How to choose the right led strip? - helpful tips

How to choose the right led strip? – helpful tips

Selecting the correct led strip brightness by need and installation place.

It is important to select a right led strip by installation place and intended use. Using a correct brightness saves money. LedStore offers led strips to fulfill big and small lighting needs with the selection of indoor and outdoor models.

LedStore has led strips to be used in:

  • Kitchen lighting: under and over cabinets as well as plinth lighting
  • Ceiling lighting: recessed and direct
  • Wall lighting: direct and indirect lighting
  • Rails on stairs and balconies
  • Outdoor lighting: stairs, water features, eaves, conservatories
  • and many more

What to consider when selecting the right led strip for your project:

  • What brightness do you need?
  • Does the strip need to be water resistant?
  • What light colour temperature would suit your project?
  • Do you need an even light? (indirect can be quite dotted without it showing)

After selecting the right led strip, you also need to select a right driver, aluminium profile and controls (unless you have controls ready).

Led strip 7,2W/m for mild lighting

Led strip lighting on the rail of the outdoor stairs.

Led strip 7,2W/m on an outdoor stairs.

Led strip 7,2W/m has a brightness of 500 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in places that you want to light, but not too brightly. This includes most of the outdoor spaces, stairs, rails, sauna's (under the benches) as well as kitchen plinths etc. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for mood or mild outdoor lighting.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. This led strip has 60 leds/meter and the light is a bit dotted on most profiles. It will be even when installed on out white aluminium profile.

The led strip is IP65 water resistant and can be used in wet premises as well as at outdoor spaces. If you cut the strip, remember to add a little bit of silicone on the cut, so that the strip stays water resistant. The strip can be cut to measure every 10cm, where the cut marks are.

The led strip 7,2W/m is available in 3000K warm white and 4000K neutral white light colour temperature. The colour rendering index is CRI 90, which guarantees the colours of your interior will stay as they should.

Led strip has a 3 years guarantee. Comes in a 5m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Led strip 14,4W/m for versatile lighting

Warm coloured led strip lighting on the eaves of a house.

Led strip lighting on the eaves of a house.

Led strip 14,4W/m has a brightness of 1000 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in most places like kitchen lighting, work top lighting, indirect and direct lighting, indoor rails, conservatories and recessed ceilings etc. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for a basic, bright and good lighting.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. This led strip has 120 leds/meter and the light is even on most profiles. If you want to play it safe, select our white aluminium profile and the strip will be even also when dimmed.

The led strip is available in IP21 for dry spaces and in IP65 for wet premises as well as at outdoor spaces. If you cut the IP65 led strip, remember to add a little bit of silicone on the cut, so that the strip stays water resistant. The strip can be cut to measure every 5cm, where the cut marks are.

The led strip 14,4W/m is available in 3000K warm white and 4000K neutral white light colour temperature. The colour rendering index is CRI 90, which guarantees the colours of your interior will stay as they should.

Led strip has a 3 years guarantee. Comes in a 5m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Led strip 17W/m for demanding lighting

Indirect ceiling lighting with 17W/m led strip.

Led strip 17W/m on indirect lighting.

Led strip 17W/m has a brightness of 1200 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in demanding places like as kitchen lighting, work top lighting, indirect and direct lighting and recessed ceilings and such. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for a high quality, bright and very even led lighting.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. This led strip has 240 leds/meter and the light is even on most profiles. This led strip is such high in power that we recommend you to use sturdier aluminium profiles with it. This will assure the proper cooling of the strip and makes it las longer.

The led strip is available in IP21 for dry spaces and in IP65 for wet premises as well as at outdoor spaces. If you cut the IP65 led strip, remember to add a little bit of silicone on the cut, so that the strip stays water resistant. The strip can be cut to measure every 2,5cm, where the cut marks are.

The led strip 17W/m is available in 3000K warm white, 3500K and 4000K neutral white light colour temperature. The colour rendering index is CRI 97, which guarantees the colours of your interior will stay as they should.

