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LED Strip Lights and Tape

If you need to create a big impact but are low on space, these LED Strip lights are for you. Easy to install, this simple but impressive lighting can be used by anyone, taking only minutes to personalise and reinvent your space. LED Strip lights can be used for a variety of applications including kitchens and bedrooms, and with our LED strip coming in an array of colours and lengths, you are sure to find something that will suit your needs. Check out our extensive collection and brighten your home today.

Complete Kits 12 Volt 24 Volt Warm White 20m Kitchen Bedroom RGB Drivers And Accessories LED Strip Builder

LED Strip Builder

What are the best LED strip lights?

At BLT Direct we offer only the highest quality LED Strip, sourced from trusted and reliable manufacturers. However at BLT Direct we understand that the best LED strip is the strip that suits your needs most appropriately, for this reason we stock LED lighting in a variety of IP ratings. IP20 strip is perfect for bedrooms, whereas a bathroom or kitchen may require more durable and waterproof lighting and so IP65 is recommended . If your lighting a small area and need less than 5m of strip then 12 volt strip is recommended, however for big projects needing long lengths, 24 volt LED strip is more suitable.

What IP rating do I need?

Our kits have varying IP ratings enabling you to use them in different environments such as under kitchen cabinets and ponds/water features. Here's some information on different IP ratings and where it can be used.

IP20 - For indoor use such as behind TV's and up stairs.
IP65 - This is splashproof and for use in kitchens and steamy bathrooms.
IP67 - Used in outdoor lighting.
IP68 - General usage is in swimming pools, ponds etc. at depth of up to 1.5m.

Colour Options

You can choose from different colours such as Warm White (3000k), Cool White (4500k) and Daylight (6500k). You also have the option to choose RGB colour changing, this strip comes complete with an Infrared remote giving you the power to change it to any colour you like.

Warm White is used in traditional rooms keeping in line with the cosy atmosphere whereas Cool White and Daylight is used in modern applications such as kitchens and bathrooms.

How to power your LED strip

LED strip comes in 12v and 24v so you will need a power supply to run it. You need to choose the correct power supply for your desired length of strip, in our specifications it will tell you how many Watts per meter it is, you have to multiply this by the length of strip you want and then choose a LED power supply that will take a higher load. For example if it's 6.36W per meter and you have a 3 meter strip, the total Wattage is 19.08 so our 30W LED Driver would be the ideal choice.

LED strip checklist

LED strip – Choose you're desired length of strip in the colour you want.

LED driver (power supply) – Work out your total wattage and choose the correct driver.

Strip Connectors – If you plan to cut your strip for use around corners, you will need to buy connectors.

Profile – You can install LED strip within diffused aluminium profile for a more finished look.

3 Pin Plug – If you plan to plug your strip in, you will need a 3 pin plug to wire on.

Do LED strip lights ruin your walls?

LED strip lights have a strong self adhesive side, meaning they will not fall or move once placed. This can cause issue with older paint or if the strip is kept in a single location for many years as if not removed correctly and carefully then it can take paint off the walls. The good news is that that is not the only way to apply LED Strip. With our LED profile and covers, you can take your LED strip lighting inside and outside without the worry of removing paint. With the options of double sided tape, mounting brackets and screw in profile, all available on our website, the ability to light up any wall risk free has never been easier. The LED profile encases your strip lighting and stops any adhesive problems without compromising on the brightness and quality of your lighting. 

Can I leave LED strip lights on overnight?

More benefits of LED strip lighting include it's low cost, energy efficiency and that it produces almost no heat in comparison to older incandescent light bulbs. This enables it to be used for long periods of time without the threat of over-heating or starting fires if left unattended. Using a semiconductor material to generate light opposed to a heated filament, LED bulbs are a safer and cost effective alternative to incandescent bulbs. Furthermore, LED lighting consumes just a fraction of the power of older lighting, ensuring that your lights stay brighter for longer without increasing you electric bill and in most cases actually saving you money.

Can LED strips die?

LED strip lighting is some of the longest lasting and reliable lighting on the market. Boasting average life expectancies of up to 30,000 hours, you can feel rest assured that your lighting will maintain its flawless performance for many years. With many of BLT Direct's collection coming with up to 3 years warranty, we have you covered if you experience any problems. Due to our LED strips long lasting features, it is often reused in many different rooms, provided the application is correct and the ahensive is replaced. And with our LED profile providing surrounding protection, your LED strip will be a mainstay in your home lighting for years to come.

Contact BLT Direct

If you have any questions or queries about our range of led strip dont hesitate to call us at 01473 716418 or alternatively  contact us via the form on our website. We are one of the leading retailers of LED strip in the UK and our team will be happy to provide assistance.