Aluminum Profile for LED Strip Lights
High-quality Anodized Aluminum LED Strip profiles, also known as LED Aluminum Channels or Aluminum Extrusions, are your best choice for installation and functional companions for your LED strip projects. They are commonly used as LED strip diffusers to achieve better diffusion and set creative lighting effects and as LED strip installation channels to assist LED strip installation. LED profiles with diffusers are usually surface mounted for under-cabinet lighting. Ceiling LED strip profiles, recessed LED strip profiles, and corner LED strip profiles are among the first choices for LED strip applications. The aluminum profiles provide housing and protection for the LED strip. As heat sinks, they significantly improve the thermal management of LED strips.
These specially designed LED strip aluminum profiles can be perfectly installed in the recesses of cabinets, ceilings, stairs, walls, and floors. The resulting lighting is aesthetically pleasing and stylish due to its elegant linear shape, spotless diffusion, low profile, and hidden silhouette.
Why Choose LED Aluminum Profiles?
The LED strips in the aluminum profiles with diffusers emit a softer and more comfortable light than the lights without diffusers, as shown in the picture below. The diffuser eliminates the glare of the lighting. The light is kinder to the eyes and helps to protect your eyesight. In addition, aluminum profile lights look better. When installed in a proper aluminum profile with diffuser, it provides spotless illumination.
As well as being used as heat sinks to enhance heat dissipation, LED aluminum profiles, together with LED strips, are an essential element in the individual lighting favored by many lighting designers. They have countless advantages.
Enhances the aesthetics of the lighting.
The aesthetic appearance of improved linear lighting with aluminum profiles creates fantastic illuminated shapes for spaces. Its contours can add layers to the interior environment when the led strip is installed.
If the shape of linear lighting is used correctly, a house with a simple structure can produce stunning results. You could say that light strips are the home’s little make-up! Use for commercial purposes to display more attractive merchandise. They are exquisite and very eye-catching.
As a heat sink, the LED aluminum profile absorbs the heat generated by the LED strip during operation and distributes it into the air through the channel surface. The improved thermal management system extends the life of the LED strip.
The anodized aluminum profile provides a robust housing for LED strips that protects them from water, dust, UV radiation, weather conditions, and unwanted effects. It can be used, for example, for strip lighting in splash areas.
Aluminum profiles can be seamlessly recessed into recesses in cabinets, staircases, walls, and floors. They take up very little space but provide light exactly where you want it without the sight of bulky luminaires.
Work as led strip diffusers.
The aluminum profile cover is often called an LED strip diffuser. It can be frosted or opal to provide optimum light diffusion for a perfectly spotless and more even illumination and avoid glare.
Aluminum profiles can help to mount LED strips in different ways. For example, some surfaces are uneven, rough, or greasy and are unsuitable for attaching LED strips. Aluminum profiles allow mounting LED strips to these surfaces. Aluminum profiles can also be used as a bridge to fill the gap between two different mounting characters.
DIY lighting shapes are easy. Aluminum profiles can easily be cut at the end for angular connections to form a square, triangular, L-shaped, or tree-shaped lighting designs. Easily create a more personalized light.
LED strips can be easily replaced. The internal light strip can be easily removed and replaced if the user wants a different color strip
The LED strip profile is designed for low voltage strips. Very safe to install and use.
Different Types of LED Aluminum Profiles
We are a professional LED lighting manufacturer that supplies a wide range of LED Aluminum profiles, PC/PMMA covers, End Caps, Fasteners, and other accessories for high-end markets in more than 66 countries worldwide. We offer various full ranges from small LED profiles in 5mm width to lighting luminaries in 450mm width. The LED aluminum profiles cover all installations such as Sus-Pendant, Recessed, Surface mounted, In-ground, etc. Our products can meet the needs of the furniture industry, exhibitions, stage design, interior design, and many other fields. The LED aluminum profiles are qualified in CE and RoHs standards.
Surface Mounted LED Aluminum Profile
LED strip profiles mounted to any surface easily, a great choice of adding light to existing structures.
Recessed LED Aluminum Profiles
LED strip profiles recessed into mounting surfaces to achieve a flush look, integrated into surroundings.
