LED Strip Lights
We offer a wide range of LED strip lights that will suit your needs for any occasion. Our flexible and rigid strips come in different colors, shapes as well sizes so you can find one to fit all spaces! We also provide silicone neon color options if desired – making it easier than ever before with 3D rendering technology at our disposal.”
MSH LED Strip Lights
We offer a wide variety of LED strip lights to present an elegant, thin and flexible solution that can fulfill any lighting task from accent or task lightings all the way up through party/event installations.
The pre-coated 3M tape ensures easy mounting while also incorporating aluminum profiles for durable support in corners – no matter what type you need!
LED Light Strip Buying Guide
LED light strips are the most efficient form of lighting.
They are long-lasting, and they do not produce as much heat as other forms of lighting.
This makes them ideal for any space, whether it is a residential, commercial, or industrial space.
This strip can be flexible or rigid.
It can be encased in aluminum or silicone and be found in different sizes and shapes.
This guide will help you sift through all the information out there and focus on the perfect LED light tape lights for your lighting project.
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing LED light strips, such as the type of strip, the color of the light, and the brightness.
Once you know what you need, you can start comparing different brands and models to find the perfect LED light strip for your project.
01 Why Should You Choose LED Light Strips?
Here are some Benefits of LED light strips for your needs:
LED light strips come in a wide range of colors, allowing you to create any type of lighting effect you desire.
Whether you’re looking for a soft glow or something more flashy, LED light ribbons have you covered.
LED lights strip are also quite durable, meaning that you won’t have to replace them as often as you might need to replace other types of light bulbs.
This can save you both time and money in the long run.
Lower your energy bill
LED light strips use up to 90% less energy than other light sources, which can result in significant monthly savings.
LED light strips can be bent and curved to fit any space, making them a great option for tight or awkward spaces.
LED light strips have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, compared to 1,000-2,000 hours for other types of lights.
This means you won’t have to replace your light strips as often, saving you time and money in the long run.
Easy to Install
LED strip Lights are also very easy to install. You can do it yourself in just a few minutes.
02 What Factors Should You Consider When Buying LED Light Strips?
LED lights are the most effective way to light up your home.
But how do you decide which one is right for what needs?
We have a list of factors that should be considered before making any purchases, including price range and installation options!
What Type Do I Want?
If you want to install the LED light strips indoors, then you need to decide what kind of lighting you require:
- Accent or Mood Lighting
- Under-Cabinet or Stair Lighting
- Task Lighting
- Industrial Lighting
- Customized Lighting
If you want to install the LED light strips outdoors, then you need to decide what kind of lighting you require:
- Industrial Lighting
Once you have considered these factors, you can begin to narrow down your search for the perfect LED light strip.
What Colors Are Available?
While most people tend to think only of white light when it comes to LEDs, there are a plethora of other shades that can be used to great effect.
Red and green are popular for Christmas lights, while blue and purple can give a room an eerie glow.
You can also find strips that change color based on the music being played – these are perfect for setting the mood at a party!
LED light strips can produce almost all colors under the sun. Based on color, there are three types of LED light strips:
1)White LED light strips help produce white light (warm and cool).
2)RGB LED light strips produce any color on the spectrum by combining red, green, and blue together
3)RGBW LED light strips contain a combination of white light LEDs and RGB LEDs. They can produce white light in combination with other colors.
In addition to producing a wider range of colors, RGBW LED light strips also tend to be brighter than RGB LED light strips.
In addition to color, the two other factors that affect how light is displayed are:
- Color Temperature or CCT:
CCT is Correlated with Color Temperature and is important when it comes to lighting because it can affect the mood and feel of a space.
Warm white light is often used in households because it is inviting and cozy. Cool white light, on the other hand, can be used for task-based lighting because it is more energizing.
2700-2900K- Warm white light that is similar to the light from a traditional incandescent bulb. It has a yellowish tint.
3000-3500K- A neutral white light that is perfect for general home use. It has a slightly warm appearance.
4000-5000K- A cool white light that is great for task lightings such as in the kitchen or office. It has a blueish tint.
The Kelvin scale is a measure of the color temperature of a light source. White LED lights range in color temperature from warm (2700K) to cool (6500K).
The table below shows the recommended uses for different Kelvin ratings:
2700K-3000K: Warm white, used for general illumination and creating a cozy atmosphere.
4000K-4500K: Neutral white, used for general illumination and creating an inviting atmosphere.
5000K-5500K: Bright white, used for general illumination and creating a professional atmosphere.
6000K-6500K: Cool white, used for general illumination and creating a sterile atmosphere.
|LED Light Strip CCT||Recommended Application|
|2700K – 3000K||living rooms, bedrooms, waiting areas, lobbies|
|3500K – 4100K||kitchens, hallways, staircases, elevators|
|5000K – 6000K||garages, bathrooms, offices, industrial spaces|
- Color Rendering Index or CRI:
The Color Rendering Index (CRI) of an LED light strip helps you distinguish between similar-looking colors like navy blue and black under natural sunlight.
The CRI is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best.
The higher the CRI, the better you’ll be able to see each individual color and the more accurate the color will be.
Additionally, the CRI is used to determine the hue, vividness, and color harmony of the light produced by your LED light strip.
Therefore, if you are looking for LED light strips for domestic use, a CRI rating of 80 or above should be sufficient.
However, if you are looking for LED light strips for a commercial or industrial space, you will need to find ones with a CRI rating higher than 90.
