Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between standard and IP65 LED tapes?
A: IP rated tape has a silicon coating to make the surface wipe-smooth and water resistant.
A: Standard tape has no silicon coating.

Q: What difference does higher watts mean?
A: It generally means the product will have a greater light output – the higher the wattage the greater the A: A: light output.

Q: How do I work out what LED driver to order?
A: The volts has to be the same (usually 12v or 24v) as the light fitting. To find the wattage required add
A: together the wattage of the lights you want to power and select a driver wattage that is the same or
A: higher than the total.

Q: Will it damage the lights to order a higher powered driver than the lights themselves?
A: No, the driver wattage refers to the maximum output – the lights only draw the power they need.

Q: What is the difference between cool white & daylight?
A: Not a lot, daylight is ‘colder’ than cool white. It gives more light for the same watts.

Q: What is the difference between lumens, Lux & watts?
A: Watts is the power used, lumens is the total light output given from the light source. Lux is less used
A: and measures the amount of light at given distances from the light source – say 0.3m, 0.5m, 1.0m,
A: 1.5m etc

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