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Mounting lights onto a window with no incoming light

I currently have a window that does not have any natural light, because it faces a wall just 1 inch away. I'm hoping to simulate natural light with one of your lighting options. What do you suggest?

Our full spectrum lighting options sound like a great solution for your situation.

In general, our 4000K or 5000K products with 95 CRI will provide you with the best simulation of natural daylight. Our CENTRIC DAYLIGHT A19 bulbs fit into standard screw-base sockets and maybe a great, straightforward option for you.

Depending on the dimensions and mounting options of your window, our T5 integrated linear fixtures may also be worth considering.

The T5 integrated linear fixture sounds great.  The inside dimension of the window is 70 inches wide and 46 inches tall.  Do you think a single 2-ft fixture will be sufficient? 

Based on these dimensions, up to three 2-ft T5 light fixtures could be used to evenly fill the space.

These 2-ft T5 light fixtures can also be daisy-chained together, which means they can all connect to a single power outlet.

Since the window faces the outside, there is some condensation on the window glass. Do you think condensation would be an issue?

Based on the information available to us, it is difficult to say with any certainty whether or not condensation would still be an issue for these fixture mounting solutions.

It may be worth investigating for the presence of moisture on or near your window, in order to have a better idea of the safety hazards which might be present. If, for example, visible water droplets are present, that would certainly be a situation where condensation would indeed be a safety concern.

Protecting LED strip lights for avian applications

We would like to use your LED strip lights to build a flicker-free lighting array for our bird cages. However, we can't have any lighting parts in contact or within reach of our animals as they will destroy them, so I am curious what suggestions you might have as to how to mount these behind the wire/mesh screening.

Our LED strip lights indeed sound like a great option for your needs. Paired with our flicker-free power supplies, you will be able to achieve a nice, flicker-free light output that fits the specific mechanical dimensions of the installation location.​

We understand the concerns with respect to mounting and keeping the LED strips away from your animals. The best immediate solution that comes to mind would be our aluminum channels, which will provide a certain degree of mechanical protection and act as a housing for the LED strip lights. Please see below for the product link:

Do your LED strip lights require heat sinks?

Do your LED strip lights require heat sinks?

Our LED light strips do not require heat sinks. That being said, they will warm up quite noticeably during operation. Aluminum channels can be helpful in dissipating some of the heat.

Are bulbs included with the LED shop light fixtures?

Do I need to purchase separate bulbs for the shop fixture or are they included?

Our LED shop light fixtures does not require any additional bulbs, due to the fact that the LED emitters are integrated within the unit. Simply plug the lights into an electrical socket, and pull the hanging chain to turn the unit on.

Eye safety for realUV LED strip lights

I was wondering under what conditions either the 365 nm or 395 nm realUV LED strips could present an eye safety hazard. Are there viewing conditions that could be hazardous with a short LED strip segment?

Generally speaking, it's a bit difficult for us to provide assurances and guarantees regarding the safe use of ultraviolet LED products, as each installation and application can vary significantly, so we recommend consulting a UV safety expert if you have specific concerns.​

Both the 365 nm and 395 nm wavelengths fall under the UV-A wavelength range, which is a weaker form of ultraviolet radiation that is found in natural daylight so there are fewer concerns than other ultraviolet products that fall under the UV-B or UV-C wavelength ranges, for example.​

That being said, below are 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.

The use of a short segment should present a relatively low risk given their correspondingly low energy output. We would recommend ensuring that the LED strip lights are pointed away from any people, and perhaps install them as far away from eye level as may be practical.

Is your LED shop light dimmable?

Looking at buying the NorthLux™ 95 CRI LED Shop Light Fixtures for my garage shop. Can these be dimmed? Is any specific dimmer recommended?

Our LED shop light fixtures would be a great fit for your garage shop!

Unfortunately, the NorthLux™ 95 CRI LED Shop Light Fixture product is not compatible with any dimmers.

