How to choose rgb led strip

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How to choose rgb led strip

Colored tape is not only more functional and beautiful, it is also controlled in its own way. RGB models can be sold with a remote control, dimmer or USB connec

Colored tape is not only more functional and beautiful, it is also controlled in its own way. RGB models can be sold with a remote control, dimmer or USB connection. These types of ice ribbons will decorate any room. You can place them according to your wishes - on the walls, ceiling, floor, furniture, at the TV, mirrors, etc. RGB tapes can function as a backlight at night in a residential area or illuminate billboards on the street. All the main characteristics are indicated on the packaging. You can also choose different lengths of ice tape. You need to cut the LED strips in dividing steps specified by the manufacturer. Some models have very small dividing steps - 1.5, 10, 50 cm - for low voltage tapes. Usually, the LED strip is cut in 1 meter lengths. If you are thinking about how to make the LED strip flash

How the LED strip is connected

To choose the right lighting fixture, you first need to figure out how the Led Strip Lights works. Absolutely for all types, a power supply is needed, since their voltage is much less than that required for operation from a 220 V network.For example, the most popular models are 12-24 V. In order to determine how to cut an LED strip, you need to know its power and voltage by 1 rm. As well as the length and width required for illumination.

How to choose a power supply for an LED strip

To choose a power supply for an LED strip, you need to multiply the total power by 20% and summarize the obtained indicators. That is, the power of the power supply must be 20% greater than the total power of the cut of the tape used. For example, we have a tape 5 m long at 12 W / m. The segment indicator will be 5x12 = 60 watts. 20% of 60W = 12W. This means that the power of the power supply must be 60 W + 12 W = 72 W. But for such a model, it is better to choose a standard 100W power supply. It allows you to plug the tape into a regular outlet. There are products designed for direct connection to a 220V network .

How to choose rgb controller for LED strip

In addition to the power supply, you may need a controller if you are dealing with a three-color ice tape. It allows you to adjust color, shades, smoothness of light switching. To choose an rgb controller for an LED strip, you need to calculate the power of the strip, taking into account its length, as well as the voltage. All these data are indicated by the manufacturer. The most popular models are with voltages of 12 and 24 V. You need to divide the power by the voltage (for example, 24 V). If we take the already mentioned 60 W tape, then its current strength required to connect the RGB controller will be 60 W / 24 V = 2.5 A (amperes). That is, our controller must exceed 2.5 A. These devices are manufactured with standard output currents: 6, 12, 18, 24 A and so on. This means that the 6A controller is perfect for our tape.