LED Strip Installation

- 2021-10-20-

Why use an LED strip for lighting?
The LED strip has become the solution to obtain modern and designer lighting. With ever more innovative technology, there is a multitude of LED strips. That’s why there will usually always be a solution for your lighting projects. The LED tape can be stuck thanks to its self-adhesive back. It is also flexible, so it can be installed on a curve or rounded corners. In addition to all these LED strips, you have at your disposal an incredible amount of accessories that will allow you to easily install and easily manage your lighting.

Indeed, thanks to the different aluminum profiles for LED tape, it will be very easy for you to integrate the tape into your installations. We all dream of being able to turn a light on or off without having to move, with the range of radiofrequency controllers you can manage all the LED strips that are installed in your interior as well as all the products in the range (connected bulbs, spotlights, interior, and exterior).

LED Strip Installation
Before embarking on the purchase of LED equipment, it is necessary to know what the LED strip needs to function. Our tapes generally operate at 12V or 24V, so it is essential to power them via a 220V / 12V or 220V / 24V LED transformer. These power supplies can come in different formats: desktop (laptop charger type), industrial (equipped with a screw terminal block for connections), or waterproof (with bare wires for connections), the trick is to take the power supply according to its installation so that it is the most practical and efficient.

After the power supply, there can be a control system, then there is everything: Infrared controller, radiofrequency controller, small rotary dimmer, low voltage switch and most recently a WI-FI gateway was released which allows controlling the LED strips with the smartphone!

To fix the LED strip it’s very simple. As they are equipped with a self-adhesive back, you just have to remove the protection and stick your tape. So be careful because the surface must be smooth, clean, and degrease free for the adhesive to be effective. Otherwise, it is possible to reinforce the adhesive with a touch of glue/silicone sealant.

In some situations, you will not be able to simply use the self-adhesive backing to install your LED strip. Simply because at the level of the finish, the result will not be pretty or will not look professional. Rest assured! This is why there are aluminum profiles dedicated to LED strips, there are all shapes. “V” profiles to be able to embed them, flat profiles to simply put them on the support, triangular profiles to install them in the corners and there is still much more.