Kitchen & Under Cabinet LED Strip Lighting NZ
LED strip lights consist of many little LED emitters mounted on a flexible circuit board and usually have an adhesive backing. LED strip lights are designed for easy home DIY as the strip can be divided between LEDS and is flexible to go around corners and odd edges. You can easily peel off the liner of the pre-applied double-sided adhesive and stick the LED strip lights to any flat, curved or uneven surfaces. LED strip lights are often used as kitchen lighting to create a soft ambient or as a closet or cabinet lighting to add a modern finish. Depending on whether the LED strip lights are water resistance or not, it can be used in outdoor and interior decoration. A good quality LED strip lights should operate on 12 or 24 volts of direct current from a power supply. LED strip lights most commonly have a 120° beam angle, directed up. This means that the light beams perpendicular to the mounting surface.
The brightness of the LED strip light, measured in lumens, is dependent on the number of LEDs per meter and the power they use per meter. A higher density strip means higher quality, brighter light. Lumen is a similar measurement term to watts for incandescent lighting. You can check the lumen output to determine which LED strip lights you want. The colour temperature of LED light strips affects what the light looks like. Display Lighting offers strips in 3000K, 4000K and 6000K. A 3000K LED strip light colour is called warm white and has an orange or yellowish colour which is ideal for living rooms, bedrooms and dining areas to create a cosy atmosphere. A 4000K LED strip light colour is called neutral or natural white as it is very similar to natural light. You can use a 4000K strip light for under cabinet lighting. A 6000K LED strip light colour is called cool white and has a contemporary, modern style. Cool white is commonly used as kitchen strip lights or in bathrooms and workspaces as task lighting.