Monday, May 4, 2015

How to Connect Multiple LED Strips Together

To connect 2 rolls of 5M led strip lights, you can do it in parallel run:
Remember that, when connecting them together, please make sure that the wattage of power source driver must be enough to light up the strips. (for example, each roll of 5M strip is 36W, then you will need 72W to light up 2 rolls strips).


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Understanding the IP Rating - International/Ingress Protection Rating

IP66 LED Floodlight
What is IP Rating?
The definition of IP is givin in IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard 60529 (Ed. 2.1), clause 4.1, and it classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion (body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. (View more)

Understanding IP Code
The IP code of the image on the left is IP66 (The first digit indicates protection of hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects; The second digit indicates protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.)

IP Rating Reference Chart
Below is an easy to follow reference chart to help you decide which IP rating you need or have.
IP Code First Digit - SOLIDS Second Digit - LIQUIDS
IP00 Not protected from solids. Not protected from liquids.
IP01 Not protected from solids. Protected from condensation.
IP02 Not protected from solids. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP03 Not protected from solids. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP04 Not protected from solids. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP05 Not protected from solids. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP06 Not protected from solids. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP07 Not protected from solids. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP08 Not protected from solids. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP10 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Not protected from liquids.
IP11 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from condensation.
IP12 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP13 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP14 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP15 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP16 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP17 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP18 Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP20 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Not protected from liquids.
IP21 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from condensation.
IP22 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP23 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP24 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP25 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP26 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP27 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP28 Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP30 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Not protected from liquids.
IP31 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from condensation.
IP32 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP33 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP34 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP35 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP36 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP37 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP38 Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP40 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Not protected from liquids.
IP41 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from condensation.
IP42 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP43 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP44 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP45 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP46 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP47 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP48 Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP50 Protected from limited dust ingress. Not protected from liquids.
IP51 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from condensation.
IP52 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP53 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP54 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP55 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP56 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP57 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP58 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP60 Protected from total dust ingress. Not protected from liquids.
IP61 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from condensation.
IP62 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
IP63 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
IP64 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP65 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP66 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.
IP67 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.
IP68 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.
IP69K Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from steam-jet cleaning.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Ways to Install Ceiling LED Panel Lights

Most people don't know how to install the LED panel light and don't know what to do, so this article is to walk you through the installation process quickly.LED panels could be installed for ceiling lighting in the following four ways:


Built-in or Recessed
Built in and recessed installation offers a modern and sleeker look, albeit the latter provides more subdued lighting.
1. Remove the traditional grid lights;
2. Choose the replacement that fits exactly in the grid;
3. Recess the LED panel light into the grid. (And, in case of falling down, we recommend that you use screws to fix the four hanging cables onto the roof, as suspending shows above).


Ceiling or Wall Mounted
Mounted LED lights typically highlight the style of the fixture. And it can be ceiling mounted or wall mounted.
1. Fasten the clip on the place where the panel light is installed, such as the ceiling;
2. Screw the other clip to the panel;
3. Screw the two clips using M4x8 screws.


Suspended
Suspended installation is required for chandeliers and pendant lights.
1. Install the accessories to the panel lights (please contact our salesman for Specification, in which detailed installation steps are shown.)
2. Use screws to fix the four hanging cables onto the roof. Make sure that the 4 steel cables are adjusted so that the LED panel is horizontally aligned.


Spring Clips

1. Put the spring onto the clip;
2. Screw the other side of clip onto panel light through ring.
3. And recess the panel into the hole in the ceiling.


Tips:

1. Please go through the user manual before installing the panel light (to understand the components of the device).
2. Please install it to an area that close to power socket (to reduce the length of wire).
3. Remember the dimension so that you can drill holes where-ever required to mount the led panel.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Colour Changing Outdoor LED Flood Lights for Your Garden and Party

10W colour changing waterproof led flood lights, plug and play
If you're looking to add some atmosphere for your household or garden, why not think about incorporating some LED flood lighting to brighten up an unloved space. Lighting can inject some character, practicality and give a modern day twist to your house.

You may be mistaken for thinking that flood lights are the type of lighting that wouldn't function well in the dwelling, immediately after all flood lights are normally related with the sort lighting made use of at sports grounds or in theatres. But prior to you dismiss the concept, have a look at the new LED flood lights which are now available on the market, as they are both quite and practical sufficient to make a real function within your home. LED flood lights can add a modern touch to transform any sort of space, from a well-used living location to a hallway or outside entertaining space.

Go crazy with colour
Used creatively, lighting could be a great approach to add character to, or adjust the mood of a space and works really well in gardens, on decking or as a guiding light for gates, pathways or flowerbeds. And with new technologies now permitting the usage of coloured LED's in specialised 10W RGB LED flood lights, there is no limit towards the kind of affects you may produce. Flood lights could be bought in red, green or blue, moreover to the usual white light, providing greater creativity for those who choose to add atmosphere to a lounge or bedroom for instance.

