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LED Strip Light for Home/Residential Lighting
I have an old Victorian house and am thinking of installing LED light strips inside the picture rail. I prototyped this with the 2700k Centric Home strip + the FilmGrade Flicker-Free Dimmer and it works wonderfully though it's a bit yellow.
Is there a difference between the 3000k Centric Home LED Strips and the 3200k FilmGrade White LED Strips other than the color temperature?
As the underlying technology is identical, the only difference between the two items is the color temperatures available. Both items are also available in the same 12V and 24V options.
What is the difference between the TRIAC Dimmable Power Supply and the Centric Series Flicker-free Dimmable Power Supply?
The TRIAC Dimmable Power Supply has an optional junction box, whereas the CENTRIC power supplies have slightly smaller dimensions. The smaller dimensions can be quite helpful for installations that have less room for wiring and power supplies, such as cabinetry installations. As a further note, the CENTRIC SERIES™ power supplies are only available in the 24V option, whereas the TRIAC Dimmable Power Supply for LED Strip is available in both 12V and 24V options.
For those power supplies, what are the mounting restrictions? I was thinking of putting them in the basement ceiling, but they would be running up against Radiant Barrier insulation that currently covers the bottom of the floor joists.
As we are not familiar with the standard precautions that a radiant barrier installation might require, we would likely recommend reaching out to a local electrician for an informed opinion regarding safe placement.
Do you recommend putting a fuse between the output of the power supply and the light-strip? If so, how would you calculate sizing?
Generally speaking, adding fuses between the power supply and LED Strip Light products is not required or recommended.
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