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Ready to light your projects with LED light strips, but have some queries? Elstar has got you covered. We’ve curated a list of frequently asked questions about LED tape lights so you have all the information you need to make an educated buying decision.
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Flexible LED light strips consist of a pliable circuit board that has a bunch of LEDs mounted on it. LEDs produce powerful, energy efficient light that can be used to illuminate any space. Flexible LED light strips allow you to light spaces that traditional sources of light simply cannot reach.
There are many benefits of using LED lights strips to light your homes, offices, retail spaces, and more. LED is a semiconductor that emits light when current flows through it in one direction. LEDs mounted on a flexible tape produce clear and bright light following the same principle. The color, brightness, and color temperature of light can be customized by changing the size and type of LED used and the way the LEDs are mounted on the tape.
LED tape lights can produce light in any color imaginable. You also have the freedom to tweak the temperature of each color. Elstar houses LED light strips that produce cool white light, warm white light, natural white light, red, green, blue, and many other colors. You can use LED light strip controllers to create many variations of colors and changing the temperature of each color.
There are three basic kinds of LED light strips: flexible, rigid, and silicone. Flexible LED light strips, as the name suggests, are pliable and can be used to light unusual spaces. They can be easily mounted using the adhesive at the back. Rigid LED lights strips consist of LED tapes mounted on a frame (usually made of Aluminium). These light strips are great for lighting outdoor spaces. Silicone LED ribbon lights feature LED strips covered in a thick layer of silicone. These strips are extremely bendable and can be used to go around round or spherical spaces. They are also recommended for outdoor use and for accent lighting.
Consider the following factors before buying LED ribbon lights:
Browse our LED light strip manufacturing buying guide for more information.
At Elstar, we follow a carefully constructed process to produce LED light strips. Our LED light strip manufacturing process starts by choosing the highest quality LEDs. We then mount these LEDs onto durable strips using both professional machines and technicians. In each stage of the manufacturing process, our LED strips are put through quality tests to make sure our tapes are without flaw and last you ages.
Yes. You can easily cut and solder Elstar LED ribbon lights. Make sure to cut along the copper connections so as to not damage any essential component of the strip. Remove the silicone covering to solder two tapes together. You can easily connect light strips using LED light strip connectors.
Installing flexible LED ribbon lights is very easy. All you have to do is take off the protective tape from the adhesives at the back of each light strip and stick the strip in place. Rigid LED lights can be mounted through the mounting clips provided. You can also use Aluminium profiles to safely mount your LED light strips.
Elstar LED light strips stand out from the rest because they perform better and last longer. We house a wide variety of LED ribbon lights. In addition, we offer full LED light strip customization. We also provide LED controllers, power supply, connectors, profiles, and more. This makes us a one-window solution to all your lighting needs.
Elstar manufacturer’s our own light LED strips. We have a meticulous LED light strip manufacturing process that helps us control each aspect of the light tape. This means we can design bespoke LED tape lights that cater to your exact lighting needs. We also do bulk LED light strip orders so you can light your entire project without any hassle.
At Elstar, we put quality above all else. That is the reason why we have dedicated quality tests at the end of each stage in the LED tape light manufacturing process. These tests vary from general inspection to performance gauges. Here is a list of quality control tests we perform:
Our LED lights strips are guaranteed to work perfectly for years and years. We offer warranties ranging from 2-5 years on all our LED strips. Our warranties cement our commitment to delivering a high-quality product. Duration of the warranty depends on the type of LED ribbon light you purchase.
A pre-cut Elstar LED tape light is 50 cm in length. However, we can cut and solder the strips to any length you want. We can also provide uncut lengths of LED strips that you can then cut yourself as per your requirement.
Yes, all Elstar LED light strips are covered in silicone and plastic to make them waterproof. This makes them perfect for outdoor applications. Our silicone LED ribbon lights are suitable for every kind of application in every kind of weather. You can also use our Aluminium profile to protect your LED light strips from the environment.
