LED Ribbon Lights Retailer
LED ribbon lights, or flexible strip lights, are an increasingly popular solution for undercabinet lighting, accent and mood lighting, cove lighting and more! They are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of creative ways in both residential and commercial applications. New RGB lights can be used to create modern looking accents for your home or business.
Rope Lights vs LED Strip Lights: What are the differences?
LED Ribbon Lights
Rope lighting has been on the market for a long time and has a variety of uses. Basically, it is a long cylindrical tube that houses an internal light source placed every few inches that gives the appearance of a “glowing” or “twinkling” light. The tube can be plastic, epoxy, or other clear materials that allows the light to shine through. Specific uses for rope lighting are mainly decorative because the light output is minimal.
Breakdown of rope light facts:
- Lighting Source: Rope lighting can come with Incandescent bulbs or LED bulbs. LED are more commonly used because of their flexibility of uses and longevity. They can come in either 120/220vAC input or 12/24vDC input. They come in a variety of single colors but are not RGB color changeable.
- Size: They typically come in ½’’ diameter or ⅜’’ diameter tubes. The mounting clips sometimes add extra width to the product.
- Brightness: Low brightness. Best for decorative lighting and not suitable for the majority of accent lighting projects and will not be acceptable for any task lighting or display lighting.
- Applications: They are suitable mainly for decorative applications or very low light level accent lighting. Due to their 360 degree viewing angles, they can be used to easily wrap around objects like trees or be bent into shapes and letters.
LED Strip lights (AKA Tape Lights)
An LED Strip Light (also known as an LED tape or ribbon light) is a flexible circuit board populated by surface mounted light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that usually comes with an adhesive backing. There are many quality levels of LED strip lights so it is important that you understand the difference between high quality and low quality LED strips.
These flexible LED strips boast a flat, low profile shape which allows you to install them anywhere and cut where needed (at any cut point), making it a more adaptable lighting tool. Because of their brightness and customizability, LED strip lights are used for a variety of applications that range from kitchen under cabinet lighting to replacing ceiling fluorescents, lighting a small hobby project, or a large conference room. They can controlled through wireless dimming systems, DMX controllers, and wall switches.
Breakdown of strip light facts:
Lighting Source: Surface mounted LED chips in a variety of configurations of LED chip sizes and numbers. They can come in either 120/220vAC input or 12/24vDC input. They can also come in a wide variety of single colors and color changing options.
Size: Very small and compact. Strip lights are normally no wider than ⅜’’ wide and 1/16’’ tall. Can be hidden where no other lighting type can.
Brightness: Low brightness to very high brightness. Strip lights can produce an extremely high amount of light. Each project will require a different amount of light output. Don’t worry, we’re experts and we will help you navigate to the best product for your project. We carry some of the brightest strip lights available and all of the LED strip lights can be controlled and dimmed.
Applications: They are used as accent lighting, general illumination task lighting, display lighting, backlighting and even inside and even space vehicles to grow plants. - Other options for use is TV backlighting, under kickboards, display / jewelry cases, bar and club lighting, architectural designs, terrariums / indoor garden lighting, above cabinet lighting, under counter lighting, refrigerator lighting or cove lighting.
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