When choosing an LED light strip, it is important to consider the CRI to make sure that the light is going to be helpful in seeing the colors you want to see.
What is the Brightness Do You Want Your LED Strip Light to Be?
The brightness of an LED is usually measured in lumens, with a higher number indicating a brighter light.
However, it’s important to note that different manufacturers’ products will produce different results despite having the same lumen rating.
This is why it’s often best to read customer reviews before making a purchase!
To determine the brightness of a LED light strip, you can check its Lumen information. LED lights use Lumens instead of Watts to measure their brightness.
The greater the Lumen rating of a LED light tape, the brighter it is.
Lumen rating combined with LED density and pitch gives an accurate representation of LED light strip brightness.
Though you can choose to make your space as bright as you want, here is a table relaying recommended lumens for specific lighting tasks:
In addition to the brightness, you should also think about how wide of an area the light will need to cover.
If you are only lighting up a small space, then a lower lumen rating may be just fine. However, if you are looking to brighten up a large room then you will need to go with a higher number.
|Lighting Task||Recommended Lumens|
|Accent Lighting (staircase, pool)||150-250 lm/ft|
|Nearby Task Lighting (lamps, under-cabinet)||175-550 lm/ft|
|Distant Task Lighting (ceiling)||350-1200 lm/ft|
|Indirect Lighting (backlights)||375-1200 lm/ft|
|Signage (hoardings)||500-1200 lm/ft|
What is the Life Expectancy?
LEDs are designed to last a lot longer than traditional light bulbs, with some models boasting a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours!
This means that you won’t need to replace them nearly as often, which will save you both time and money in the long run.
Are There Any Special Features?
Nowadays, there are all sorts of different features that can be found on LED light strips.
One popular option is the ability to change the color of the light via remote control or smartphone app.
This allows you to easily adjust the mood of a room without having to go through the hassle of replacing physical bulbs!
What Is The Size Of The LED Light Strip You Need?
When purchasing an LED light strip, you need to consider the size.
Some LED light strips are very long, while others are just a few feet long.
If you need a light strip that is longer than 5 feet, you may want to consider buying two shorter strips instead of one long strip.
This will give you more flexibility when installing the light strip.
With that in mind, the size of the LED light strip you need will depend on the specific lighting needs of your project.
If you need a longer light strip, you can easily connect multiple LED tapes together using LED light strip connectors.
Our team at MSH can also help you customize LED light strips to be the perfect length for your needs.
For example, our Ultra Slim 2835 LED Strip is perfect for indirect room lighting. With a width of 5mm only, the tape light is able to fit into tight spaces and is easily camouflaged.
How many LEDs per meter should you look for in an LED light strip?
If you want a strip with more LEDs, you can choose a higher LED density.
Be sure to check the product specifications to make sure the strip can support the number of LEDs you want.
Our light strips come in densities of 30, 60, and 120 LEDs/meter.
To check the LED pitch, you will need to measure the distance between two adjacent LEDs on the strip.
If the distance is too large, it will lead to dark spots and visible hotspots. This will also affect the overall brightness of the ribbon light.
How Much Power Should Your LED Strip Light Consume?
To calculate the power consumption of an LED strip light, you will need to know the wattage of the strip and the length of the strip.
For example, if you have a 5-meter-long LED strip that uses 9 watts per meter, the total power consumption for the strip will be 45 watts.
What kinds of connectors of LED Strips Light:
When purchasing an LED light strip, you also need to consider the type of connector it has.
Some light strips have a connector that plugs into an outlet, while others have a connector that plugs into a USB port.
Make sure you choose a light strip with a connector that is compatible with your devices.
How your LED light strips will be installed?
There are a couple of things you need to take into account before installing a LED light strip.
The first is the type of adhesive that comes with the strip. Some strips come with adhesives on the back, while others come with magnets.
If you choose a strip with adhesives, make sure the surface you’re sticking it to is clean and dry.
If you choose a strip with magnets, make sure the surface you’re sticking it to is magnetic.
The other thing you need to take into account is how you’re going to power the LED light strip.
Some strips come with a power adapter, while others come with a battery pack. Make sure you choose one that fits your needs.
Once you have answered these questions, you will be able to determine how your LED light strips will be installed.
1. Decide how many LED light strips you need.
2. If you are using multiple LED light strips, determine how many breaks you need to put in.
3. Decide if you need flexible LED light strips or rigid LED light strips.
4. Determine how far the power supply is from the LED light strip.
5. If necessary, purchase connectors and extra wire to reach the power supply.
6. Check if your LED light strips require any special coating.
7. If necessary, program your LED light strip.
8. What is the purpose of the LED light strips?
9. How will the LED light strips be used?
10. What is the layout of the area where the LED light strips will be installed?
11. What type of installation do you prefer: permanent or temporary?
12. Where will you be installing the LED light strips?
13. Do you need a power supply?
14. What color do you want your LED light strips to be?
15· How do you attach LED strip strips
16· How do you install LED strip light tracks
17· How do you get LED strips to stick to the wall
18· Are you supposed to cut LED light strips
20· Can you connect 2 LED strips together
21· How do you install LED strip lights on drywall
22· How do you hide LED strips on the ceiling
23· How do you connect LED strips without soldering or connectors
24· How do LED strips connect to the power supply
24· Can you use hot glue on LED Strip Lights
26· Why do my LED lights keep falling off the wall
27· Why won’t my LED lights stick to my wall
28· Can you put tape over LED strip lights
29· How many LED strips can you connect together
30· How long do LED lights last
31· What can I do with leftover LED strips