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Can I replace the traditional wafer lights with LED strips?
I am building a house with traditional wafer lights and I wanted to see if I can replace them with LED strips. For example, the living room is 15x17 feet and I have (12) 1100-lumen LED wafer lights. Can I replace them with 4 16' LED strips? How much output does the diffuser remove? In theory, the strips should output 28800 lumens vs 13200 for the recessed lights. I would want the strips to be equal to or greater than the wafer lights.
Based on the details provided, it sounds like our LED strip lights could be a great replacement for your LED wafer lights. Each reel of strip lights would require a dedicated power supply, such as our TRIAC Dimmable Power Supply for LED Strip, which may already be compatible with your wall dimmer.
The lights can be installed within our aluminum channels, which we can confirm will reduce transmission by roughly 10% if the diffusion covers are installed. Even so, the total lumen output should be far greater than the wafers currently provide.
We have shared some LayoutMaps below which illustrate some common installation layouts and include links to the recommended products and accessories. Hopefully, the contents are helpful for your installation planning process.
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