Versatile LED strips first came onto the marketplace as energy efficient solution for accent lighting, particularly in kitchens. A low-profile design made them simple to hide away under cabinets, counter tops, or racks, while the robust nature of the flex made using traditional lenses unnecessary in most applications. This suggested minimized material expenses which helped LED flex strips to turn into one of the most cost effective lighting choices offered.
For the past several years these so-called “bare flex” installations have grown in popularity, permitting the average customer to achieve the look of high-end lighting for less. As increased competitors has actually helped to enhance quality and accessibility of LEDs, all the while continuing to drive down expenses, electricians and home owners have actually started to explore brand-new ways to put their lights to work. As a result, flexible LED strips are starting to make their way out of the shadows of the cooking area, and into more visible places throughout our houses and organisations.
This increased exposure has actually led lots of consumers and specialists to try out new strategies created to take LEDs to the next level. The low cost and high versatility of LED flex strips makes them the perfect beginning point for constructing unique light, and our Lighting Designers are progressively hired to use their understanding toward these types of projects.
Today, we believed we ‘d share a few ways that our popular low-voltage LED strips can be changed from flex into components. Check out the tips & techniques below, and get inspired!
Develop your own LED panels.
With Inspired LED’s new DIY Radiant Edge System it’s easier than ever to update your flexible LED strips into panels. Our aluminum channels are created to house your choice of LEDs in a variety of brightness levels and colors. For a more distinct “dotted” result attempt our normal or incredibly intense, or for a more even diffused radiance, opt for our ultra or mega brilliant choices.
Terminate your chosen flex utilizing a 3.5 mm Tiger Paw ® connecter or Micro-Lock Tiger Paw ® adapter, then snap on a lens and some end caps, and mount your new component in place. Using these basic components, anybody can develop a smooth, elegant LED panel from the comfort of home. Are you a professional or a specialist DIYer? Inspired LED also offers a special line of in-wall extrusions for those wanting to create distinct recessed lighting in new builds. Contact our style or client service teams for more information.
Retrofit an existing hi bay light fixtures, or utilize found objects to develop your own unique fixture.
If there is an existing component in your house that you’re attached to, you may not wish to compromise looks for the efficiency of LEDs.
Influenced LED products are simple to utilize for retrofits, and can help you reduce energy costs while preserving your preferred components for the future. Or, if you’re feeling imaginative, why not attempt your hand at developing a brand-new light component from a discovered things?
LED flex strips can be utilized to line the interiors and edges of lights, wall sconces, or hanging lights. Low voltage cables can be run back to a hardwire transformer and linked to a dimmer switch on the wall for easy access. Or for a simpler set up, just link your lights to a plug-in power supply with an in-line switch or 4 position dimmer. The possibilities are limited just by your creativity!