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Three LED lighting ideas to enhance your modern kitchen design. Part III

III. Floor Cabinet Lights

LED strip lights are, by all means, very flexible. Imagine you can create a magic kitchen outfit by providing the lighting lines from the bottom or some specific furniture parts. For example, you could install LED strip lights at the floor cabinets that would be echoing the lights in the top cabinets or wall compartments.
For this part of the kitchen installation, we would recommend adding decorative lighting, as too strong lights from the floor level could seriously blind and distract.
So, our recommendation for the floor/bottom furniture level might be:
Neonica LED strip RGB+W 600 with Osram Duris E3 where you would have control and selection when you wish to have a white or colour lighting.

Or
Some low to middle output white (in yellow light 3000K or daylight 4000K) LED strip, for example:
NEONICA LED Strip 2216 300 LED CRI 90+

The kitchen furniture’s bottom line is always more water and moisture receptive, so using an IP68 waterproof strip or a protective profile is a necessity rather than a convenience.
For the bottom line of the furniture, the best profile might be surface mounted:
LED Alu profile MICRO or its recessed equivalent: LED Alu profile MICRO-K


Those two profiles, because of their small sizes, can be concealed within the cabinets’ bottoms.
The other interesting option might be lighting with the LED strip the furniture corners, by for example using the corner 45 deg profiles:


Alternatively, you can think of settling the lighting profiles in the floor void, and then you can use the same low to middle output strip combined with the heavy-duty architectural profile for example:
LED Alu profile PDS4 or LED Alu profile P5 (Deep recessed)

Conclusion:
There are plenty of options for using the LED strip lights for the modern or classic kitchen design. Please bear in mind that what we present here are only suggestions, and you might have a completely different perspective.
Please contact us before placing an order every time you are unsure what to select, and we will be more than happy to help.
Should you wish to see our suggestions about kind and types of LED strip lights at the bottom or the top of the kitchen cabinets, please click the links.
Three perfect LED lighting ideas that enhance your modern kitchen design. Part I
Three perfect LED lighting ideas that enhance your modern kitchen design. Part II

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Three perfect LED lighting ideas that makes your kitchen glow. Part II

II. Above the Cabinets

For some kitchen designs, there might be cabinets placed up to the ceiling level. However, to enhance your lighting, you can install the LED strip light above them in the joint. Again, when advising you which LED strip to choose, you should rely on your personal preferences where the criteria should be:

A. If the above cabinet lighting should be the main lighting in the kitchen or just the ambient one?
B. Which colour temperature would you prefer (usually available daylight white 4000K or bulb-light 3000K, or any specific colour when choosing top cabinet)?

As at the ceiling level, you might have less moisture, compared to the bottom cabinet level. The wet is absorbed by extractor anyway, so you can without any hassle think of using the IP20 strip for the standard ceiling installation.
However, when thinking of the LED strip as the main light, we advise you to select the more robust output strips, comparing for that used for the above the cabinets. It might be, for example:
Neonica LED strip 5630 350 with Osram Duris E5


Quite often, especially for the larger kitchens, there is a dining table in the middle with the separate lamps handing from this part of the ceiling. If this happens with your case, you do not need intense ceiling lighting, thus above the cabinets it might be excellent and classy to get just the ambient, subtle LED strip lights. It might be, for example:

Neonica LED strip RGB+W 600 with Osram Duris E3


Thus, with this last strip, you can choose white or RGB lights to create the ambient climate and non-disturbing lighting by the ceiling space.

We always recommend using profiles to conceal the LED strip. This is due to the aesthetic reason, but also the aluminium profile will absorb the heat from the strip. The matt cover profile provides the consistent line of light with no visual dots (i.e. LED chips).

For this specific application we would primarily recommend the range of the recessed profiles:

LED Alu profile MICRO-K

Or even the wide, recessed profile:

LED Alu profile P14 (Recessed wide)

For any further inspirations concerning LED strip lights in the kitchen floor, please read here: Three perfect LED lighting ideas that enhance your modern kitchen design. Part III

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The Franchising Opportunity for the UK, EU, EEA, US or Australia.

When you start developing a new, technical product in your home country, you would immediately recognise that buying a few items and trying to place them locally is not enough. You might need the entire system that consists of the marketing strategy, e-commerce facility, technical product information, automation mechanisms, adverts etc. Only something complex may work! And… it will not happen overnight!

