Shop 12v Commercial-Grade White LED Strips
Our commercial LED strips are a top-quality LED lighting solution. They boast
consistent and accurate Color Temperature Ratings (CCT), color rendering over
90 (w/ high R-values) and have efficiency ratings starting at 85 lumens/Watt.
These LED strips are a specification (architectural) grade LED strip lighting
solution for the retail industry (not specific to retail industry). Please
refer to the guide below the products for assistance with selecting your LED
strip lighting solution.
Selecting a White LED Strip
Advancements in LED technology have given way to what was formerly impossible:
a high-quality source of consistent white color LED lighting. Today, phosphor
coating on LEDs allows commercial-grade white LED strips to give accurate and
desirable color temperatures (CCT) that have the ability to render colors
well. The universal method for measuring color temperature is the CRI scale,
where 100 is the best (sunlight). While CRI is mostly adequate, modern methods
of measurement (CQI) can give us an even better picture of a white light’s
ability to render color. Our commercial LED strips all have a CRI of over 90.
For ultra-high-performance white LED strips, see our selection of Designer LED
Strips (CRI>95, high R9-R13 values).
There are two main considerations when selecting a white LED strip:
- Brightness/Intensity (measured in lumens/foot)
- Color Temperature (measured in Kelvin)
Although the desired intensity or brightness of a light source for a space is
a very subjective parameter, experts and lighting designers have come up with
some general formulas to assist customers in making a decision on the type of
lights to purchase for their applications.
In general, 15-20 lumens is desired for adequate lighting per square foot. The
following is a breakdown of the most common applications for linear LED
lighting and the agreed upon intensity (brightness) that is required to
adequately light the space.
Ambient/Accent Linear LED Lighting: 100-200 lumens/ft
- Linear Cabinet LED Lighting: 150-250 lumens/ft
- Linear Task LED Lighting: 200-400 lumens/ft
- Linear Cove LED Lighting: 200-500 lumens/ft
- Linear High-Output LED Lighting: 400-1000 lumens/ft
**Light Intensity can always be adjusted with a dimmer (w/ use of a dimmable
LED driver). It is advisable to use brighter lights than needed in conjunction
with a dimmer.
Color Temperature (CCT)
CCT, or correlated color temperature, is a measure (in Kelvin) of a white
light’s perceived color. Warmer (lower) color temperatures give off a more
"yellow" light color while higher color temperatures give off a "cooler" and
bluer light color. The following chart should assist you in making a selection
on color temperature.
Amber White - 2200K
Best used in: Classic, Traditional Design schemes, very soft and inviting
lighting. Accents reds, yellows and oranges, can diminish blues and cooler
colors. Patio Lighting, Landscape lighting, beach lighting, walk way LED
linear Lighting. LED Landscape Lighting, Linear LED Outdoor Lighting, Linear
Amber LED Lighting
Warm White - 3000K
Best used in: Classic and Traditional design schemes, not as warm and
"amber" as 2200K, our most poipular color temperature. LED Cabinet Lighting,
LED Kitchen Lighting, LED Dining Room Lighting, Warm Linear LED Lighting
Natural White - 4500K
Best used in: Any design scheme. Natural white is the most neutral color
temperature. Accents all colors evenly. Natural Linear LED lighting, Natural
White LED Strip Lighting
Bright White - 6000K
Best used in: Modern and contemporary design schemes. Design schemes with a
lot of white and blue elements. Accents blues and greens, can diminish the
appearance of reds, yellows and oranges. (Our high CRI minimizes this
effect). Cool LED light strips, Cool LED Strip lighting, LED cool linear
Other Parameters To Consider
Architectural-grade LED strips are designed to be housed in an aluminum
channel, profile or extrusion to dissipate heat (maximizes lifetime) and to
protect LED strips and components from the elements. When selecting an LED
strip and extrusion, channel and profile combination, the following needs to
be taken into consideration:
LED Strip Lighting Density (measured in LED's/M): The
higher the density of the LED chips on the LED strip, the more light is
diffused on a frosted lens. For smaller LED fixtures, a higher density
lighting (120/M+) is needed to diffuse the lights so the fixture can be
"dotless" or close to "dotless." Our LED strips range from 30/M (least
dense) to 240/M (highest density).
LED Strip Width: LED strips are available in widths from
5mm to 20mm. When building fixtures, please see the specs of the aluminum
channel and the LED strips to make sure they're compatible.
Power Supply Selection: LED strips need a power supply or
transformer. We have them available in dimmable or non-dimmable
configurations. Calculate the amount of power you need, multiply that
number by 1.2 and select a transformer that can power that figure (120
percent of the needed wattage).