Friday, February 24, 2012

LED Strip Lights Are Flexible In Form and Function

LED Strip Lights Are Flexible In Form and Function

I’m tracking the use of the LED light in my son’s fish tank.  So far it’s been used for 37 hours and 41 minutes.  I’m going to keep a running total as best I can until it burns out.  But I’m not here to talk about fish tank lighting today, though I suppose it could be used that way.

A lot of people are using LED strip lights to spruce up items around their homes.  I’ve seen strip lights on computer monitors, bordering windows and doors and even on and in cars.  Other uses include in stairways, practically every room in the house, around the garden or pool and many more.

Around Christmas time, stores in our area were carrying LED strip lights for decorating around the house.  That’s because most LED strip lighting is flexible and has adhesive backing.  If it’s waterproof like the stuff featured here, it’s great for outdoor decorating if you don’t want to have to put up nails or wrap lights around posts.

These LEDs even change color.  The 16.4 foot strip boasts a total of 150 red, green, white and blue lights.  The strip itself can be cut at every three-light cluster to help meet the needs of the space.  The light output is 40 lumens on red and 200 lumens on white.  These lights use just 4W of power on the lowest dimming level (20%) and 27W in full brightness white color.  The lights are 110 to 120V AC (12V DC input to LED strip light and controller box).

In addition to multi-colored lights, the strip features modes such as flash, strobe, fade and solid that can be controlled with the controller box.  Sixteen keys on the controller box combine the red, green, blue and white lights to come up with color variations such as orange, yellow, pink and purple.
My list of LED products to buy is getting long!

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