Led strip has a 3 years guarantee. Comes in a 5m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Led strip SUPREME 13,6W/m for public projects

Led strip 13,6W/m has a brightness of 1600 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in public projects and other places where you'll have the lights on for hours on time. The bottom of the strip has 3 ounces of copper to make the cooling better than normal. We still recommend you to install the led strip on aluminium profile as to ensure proper cooling. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for a very durable and high CRI led strip.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. This led strip has 192 leds/meter and the light is even on most profiles. If you want to play it safe, select our white aluminium profile and the strip will be even also when dimmed.

The led strip is IP65 water resistant and can be used in wet premises as well as at outdoor spaces. If you cut the led strip, remember to add a little bit of silicone on the cut, so that the strip stays water resistant. The strip can be cut to measure every 4,16cm, where the cut marks are.

The led strip 13,6W/m is available in 3000K warm white and 4000K neutral white light colour temperature. The colour rendering index is extremely good, CRI 98! That guarantees the colours of your interior will stay as they should.

Led strip has a 7 years guarantee. Comes in a 3m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Led strip CCT 14,4W/m changing colour temperature

Led strip CCT 2500-6500K 14,4W/m has a brightness of 1000 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in places where you want to be able to change the mood of the room by changing the light colour temperature. We would recommend it to spaces where you spend the majority of your time. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for a possibility to change the light colour temperature.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. This led strip has 60 leds/meter and the light is even only in deeper profiles and always on indirect lighting.

The led strip is available in IP21 and can be used in dry places or if installed on a water resistant profile, wet premises also. The strip can be cut to measure every 5cm, where the cut marks are.

The light colour temperature of this strip can be changed between 2500K and 6500K. You need to order controls to be able to change the colour. VaLO-series has RF drivers, receivers and two different buttons for CCT light controlling. The colour rendering index is CRI 90, which guarantees the colours of your interior will stay as they should.

Led strip has a 3 years guarantee. Comes in a 5m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Led strip RGB+W 14,4W/m changing colours

Led strip RGB+W 14,4W/m has a brightness of 1000 lumens per meter. It is perfect to be used in places where you want a playful light or want to accent architectural features. The RGB+W led strip is perfect for movie rooms, kids rooms, spas and foyers. So this is a right led strip for you, if you are looking for a accent lighting. The strip has Red, Green, Blue and 4000K white, from which you can have all the different colours when mixed.

The led strip is 24V and needs a driver unless installed in sun system of 24V. We recommend you to get RF driver as then you do not need to get a separate driver+receiver set. This led strip has 60 leds/meter and the light is even only in deeper profiles and always on indirect lighting.

The led strip is available in IP65 and can be used in wet premises also. The strip can be cut to measure every 5cm, where the cut marks are. If you cut the led strip, remember to add a little bit of silicone on the cut, so that the strip stays water resistant.

The light colour of this strip can be changed with VaLO controls. VaLO-series has RF drivers, receivers and two different buttons for RGB light controlling. The colour rendering index is CRI 85 (4000K white), but take into account that having for example green light on, will definitely have an effect on the colours of your interior.
Led strip has a 3 years guarantee. Comes in a 5m roll, but can be ordered cut to measure by request!

Dimming of the led strips

All our led strips are dimmable, but the way how they are dimmed depends on the drivers and controls you select. So after selecting the right led strip for your project, you need to select a driver. Here are a few examples.

TRIAC dimming

Regular rotatable wall dimmers can be used when you pair your single colour led strip up with TRIAC dimmable driver. Dimming is done from the primary side. With TRIAC drivers you can also use wireless dimming, when you install VaLO-V230-150 on the primary side of the driver and control it with VaLO-series wireless buttons.

Wireless dimming

You can have a dimmable led strip even when you pair it with an non-dimmable driver. Just you connect VaLO-V1236-8 receiver in between the led strip and the driver and use a wireless button to control the strip. So the dimming is done from the secondary side.

All the CCT and RGB+W led strips need to be controlled with VaLO-series wireless controls.

DALI dimming

We have drivers for led strips that you can use in your DALI light control system. We have some on the warehouse, but we recommend you to order well in advance when in need for DALI drivers.

1-10V and 3-in-1 dimming

We only have on driver for 1-10V dimming and also on of 3-in-1 drivers. If you would need more of these, do not hesitate to contact us to inquire for more!

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