RibbonFlex Pro™ LED Tape Lighting - Lee Valley Tools
White LED Lights An excellent way to add accent lighting in a cove, recess or under a shelf, valance or kick plate; it can even be used as task lighting with higher density (more LEDs per metre) tape lighting. STEP 1: Select a Light Density 30 White LEDs per metre (9 LEDs per foot) 60 White LEDs per metre (18 LEDs per foot) 120 White LEDs per metre (36 LEDs per foot) Warm White LED Tape Light Kits While all our tape lighting strips and connectors are available separately to let you order exactly what you want, the best value is with these tape kits, since they are pre-assembled economically at the factory and come with connectors for joining additional lengths of tape. Each kit supplies 8И (2.5m) of tape light, presoldered with a 48Й wire lead for connection to a power supply, a splice connector for in-line strip-tostrip connections, a wire-lead connector to extend two sections around corners, plus two wire support clips and installation instructions. To join multiple kits, cut the pre-soldered 48Й wire lead from any tape being linked to the first and use the included splice connector to create a continuous run of lighting. The light strips are backed with a high-tack peeland-stick adhesive, and can be cut to length (every 4Й for the 30 LED/m, 2Й for 60 LED/m and 1Й for the 120 LED/m). All produce a warm white STEP 2: Select a Low-Voltage Power Supply 21/4Й 6 watt 15 watt 30 watt 4Й 60 watt light (about 3000K color temperature) and require a 12V power supply with enough wattage to suit the application. While not required, a dimmer is available separately. 1+ 3+ 00U41.01 8И (2.5m), 30 LED/m Kit $24.90 $22.40 00U41.04 8И (2.5m), 60 LED/m Kit $38.50 $34.65 00U41.07 8И (2.5m), 120 LED/m Kit $67.50 $60.75 * Based on full-power brightness, the lengths shown are totals for LED tape lighting; do not include connecting wires in your calculations. Maximum White LED Tape Lengths* LED Density (LEDs/m) 6 Watt 00U41.81 $14.95 15 Watt 00U41.82 $21.50 30 Watt 00U41.83 $26.50 Straight run: powered at one end 30 7И (2.1m) 24И (7.3m) 48И (14.6m) Power Supply LEDs shown actual size Center-feed/Loop-back: powered from center or from both ends Power Supply 2Й 1Й Warm White LED Tape Light by the Foot If you don’t want to use a kit, the tape is available by the foot, but you will need to buy wiring and connectors separately. By-the-foot lighting is an economical option when adding a short length of lighting to a kit. For example, if you need 10И of lighting, instead of buying two 8И kits, order one 8И kit plus another 2И of lighting and use a splice connector to join the light strips. 1+ 10+ 25+ 00U41.02 1И (30cm), 30 LED/m, ea. $3.45 $3.10 $2.80 00U41.05 1И (30cm), 60 LED/m, ea. $5.35 $4.80 $4.35 00U41.08 1И (30cm), 120 LED/m, ea. $9.35 $8.40 $7.60 How To Get Started For the most basic set-ups, you just need an LED lighting kit in the desired density and a power supply. You may wish to add a dimmer. Power Supply Well suited for decorative lighting such as above cabinets, in coves or on tray ceilings, where ambience is the primary purpose of the lighting. A good all-around solution for accent lighting and lower brightness task lighting such as under cabinets and in toe-kick areas. Its greater LED density provides brighter illumination and a more seamless glow. Provides a brightness level suitable for task lighting. Also useful for accent lighting to be installed very close to an adjacent surface, since the high LED density provides the most seamless illumination (no hot spots). Each kit contains: 8И tape light with 48Й wire lead, splice, wire lead connector plus two wire supports. Each low-voltage power supply comes pre-wired with a 60Й (1.5m) AC cord with plug end for use in a standard 120V outlet. The 12V output is equipped with a color coded red/black wire connected to a removable terminal block for connection to your LED tape lights. Choosing a power supply is determined by the length of tape lighting being used, its LED density and how the lighting will be configured. A straight-run layout (using single or multiple strips in series) powers only one end of the LED strip. For longer runs of tape, center-feed or loop-back layouts reduce the effects of voltage drop, producing more consistent brightness and color over the length of the strip. A center-feed layout powers two equal legs of tape lighting from a central position; a loop-back layout powers both ends of the LED tape simultaneously (e.g., for room perimeter cove lighting). For array layouts, where several unequal lengths of tape are to be powered from the same supply, consult the power supply chart on our website. 60 3.3И (1m) 10.5И (3.2m) 24И (7.3m) 120 LED/m kit shown. 60 Watt 00U41.84 $42.50 120 1.6И (0.5m) 4.9И (1.5m) 13.1И (4m) 16.4И (5m) 30 18И (5.5m) 46И (14m) 96И (29.2m) 60 9И (2.75m) 20И (6m) 48И (14.6m) 120 9.85И (3m) 26.2И (8m)
