by BoscoLighting Team on 12 January 2018
LED Strip Lights are now widely used due to the fact that they are very versatile, low-profile design, efficient and easy to use for every lighting application whether commercial or residential. They can provide great accent lighting to an area and are available in different colours and style options.
Did you know that the common frustration for these strips is that their adhesive backing fails or tends to fall off over time?
Here at BoscoLighting we have taken electricians feedback and found effective ways to install these LED strips securely.
Check out the installation advice.
Make sure you use the correct power supply to avoid electrical failure and to make your LED strip last longer. Using an improper power supply would cause low light dissipation and flickering. BoscoLighting cannot guarantee our strip lights that have been installed with an ill-matched driver, we are able to provide advice on suitable drivers and also have several types in stock or readily available.
Drivers typically should be loaded with no more than 80% of their rated output wattage, including an allowance for all resistance such as from connections and leads, again, please contact us for advice if required.
To avoid voltage drop, please be guided that the advisable maximum linear lighting connection per tail from a driver should not exceed 5000 mm.
Strip lights do not come with supplied heat dissipation and need to be installed on to a metal surface capable of dissipating heat adequately. Our preferred installation method is in the stylish Aluminium Extrusion products. Aluminium extrusion is an affordable way to mount LED strip lights while giving them the best professional look.
Apart from this, correctly matching the appropriate aluminium extrusion with the LED strip will prevent noticeable LED dots and striped patterns and should result in a much better looking installation along with the longevity of the LED strip products.