LED lighting is the best solution for completing your projects and achieving professional, practical, comfortable and functional results. But you need to know how to do it properly in order to optimise space and the time spent. At Emuca, we want to explain everything you need to know about how to install LED lights in your projects. So keep reading and take note!
Characteristics of LED lighting
LED lighting offers a number of advantages that bring excellence to your projects. Its main features are as follows:
LED lighting provides a much brighter, intense, clearer and sharper light than traditional bulbs, while consuming much less energy and increasing the light output.
LED lights do not have filaments, so they are much more durable than traditional light bulbs and can better withstand any knocks, power surges or dips. In addition, since they are made of sturdier materials, such as aluminium, ceramic or PVC, they provide good heat distribution and have a much longer service life.
As previously mentioned, they provide a much better light with a much lower consumption, have a longer useful life and are much more resistant. All this makes them much more efficient than traditional light bulbs and, therefore, the best solution to protect the environment while improving our projects.
Ecology, like efficiency, is one of the priorities to which any sector of society should adapt. Taking care of our world means taking care of each and every one of us, present and future generations.
For this reason, LED lights are the best solution. Because they save energy, do not emit infrared or ultraviolet emissions and, therefore, eliminate light pollution.
It should also be noted that most of them are recyclable, as they are manufactured without using mercury.
For customers, using LED lighting is also a very effective way of improving their budget. They consume 90% less energy while providing much greater luminosity. It may seem that the initial financial outlay is higher, but it is undoubtedly amortised by all the features mentioned above.
How to install LED lights: first choose the power supplies
To find out how to install LED lights, the first thing to do is to design the installation. This way you will optimise time, space and resources.
Once you have decided on paper the ideal and most practical option, it is time to choose the power supplies you will use and, at that point, you will be able to go ahead with your work more easily.
Taking into account the length of the LED strips you will be using will make it easier to select the right power supply and use the transformer that best suits them. They are usually 12V and, using the transformer, you can plug them into a 220V socket.
Connecting LED strips is not complicated as long as you have a good design beforehand. There are also prefabricated connectors that will make the connections easier.
To choose the power supply you need, you should know the total power that can be connected to the power supply and leave a performance margin of 15-30% so that it does not run continuously at maximum and thus extend its life.
In addition, you should bear in mind that the power supply has to be installed in a ventilated place that allows it to appropriately dissipate the heat produced.
Prepare the connection of the LED strips
LED strips can be connected in different ways, depending on the size, the number of power supplies needed and the equipment being used. It also depends on whether it is a single-colour installation, whether it is dimmed or not and whether the colour temperature is RGB or variable.
Recommendations for installing LED strips
When installing LED strips, it is important that you take the following recommendations into account:
- Respect the connections, whether they are in series or parallel.
- Do not turn on the power before finishing the installation.
- Static charge can significantly affect the LEDs, so it is recommended to always use anti-static wrapping.
- It is not recommended to use any kind of liquid to clean the LEDs.
Do not hesitate to install LED lights in your projects and get the best results.