Frequently Asked Questions
Are your LED strips constant current or constant voltage?
What is CRI and is it important?
Yes it is! Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the measurement of how colors look under a light source when compared with sunlight. Having information on the CRI of a LED strip light is important because you want to make sure that the colors are being accurately represented by the light source. CRI is measured on a scale from 0-100. A CRI of 80+ is the industry-standard for most applications while a CRI of 90+ tends to be necessary for situations that need color accuracy.
What is the difference between 3014 LEDs v 5050 LEDs?
LED chips are not all equal. The four digits represent the size of the chips in millimeters. For example, the 3014 chip is 3.0 mm X 1.4mm.
What is color temperature (K) ?
The color of light can be quantified by referring to its color temperature. White light is measured in Kelvins (K). Most white lights fall in a spectrum between 1800K and 6500K. When getting close to 3000K, the light is noticeably warmer. On the other end of the spectrum, the lights have a blue-ish tint and cooler tone when nearing 6500K.
What is luminous efficacy?
This is calculated by measuring the lumen output and then dividing that number by watts. For example, a strip that has a lumen output of 300lm/ft and a wattage draw of 3w/ft has an efficiency of 100lm/W.
What is IP stand for?
Can TiGHT LED TAPE be cut?
Yes, they can be cut to desired lengths.