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UV LED Strip for Bedroom Lighting
I plan to have 8 feet of 365nm UV strip in each of the 4 corners of the 12 x 11-foot room. Could you advise me on what to order?
As a primary step, it might be helpful to know that our realUV™ LED Strip Lights have a maximum combined length of 16.4 ft. Connections that are greater than 16.4 ft will result in a voltage drop and reduced output. As such, we typically recommend utilizing one dedicated power supply per full reel of realUV LED Strip Lights.
It would appear that your installation would require two full reels, as well as two dedicated power supplies. If you would like to use wall dimmers, we would likely recommend the 12V TRIAC Dimmable Power Supply.
In the hopes that it is useful for your installation planning, we have shared a LayoutMap diagram from our website below. This diagram features links to the connectors and power supplies that are most often recommended for installations similar to the one described.
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 7021_4C
That being said, please note that the realUV LED Strip Lights outputs light in the UV-A wavelength range, which is a weaker form of ultraviolet radiation that is found in natural daylight. As such, while there are fewer concerns than with other ultraviolet products that fall under the UV-B or UV-C wavelength ranges, we have some general safety guidelines that we would recommend following:
- The ultraviolet emitters have a very high intensity when used at a very short distance, but less so at longer distances. Therefore, ensuring that people or animals do not come near the UV source can help reduce the risk of any eye safety issues.
- Ultraviolet energy is mostly invisible to the naked eye. It can be difficult for the vision system to recognize a high level of UV “brightness” and produce a natural response to squint or look away, in the way that natural white light would.
Do you think that I would be better off ordering 2 flood lights instead?
Generally speaking, while the realUV LED Flood Lights offer a more simple installation that requires fewer connections and power supplies, they are comparatively limited in their ability to be used with wall dimmers.
So long as your installation does not require fine-tuning of output or connection to wall dimmers or in-wall power supplies, you may find more benefit in using the realUV LED Flood Lights over the realUV LED Strip Lights.
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