That being said, depending on your level of comfort with wiring systems, we do offer many LED strip lights which are compatible with our dimmers and power supplies.​

LED strip light material composition

I am looking to install your LED strip lights in a manufacturing environment which prohibits the use of any glass. Do your LED strip lights contain any glass in its composition?

With the exception of our cleanUV LED strip lights, none of our LED strip lights contain any glass.

(Our cleanUV LED strip lights require a special quartz glass seal to allow the UV-C wavelengths to pass through without causing any material degradation).

12 volt LED strip light with an unregulated battery source

I would like to connect your 12 volt LED strip lights to an unregulated source such as a 14.4 volt or 11.2 volt battery. Would this be permissible?

Unfortunately, our 12 volt LED strip lights have a voltage input limit of 12.0 volts. Exceeding this voltage can result in reliability issues and reduced longevity. Operating the 12 volt LED strip light at voltage input levels below 12.0 volts would not cause any longevity or reliability issues, but will result in lowered light output.

We would recommend using a voltage regulator to ensure a stable 12-volt input to prevent any damage or stability issues.

Do you offer an 380 nm LED strip light?

I have a project which requires a strip of LED lights that produce 380 nm wavelength UV energy. Do you have a product that meets these requirements?

We currently offer UV LED strip lights that emit at 365 nm and 395 nm. We, unfortunately, do not have any products that specifically target 380 nm, but based on a reading of the spectral power distribution, we do see some residual energy output at the 380 nm level.

I've included a link below to our specification sheet, which shows the emission spectrum:

realUV LED strip lights for screen printing

I’m making my own DIY exposure unit using your LED strip lights to cure the emulsion on my screens for printing onto clothing material. 395 nm seems to be the most recommended for this application, but I'm wondering if your 365 nm version would be a better alternative?

At this time, we, unfortunately, do not have any definitive answers as to whether 365 nm or 395 nm is the more effective wavelength option for screen printing applications. Our customers have actually reported success with both wavelengths, but we aren't able to say with confidence whether one works better than the other.

Variations in emulsion materials between manufacturers and products can result in different sensitivities to different wavelengths. We do hope to conduct some tests internally for specific products in the near future, as we do indeed have numerous customers who are also interested in using our products for this application.

Our suggestion would be to perhaps consider the 395 nm first as it is at a lower price point. On the other hand, the 365 nm is generally a wavelength that is better suited for chemical curing processes, so that can also be a potential option for you to consider as well.

Finally, for assembly, this illustration below may be helpful in showing you how the sections can be joined together:

LED strip lighting for a chroma key background

We are trying to figure out how brightly your FilmGrade WHITE LED strip lights would illuminate a chroma key background surface approximately 8 ft away.

I've checked on our end, and based on measurements taken in the past, our estimated illuminance at a 4-ft distance is 20 footcandles. Our estimated illuminance level for an 8-ft distance, based on this measurement and the inverse-square law, would be 5 footcandles.

The illuminance requirements for a chroma key background would likely depend on the relative contrast levels between the foreground subjects, but should you need a higher brightness level, we would recommend using multiple rows of the LED strip light to increase the amount of illuminance falling on the chroma key background.

Do your T8 LED tube lights work with electronic ballasts?

Question: Are your T8 LED lamps compatible with electronic ballasts?

Our T8 LED tube lights are compatible with the electronic ballast models listed in the installation guide below.

If the ballast used in your fixture is not on our list, we would recommend removing or bypassing the ballast in your fixture. The same T8 LED tube lights are also compatible with ballast-bypass installations, which are illustrated on page two of the installation guide.

Flicker-Free LED tube Installation Guide:

UV LED strip lights at 350 nm for photochemical sensitive printing papers

Do you have UV lighting products that use LEDs of the primary output of 350 nm for photochemical sensitive printing papers?

Unfortunately, we do not offer anything at 350 nm. The closest product we offer hags a 365 nm peak wavelength value.​

I've included the product link below for your reference.​

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