Over the years, LED lighting has become one of the most popular lighting options. Among its many benefits are its energy efficiency, long lifespan, design flexibility, and environmental friendliness. You can create mood lighting both inside and outside using LED ribbon lights and you can install them virtually anywhere. 

It might seem fairly straightforward to buy LED strip lights, but there are many factors you need to consider to ensure you get the right type of light. Let’s walk through the important factors for quality LED strip lighting and run through our main categories for LED light strips.


Choosing RGB or White LEDs


There are many types of LED strips out there. RGB LED strips may be a great choice for homeowners since they can create a broad range of colours, such as red, green, blue, purple, orange, cyan, and white. We offer simple to use remote colour LED controllers, dimmers and motion and light sensors, so you can change the lighting from a distance. The controllers will allow you to switch between different modes, creating stunning effects. 

With spring on its way, you’ll probably want to spend more time in your garden. You can create a lovely outdoor space using LED strip lights. With our waterproof LED strip lights you can install them on your decking area and create mood lighting to improve the atmosphere during the evenings. 

You can also choose to go for plain white LED ribbon strips if you prefer. You can choose from cool white, natural white and warm white. It all depends on what sort of atmosphere you are after. 


Consider the length 


It is common to run strip lights around your room, usually tucked beneath coving. By doing so, you’ll be able to create a stylish light that’s easily adjustable to suit your mood. But how long of a strip do you need?

LED strip lights come in a variety of lengths to choose from. Although you can cut your strips at different lengths, it is best to buy an LED band that is roughly the size of the area you plan to install it on. As a result, to make your life easier, we recommend measuring the size of your room or wherever you want to place the strip lights and finding the closest length.



Consider the voltage


LED strips typically come in 12V or 24V voltages. Based on where you want to install the band, you can decide what type of band you need.

A 12v strip’s main advantage is its reliability. Voltage-controlled light bulbs consume 20% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and are much more cost-effective.

Decorative or discreet lighting is made easier with a 24v LED strip. LED strips up to 24v can also be comfortably powered from one end without experiencing voltage drop.


Consider accessories 


There are a lot of different accessories you can get for your LED strip lights, such as power supplies. Our power supplies, transformers and drivers are all sourced from market leading manufacturers to ensure the very best in energy efficiency. 

If you are installing LEDs externally or in an area where there may be moisture using either IP65, 1P66 or IP67 transformers will ensure your power supply is up to the job. And for those larger jobs where maximum power is required our enclosed range with internal fans are perfect! 


Contact us today


As you can see, buying LED strip lights isn’t difficult as long as you know a few things and plan ahead of time. 

At LED illuminations, we know all about LED lighting. So if you need any assistance or have questions, feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.