Some time ago, the only source of light on the ceiling was a chandelier, a decorative lighting, and many had no idea.At the present time the situation has changed radically.Now there are a variety of finishing materials for the beautiful design of the ceiling (eg, suspended, ceilings, etc.), which give the opportunity to create a variety of lighting design.We'll talk about LED Strip, which will complement any room and make it cozy.
As for the variety of lamps, it is necessary to clarify that in the design of lighting design should be mindful of the subsequent operation of lighting, namely the replacement of the lamps.In remote places frequent replacement lamps can transform their operation in horror.
Or the worst option - the dismantling and installation of ceiling lamps to replace - it, you are more than serious. Therefore it is better to pay close attention on the LED strip, the more so that it can last even 10 years .
LED strip for illumination of the ceiling provided in the form of a flat base with a flexible conductive tracks on this basis applied diodes.Consider what the undeniable advantages of LED strip.So.
- easy installation.
- Enough long life (approximately 50,000 hours).
- Low cost.
- diverse selection of colors.
- Flexible LED Strip consumes minimal power, making it the most profitable in terms of cost.
- This type of lighting is mechanically strong, so when you install the tape does not have to worry that it can be broken, such as fluorescent or neon lamps.
NOTE: Along with the LED strips can be used control systems (controllers) that can change the backlight in speed, color and brightness.This technique will help to achieve the best results in the design of ceilings.
Choosing LED Strip Ceiling
order to acquire the desired band to illuminate the ceiling, they should understand the following differences:
degree of illumination LED tapes can be divided into Weatherproof and nevlagozaschischennuyu. Spill-resistant tape is usually made with a protective class of at least IP44.If the class of protection is lower figure, accordingly, can be considered a tape nevlagozaschischennoy .
most common LED Strip SMD5050 and SMD3528, where 5050 and 3528 - a type of diodes and SMD - this type of installation element.
NOTE: LED Strip Light SMD5050 most powerful and thus most expensive.
Here everything is quite simple, the tape can be monochromatic:
- red, etc.
tape also can be full color RGB, which change their color.
most popular tape at a density of 120, 60 and 30 diodes per meter.The higher the density, the greater the brightness.
recommendations in choosing a tape LED
- main issue in choosing a tape LED ceiling is its cost.If your financial situation is limited, it is possible to give preference to one-color ribbon SMD3528 without moisture protection with 60 diodes per meter.
- But this begs the question, why not buy the tape RGB, which has a value of one-color ribbon is often the same?At this remark answer is simple - for the tape controller must be purchased, in another case, the tape will emit white.
- If you are a financial issue simply do not care, you can buy SMD5050 tape at a density of 30 diodes per meter or SMD3528 with a density of 120 diodes per meter.
TIP: Acquire LED tape with a higher density does not make sense.This can be explained by the fact that a tape with a higher density are used for functional lighting, we are discussing the contour (decorative) lighting.
- tape should be selected in accordance with the specific situation - you need to take into account the length and color of the ceiling of the main light source.Thus, the color - a very important point: Blue - may seem dull and cold, even on a powerful tape, while the green for the perception of the eye is more acceptable.
IMPORTANT: Do not buy the cheapest LED tape.Experience shows that after a short period of time can upset the balance of color.This happens because of the intense degradation of diodes and, in some cases, diodes simply burn out.
- Which tape to decide whether to buy Weatherproof naturally to you.But if there is a possibility that the neighbors above you can flood it is recommended to pay attention to the tape with silicone insulation.
Mounting LED strip at the ceiling
Manipulation installation tape on the ceiling are quite simple. main point is to cut it correctly and connect .Since the tape's reels sold in 5 meters, its better to cut into convenient lengths.At the same time produce a cutting of the tape should be noted in specific areas.
NOTE: For different kinds of LED strips multiplicity of cutting can be different.
often ceiling lights make this way: plasterboard material projection is performed in the ceiling (a cornice), which is established and tape.The light emitted upward.To attach the tape to be thoroughly prepare the surface, that is, clean it from dirt and dust (see: How do wash whitewash from the ceiling: surface preparation).Next to the LED strip is removed and the protective film to the substrate is pressed against the tape.
- So, to the power supply must be connected to the light cord terminals N and L, if it does not come with a power cord.
- also to the power supply, connect the controller, if the tape is used RGB.This is necessary to observe polarity.
- tape connected to the controller, and using a monochrome ribbon immediately to the power supply.
IMPORTANT: Polarity must be observed at all times.Check back once again coincided whether the voltage controller, power supply and ribbon (they are usually 24, 12 and 5).
At first glance, it seems that it is quite a difficult job, but almost everyone can execute it with their hands.To mount such a tape does not require special skills and not have to be an electrician, you will certainly get excellent result.
Conclusion Before writing the above, carefully collect information that is sufficient to determine what kind of tape used.In addition to that you can find online videos and see some details on installing the LED strip.
ceiling lights LED tape combines the functionality, usability and aesthetics, creating a wonderful mood.Ceiling lighting can dramatically change a room, displaying only the individual design.The ceiling, emitting light will give your room a memorable and bright appearance.