Brightening up a space or outside space with RGB LED flood lights is not as costly as you might feel either as the most up-to-date technological developments in LED lighting implies that the individual components utilized in generating up the coloured LED lights are now significantly more affordable themselves. These savings at a manufacturing level mean that RGB LED flood lighting is now very reasonably priced no matter your budget.

Fairly and practical
Cost isn't the only benefit of picking LED lighting either, as it is no secret that LED lights are a very sensible decision for consumers. LED's are very strong and provide very good, constant overall performance wherever you use them. Their lengthy life span out does typical bulbs, providing you superior worth for revenue with time as you won't be replacing bulbs so normally. In addition they use significantly less energy, although nonetheless providing optimum brightness so customers might be able to save on electrical energy as well. What is additional, the LED flood lights are completely sturdy making them the top choice for well-used locations for example garden paths and staircases.

LED floodlights might be applied just about anyplace inside the home, both inside and out. Their brightness could be controlled to suit where you might be placing them, for example, a brighter LED flood flight could be selected to illuminate a sizable garage space, while a reduced brightness light could be applied as a additional decorative function. In case you are considering of utilizing flood lights to brighten up an outside space, there's no ought to be concerned about exactly where precisely to location them as LED flood lights are certainly not impacted by heat or cold and can be used in all types of weather.

LED security lighting could be an astounding tool for updating tired rooms or outdoor spaces, permitting you to make a function of space that could otherwise be bland, in an in-expensive way. The only issue you might have is deciding which colours and levels of brightness will function best inside the spaces you'd like to update.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Common Light Bulbs Shapes

Light bulb shapes describe the general physical characteristics of the light bulb. LED light bulbs vary in shape from tube shaped bulbs to funnel or pear shaped light bulbs.
  • Omnidirectional: A, BT, P, PS, S, T
  • Decorative: B, BA, C, CA, DC, F, G
  • Directional: BR, ER, K, MR, PAR, R 


PAR lamps: generally have a flat face and come in many sizes, from PAR16-PAR64. The numbers behind the "PAR" (this rule applies to all light bulbs, all bulbs are named by taking a letter(s)-numbers-optional letter format, though the last letter is optional) stand for the diameter of the bulb measured in increments of 1/8 of an inch. For example, a PAR16 means the bulb is 16 eighths of an inch in diameter, which works out to two inches in diameter. PAR style LED bulbs are ideal for a number of applications, from outdoor lights above your garage to track lights in your favorite museum.

Dimmable PAR20 9W LED bulb, more info at this page

R/BR: These two lamps are very similar to each other in terms of shape and application. The "R" stands for "reflector", while the "BR" stands for "bulged reflector". and both bulbs have a smooth, frosted face, evenly dispersing the light. These bulbs are typically used for creating warm, soft, even dispersions of light in recessed cans in living rooms and restaurants, but are also used for wall washing and in track lights.
LE 3W R39 LED bulbs warm white, read more


MR: also called multifaceted/mirrored/mini reflectors, are very similar to the PAR and R-type bulbs in terms of lighting applications. And just like the PAR and R lamps, these bulbs come in different sizes (MR8-MR16), and some come with a glass face, a frosted face, or even with no face. These bulbs get their names from the tiny mirrors located inside the face of some bulbs that disperses the light, while others have a smooth face, giving you a controlled beam of light. Look for MR bulbs in track lights in homes and department stores, in jewelry or display cases, or in museums highlighting a particular piece.
MR16 4W GU5.3 12V LED bulb from LE



Candle/Candelabra: Candelabra base bulbs come in many shapes and sizes, from bent tip, to torpedo shape, even vintage antique bulbs. These bulbs can either be frosted or clear, and don't put out too much light because the small base size limits the maximum wattage. This is why candelabra base bulbs are perfect for decorative chandeliers in your entryway, wall sconces in hotel hall ways, even in your porch light fixture, just as long as the fixture is sealed.
3W C37 E12 dimmable LED candle bulb from Lighting EVER


A19/A60: This is your standard household bulb and is the easiest bulb to recognize. In fact, when someone says light bulb, this bulb shape probably comes to mind. A19 bulbs are measured the same way as the other types. Instead of measuring the diameter of the bulb, like PAR lamps, the bulb's face is measured at its widest point. So an A19 bulb is 19 eighths of an inch, or 2 3/8 inches at its widest point. A19 bulbs are extremely common bulbs and are used in many applications, from reading lamps, to ceiling fans, and to just about anything you can think of.
10W A19 LED light bulb from Amazon