Like the standard RGB, you can change colours but with the option of a separate white LED. This white LED allows you to have a true white colour that you wouldn't otherwise be able to have with standard RGB tape.
Due to their properties, LED strip lights can be installed in almost any location, from kitchen to bedroom or living rooms. As they are so versatile, they are also self fixing with 3M adhesive. Due to the wide range of surfaces that the LED Strip Lights are stuck to, we unfortunately cannot guarantee the adhesive on all surfaces. The strip can also be cut every 100mm so you can customise the lengths you want, to suit your needs.
Did you know that all of our LED Tape is dimmable? Simply use alongside a dimmable driver to alter the brightness!
Please note that all IP67 and IP68 tape comes in lengths of up to 5m max, and will not fit in any of our aluminium profiles.
IP65 tape comes in maximum lengths of up to 25m, and will be soldered tape to tape every 5m for any lengths over 5m. Although 25m lengths are available in this way, there is no guarantee that it can be ran continuously due to power drop. Please get in touch with us if you require further information about this.
IP20 tape may or may not come soldered tape to tape, as this depends on how it arrives to us from our suppliers.
Find further information on Strip Lights on our FAQs page.
Cover Your LED Strips From External Water Damage
The versatility of the strip lights allows for installation internally and externally. This versatility means they are available in a range of IP (waterproofing) ratings so they can be installed in a vast range of locations. The available IP Ratings and their general usage is listed in the below table:
Protection against water is minimal and it is advised that installation of IP20 strips are indoors , away from any water.
IP65 allows for more protection from water being resistant to splashes and jets of water. IP65 is mainly installed internally in rooms which has a higher risk of contact with water such as bathrooms. IP65 can be installed externally where water does find it difficult to get to.
As the IP65 LED strip lights come with a silicone cover they are only available in max lengths of 5m whereas IP20 is available in maximum lengths of 10m.
Bespoke Cutting Service
As these strip lights can be cut at 100mm intervals they can be made up to custom lengths. Here at Wholesale LED Lights we are aware that not everyone has the means to make up their own lengths of strips, so we offer a cutting and soldering service on all of our LED strip lights.
All LED Tape is priced per metre. If you purchase any amount of LED strip lights then we will send it out as one full, uninterrupted length e.g. 1 x 3m rather than 3 x 1m.
Bringing The Strips To Life And Setting The Modes
Our RGBW LED strip light runs at 12 volts and require a 12 volt power supply. We have a range of power supplies available for use with RGBW strips such as UK 3-Pin Plug adapters as well as IP67 Rated units.
As RGBW strips have 30 RGB LEDs and 30 White LEDs you can mix varying amount of Red, Green & Blue with the White LED for pastel colours, have just the White LEDs illuminated for general purpose or use just the RGB LEDs. To change the colours you will need to purchase an RGBW controller. Not only does the controller change the colour, you can also choose between 1 of 6 preset modes as well as speed and brightness functions.
The RGBW controller can run up to 13 metres off of a single controller, if you need to run longer than that then there are RGBW amplifiers available to help you run longer lengths.
Despite having the option of controlling the brightness of your light output, you will not need a dimmable LED driver and a standard LED driver will be sufficient.
The power supplies available come in a wide range of maximum loads to help accommodate for a wide range of lengths. In the list below there is a range of notable lengths and the power that use:
■ 1 Metre - 14.4 Watts;
■ 3 metres - 43.2 Watts;
■ 5 metres - 72 Watts;
■ 10 metres - 144 Watts;
■ 15 Metres - 216 Watts.
When running LED strips it is advised that you run 10% under the maximum load of the power supply to maximise the efficiency, life span and to keep the power supply running at a lower temperature.
Providing The Complete Look And Extending The Life
With an estimated lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, LED strips can last for nearly 15 years. This lifespan can undulate depending on a variety of external factors. The table below illustrates the main three conditions that can cause the lifespan to change:
A lower air surrounding the LED strips can help preserve the life.
Warmer air around the strips can reduce the life of the strips making premature failure more likely.
IP Ratings are used when only necessary.
Over use of IP Ratings e.g. IP67 rated strips being used indoors.
Surfaces that dissipate heat effectively like aluminium are best to be mounted on.
If the strip is mounted onto a surface that dissipates heat poorly such as MDF then the life can be reduced drastically.
Favourable conditions can make the life of the strip increase by up to 50% to 75,000 hours!
As RGBW has a separate White LED it requires 5 cores as oppose 4 core in standard RGBW. Also because of this, you will need a wider profile such as the wide corner aluminium profile.
Any strip lights that are IP65 rated and internally installed without a profile are not applicable to any form of warranty if they fail due to heat issues. Replacements for strip lights that have been mounted without aluminium profiles will be charged at 50% of the retail price when bought with aluminium profiles.
Increase Your Warranty By 3 Years And Advice On Installation
If you have any questions about the wiring of RGBW strips, the extendable warranty or have any trade enquiries then please feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our friendly customer service team on 0116 321 4120.
If you would like to return anything you have bought from Wholesale LED Lights, you have 14 days from the date of delivery to notify us. Should you with to, you then have a further 14 days to send the item back to us. You will then receive either a refund or an exchange.
This applies to all items unless otherwise stated, for example, any custom-made items (such as cut to length LED Strip Lights, or LED Door Signs) are excluded from our 14 day returns policy.
If an item has been modified, attempted to have been repaired or otherwise tampered with, Wholesale LED Lights are not obliged to offer a refund or exchange.