Professional Waterproof LED Strip Lights
LED strip lights are LED emitters on a narrow flexible 10 mm strip, mounted onto a circuit board, normally in 5 m reals. They have adhesive on the back to allow for quick and easy installation. When installing the waterproof LED strip lights, electrical installation (including termination points) should be sealed and protected. Otherwise, water ingress can occur...
The IP rating of the LED tape determines the resistance that the product has to moisture or water. When choosing LED strip products it is very important to consider a number of factors. Is it to be mounted in a wet or damp environment or if it is going to be wiped over or cleaned.
A lot of mistakes are made, for example, when the LED strip is mounted under a kitchen kick plate. When the floor is mopped the water can get on the tape causing it to fail.
External waterproof LED strip lighting can be identified by the IP rating, the various IP ratings are as follows for LED lighting:
IP20: Unprotected, so no covering at all suitable for ceiling lights.
IP65: Protected against splashes, this product is normally a coating on the front of the tape so not always suitable for use in bathrooms lights or kitchens.
IP67: Completely coated with Silicone so can be used in wet or damp environments. For example, waterproof LED strip lights for bathrooms, pool areas (not submerged), and outdoor use where it is going to get wet but not submerged.
IP68: Completely coated with Silicone and can be submerged underwater for long periods. For example, using waterproof LED strip lights for hot tubs or water features and outdoor areas where they are likely to be submerged.
It is also important to consider the LED strip light connectors if you are looking at how to join waterproof LED strip lights.
All of our waterproof connectors are prefilled with silicone gel, so when they are clamped down a watertight seal is created around the connection stopping any possibility of water ingress. Remember the connections are just as important as the tape product itself.
LED Technologies stocks a wide range of IP67 and IP68 rated LED Strips. They are available in various single colours and dual white temperatures. Also, colour changing LEDs RGB, RGBW, and RGB+CCT so we are sure to have a product that is perfect for your installation.
For more information and advice on our LED strips, contact our technical sales team by phone, email, or by live chat on our website.