Lighting strips have been used for several decades for decorative purposes. During festivities, these strips would be used to light up homes and businesses alike. These strips were delicate, and would get damaged easily, and at the same time they would consume a lot of energy making them very expensive to maintain. Today lighting strips made of LED’s, or light emitting diodes, have replaced these older variants for a number of reasons.
The first reason is the fact that LED last up to 10 times longer than incandescent or fluorescent lamps. The LED strips have a useful life of up to 50,000 hours. This effectively reduces the costs associated with replacing bulbs in the strip every time they burn out.
Secondly, LED lamps are highly energy-efficient. They use very little power to produce the same luminance produced by incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. Technological advancements have made it possible to replace high-powered halogen lamps with low -powered LED lamps which still produce the same amount of light. This fact has been hailed by governments and citizens alike since the need to produce high amounts of energy is reducing.
LED lighting strips are highly customizable, making them perfect for decorating purposes. The individual lamps come in different colors enabling you to customize your strip in the manner that befits your purpose. If you want the trips to follow your company colors, then you should provide the supplier with the design, and he will assemble the strip for you. If you want the strips for decorating your home during Christmas, then you can look for readily assembled strips having lamps of assorted colors.
LED lighting strips use direct current, and you will need a power converter to plug in the strips. The rating of the converter will determine the length of the strips. If you have a 100-watt converter, and you want a strip made of 5-watt LED lamps, you can only assemble about 15 to 20 lamps in one single strip. You can also get a controller to change the color of the LED strip. RGB LED lamps can change color with the help of the controller. This gives you a lot of flexibility, when using the strips for decorative purposes.
LED lighting strips come in rigid and flexible configurations. The rigid configuration is perfect for replacing fluorescent lamps, while the flexible one is perfect for stringing, or threading, along curved surfaces.