Over the last six months, we’ve developed the complete virtual branch for the Poland based manufacturer – Neonica Polska. The following areas have been covered:
• e-commerce facility (with its adaptation to the UK/Eire)
• publishing products (with their technical drawings, and information)
• creating a back-order mechanism for dropshipped products
• linking e-commerce with marketing automation software and setting up campaigns and triggers
• creating nice looking website template with customer attention triggers
• providing the substantial QA website tests to ensure its UX is the best possible
• sourcing leads and preparing successful email-shooting campaigns
• designing the technical blog about products, how to select them, how to resolve potential problems
• configuring and creating social media adverts

And finally… providing a very precise b2b and b2r prospecting through telemarketing.

Now, you probably ask yourself a question, why we are telling you all of that?
The evident and outstanding opportunity has arisen.
LED strip lights have been commonly applied all over the world to the commercial and domestic installations. As it is considered the better and more flexible compared to the lighting luminaires, or bulb lamps.
When you have been involved in any lighting, or electrical products and wish to start up with your virtual branch to represent the reputable, unique European manufacturer, wait no more.
It is what you will receive:
• starting pack of the bestselling products directly from the manufacturer and very well priced!
• The complete virtual branch includes the e-commerce website with your brand and logo, products and all bells and whistles for marketing, PR and gaining your local customers’ trust and product confidence.
• The automated webinar presentation directed to the specific group of clients
• The market segmentation and precise know-how are the clients, how they are clustered, and how to reach the specific audience.
• The entire social-media setup that includes preparing the profiles, setting up the advert accounts, creating and publishing the adverts
• And finally all the telemarketing scripts, scenarios, training etc. to get you up and running with your sales ASAP.

When interested in, please contact us directly writing to our MD at b.stasiak@ledme.co.uk or phoning to +447826454345

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Three essential LED lighting concepts for your modern kitchen design. Part I

How to Choose LED Strip Lights for Kitchen Cabinets
You have selected an open plan kitchen aligned to your home modern interior decoration. The open plan is usually in principle integrated with your living room; thus, this creates one big open area where it designs should orchestrate with each other.
Many people are paying attention to the kitchen design, trying out different ways to decorate it. How about yourself? Do you want to make your kitchen warmer, more vibrant, or unique? It’s easy. You only need LED strip lights placed near your cabinets, or by the ceiling, or in the plinth to transform your kitchen. Let’s find out together; how could it be?

I. Under the Cabinets
If the kitchen has a row of wall cabinets, many people use to stick the LED lights along their bottom or the kitchen console table. Albeit you can attach the LED strip directly to the cabinet, using the double side tape, we advise not to do so due to the following reasons:
• The glue on the adhesive tape could wear over time, so your LED strip falls.
• The strip, albeit looks solid is the electrical equipment; most of the popular strips are IP20 rated (you can get water-resistant one, yet it is quite expensive). Please remember that the kitchen is rather a wet environment.
• The LED strip, like every single electric equipment, generates and transfers over the heat. It is no sound when this heat is dispersed throughout a delicate front of the kitchen cabinets.
So, to prevent that, you ought to consider placing our LED strip inside the profile with the cover. As the strip selection is slightly more complicated than the profile, we will advise you in a few moments which LED strip to choose. For now, we’d like to focus on appropriate profiles.
So, depending on your kitchen cabinets shape and format and design, you may choose from recessed or surface-assembled profiles:
For recessed profiles we recommend:

Recessed Slim Profile or Recessed Wide Profile both with matt or transparent cover.

For surface-mounted, the perfect fit might be:

Micro Profile, Surface-Mounted Profile or PSD 4 Surface-Mounted Profile

So, as all those profiles can accommodate the standard 8mm or 10 mm width strip, it is time to suggest the kind of LED strip optimal to use.