Manual dimmer Touchpad dimmer Need a Dimmer? LED Dimmer Switch To let you fully control the light intensity, you may wish to add a dimmer to your LED lighting. Wired between the power supply and white LED tape lighting, this dimmer has a rotary knob to manually adjust the light intensity from 0 to 100%. It can be surface mounted using screws or installed in a standard switch box (not supplied) recessed into a wall, useful where the power supply and wiring to the LED lighting are to be hidden within a wall. Project Examples To help you visualize what you might need for your specific project, we’ve developed a few custom lighting scenarios. Note: For any of these scenarios, consider adding a dimmer Scenario One Shelf Lighting 3’×5’ wide shelves Warm White: Using 30 LED/m white tape: $78.10 • 2 К 00U41.01 kit, 30 LED/m – 8И (2.5m) white • 1 К 00U41.82 15W power supply • 1 К 00U41.36 flat ribbon wire, 26.2И (8m) 22 ga. Layout configuration: straight run Power Supply Color: Using 30 LED/m RGB tape: $154.90 • 2 К 00U41.51 kit, 30 LED/m – 8И (2.5m) RGB • 1 К 00U41.96 custom color controller/light mixer • 1 К 00U41.83 30W power supply • 1 К 00U41.66 fl at ribbon wire, 26.2И (8m) 22 ga. Layout configuration: straight run When mounting under a cabinet or shelf with no lip to hide the light strip, create a visual barrier by using trim strip molding mounted in front of the light strip. 3' 2' Tape light strip 5' 5' The dimmer is also available in a version with a wireless touchpad wall switch for remote operation from up to 100И away. The touchpad, with increment, decrement and on/off buttons, recesses into a hole cut into a wall or cabinet and is secured using adhesive (not supplied). The touchpad operates using an included type 23A (12V) battery. Each wireless dimmer is available preprogrammed to operate on either a unique or like channel. Dimmers using unique channels allow you to independently dim lighting in separate areas of the same building. Dimmers using like channels let you simultaneously dim lighting in multiple areas using the same wireless keypads. As such, if you want to operate several dimmers in an area simultaneously, order dimmers that are channelled alike. For separate zone lighting control, order dimmers with unique channels. Touchpad can be recessed into a hole cut into a wall or cabinet. 00U41.93 Manual $21.50 00U41.91 w/Touchpad, Unique Channel $34.50 00U41.92 w/Touchpad, Channelled Alike $34.50 Did you know? LED lighting strips can be used in the interior of a boat or RV. Durable and energy efficient, the strip’s narrow profile lets it fit where other lighting won’t. Instead of using an AC to DC power adapter, you simply connect the wiring to a 12V battery source. Scenario Two Under-Cabinet Lighting 12’ Galley Kitchen Warm White: Using 120 LED/m white tape: $138.20 • 1 К 00U41.07 kit, 120 LED/m – 8И (2.5m) white • 4 К 00U41.08 1И (30cm), 120 LED/m (sold by the foot) • 1 К 00U41.83 30W power supply • 1 К 00U41.36 fl at ribbon wire, 26.2И (8m) 22 ga. Layout configuration: simple straight run Power Supply Color: Using 60 LED/m RGB tape: $181.40 • 1 К 00U41.54 kit, 60 LED/m – 8И (2.5m) RGB • 4 К 00U41.55 1И (30cm), 60 LED/m (sold by the foot) • 1 К 00U41.96 custom color controller/light mixer • 1 К 00U41.84 60W power supply • 1 К 00U41.66 fl at ribbon wire, 26.2И (8m) 22 ga. Layout configuration: simple straight run Connections Legend 6' Splice Mounting too close to lip may create an undesired shadow. Wire lead to wire 2' When planning an installation, keep in mind that in addition to the 8И kits, you can always buy extra lengths of lighting by the foot. For example, if you need 10И of lighting, instead of buying two 8Иkits with more lighting than you need, just order an 8И kit plus another 2И of lighting; a splice connector can be used to join the light lengths for a continuous run of lighting. 4' Splice connector RibbonFlex Pro has a wide 120° beam angle.