Is LED Strip Lighting Safe?

Before buying led strip lights, most people have a concern, is the led light strip safe? At this point, I want to say that your worries are unnecessary because the use of led light strips is much safer than other large appliances, such as your refrigerator.

Led strip lights use non-toxic materials, do not contain harmful substances, such as heavy metals lead and mercury, and will not harm human health.

Most led rope lights are used at low voltage like 5V led strip lights, 12V led strips or 24V led light strips, except for a few special high-voltage led light strips such as AC110V high voltage led strips or AC220V high voltage led strip lights.

Low voltage is a safe voltage, which can be used on various occasions without any danger to humans. We have all heard of incidents of AC high-voltage injuries, such as, on thunder and rainy day, do not approach high-voltage routes, but we have not heard of incidents of low-voltage injuries.

The power supply of the LED strip lighting is generally constant current (rated current) and constant voltage (rated voltage), and the energy is greatly limited.

If the led light strip is over-current or short-circuited, the switching power supply will output zero for protection. Without energy, naturally, there will be no heat and no fire will be caused.

A series-connected led light strip will be burnt out quickly under the action of a high current. As long as one LED light is burned out, the remaining series-connected LED particles will also be extinguished due to an open circuit.

About how to choose the right led power supply for your led strip light, you can click this blog link.

24V LED strip connects to the led transformer and then plugs into the alternating current outlet. 

In summary, it is safe for people to use led strip lights, and it will not cause harm to the human body. Feel free to use the led strip lights. When you have it, you can truly see the feeling it brings to you.

Can LED strips catch fire?

Without an external flame, the led strip itself will not cause a fire, even though it’s overheated. The working temperature of led strip lights is up to 50℃, although incorrect use will cause the temperature to be higher, it is far below the temperature that can cause a fire.

However, for the safety of you and your family, it is recommended that you install the led strip where the children cannot reach. The fire broke out because the temperature of the combustible material reached the ignition point. The important point to note here is that the temperature is too high.

We must pay attention to any factors mentioned in another article about how to stop led strip lights from overheating, current, voltage, power, the number of connecting led strip lights in series, LED strip quality, heat dissipation material, working temperature, and ambient temperature, click here to know more.

Is it safe to sleep with LED strip lights on?

Led strip lights are the same as other lamps. When you sleep, you can choose to leave the light on or off, and it all depends on your personal wishes. This will not affect you much, except that you may have to pay a little more for electricity.

Choose whether to turn on the led light strip, the influencing factor is whether it will affect your sleep. If you think sleeping with led strip lights on is OK, and it is OK. However, If the led strip prevents you from sleeping well, turn it off.

And if you have insomnia or sleep disorders, we recommend that you turn it off when you sleep or use colorful led strip lights which are a sleep aid, to give you a good sleeping environment. 

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