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How many feet of realUV LED strip would I need to cover a 15x12 room?
I plan on buying some UV light strips. How many feet would I need to cover a 15x12 room? Would it hurt to put them inside a LED strip channel?
As the 365nm and 395nm versions of the realUV™ LED Strip Light product output irradiance that is below the visible wavelength barrier at 400nm, and therefore mostly invisible to the naked eye, we would not recommend them for installations in which they are intended to be used as a primary illumination for visibility.
As such, it is difficult for us to estimate the quantity of realUV™ LED Strip Lights that might be beneficial for the 15x12’ installation area.
I'm not sure what I can say about the area. All 4 walls are painted white. I was thinking of running (2) 16 strips. One on the very top of each 15-foot-long wall. My goal is that the entire 12x15 foot area reacts to the blacklight and creates a glowing effect.
Based on the details provided, it appears that our realUV ultraviolet products could be a great match for adding fluorescent illumination to the room.
We would specifically recommend the 365nm version, as it can offer a more visible fluorescent effect than the 395nm version. For your calculations, the below irradiance chart might prove to be useful. Within this chart, you will find illustrations displaying the pattern of irradiance emitted by the strip lights, measured by ‘microwatts per square centimeter’.
For your installation, we would also likely recommend placing the LED strip lights within the flat aluminum channels, as that will easily allow for the fluorescent illumination to 'wall-wash' directly down upon the wall surface. It might also be helpful to know that these lights can be powered using in-wall 12V power supplies and in-wall dimmers for more permanent installations.
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