Is It Worth Getting LED Strip Lights To Lighting Your Place?

Here we will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of LED light strips to explain whether it is worth starting with to decorate your home or other lighting places.

Article Guide:

  1. Are LED Strip Lights sustainable?
  2. Do LED strip lights use a lot of electricity?
  3. Are led strip lights flexible?
  4. Can you cut led strip lights?
  5. Are led strip lights easy to install?
  6. How many colors are in led strip lights? 
  7. How to choose the right white light color temperature?
  8. Can you adjust brightness of led strip lights?
  9. What are the pros and cons of led strip lights?
  10. Precautions for led strip lights

Are LED Strip Lights sustainable?

In our daily life, paying attention to environmental protection is one of our responsibilities. That means it’s important that whether the materials we use are environmentally friendly. Led strip lights are sustainable in three aspects.

Led strip lights are more energy-saving.

It is 80% more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent lamps. Compared with traditional lights, the energy of led strips requires less.

Less energy means less consumption. While you are using one incandescent lamp, others can use multiple led strip lights with the same energy.

Non-toxic materials are used in the production of led lights.

It won’t be harmful to human health. Some traditional lights are not friendly to the environment because of the toxic materials. The use of non-toxic materials greatly improves the possibility of sustainable development.

Led strip lights have a long lifespan, which can reach 50,000 hours.

The life of the LED is related to the LED chip and drive. LED long life is because it will not cause the problem of filament fusing.

During the use of an led strip light, you may have replaced several traditional lamps. This is enough to prove that the led strip lights have a longer service life and are more durable than traditional lamps.

Choosing led strip lights is not only a sustainable choice but also a healthy choice.  

Do LED strip lights use a lot of electricity? 

Why are LED lights energy efficient? Let’s take a 5050 SMD LED as an example, the wattage of a 5050 SMD LED is about 0.2W. If it has 60 LED lights in one led strip light, and the total wattage of 5 meters/16.4 feet led strip is 0.2*60*5=60W/5 meters. 

Compared with large household appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners, LED strip lights are very energy-saving appliances. 

LED is made of semiconductor materials into light-emitting diodes to directly convert electrical energy into light energy, and its electro-optical efficiency is very high. 95% of LED energy is converted into light, and only 5% is converted into heat. 

Are led strip lights flexible?

The led strip light we often say refers to the flexible LED light strip. The biggest feature of led flexible strip lights is that they can be bent.

The opposite of flexible led strip lights is rigid led light bars, which have a rigid appearance.

When you use led light strips, it is not limited to linear lighting projects. You can bend it at a certain angle. It is more adaptable to your installation environment.

Can you cut led strip lights?

Many people have the question: can I cut the led strip lights? They don’t know an important feature of led strip lights is that can be cut.

Each kind of led strip has different cutting units. Commonly, one led light can be cut for DC 5V led strip lights, three led lights for 12V led strip lights, and six led lights for 24V led strip lights.

The advantage of cutting led strip lights is that you can according to the installation cut and obtain your perfect strip length.

Are led strip lights easy to install?

IP20 and IP65 rating LED strip lights usually have a 3M adhesive backing. Compared with other led lights installation, the installation of led strip lights is more simple and more convenient.

You just only need to tear off the 3M tape and stick it to your installation place. The tape of the led strip lights is very sticky. It won’t fall off easily if you clean up your installation place.

IP67 and IP68 waterproof led strip lights are fixed by mounting clips because they are too heavy, and the adhesive tape can’t bear excessive weight.

If you are confused about the LED IP rating, you can click here to know more.

How many colors are in led strip lights? 

LED strip lights not only have various colors but also there are a variety of color temperatures to choose from, which gives you more possibilities to enjoy led strip lights.

Led strip lightsColor and color temperature
Single color led strip lightsRed, green, blue, ice blue, purple, pink, warm white, cool white, daylight, yellow
Tunable white led strip lightswarm white(2800K-3200K), natural white(4000K-5000K), daylight white(6000K-6500K)
RGB led strip lightsFull-color changing
RGBW led strip lightsFull-color changing
RGBCCT led strip lightsFull-color changing
Addressable RGB led strip lightsDream color
Addressable RGBW led strip lightsDream color
Addressable RGBCCT led strip lightsDream color

How to choose the right white light color temperature?

We provide 2300K-7000K white light color temperature to choose from 2700K warm white, 4000K neutral white, 6000K daylight, to 7000K cool white.  

For more led color temperature knowledge please read:

Can you adjust brightness of led strip lights?

Dimming a COB LED strip

If you don’t satisfied with LED light brightness, or you want to determine the LED brightness by your will.

With a LED dimmer, you can get different brightness from the darkest to the brightest. You can choose the right brightness in every case.

Multi-color led strip lights can adjust brightness as well through a corresponding led light controller.

What are the pros and cons of led strip lights?

The pros of led strip lights are numerous. And it is precisely because of these advantages that more and more people are buying led strip lights to use indoors and outdoor. If you want to enjoy led strip lights as well, start now. 

Led strip lights need to be connected to the led power supply if they want to work. And if your led strip light is color changing, it requires installing an led controller between led strips and a power supply to control color and adjust brightness with a remote or mobile phone.

Although your strip light is a single color, it may need a led light dimmer sometimes. Therefore, it may take some cost to prepare a set of led strip lights.

1. Flexible / can be bent.
2. Easy to install. 
3. Energy-saving, high efficiency, and environment friendly.
4. Various led light colors and color temperatures to choose from. 
5. Adjustable brightness. 
6. Long lifespan. 
7. Low voltage and safe.
1. Take some cost to use
2. Necessary items: LED power supply, led controller/led dimmer

After reading the above content, I believe you should already have the answer to whether start with led strip lights. If you have any other questions, contact us and we will wholeheartedly answer for you.

Precautions for led strip lights

Although the led strip lights have a long life and are more durable than ordinary lamps, they should be protected during use.

There are still some aspects that must be paid attention to, otherwise, it may cause a reduction in the service life of the led strip and cause great damage to the LED lighting.

Proper use not only protects the led light strip itself, but also gives you a healthier light environment.

1. Naked led strip lights should avoid external force and prevent damage to the strip.
2. The led strip light cannot be installed on a sharp surface.
3. When the led strip light is rolled, it cannot be lighted up for a long time.
4. Make sure the wiring is correct when wiring the led strip lights to the power supply or controller.
5. Make sure the current, voltage, and wattage are used correctly. Remember the power rule 80%.
6. The led strip light can only be bent horizontally and backward along the arrangement direction of the SMD LED.