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LED Strip Installation Guide

Installation Process for 5050 LED Strip Single Colour & RGB

RGB 5050 LED Strip - Eden illumination

Eden illumination 5050 60 LEDs per metre LED strip has various applications and methods of control depending on visual effect required. 

 Our 12V LED strip comes in single colour

or

 RGB (Red, Green, Blue, colour changing).

Both require a 12V Power Supply, do not connect directly to 230V supply.
12V Power Supply for LED Strip - Eden illumination

The Strip is 14.4W per m, hence for 1m you will need a 15W power Supply, 5m - 80W and so on. 

The strip comes in 5m reels and can be cut with scissors every 3 LEDs. When using our plug and play connectors it is best to cut just before the copper contacts to provide more surface area for the connector pins to make contact with. If you soldering or using our connectors please use a file or flat screw driver to scrub the copper contact points on the strip so allowing an improved contact surface.

Dimming
Single colour can be used without a dimmer, RGB requires a Colour Change Remote Controller. Both can be dimmed using the following
 

LED Strip Dimmer with Controller - Eden illuminationSingle colour using a ED08-SF-TOUCH Remote Dimmer 


      Or

 
1 Zone RGB LED Strip Remote with controller - Eden illuminationRGB using a ED08-SF-TOUCH-RGB remote & controller 1 Zone

     Or 

4 Zone LED Strip Remote and Controller - Eden illuminationRGB using ED08-SF-TOUCH-4-RGB remote & controller 4 Zone

Distance

If the distance is more than 10m you will notice a voltage drop especially using RGB. For example if you are installing it around a room in an enclosed pelmet you will need to add in an amplifier (Picture below) which connects to a second power supply at the 10m mark or a convenient corner or join. Otherwise you will find that when the lights end meets the start of the strip, there will be a difference in colour shade. 

5050 LED RGB Strip Amplifier Eden illumination

If you are to have a long run, please ensure you do not make a join in the middle as you may see a slight difference in colour due to the connector reducing the voltage slightly, best to make it one continuous run of strip.

 

  5050 Single Colour Installation

For every section you are lighting with LED strip, you will need to provide mains power, this then should be connected to the 12V Power Supply. Each 5m reel of strip comes with around 50mm of cable (2 core, red + & black -)  already soldered to the strip. If this is not long enough you can extend it using one of our plug and play connectors. If you require dimming please insert the dimmer controller between the 12V power supply and the LED strip.

5050 LED strip installation Layout with dimmer

Once you have cut the strip to size then you can start to install.

Always install with the lights switch on. 

When using our plug and play connectors please stick a supplied sticky pad to the rear of the connector nearest the LED strip and secure to the surface where the product is to be position. If still all lit, then peal off the 3M tape on the reverse of the LED strip and secure the LED strip to its final position. If you need to go around a corner you can either use a fixed corner connector or a wire corner connector. Remember to fit sticky pads to both ends of the connector. Also ensure that the Red + & Black - flows to the next piece of strip in the correct alignment.

If 2 sections or more of LED strips are required to work from one remote control to either turn them on or off or for dimming as one, then each one will need a 12V power supply and a individual controller. The remote will need to be paired with both controllers at the same time. Individual remote instructions are supplied with each remote & controller. However you will need to ensure that both controllers are powered up to a illuminated piece of strip next to each other before you install them in their permanent position. Once paired then move them to their final location.

   LED 5050 Strip with connector and sticky pad Eden illumination

 

  5050 RGB Colour Installation

For every section you are lighting with LED strip, you will need to provide mains power, this then should be connected to the 12V Power Supply and then to a RGB controller. Each 5m reel of strip comes with around 50mm of cable (4 core, Black or White Power +, R = Red, G= Green, B = Blue)  already soldered to the strip. If this is not long enough you can extend it using one of our plug and play connectors. You will require a RGB controller to change the colours please insert the RGB controller between the 12V power supply and the LED strip.

RGB 5050 LED Strip Installation Layout Eden illumination

Once you have cut the strip to size then you can start to install.

Always install with the lights switch on!!

When using our plug and play connectors please stick a supplied sticky pad to the rear of the connector nearest the LED strip and secure to the surface where the product is to be position. With the remote control please check that the lights can show RED, then GREEN and BLUE individually, if not recheck the connector pins, if all working then peal off the 3M tape on the reverse of the LED strip and secure the LED strip to its final position. If you need to go around a corner you can either use a fixed corner connector or a wire corner connector. Remember to fit sticky pads to both ends of the connector. Also ensure that the Power Black or White Cable + & R, G, B flows to the next piece of strip in the correct alignment otherwise you will see different colours.