Elstar offers a variety of LED tape connectors. You can use our connectors to easily connect two LED strips together or to connect your strips to a power source. Our connectors provide a solder-free solution to connect your LED tapes lights. Here are the LED tape light connectors we offer:
You can easily control the brightness of your LED light strip by using LED light strip controllers. These controllers are available in a variety of forms. Elstar houses digital RF LED strip controllers that have an easy to use interface. Our controllers are compatible with all our LED light strips. You can choose from the simple ones that let you control just the brightness of the light to more advanced ones that let you change the color of the light strips as well.
It is important to calculate the power supply needed for your LED light strips to make sure you use the appropriate power source. Fortunately, it is very easy to calculate the energy required to run your LED light strips. Simply multiply the wattage required per meter of each LED light strip with the length of the strip.
For example, if you a 4.2m long strip with 5W/m power draw, you will need a transformer with a capacity of at least 21W to power it. You can calculate the power draw for all of your LED light tapes and add the number to get the power required for your entire project.
Wattage information for all of our strips is available on each LED light strip product page so you can make an educated buying decision.
There are two ways to connect your LED light tapes to the power supply. You can connect them to a power socket or you can hardwire them directly to the main power source in your space. At Elstar, we offer LED light strip power supply options that will help you connect your strips in both ways.
Elstar Aluminum profile is designed to house your LED light strips. This protects your LED tapes from the environment making them last long and require zero maintenance. The profile is also great at diffusing the light from the LED strips evenly, creating a better effect. Lastly, they make it easier to mount LED light strips on uneven surfaces or unusual corners.
Elstar offers two types of aluminum profiles:
Ordering Elstar LED light strips is really easy. All you have to do is fill our an order form and send it to us for a quotation. Our order forms are conveniently placed on each of our product pages so you don’t have to navigate anywhere else to place your order. Once you send in your order, a representative will reach out to you within 24 hours with additional details regarding your order.
If you want to order customized LED light strips. Reach out to us with your requirements and we will get back to you with a quotation and additional queries.
Our pre-cut LED light strips are available for ordering in any quantity you like. For custom orders, your strips should be at least 500 m. We also do bulk LED light strip orders. Your order must be at least 100 m of LED light strip to qualify as a bulk order.
Yes, we ship our LED light strips all over the world. All you have to do is order through our website and we’ll ship your LED light tapes to you anywhere in the world. Shipping costs are calculated based on weight and your shipping location. We use a third party courier service to ship your order. This reduces shipping costs and makes sure you get your order delivered on time. (Note: shipping fees do not include local custom duties, taxes, and other related expenses)
We process your order withing 24 hours of your order confirmation. Shipping and handling can take up to 7 working days (Note: It may take longer during heavy order cycles). Once your order is processed and packaged, it is handed over to a third-party shipping company. The shipping company determines how long it will take to deliver your order as well as shipping costs.
Note that this timeline is exclusive to in-house products and regular orders. Custom and bulk orders may take longer to be processed and delivered.
Yes, we take bulk orders to help provide you a one-window solution to your lighting problems. You need to order at least 100 m of LED light strip for it to qualify as a bulk order. You can order customized LED tape lights in bulk as well. Keep in mind that bulk orders take longer to manufacture and deliver.
Yes. Elstar specializes in creating customized LED light strips to your exact specifications. We can provide customization at the SMD level which means you can choose the brightness, color, color temperature, and luminance of your LED tape lights. In addition to choosing the size and layout, you can also add logos and labels to your LED ribbon lights.
At Elstar, we believe in creating high-quality products that deliver. Our LED light strips are made from the best raw materials and are guaranteed to last you ages. We have a wide variety of LED ribbon lights and complementary products. You can find everything you need to light your project under one roof. Placing an order with us is fairly easy. Our friendly representatives are always ready to answer any queries.
Light your spaces efficiently and effectively with Elstar LED products. Reach out to us to learn more.