The RGB LED strip light with it’s wide range of application allows customers to use more of their imagination, decorate and create new moods in their homes or businesses to their own tastes. The versatile LED strip is perfectly suited for a wide variety of decorative lighting, home, car, store, stage, bar, KTV, hotel, bridge and so on. Both in household and commercial uses, the RGB LED strip is applied to enlighten edges of furniture, worktops, to give a touch of color to walls, corridors, columns, steps and staircases, illuminate audio visual systems, is used as a party set or background setting for bands.
The two basic components to operate RGB LED strip lights are the RGB LED strip and a matching RGB controller. All RGB LED lighting systems require a controller, with which you can determine the colours displayed. The number of effects you can get with your RGB LED string depends both on the tape, and the controller you apply it with. The simplest RGB LED tape has a fixed set of colours that can be displayed in a pre-programmed sequence.
It is the controller determines the performance of the strip lights it directly be connected to. For example, if the controller is suitable for let’s say 140W performance, and the performance of the RGB LED strip light you will use is 7W per meter, than you can connect 140/7=20 metres of strip lights to it. If you wish to control more than that, but synchronized together; you will need an RGB amplifier that forwards the signal of the controller. However, since the power that can run through the RGB controller is fixed, the amplifier needs to be powered directly from the transformer or the battery. The connection mode of the LEDs you have will determine the connection mode of the controllers you can use.
LED strip lights often do not operate at mains, but are low voltage lights. So, a transformer is needed to connect to the mains. LEDs require transformers specially dedicated to them, so electronic transformers are not suitable, for instance, and also the majority of LEDs require stabilized constant voltage powering. Voltage tolerance may also have significance if you operate the lights from a battery or an engine (power supplies need to be stabilized, so this problem doesn’t occur with them). On boats, yachts or caravans, Voltage increases when the engine is on, for instance. If you would like to apply any low voltage LED lights of this kind, always check the voltage tolerance of the light among the technical details. When you decide on the strip light, pay attention to the followings: the size and performance of the light-emitting diodes included in the strip, the technology of the LEDs (low power, SMD power or high power), the light emitted, its IP rating, the direction of the light or the diodes, and its coverage. Also, obviously, the range of effects you will be able to achieve with the RGB LED tape depends on the knowledge of the strip, so check what color range it provides.