Pendant LED Aluminum Profiles
Our pendant LED aluminum profiles range offers versatile, modern, and practical lighting solutions for many different applications. The linear LED lighting effect is perfect for above your desk, reception areas, meeting room tables, and more.
Corner LED Aluminum Profiles
Aluminum profiles mounted in corners, setting angled light beam to illuminate desired areas.
Wall LED Aluminum Profiles
The wall LED aluminum profiles for drywall/plasterboard/marble/tile structure, which can be mounted on the surface of the dry wall and used for the linear lighting system for the architectural designs.
Floor LED Aluminum Profiles
These specially designed aluminum profiles are made to illuminate steps and staircases using low voltage LED strip lights. Not only do these aluminum profiles provide safety while lighting steps and stairs but they also have ribbed tops for gripping and traction. With proper sealing techniques these channels can be used in outdoor architectural applications. Stop tripping over dark stairs and provide safety for your home and business guests with these specially designed aluminum profiles and LED strips lights.
Mini LED Aluminum Profiles
Mini LED aluminum profiles are a collection of small-size aluminum channels. They can be installed in some narrow places.
Waterproof LED Aluminum Profiles, LED Step profile and LED wardrobe profile.
The Waterproof Aluminium profiles come in various wattage & ingress protection of IP65 available in lengths of 0.5-3M and can be used outdoor.
Considerations Before Buying LED Aluminum Profiles
KLUS DESIGN may have introduced led aluminum profiles in 2006. LED aluminum profiles were designed for a few types of led strips, such as 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, etc. After improvements, they became wider in internal dimensions, e.g., 20mm, 30mm, or even 100mm. But due to actual lighting projects, led aluminum profiles are now available in widths of 100mm and more. Always make sure that the inner base of the led aluminum profile is wider than the width of the led strip so that the led strip can be installed into the profile without any problems.
The depth of the LED aluminum profile has two effects on the installation and use of the led strip lighting.
1. The depth of the LED strip profile needs to match the depth of the mounting groove. Remember, the thickness of the mounting surface will limit the depth of the groove.
2. The depth of the aluminum profile determines the led strip pitch and the diffuser. This distance affects the uniform distribution of light. For the same LED strip, the deeper the profile, the more evenly the light will be distributed. The higher the LED density, the better the light distribution of the LED strip if the depth of the profile is constant.
There are typical lengths such as 1meter, 2meter, 2.5meter, and 3 meters in the market. Before choosing your profile length, you should clarify which shipping way you like to ship your led aluminum profile: air shipment or sea transportation. If you choose air shipment, you will better select the length within 3meter in case of extra shipping cost. But if you choose economical sea transportation, the length will be a free choice. You can ask your supplier to make any customized length available for container loading.
Shapes of led aluminum profile.
Most led aluminum profiles are U shape channels. U shape led aluminum profiles are used widely. Of course, there are other different shapes, such as angle or round aluminum profiles, to match different needs of installation. For example, the corner aluminum profile is suitable for corner installation. Aluminum u channel can have wings or no wing, also called flange. LED profiles with flange can help cover uneven grooves. Different shape led aluminum profiles are available for different installations. Which shapes of the led profile are the best choice? Ask yourself where you want to install the led profile and what lighting effect you want to achieve. The more precise you know about the lighting project, the better you will make a choice.
The cover of the LED aluminum profile provides dust, moisture, and UV radiation protection for the LED strips inside the aluminum profile. The cover can also be used as a diffuser or lens for the LED strip. Covers can be transparent, frosted, or opal. Each type of cover produces a different illumination. Clear covers are transparent and allow light to pass through without less reducing brightness. A frosted cover is translucent and reduces the brightness slightly. However, its primary function is to achieve even light and avoid glare. A spotless illumination is achieved with the opal cover, and the LEDs are not visible. We have the above three colors of plastic cover available for customers to choose from.
The best aluminum alloy for making led aluminum profiles is 6063 T5. Besides this, the anodized layer of an aluminum profile should reach 8-13 micrometers, and the painted layer should reach 60-80 micrometers. The thicker layer, the better the corrosion resistance.
For the cover part, the thickness of covers we often make is 1.2mm for slim ones and 1.4mm for big size ones.
