Pros And Cons Of Installing LED Strips

When you are looking to light up your home, we suggest that you aim for a combination of glamour, style and art. This is where LED Strip Lights can help with. These can instantly transform your home or working office.

Compared to other conventional bulbs that are available on the market such as fluorescents and halogens and incandescent lights - LED lights (Including LED Strip Lights) boast a multitude of benefits compared to other light bulbs available.

To ensure you get a complete understanding of installing LED strips, in our latest post we will highlight the pros and cons of installing LED strips in your home.

 

Pro’s

A Substantial Cut On Your Electricity Bill

It may prove as a shock, however, considering installing LED strip lights can in fact cut your electricity bill rather significantly. You may have found cutting bills in the past to be a rather difficult task - LED strip lights are the answer for your electricity costs.

Investing in LED lights proves to be an excellent method of cutting down on your electricity costs. LED strip lights, just like every other LED light on the market are tremendously efficient, thus requiring relatively lower electricity to light your home.

If you are curious as to how this works, consider this - a meter strip light will use 7.2 watts of power which leaves over 90% efficiency compared to incandescent lights, fluorescents or halogens.

Take this into consideration also, should you own a fairly large-scale establishment and need to install large volumes of appropriate lighting in each room - this will result in fairly substantial bills come to the end of the month. A way to avoid becoming neck-deep in electricity bills, incorporating LED lights, such as strip lights will substantially lower the overall cost.

 

Beautification

LED light strips are unique due to their non-conventional way of beautification. Undoubtedly, other types of LED lights like wall lamps, tube lights, LED flex lights, neon lights, pendant lights, and downlights are all aesthetically pleasing.

However, LED light strips have a unique way of introducing a glamourous and beautiful finish to a home or place of work. When a home or establishment sets up welcoming lights like LED strip lights, you automatically create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere.

To spice things up, LED strips can be fashioned to write out certain words such as the name of an establishment or to wish customers well during celebrations such as Christmas.

 

Colour

Do you wish to opt for lighting options that serve more colour? Then LED light strips are a suitable option. Why is this? LED light strips are made to cover a large spectrum of light colours. Asides from the warm white LEDs that are most common, LED strips can be purchased in a selection of various colours.

 

Flexibility

Unlike the other kind of lighting options available, LED strips are flexible. Wherever you think your LED strips will look the best, they will provide you with the freedom to implement them wherever you please.

Why are LED strip lights so flexible? This is due to the fact that LEDs are attached to a flexible ribbon circuit board that can be bent in various ways. Opening up the possibilities to work within your preference - without worrying about damaging the lights.

 

Longevity

Just like other LEDs and lightbulbs in general, LED strips do not last forever. With this being said, an LED light is able to operate for 50,000 hours which is rather high compared to other types of lighting options available. Some LED Strip lights of high quality even boast LEDs that can last up to 100 000 hours before burnout.

 

Savings

Like every other LED light on the market, LED strip lights allow you to reduce your overall lighting costs significantly. This is due to its longevity, energy efficiency, and low running cost.

 

Cuttings

It would be an absolute disaster if you picked up a pair of scissors to cut a part of a wall lamp or a chandelier. However, LED strips allow you such freedom as you can cut according to your desired length.

In order to cut your LED strip lights, you need to find cutting hooks all through their lengths and are cut to shorten the strip according to the length of the installation area.

For simple reconnections, you can use non-solder connections, or you can get the assistance of our specialists to help you with a simple fix.

 

Battery Powered

Some LED lights are battery-powered, enabling them to be fixed anywhere you need. This is possible even with no available electrical connectivity.

 

Cons

 

Replacement Of A Single Bulb

Should one of you LED bulbs need replacing, this can prove to be a fairly difficult task. Especially if you do not own an LED strip kit.

 

Patchiness

After frequent use coupled with an extended period of time, you may find that your LED strips start to experience a burnout towards a few bulbs - or even the entire unit itself. Should this occur, this will look unsightly unless the necessary repairs are done as soon as feasible.

 

Low Light Intensity

Unlike other LED bulbs, LED strips are made of solid materials known to consume a wide portion of the energy produced. As a result of this, the light output will be fairly dimmer than other lights.

However, you must know that LED strips are not usually used as the primary source of light but as a means to spice things up and create an artistic flair in the home, bar, or office.

 

Alternating Voltage

When there is an alternating voltage from the light source, there is a risk of burnout of the entire strip. To avoid this, you can opt for battery-powered LED strips instead or just make sure that your electricity connection is stable.

 

The Use Of Adhesive Paste

To fix a LED strip, you would need to attach it to surfaces after applying adhesive. Over time, the adhesive might grow weak and require a new adhesive application. Also, adhesive can leave unattractive marks on the walls or any other surface when removed.

 

Conclusion

Overall, the advantages of installing LED Strips outweigh the disadvantages. At LED Supplier, we have a wide range of LED lighting solutions available to purchase with next day delivery available.

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