LED strip lights are flexible circuit boards populated with surface-mounted light-emitting diodes. They typically come with an adhesive backing and are traditionally used in decorative, task, and backlighting applications. LED strip lights can also be used for accent lighting. You can use them to illuminate an entire room or accent a single object.
PWM dimmers offer smooth control from the dimmest to brightest settings
There are many advantages to using PWM dimmers to control LED strip lights. These dimmers are able to give users a full range of brightness while providing a smooth transition from the dimmest to brightest settings. They are particularly advantageous in applications requiring high-accuracy dimming, and can handle high dimming ratios and a 100 Hz duty cycle. Moreover, PWM dimmers don’t have any adverse effects on LED color and brightness.
PWM dimmers have the advantage of offering smooth control from dimming to brightening LED strip lights without requiring the use of additional power supplies. They can be easily installed with a few simple steps, such as wiring the strips to the power supply with the two dimming wires.
A disadvantage to PWM dimmers is that they introduce a high-pitched buzzing sound in the power supply. This is because the power supply has to respond to rapid switching between on and off states, which can create a vibration that can cause ear-splitting noise.
Another disadvantage of PWM dimmers is that they have a lower maximum output. Therefore, they are not suitable for dimming below 10%. On the other hand, they do work well for low-current LED strip lights in remote applications that require constant output.
Single-color LED strip lights
Single-color LED strip lights are a great option for both home and commercial applications. They provide attractive illumination while being energy efficient and long-lasting. You can use them for ambient and back lighting, as well as for signs and displays. Monochrome LED strips have no special optics or controllers, making them versatile and cost-effective.
These lights can range in brightness and can be installed above, under, and around cabinets. They can be used as toe kick lighting, too, giving a bold and unique look. They’re also great for nightclubs, bars, and other business lighting applications. These lights can even be used in a variety of ways to transform an otherwise drab space into a unique and stylish setting.
Single-color LED strip lights come in single-color and multi-color varieties. Multi-color LED strips include RGB strips, which are composed of red, green, and blue chips. When two or three of these chips combine, they can emit any color. Some light strips, like the Lepro MagicColor light strip, use IC chips to adjust the color of individual pixel points, allowing them to produce rich animation effects.
The connectors used to connect single-color LED strip lights are usually solderless. The connectors are easy to handle and come in two-, four-, and five-pin designs. This connector type is ideal for a wide variety of applications and can be used to connect multiple strips.
Standard light bulbs
LED strip lights come in various colors and brightness levels. Some even change colors. Depending on their use, LED strip lights are a good choice for accent lighting. These flexible bulbs can be used in a variety of locations, from under cabinet lighting to accent lighting in the bedroom. Here are some important things to consider when buying LED strip lights.
First, determine the size of the light bulb you need. This can be determined by reading the label on the end of the bulb or by measuring its diameter. T bulbs have a tubular shape, while T5 bulbs have a diameter of five or eight eighths of an inch. T12 bulbs are one and a half inches in diameter. They also have the same bi-pin base, so they can be interchanged in the same fixture.
Another benefit of LED strip lights is their low electricity consumption. They can run for just three to four cents per foot, while an incandescent bulb can cost between five and 10 times that much. Most countries have begun a phase-out of incandescent bulbs as part of a larger effort to cut energy consumption on a national level.
LED strip lighting is also ideal for commercial applications. Unlike filament and gas bulbs, LED strips don’t need to be regulated by overhead power. Furthermore, they require no maintenance and can operate cooler, which means lower energy bills. Another great feature of LED strip lighting is that they do not emit harmful ultraviolet radiation or heat.