Accessories of led aluminum profiles
End caps and brackets are small accessories of led aluminum profiles. The material of small end caps is ABS or PC, the surface of its often processed with wet oil painting to match the color of the led aluminum profile. For bigger size end caps, it’s usually made of metal, like aluminum alloy or other metals. These bigger size end caps are designed without holes on the surface, but only one hole on top of it to be fixed with led aluminum profiles by machine-processed rice screws. For metal end caps, always be textured. It’s fire-resistant and safe than that plastic end caps. The most crucial point is that there is no light leakage from this metal end cap.
Colors of led aluminum profile
Anodized silvery, painted white, and black is three primary colors for the led aluminum profile. The black color can also be achieved by anodizing, but the cost of anodized black is a little more expensive than painted black. Three colors seem too minor for the actual operating condition. There is always a project that requires unique colors. Such as dark brown, golden, blue, etc. Remember that color is not difficult to achieve, but the quantity and cost will be the first thing to consider.
Do you have any ideas about the led profile design? If you have some knowledge about led profile structural design, you will choose the simple structure design but with good quality led profile from the market. For example, led aluminum profiles with a movable middle plate are better designed than that unmovable ones. We can quickly put the led driver into the led profile with a movable central part.
How To Install LED Aluminum Profile
The installation of the LED aluminum profile includes three steps. Install the aluminum profile, install the LED strip into the aluminum profile, and install the aluminum profile cover. The order of these three steps varies depending on the type of installation. I will explain the detailed installation steps step by step below.
Step 1: Mount the LED aluminum profile.
LED aluminum profiles are easy to install due to their lightweight. Depending on the shape and function of the LED aluminum profiles, they can be surface mounted, recessed or flush-mounted, corner mounted, or suspended. LED profiles are usually mounted using mounting brackets, screws, 3M double-sided tape or mounting adhesive, suspension cables, and fasteners.
Surface mount aluminum profile
You can mount the LED strip light channel directly on a wall, ceiling, or other surface using mounting brackets, 3M double-sided tape, or screws. Mounting brackets usually have pre-drilled holes. You can quickly fix them on the wall with screws. Then, the aluminum profile snaps into the mounting brackets.
Installing an LED strip light channel with 3M double-sided tape is as easy as peeling and sticking. This installation requires the preparation of the mounting surface and ensuring it is clean and dry. Use isopropyl alcohol as a cleaning solvent and use acetone instead for the oily substrate.
Since the LED profile is made of aluminum, it is also easy to penetrate with a screw so that the aluminum profile can be easily fixed to the mounting surface.
Recessed mount or flush mount aluminum profile
The aluminum profile is mounted behind a wall or other surface with the contoured opening flush with the surface. It would be best if you dug a recess in the mounting area to match the width and depth of the LED strip channel.
Are you worried about the recess opening being uneven or too wide? Don’t worry. LED aluminum channel tracks with lips (also known as wings or flanges) on both sides. When flush-mounted, they can overlap unpleasant recess edges or gaps.
Some LED aluminum profiles have two recesses in the side walls. Use the mounting clips to clamp onto the first or second recess to adjust the mounting height and the cooling distance between the LED profile and the recess base on the mounting surface.
Corner mount aluminum profile
The angle LED aluminum channel is used as an angle mounting substrate for LED strips, providing beam angles of 30°, 45°, and 60° concerning the mounting surface and creating ambiance in the corner areas of the room. Corner mounting is made easy by using mounting brackets, double-sided adhesive tape, etc.
For corner mounting, the LED aluminum channel makes good use of space unavailable to other luminaires. In addition, special attention needs to be paid to dark corners when designing lighting schemes. Corner-mounted LED profiles easily brighten up corners stylishly and elegantly. Where does the high thermal performance of corner-mounted LED profiles come from? Let’s take the example of the 45° beam angle LED profile. The corner-mounted profile has an internal base at a 45° angle to the two walls of the profile. The inner base and the two walls of the LED channel form a cavity which enhances the cooling of the LED strip and the cooling of the channel.
Suspended mount led aluminum extrusion profile
LED extrusion profiles have been more and more used in elegant strip lighting for modern spaces. Hanging the LED extrusion profile from the ceiling is a new way to create contemporary lighting in the air. Pendant cables, buckles, and fasteners are usually used to hang the LED profiles.