Criterium #1 – RGB or White?
Of course, it might be yours, utterly different preference, and we’ve seen kitchens with the aggressive violet that lights directly into the hardtop, but…
Criterium #2 Main lighting or the additional one?
We believe that the kitchen lighting can be decorative, yet it should provide enough lighting quality for preparing meals on the hardtop.
So, we recommend medium power LED strip lights in white with the very high CRI (please read another post about CRI)


For example: NEONICA LED Strip 2216 600 LED CRI 90+ or NEONICA LED Strip 2216 900 LED CRI 90+


You can select for both models if this will be more daytime white (4000k) or more yellow – traditional bulb light (3000k) or concerning the length of the profile and your installation specifics

However, if you need just a decorative function of the LED strip only, please consider using:

NEONICA LED Strip 2216 300 LED CRI 90+ or Neonica LED strip RGB+W 600 with Osram Duris E3 when you wish to combine the RGB strip with the white one.

So, you might have plenty of options. We’d love to hear from you. No inquiry too small. For any commercial-free of charge advice, please contact us via chat, social media, email or over the phone!

In the second part, we will tell you how to select the LED strips when you wish to have them over the kitchen cabinets.

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Neonica – LED strip lights made in Poland

The majority of the LED strip lights that are supplied throughout Europe are of the Asian origin but the Neonica. The complete manufacturing is based in Central Poland! Yes, it is true. Let’s have a closer look at the manufacturing facility.

LED strip in principle consists of the LED chips and resistors placed on the special FPC board and connected through the 12/24V transformer (sometimes directly). Neonica has the supply agreements with leading LED chips manufacturers – i.e. CREE and OSRAM, this has permanent access to the highest quality of the raw components and their products are thoroughly tested both in their own and LED chips manufacturers’ labs. All products are compliant to the highest industry standards. The manufacturing processes address the H&S, and all environmental protection standards and the products have all necessary compulsory certificates and meet Polish and the EU regulations.

The manufacturing process itself requires quite an expensive machinery and specific know-how. There are only a few manufacturers of the LED strip lights in Europe.

Fancy having a look at how they manufacture and what is after the factory gateway? Feel free to see the video clip below.

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The most common cases where your LED strip light might work not as expected. Part 2

Faulty transformer.

The technical issues with the product accessories have been recognised as the second important reason for the LED strip lights issues.  For the most common cases, the LED strip lights require the transformer having current either 12V or 24V. The supply voltage used addresses directly the length of the strip (12V transformer can supply well the strip length up to 3 meters).
When you suspect your brand-new LED strip is not working as it should, especially when the cheap model of transformer is selected.
Should you waste your money for a not economically viable solution?

Faulty or not correct wired connections.

The LED strips are quite delicate; even when considered as elastic, it is relatively easy to damage them. It might happen through the FPC board disintegration, where the current supply wire can break down. It will make the strip not lighting at all. The same effect is caused by the broken-down solder connections, especially those between wires and the strip. The small break and in the circuit and as a result the strip does not work.

Serial connection between LED strips

LED strip lights can be applied in a variety of places in your home or office. Sometimes your installation may require a lengthy LED line, where the serial connection connects the several strip pieces. You ought to remember then, that the current-voltage is not identical throughout the entire strip length. The furthers from the transformer/supply the more voltage dropdown, and in consequence, the chips at the very end of the long strip will light weaker.

To solve it, you do not need to connect supply or transformer signal to every single piece of the strip, however in a smart way you could supply the strip length from their two ends.

The LED strip failure because of the moisture working environment.

Sometimes the LED strip will wear and tear quicker than expected. It happens quite often with the strip that is in the bathroom/kitchen where usually the level of moisture is higher compared to other rooms.

To prevent too much wear and tear, we will recommend using the plastic profiles or especially extruded LED strip that meets the IP65+ standards.

For more information on how to connect, please contact our technical helpline.

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Missed selection of LED strip light causes it works not as expected

LED strip lights have been a small revolution for our domestic or commercial lighting installations. From the technical side, they are more energy-efficient and reliable products when comparing to the other lighting sources. Thanks to them you could create a designer ambient lighting in your home, even if you are not a profi.

LED strip lights in principle are flexible, so they can fit and be attached to nearly every surface, but also, as they are instead small size equipment, they can be easily concealed within the variety of plinths, plates, corners etc.

The assembly of the LED strip light is not a complicated task; therefore, it might be performed by the average DIY person. However, it happens that even when the strip is assembled correctly, the final lighting effect is far from expected.

So, why is the LED strip lighting not as strong as expected? In this article, you will find out the mysteries behind the assembly of the LED lights. By the end of this article, we will guide you through the LED strip assembly method that works for most of the applications!

