LED light strips are more commonly used linear lighting products. Different use spaces have different installation methods. This article organizes and introduces several commonly used installation methods for LED light strips.
1. Indoor installation
When LED light strips are used for interior decoration, they can be used for cabinets to choose pasting installation, and for living room ceiling chandelier, they can choose card slot and buckle installation. The installation method is determined according to the actual installation position.
Indoor light strips are commonly used in: bookcases, entrances, shoe cabinets, wardrobes, cabinets, background walls, etc.
2. Outdoor installation
Outdoor installation needs to consider factors such as waterproofing and sun protection. First, you must choose a light belt with improved performance. For outdoor buildings, you can choose a silicone neon light belt to achieve waterproof, corrosion resistance, acid and alkali resistance, and UV resistance. , The installation methods include card slot and buckle installation, outdoor light strips used under water, you need to choose the IP68 waterproof grade light strip
3. Power connection method
The LED strip is usually a low-voltage strip with a voltage of 24v or 12v, so a switching power supply is required. The size of the power supply is determined according to the power and connection length of the LED strip.
If you don't want each LED strip to be controlled by a power supply, you can buy a switching power supply with a relatively large power as the total power supply, and then connect all the LED strip input power supplies in parallel to be supplied by the total switching power supply. The advantage of this is that it can be controlled centrally, but the inconvenience is that the lighting effect and switch control of a single LED strip cannot be realized.
4. Controller connection method
Usually RGB magic lights and LED marquees need to use a controller to realize the color conversion, and the control distance of each controller is different. Generally speaking, the control distance of the simple controller is 10-15 meters, and the remote control is The control distance of the device is 15-20 meters, and the longest distance can be controlled up to 30 meters. If the connection distance of the LED strip is long and the controller cannot control such a long strip, it is necessary to use a power amplifier for tapping .
5. Maximum distance of connection
The LED light has the maximum connection distance, and the maximum connection distance cannot be exceeded during installation. Generally, the longest connection distance of 3528 series light strips is 20 meters, and the longest connection distance of 5050 series light strips is 15 meters. Exceeding the longest connection distance of the light strip, the light strip will easily generate heat during use, which will affect the service life of the light strip. Therefore, when wiring, be sure to exceed the longest connection distance of the light strip.