Step 2: Install LED strip lights into the LED extrusion profile.
This is the typical peel-and-stick installation. Peel off the protection liner of the 3M double-sided tape and stick the LED strip to the inner base of the aluminum channel.
Step 3: Pair the LED aluminum channel with cover.
Line the cover with the LED aluminum channel at one end, and squeeze the cover into the holding grooves on the inner walls of the channel. Then press to the other end. You can tell by the click sound if the cover sits in the position.
Aluminum Profile Extrusion Process
The use of aluminum extrusion in product design and manufacturing has increased significantly in recent decades. Today we’ll discuss what aluminum extrusion is, the benefits it offers, and the steps involved in the extrusion process.
What is Aluminum Extrusion?
Aluminum extrusion is when aluminum alloy material is forced through a die with a specific cross-sectional profile.
A powerful ram pushes the aluminum through the die, and it emerges from the die opening. When it does, it comes out in the same shape as the die and is pulled out along a runout table. At a fundamental level, aluminum extrusion is relatively simple to understand. The force applied can be likened to the force you apply when squeezing a tube of toothpaste with your fingers.
As you squeeze, the toothpaste emerges in the shape of the tube’s opening. The opening of the toothpaste tube essentially serves the same function as an extrusion die. Since the opening is a solid circle, the toothpaste will come out as a long solid extrusion.
The Aluminum Extrusion Process in 10 Steps
We’ve divided the extrusion process into ten steps. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Step #1: The Extrusion Die is Prepared and Moved to the Extrusion Press
First, a round-shaped die is machined from H13 steel. Or, if one is already available, it is pulled from a warehouse like the one you see here.Before extrusion, the die must be preheated to between 450-500 degrees celsius to help maximize its life and ensure even metal flow. Once the die has been preheated, it can be loaded into the extrusion press.
Step #2: An Aluminum Billet is Preheated Before Extrusion
Next, a solid, cylindrical block of aluminum alloy, called a billet, is cut from a longer log of alloy material. It is preheated in an oven, like this one, to between 400-500 degrees celsius. This makes it malleable enough for the extrusion process but not molten.
Step #3: The Billet is Transferred to the Extrusion Press
Once the billet has been preheated, it is transferred mechanically to the extrusion press. mBefore it is loaded onto the press, a lubricant (or release agent) is applied to it. The release agent is also applied to the extrusion ram, to prevent the billet and ram from sticking together.
Step #4: The Ram Pushes the Billet Material into the Container
Now, the malleable billet is loaded into the extrusion press, where the hydraulic ram applies up to 15,000 tons of pressure to it. As the ram applies pressure, the billet material is pushed into the container of the extrusion press. The material expands to fill the walls of the container.
Step #5: The Extruded Material Emerges Through the Die
As the alloy material fills the container, it is now being pressed up against the extrusion die. With continual pressure being applied to it, the aluminum material has nowhere to go except out through the opening(s) in the die. It emerges from the die’s opening in the shape of a fully-formed profile.
Step #6: Extrusions are Guided Along the Runout Table and Quenched
After emerging, the extrusion is gripped by a puller, like the one you see here, which guides it along the runout table at a speed that matches its exit from the press. As it moves along the runout table, the profile is “quenched,” or uniformly cooled by a water bath or by fans above the table.
Step #7: Extrusions are Sheared to Table Length
Once an extrusion reaches its full table length, it is sheared by a hot saw to separate it from the extrusion process. At every step of the process, temperature plays an important role. Although the extrusion was quenched after exiting the press, it has not yet fully cooled.
Step #8: Extrusions are Cooled to Room Temperature
After shearing, table-length extrusions are mechanically transferred from the runout table to a cooling table, like the one you see here. The profiles will remain there until they reach room temperature. Once they do, they will need to be stretched.
Step #9: Extrusions are Moved to the Stretcher and Stretched into Alignment
Some natural twisting has occurred in the profiles and this needs to be corrected. To correct this, they are moved to a stretcher. Each profile is mechanically gripped on both ends and pulled until it is fully straight and has been brought into specification.
