An outdoor LED strip is a great way to add extra lighting to your outdoor space. These flexible lights are easy to install and are solar powered. They can connect to an existing power source or be added as a standalone system. They have an IP65 rating, which means they are resistant to dust and water. You can use hooks or adhesive to install them. There are no restrictions on the length of the strip, and you can cut it to fit the area you are lighting.
You can choose a variety of different colors and styles for your outdoor LED strip lights. Many are submersible and waterproof, which is beneficial for installing the lights outdoors. You can even choose from colors that change with the seasons. Some strip lights are multicolored, while others are only available in warm white. If you are looking for accent lighting, a color changing LED strip is an ideal choice.
Choose a color that matches the rest of your space. If you are using the lights outdoors for entertainment, consider buying one with a built-in microphone. If you want to see the colors change as they move, you may want to choose an RGBIC-compliant model. Another option is a weather-resistant, Wi-Fi version.
When choosing a waterproof LED strip, make sure to check the IP rating and the flexibility of the strip. You don’t want to end up with a strip that’s too heavy for your outdoor space. It should also be compact and lightweight, since outdoor LED light strips are usually used outdoors. Many manufacturers of these strips also include spare parts, such as a fuse, if needed.
While light strips are often held in place by double-sided adhesive, some require mounting screws. If you use screws, make sure you prepare the surface before installing the strip. In addition, make sure you use the correct mounting screws to make sure the lights stay secure. In addition, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
LED strip lights typically come in different lengths. Most come in reels up to 165 feet, but you can also find them in shorter lengths. They can also be cut or bought in bulk. The lengths vary based on which voltage they operate on. If you don’t need a long strip, you can always cut the strip according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Another benefit of using LED strips is that they have a very low power consumption. Many strips are marketed as using twenty watts per foot. However, this number can be misleading. You need to be aware of the number of LEDs per foot before purchasing a light strip. You should only buy a length that you need, and be sure you have a power source that can handle the power.
You should also check the lumens of the strip lights. While low-lumens are suitable for accent lighting, higher-lumens are ideal for advertisements or signage.