The lighting game has been through a number of changes and improvements and has come to the point where even linear lighting is a possibility. I am talking about strip lights and, mark my words, once you make the decision to switch from conventional incandescent lighting to led stripes, you will instantly see all the advantages that come with that. Here are some.
First, led strips are flexible, a feature that makes them an extremely convenient and easy solution. Unlike bulbs, led strips can be attached to curvy surfaces, corners and they can be even molded into almost any shape. Moreover, led strips are made to last and withstand harsh conditions like heavy vibrations or external impacts. Note that a number of models available on the market have an operating temperature ranging from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius, and an average life of 40,000 hours.
Next, for those of you who are not good at handling lights, and cables, and what not, you will be pleased to know that the installation of these strips is as easy as can be. They come with adhesive tape on the back that allows you to simply peel it off and stick them wherever you like. Since these stay completely cool while operating, they are safe to use around kids, pets and heat sensitive areas. And if that was not enough, if you need to use them in areas where they would constantly come into contact with water, you can get them in waterproof tubes or ribbons, and use them safely and without any worries.
One of the best features that come with led lights is that they are environmentally friendly. They can be recycled since they aren’t made of any harsh or destructive chemicals like mercury, for instance. On the same note, led strip lights are energy efficient as well. They use up to 75 % less energy than incandescent lights, making them ideal for eco-conscious users. You can fit them in any area since they can be cut – no worries, it is completely safe and easy to achieve without the need of experts. When it comes to colour, you will surely be able to find one that suits your needs best since they come in white, neutral white, warm white, blue and you can even find colour-changing ones. And, finally, for those of you who want to create more romantic ambience, you can use the dimming option – you will be amazed by the possibilities.