**Title:** Complete Guide to LED Strip Lights: Everything You Need to Know (2021)
**Description (SEO optimized):** In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about LED strip lights before making a purchase. Learn about important terms like IP, 5050, lumens, watts, direct strip, low voltage strip, driver, power supply, neon LED, RGB, and more. We will also conduct tests and comparisons between different strip lights to help you choose the right one for your needs. Support our sponsor: Electric Area – a leading supplier of electrical materials. Follow them on Instagram: [Eletrica Area](https://www.instagram.com/@eletrica_area) and [Iluminação Area](https://www.instagram.com/@iluminacao_area).
Are you confused about LED strip lights? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this video, we provide a complete guide to understanding and choosing the right LED strip lights for your needs. From important technical terms to practical recommendations, we cover it all.
First, let’s start with the different types of LED strip lights available in the market. There are high-voltage strip lights, also known as direct strip lights, which can be directly connected to the electrical system of your home (110V or 220V). On the other hand, we have low-voltage strip lights that require a transformer or driver to convert the power from your home’s electrical system.
You might have noticed numbers like 2835 and 5050 mentioned on the LED strip light packaging. These numbers refer to the size of the LED chips on the strip. For example, a 5050 LED strip has larger chips compared to a 2835 LED strip. The size of the LED chips determines the brightness and overall performance of the strip.
Another important aspect to consider is the IP rating of the strip lights. IP stands for Ingress Protection and refers to the level of protection against solids and liquids. For instance, an IP20 rating means the strip is protected against solids larger than 12 mm and offers no protection against liquids. We provide a link in the video description for you to learn more about IP ratings.
Now that you understand the basics of LED strip lights, let’s compare the advantages and disadvantages of different types. We discuss high-voltage strip lights, which are economical for large areas but have safety concerns and are not suitable for decorative finishes. Then, we introduce low-voltage strip lights, which are safe and versatile but may require additional components like power supplies.
One popular trend in LED strip lights is neon LED strips. These strips mimic the look of neon lights and are often used for decorative purposes. They are also high-voltage strips and require careful handling to ensure safety.
So, whether you’re looking for strip lights for your home, office, or any other space, this guide will help you make an informed decision. Check out our sponsor, Electric Area, for a wide range of electrical materials. Visit their website [here](https://eletricaarea.com.br/) or contact them via phone. Make sure to follow Electric Area on Instagram: [Eletrica Area](https://www.instagram.com/@eletrica_area) and [Iluminação Area](https://www.instagram.com/@iluminacao_area).
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O video de hoje é um guia completo da fita de led.
Tudo que você precisa saber antes de comprar a sua.
O que é IP, 5050, lumens, watts, fita direta, fita de baixa tensão, driver, fonte, led neon, RGB… ou seja TUDO MESMO.
Com direito a testes e comparações entre fitas.
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