Step #10: Extrusions are Moved to the Finish Saw and Cut to Length
With the table-length extrusions now straight and fully work-hardened, they are transferred to the saw table. Here, they are sawed to pre-specified lengths, generally between 8 and 21 feet long. At this point, the properties of the extrusions match the T4 temper. After sawing, they can be moved to an aging oven to be aged to the T5 or T6 temper.
What Happens Next? Heat Treatment, Finishing, and Fabrication
Once extrusion is completed, profiles can be heat treated to enhance their properties. Then, after heat treatment, they can receive various surface finishes to enhance their appearance and corrosion protection. They can also undergo fabrication operations to bring them to their final dimensions
Heat Treatment: Improving Mechanical Properties
Alloys in the 2000, 6000, and 7000 series can be heat treated to enhance their ultimate tensile strength and yield stress.
To achieve these enhancements, profiles are put into ovens where their aging process is accelerated and they are brought to the T5 or T6 tempers. How do their properties change? As an example, untreated 6061 aluminum (T4) has a tensile strength of 241 MPa (35000 psi). Heat-treated 6061 aluminum (T6) has a tensile strength of 310 MPa (45000 psi). It is important for the customer to understand the strength needs of their project to ensure the right choice of alloy and temper. After heat treating, profiles can also be finished.
Surface Finishing: Enhancing Appearance and Corrosion Protection
Aluminum profiles can undergo a number of different finishing operations. The two main reasons to consider these is that they can enhance the appearance of the aluminum and can also enhance its corrosion properties. But there are other benefits as well.
For example, the process of anodization thickens the metal’s naturally-occurring oxide layer, improving its corrosion resistance and also making the metal more resistant to wear, improving surface emissivity, and providing a porous surface that can accept different colored dyes. Other finishing processes such as painting, powder coating, sandblasting, and sublimation (to create a wood look), can be undergone as well. In addition, there are many fabrication options for extrusions.
Fabrication: Achieving Final Dimensions
Fabrication options allow you to achieve the final dimensions that you are looking for in your extrusions. Profiles can be punched, drilled, machined, cut, etc. to match your specifications. For example, the fins on extruded aluminum heatsinks can be cross machined to create a pin design, or screw holes can be drilled into a structural piece. Regardless of your requirements, there is a wide range of operations that can be performed on aluminum profiles to create the perfect fit for your project.
For more detailed information, you can read this video.
Plastic Cover Extrusion Process
Plastics extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process in which raw plastic is melted and formed into a continuous profile. Extrusion produces items such as pipe/tubing, weatherstripping, fencing, deck railings, window frames, plastic films and sheeting, thermoplastic coatings, and wire insulation. This process starts by feeding plastic material (pellets, granules, flakes or powders) from a hopper into the barrel of the extruder. The material is gradually melted by the mechanical energy generated by turning screws and by heaters arranged along the barrel. The molten polymer is then forced into a die, which shapes the polymer into a shape that hardens during cooling.
Cool LED Aluminum Profile Ideas
We are one of China’s leading aluminum profile suppliers, and we offer the best led aluminum channels with led strip lights. We found the cool ideas from the internet for your project reference. We hope you can make some fantastic lighting projects with TLP aluminum led profiles.
Recessed type led aluminum profile use in kitchen ceiling
Pendant type led aluminum profile use in living room ceiling
Surface mount led aluminum profile use in living room ceiling
Recessed type led aluminum profile use for wall lighting
LED Aluminum Profile Applications
The LED aluminum channels are available in various shapes and functional designs, making them suitable for almost any space. The length is easily adjustable. If you need it to be long, you can join several sections together. If you need a short aluminum profile, it is easy to cut it short. Thanks to this flexibility, LED aluminum profiles can be used to design strips of lighting for any space successfully.
With LED strips, covered LED aluminum channels are already widely used for interior lighting, especially under-cabinet lighting, ceiling lighting, display cabinet lighting, staircase lighting, accent lighting, and decorative lighting for walls and floors.
When used with our outdoor waterproof LED strips, they are suitable for outdoor lighting in landscapes, gardens, courtyards, balconies, and walkways.
Below are typical examples of LED aluminum profiles. But remember, your imagination knows no bounds for LED profile applications.
Why Choose us?