ED08-SF-TOUCH-RGB - Single Zone RGB controller
If 2 sections or more of LED strips are required to work from one remote control to either turn them on or off or for dimming, then each one will need a 12V power supply and a individual controller. The remote will need to be paired with both controllers at the same time. Individual remote instructions are supplied with each remote & controller. However you will need to ensure that both controllers are powered up to a illuminated piece of strip next to each other before you install them in their permanent position. Once paired then move them to their final location.

ED08-SF-TOUCH-4-RGB - 4 Zone RGB controller
If 2-4 sections or more of LED strips are required to work from one remote control to either turn them on or off or for dimming individually or together as one, then each one will need a 12V power supply and a individual controller. The remote will need to be paired with all controllers at individually. Individual remote instructions are supplied with each remote & controller. However you will need to ensure that all controllers are NOT powered up, just illuminate one zone piece of strip and pair with the require zone 1-4. This can be done in their final position. 

LED 5050 RGB Strip with connector - Eden illumination   

NEW LED Driverless Flood Lights - prices from £12 inc VAT

We now have a new range of driverless slim LED Flood Light, there are 10W, 30W, 50W, 100W & 200W options. We also have PIR versions too. Go to our Flood Light section for more details.

LED Driverless Flood Lights - Eden illumination  

New Product - NATO under cabinet or surface mounted LED Light

This NATO LED mini panel light can be used for under kitchen cabinets or mounted on any flat surface. Just connect a power supply and a way you go!

NATO

LED NATO Cabinet Light - Eden illumination

LED Cabinet Light - NATO - Eden illumination

Ten Reasons Why You’re Business Should Switch To LED Lighting

Companies spend a considerable amount of time looking at ways to make their businesses more efficient and profitable. With increasing energy costs and more pressure on society to reduce carbon footprint, converting your lighting to LED has many advantages.

Here are our top 10 ‘business case’ reasons why your organisation should make the switch to LED lighting:

1. Rising Energy Bills: Wholesale energy costs are set to rise by 25% between now and 2020 because of a number of factors including an increase in network provider costs, government taxes and levies as well as and increasing suppliers costs.

Source: Pulse Business Energy

Find more statistics on increasing commercial energy costs.

2. Enhanced LED Technology:
The earliest type of LED lights emitted low-intensity infrared light and were limited to producing only a red colour. They were often used as indicator lights for electronic devices and replaced incandescent bulbs.
 
Technology has moved on from these early versions of LED lighting. Now these LED lights have many advantages over any incandescent light source because of their lower energy requirements, longer lifetime, better physical robustness, smaller size and faster switching abilities.

3. Technological Evolvement:
The advancements in LED lighting technology mean that the future will be geared to LED lights over any other type of commercial lighting. The diagram below illustrates the current types of lighting and their limitations versus the scope for LED for the foreseeable future:

Source: Osram

4. Increasing Energy Efficiency:
LED lights need much less wattage to light up any room or outside space compared to CFL or incandescent light bulbs which is why LED lights are more energy efficient and last longer than any other type of LED lighting.
 
5. Save On Energy Bills:
Your business will be able to save on energy bills because of the energy efficiency of LED light bulbs compared to other types of lighting.
 
6. Reducing LED Lighting Price:
Many manufacturers of LED lights are looking at ways to reduce the cost of producing LED lighting products with mass production now becoming more of the norm than previous years. Quality and increasing product lifetime will still be part of the manufacturer’s product development strategy.
 
7. Reduce Carbon Emissions:
LED lights use less than 20% of the energy than other light bulbs and lasts up to 15 times longer. This will help you reduce your organisations carbon emissions. The Carbon Footprint website has more about how switching your lights to LED can help you reduce carbon emissions.
 
8. LED Lighting for Multiple Applications:
LED lights are very versatile and can be used in small or large indoor or outdoor spaces because of the size (small to large), no gases, no moving parts to fatigue, no screws to loosen or glass to break, they have multiple colour variations, low temperature emissions and lifespan.
 
9. Low Maintenance Cost:
The longer lifetime of an LED light is around 50,000 hours compared to 1,200 of an incandescent light bulb which means they need replaced less often and therefore reduces the maintenance cost of our organisations lighting.
 
10. Funding and Tax Benefits for LED Lighting Installation:
Here are some helpful resources to provide you with details on funding and tax benefits to help your business make the switch to LED lighting:

Funding:
Government Grants

Carbon Trust Finance Scheme

Tax Benefits:
Enhanced Capital Scheme

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Energy Performance Contracts

Eden illumination have a wealth of experience in both commercial and domestic LED lighting solutions and can help your business make the switch from traditional lighting to LED. For more information see our website or call us on (01383) 514244.

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