LED is currently the most intensively developed lighting technology. However, it is not surprising, especially when you look at the many advantages of such a solution. LEDs consume very little energy, so they have a positive impact not only on the environment, but also on our pocket. At the same time, they are characterized by a very long service life, resistance to damage and a low operating temperature. They also allow you to create interesting, designer installations, perfect for modern residential projects, restaurants or hotels. Moreover, the control of the LED strips makes them easy and convenient to use.
LED strips are most often produced using the 5050 diode. Depending on the model, they can emit four (RGBW LED strips) or three (RGB LED strips) basic light colors. In the case of most models, there are about 60 LEDs on a distance of 1 meter. There are options with fewer LEDs, but the light they emit gives an average effect at best. With this in mind, it is worth investing in a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer. A good example is the LED strip with OSRAM diodes, which is characterized by high durability and an elegant light effect.
The use of LED strips
LED strips can be used basically wherever they can be installed, i.e. glued to a dedicated aluminum profile. It is installed in apartments, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, as well as in public utility buildings. However, you must remember to select the product parameters for the type of room. Thus, for example in bathrooms, tapes with an IP65 degree of protection are used. They are additionally secured with a silicone coating, which protects them against moisture.
The control of the LED strips is carried out using a special, dedicated driver. It consists of two devices: a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter can be a handheld remote control, a remote control in the form of a wall panel or, indirectly, in the case of WIFI control, a cell phone.
FIBARO is a universal controller that allows you to easily adjust the intensity and color of light to the functions of the rooms and the needs of residents. The system provides remote access and the ability to monitor the condition of devices in the apartment from anywhere in the world. An additional advantage is the possibility of voice control. It is enough to say how the device should behave and the command will be immediately implemented. FIBARO also cares about the safety of its residents. Access to data is protected at the highest level through the use of innovative encryption techniques and a password system.
The DMX controller is a modern system designed to control LED strips. It allows you to control the colors, dimming / brightening and achieving various lighting effects. It works based on the conversion of a digital signal into a PWM signal. This device is perfect for concerts, festivals and other events.
Controlling LED strips – additional comments
When faced with choosing the right driver for LED strips, you should pay attention to a number of criteria. The most important are the maximum load, functions and possibilities of lighting control as well as the communication range of the remote control with the receiver. In case of any questions or doubts, it is best to contact a professional store or specialist. This, together with proper assembly, guarantees satisfaction with use and the final effect that is in line with expectations.