If you're looking for high-quality LED aluminum profiles, there are several reasons why you should choose us:
Experience: We have over 10 years of experience in the industry, and our team has the knowledge and expertise to provide the best possible solutions for your lighting projects.
Quality: We use only the finest materials and the latest technology to manufacture our LED aluminum profiles, ensuring that they are durable, long-lasting, and capable of dissipating heat effectively.
Customization: In addition to our standard products, we also offer custom manufacturing services to help our customers create unique and specialized solutions for their lighting projects.
Customer service: We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and support. Our team is available to assist with product selection, installation, and technical support, ensuring that our customers have the information and resources they need to successfully complete their lighting projects.
Overall, choosing us means choosing a team with experience, expertise, and a commitment to providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
LED aluminum profiles, also known as LED extrusions, are lightweight channels typically made from aluminum designed to house and protect kinds of LED strip lights. They are available in many different shapes, sizes, and depths and can be installed in various ways
How to cut the LED aluminum profile?
The LED aluminum profile is firm, and you cannot cut it with scissors like LED strips. You need to cut it with a saw. We recommend using a precision saw to cut the aluminum profile to the exact size.
How many kinds of led aluminum profile do you have?
TLP is a professional LED aluminum profile supplier, and we have more than 300 kinds of LED aluminum profiles. We can provide different sizes and various designs of led aluminum profiles. If you have your particular design, we can customize it for you.
There are generally two types of material covers on the market, PC and PMMA. Depending on the light transmittance, there are three types of covers for each material, transparent, diffuse, and opal.
we can offer three kinds colors of led aluminum profiles: white, black, and silver.
- For the same design, the weight is higher, and the quality will be better.
- Check the appearance. Surface oxidation is good, with no scratches. Then the quality will be good.
- If The cover light transmittance is higher, then the quality is good.
- The end cap fits the led profile, then the quality is good.
- Of course, you need to find the right led aluminum profile suppliers like TLP.
Sure, now many led designers use led strip light and led aluminum profile to design led linear light. LEDYi can produce the led linear light for you by using aluminum profiles at our factory.
What is the length of the led aluminum profile you can offer?
We usually offer LED aluminum profiles of 1m/2m/3m.
But if you need us to cut the lengths for you, no problem. We can cut lengths of no more than 3 meters.
Suppose you are looking for a reliable LED aluminum profile supplier from European countries like France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Netherlands/Belgium. You need to know how to find a supplier.
First, you can buy it from your local store. Many people are in the lighting business in the local market.
Second, you can buy led profiles from online marketplaces, just like Amazon, eBay, Wish, etc.
Third, you can buy from LED aluminum extrusion factories in China, just like us.
- Stick the led strip light into the led aluminum profile.
- Fixed the led aluminum profile under the cabinet.
3. Connect the power supplier to the led strip light.
We offers high-quality led aluminum profiles with the length of 1meter,2meter, and 3meter. And we can provide cutting services for you. We offers many kinds of led aluminum profiles. Such as Surface-mounted aluminum profile, Recessed aluminum profile, Pendant aluminum profile, Corner aluminum profile, Round aluminum profile, Stair aluminum profile, and Flexible aluminum profile. As a led aluminum profile factory in China, We offer this aluminum housing worldwide. According to your request, we offer customized led strip light aluminum extrusion in different lengths. Many customers use this led aluminum profile to make led linear lights with led strip lights. We can offer led power supplies, led aluminum profiles, and led strip lights. That is easy for customers to source lighting material in one factory.
When you are in the LED lighting business, you need to find the best LED aluminum profile manufacturer as your partner.
Here are some leading LED aluminum profile manufacturers that you can choose from.
There are many led aluminum profiles on the market. It is, therefore, a daunting task to choose the right one.
1. You must define your lighting project.
Different lighting projects require different led light bar aluminum profiles. You must know precisely what to request.
2. You have to know the right led strip lights.
The dimensions of different led aluminum profiles are different. Therefore, you need to find the right size led strip for the LED channel.
3. You have to choose the best type and shape of led aluminum channels.
LED strip extrusions come in different types and shapes. They are T-shaped LED profile extrusions, U-shaped LED light channels, LED mounts for corner lighting, etc.