LED strip lights are one of the most versatile forms of lighting out there. These strip lights come in a variety of colours (such as white, yellow, blue, green and red), can be water-resistant, and are available in different lengths, making them perfect for any sign or illuminated display. They can also be used to brighten up a wedding or event.
This guide will look at single-colour LED strips and discuss some of the typical uses of these hues to help you pick the best strip for your requirements. We’ll also highlight some products in the WeLoveLEDs range and answer some frequently asked questions about LED strip lighting. Click on one of the links below to jump to that section:
Colour has an enormous impact on our emotions and perceptions, and red is one of the most emotive colours.
The colour red has long been associated with connotations of love, passion and desire, making it perfect for romantic settings such as wedding receptions or Valentine’s Day parties and events.
Being very vibrant and attention-grabbing in nature, red is also the colour of power. Red LED strips would be the perfect addition for business premises looking for a modern aesthetic, but also for warning and safety signs.
If you think about the colour yellow, the first things that probably come to mind are brightness, warmth and sunshine. It is an essentially emotional colour and has a strong psychological effect; it imbues feelings of cheerfulness and optimism. Yellow LED strips lights would be perfect for events that are all about celebration as accent lighting around a venue to evoke friendliness and happiness.
Yellow is one of the brightest colours out there, especially when used in LED lighting. This makes it perfect for any important signs that need to stand out and be noticed from a long distance, such as road safety and construction notices.
Not only is blue the colour of the sky, but it also often associated with the mind and intelligence to invoke mental rather than physical reactions. It evokes freedom, creativity, reflection and serenity, and can have a positive effect on the mind and body—ideal for use in spas and other health spaces.
Using blue LED strips for accent lighting around an office or other workspace to create a more calm environment may encourage employees to feel more comfortable and creative. This could lead to a more productive work environment and less tense staff.
Blue also represents the sea and water, so can be used in aquatic-themed productions and parties, and in buildings that have a good view of the water.
Green is at the centre of the colour spectrum and represents balance. It related to nature, growth and the environment, and is used to represent parks and the countryside as well as eco-friendly causes such as recycling. When the eye perceives the colour green it requires no adjustment, which has a restful effect.
The colour is of course associated with important public holidays such as the Christmas season and St Patrick’s Day. A lighting display using green LED strips would be the perfect addition to a holiday- themed celebratory event.
Green LED strip lights can also be used for safety signs in buildings, to provide a noticeable marker for entrance and exit points.
Now you have a bit more information about the typical uses of single-colour LED strips, here are some products available from WeLoveLEDs and their key features. All of these strip lights come with a 12-month warranty.
|S-Type 60 LED strip||This LED strip light comes in six different colours, is dimmable, and is ideal for the internal illumination of letters and shapes.||12V||W6mmx H2.5mm||IP20|
|S-Type 72 LED Strip||This type of LED light strip is flexible along two axes, meaning that it can be adjusted to fit any requirement. It is available in red, green, blue and yellow as well as pure and warm white.||12V||W6mm x H2.5mm||IP20|
|Classic 120 LED Strip||This classic LED strip has been designed to last over 30,000 hours. Moreover, it's available in one continuous length up to 5m and is available in red, green or blue, as well as pure and warm white.||12V||W8mm x H2.5mm||IP20|
Why install LED strip lights?
There are many benefits to using LED lights over regular lights. LED lights only use around 15% of the energy a standard halogen lamp uses. They also let off no heat, reducing cooling expenses. Depending on the IP rating and water resistance, LED light strips can be used almost anywhere.
LED strips from WeLoveLEDs have a live span of around 30,000 hours, making them a big money saver in the long-run. They are incredibly safe as LED lights are usually low voltage and are cool to the touch.
How do I install LED strip lights?
LED lights are incredibly easy to install. All you need are your LED strips, LED tape, a compatible driver and compatible connector wire.
First, connect the LED tape to the connector wire. Make sure you match the red wire with the plus sign and the black wire with the minus sign. Once the connector clasp is fastened, remove the adhesive backing and stick the LED strip to the surface of your choice. Connect the other end of the cable to the driver, and finally plug the driver into the power supply.
How energy-efficient is LED strip lighting?
LED lighting is one of the most energy-efficient lighting options out there. An LED strip uses up to 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb and lasts 25 times longer.
If you have any more questions about LED lighting or want help picking the perfect colour for your event/space, contact WeLoveLEDs for more information.