipation, and a more uniform light distribution.
- Skylight LED Panels: These are a type of LED lighting product that is designed to mimic the look and feel of natural skylight. They are essentially large LED panels that are installed in the ceiling to provide a similar effect as skylights. Skylight LED panels come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit different spaces, and they are designed to be ultra-thin, making them easy to install and integrate seamlessly into any ceiling. When choosing skylight LED panels, consider the size of the space, the level of natural light in the area, and the desired aesthetic effect to select the right product for your needs.
- Neon LED Lights: These are a type of LED lighting product that mimics the look and feel of traditional neon lights. They are made up of LED light sources that are arranged in a flexible, tube-like structure to create the iconic neon glow. Neon LED lights are often used for decorative purposes, such as in bars, restaurants, and homes, to create a retro or vintage ambiance. One primary benefit of the neon LED lights is their energy efficiency compared to more traditional neon lights.
Aside from the list above, there are more types of LED lights that you may need for your next customized lighting project. If you need help, you can simply get in touch with anyone from our expert tech team members for assistance by calling our hotline 1 (855) 768-4135 or email us at email@example.com. Once you have the right type, you can proceed with the next steps.
Determine the Length of the LED Strip Lights
The length of the LED strip lights you need will depend on the size of the area you want to illuminate. Before requesting customized LED strip lights, measure the length of the area you want to illuminate and determine the length of LED strip lights you need. It is important to note that LED strip lights can be cut to fit the exact length you need. However, if you are working on similar spaces within the project, you can request to have the lights cut to fitting to save time on installation and reduce labor cost during installation. Typical customization requests are:
- 1ft Length
- 3ft Length
- 5ft Length
- 6ft Length
- 10ft Length
Consider the Power Requirements of the LED Strip Lights
LED strip lights require a power source to function. The power requirements of the LED strip lights you choose will depend on the length and brightness of the lights. Make sure that the power source you choose is compatible with the LED strip lights you choose. Make sure to match the voltage rating of the lights with your power supply or driver, for example:
You can also use this power supply calculator as a tool in determining the right wattage required for your installation.
Customized LED strip lights can be your differentiator when it comes to providing LED lighting solutions to your customers and clients. Adding this as part of the services that you can offer puts you at an advantage provided that we plan out the right lighting needs and requirements on your project.
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