These High efficiency ultra-bright non-waterproof 5730 LED strip lights are great for indoor use in the kitchen or bathroom, in the office or at work.
LED strip lights offer the highest intensity, brightness and even distribution of light. These ribbon lights are a *new - super bright bright version providing greater efficiency over there SMD5050 predecessors. They feature 60 LED lights per metre, totaling 150 LEDs per 2.5 metre roll featuring genuine 3M self-adhesive backing for super easy installation..
LED strips illuminate instantly and produce a bright continuous light housed in an slim (10 mm) non-waterproof flexible design that come in a range of sizes and colours to suit most applications. LED lighting strip in its essence, is a continuous row of LEDs that have been soldered together with resistors to form a circuit. LEDs are low voltage and require a 12 volt DC power supply.
Ideal for: sign lighting, cupboard and cabinet lighting, edge lighting for steps, door frames, shelf lighting, edge lighting, lighting for under kitchen cabinets and cupboards. The list is endless so get creative.
The intensity of the light is dependent upon the quantity and length of LEDs.
You will require: one 36 watt power supply for a single strip or if using two or three strips daisy-chained together a 72 watt power supply is required. You also have the option of cutting the strip at least once without having to make new connections. All static 5730 LED strip lights must not exceed 7.5 metres (3 x 2.5m rolls) in length. Basic installations can be done in a matter of minutes as the strips can be stuck directly using the 3M self-adhesive backing. Plug the power supply straight into a standard wall socket and the job is done.
Recommendation: The 60 SMD5730 LED strip light is best suited if you are looking for a very bright illumination or mood lighting, and can be used for promotional designs, illuminating letters, stucco's or hide them behind mouldings or edges of furniture. It operates at 12V DC and can be used with either a mains power supply or battery operated. (coming soon)
This table shows the maximum lengths that can be achieved using different SMD sizes against which mains power supply to order when purchasing:
SMDLengthSMD/pmAmps12 watt / 1A24 watt / 2A72 watt / 6A35282.5 m60 SMD1 Amp1 Strip / 2.5 m2 Strips / 5.0 m3-6 Strips / 15.0 m (max.)35282.5 m120 SMD2 Amp—1 Strip / 2.5 m2-3 Strips / 7.5 m (max.)50502.5 m60 SMD3 Amp—1 Strip / 2.5 m2-3 Strips / 7.5 m (max.)
Can I Cut my LED Strip Lights? While it is possible to get your lights cut by a professional, the process is so simple that you can also do it yourself. If, for example, you find that your strip lights is slightly too long for the area in which you plan to install it, you can chop a section off the end to make it fit. Alternatively, if you have a large, single strip of LEDs, but you would prefer two separate pieces, you can cut the strip in half.
LED Strip Lights can be cut at 5 cm intervals, depending on the type of strip light purchased. The "cutting points" are clearly marked with a straight line. To separate your strip lights, cut along the line using a pair of scissors or craft knife. Always make sure the tool you are using is sharp, as a blunt tool could potentially cause damage to the circuit board and components.
Due to their design, LED Strip Lights will continue to work even after they have been cut. This is because their circuit is completely closed at each cutting point. If you are removing a section from the end of your strip light, always make sure you are cutting it at the end away from the connector.
If you are cutting you strip lights into two parts and plan to use them as two separate installations, you will also have to do a bit of soldering. At each cutting point there should be a series of solder points (circular metal discs). To attach a new length of 2 core cable, you will need to solder the wires to their corresponding solder points (which should be clearly marked for this purpose).
Soldering isn't a difficult task, but obviously requires the requisite tools, which most people don't own. Asking an electrician to do the soldering on your behalf will also work out to be fairly expensive as you are of course paying for their time.