Home & Residential Lighting

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Top 4 things to consider when buying LED spotlights

In recent years, you may have found that the halogen bulb you've been buying for years is no longer available at your local hardware store. That's because LED spotlights are quickly being introduced to the market as a more energy efficient alternative. With the transition to LED technology, a lot of the metri...Read More

Do LED strip lights require UL listing?

If you've worked with electronics and lighting, you will undoubtedly have encountered the familiar UL marking. As a low voltage product, however, you may be wondering if 12V and 24V LED strips are exempt from UL listing requirements. Read on to find out! What is UL listing? UL, formerl...Read More

How to choose a power supply for your LED strip project

LED strips, unfortunately, are not as simple as traditional incandescent light bulbs when it comes to installation and set up. Because they run on low voltage DC, they require a power supply device that converts 120V/240V AC (depending on your location) into the voltage signal that LED strips can use. Below is our simple, n...Read More

How long do LED strip lights last?

You may have become drawn to LED strip lights because of their long lifetime claims. But how long do they actually last? How is lifetime defined? If you're feeling skeptical, keep reading to find out how and when your LED strips may fail, and how manufacturers arrive at their lifetime claims. LED lifetime...Read More

What is LED strip voltage drop?

When working with high power LED strip projects, you may have observed firsthand or heard warnings about voltage drop affecting your LED strips. What is LED strip voltage drop? In this article, we explain the cause of it and how you can avoid it from happening. Why LED strip voltage drop happens...Read More

What LED strip light color temperature should I choose?

During your search for a white LED strip, you may have come across color temperature ratings. Not sure what it means or what to pick? Read on to find out! LED strip color temperature defined Color temperature is a way to describe the color of light emitted by a light source. It is meas...Read More

How to choose LED strip voltage

While searching for an LED strip light, you may repeatedly come across a voltage rating. But are you unsure what exactly it means? Do you know whether you should choose 12V or 24V? Read on to find out! Which is better - 12V or 24V? A common choice when choosing an LED strip is either 12V or 24V. Both ...Read More

Getting started with LED strip lighting for your home

LED strip lighting is a new type of lighting technology that has never existed before. As LEDs technologies have developed enough to be capable of emitting enough brightness and quality of light for general illumination applications, the use of LED strips for a wide range of applications has proliferated. In this article, w...Read More

What does LED density on an LED strip mean?

While shopping for LED strips, you may come across a number called "LED density" or a designation such as 300 LEDs. What does this mean? This is arguably one of the most important aspects of an LED strip so keep reading to find out what this means! LED count vs LED density LED count re...Read More

Pros and cons of a 12V LED system

If you've been shopping around for an LED strip or other LED product for RVs and vehicles, you are likely aware that these products do not run on line voltage (120/240 V AC) and instead, you will see 12V DC as a common option. Before you move forward with that purchase, see below for our list of advantages and disadvantages...Read More

Advantages of a 24V LED system vs 12V

If you are considering purchasing lights for or installing a low voltage lighting system, you will likely have come across both 12V DC and 24V DC options. Oftentimes, the price and performance specifications listed will be the same, and you may be wondering, "what's the difference? Which one should I choose?" ...Read More

What is the CRI spec on LED strips?

While looking at LED strip specifications, you may have come across the metric called CRI. Unlike color temperature, CRI is related to color but is a bit difficult to grasp at first. This post goes over CRI as it relates to LED strips. If you're interested in a ...Read More

How to dim LED strip lights

LED strip lights are great lighting tools for any project. But sometimes, you will want to have some level of dynamic control over the brightness of an LED strip, such that you can adjust the total amount of light needed for a particular scenario. If you are confused about how to get it done, read on to familiarize yourself...Read More

What is the difference between lux and lumens?

If you're looking to understand a light bulb's brightness, you may see two metrics that may confuse you - lux and lumens. Both are related to brightness, but measure slightly different things. In this article we explain the differences between the two and how you can make sense of the metrics! ...Read More