So, why the LED strip light would not work well? There are several influencing factors, where one of them might be that they have not been appropriately selected. The other might relate to the wrong fitting, or even strip structure breakage.

Let’s recap the most common cases shortly on the examples below:

#1

Not enough lighting output.

Our advice – study the products’ technical details more carefully. You can easily do it online – especially the reputable manufacturers will disclose all technical information on their websites.

The LED strips consist of LED chips and resistors that carefully binned (batched) and soldered to the FPC, 10mm thick board. There are several types of LED chips, that usually differs between each other by the intensity of light. Because of the lighting intensity, we could distinguish:

*LED strips having medium lighting output

*LED strips having high lighting output

*LED strips having a very high lighting output

Each of these LED strips should be fit to a different purpose:

• The strip that has a medium output is for any applications rather for the decorative character, for example attaching the suspended ceiling (with the other main light), some furniture walls, well, anywhere, where the climatic ambient is more important than the light

• The medium output LED lights are appropriate anywhere for the surface lighting – i.e. kitchen plinth/attaching kitchen cabinets or walk-in wardrobes

• The very high lighting output LED strip lights should be the optimal solution for the primary light source in the living room Concluding this part and responding to the question, why LED strip lights not as efficient as expected – it might be influenced by selecting the wrong strip type.

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We hire – sales agents for the KBB industry

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LED strip lights are commonly used for Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms. There’re thousands of showrooms and small size contractors in that area across the UK and Ireland. That is the reason we would like to hire sales agents who specialise in Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms industry as they know the specifics of this market.

If you are keen on selling our products across the KBB showrooms and retailers in the UK/Ireland, we will pay you a good % commission, and you will receive:

The complete e-commerce facility with all bell and whistles, i.e. online shop, marketing automation, technical blog, social media advertising and many more
• All necessary SEO, SEM and all our effort to be as much visible as possible!
• The entire prospects’ database with names and contact details (especially to specifiers)
• A complex training process from us and directly from the manufacturer
• Online webinars as product presentations and CPD for the specific groups of people
• Marketing and sales tools allowing you to react to the clients’ inquiries (CRM, connecting to the website chat, dedicated discount codes etc.).

Are you interested in? Download our brochure for agents and contact us to discuss!

#LEDstrips #kitchenLED #bathroomLED #LEDlighting

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We hire – sales agents for the advertising industry

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Are you the sales agent involved in the advertising industry? Probably you’re well aware of that any displays, neons; external ambient lighting etc. is currently handled by LED strip lights?
We are the official importer and distributor for the UK and Ireland for Neonica that manufacturers in the EU, the high-end, quality LED strips. What does it mean to your agency business? Yes, correct! New earnings opportunity!

If you are keen on selling our products across the advertising agencies in the UK/Ireland, we will pay you a good % commission, and you will receive:

• The complete e-commerce facility with all bell and whistles, i.e. online shop, marketing automation, technical blog, social media advertising and many more
• All necessary SEO, SEM and all our effort to be as much visible as possible!
• The entire prospects’ database with names and contact details (especially to specifiers)
• A complex training process from us and directly from the manufacturer
• Online webinars as product presentations and CPD for the specific groups of people
• Marketing and sales tools allowing you to react to the clients’ inquiries (CRM, connecting to the website chat, dedicated discount codes etc.).

Are you interested in? Download our brochure for agents and contact us to discuss!

#LEDstrips #LEDadvert #LEDneon #LEDlighting #advertisingindustry

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We hire – experienced sales agent for the automotive industry

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Are you sales agent specialising in the cars/boats/yachts wrapping, detailing, and tunning industry? Probably you are well aware that some of the projects (such as limousines, vans, coaches, yachts) require using LED strips for enhancing and improving their internal and external lighting installations. If this is the case and this is your market, we should have a chat!

We are the official importer and distributor for the UK and Ireland for Neonica that manufacturers in the EU, the high-end, quality LED strips. The products can are commonly used within the motoring industry, so if you are within, we give you all bells and whistles to start up with those products.

So, from our side, you will receive:
• The complete e-commerce facility with all bell and whistles, i.e. online shop, marketing automation, technical blog, social media advertising and many more
• All necessary SEO, SEM and all our effort to be as much visible as possible!
• The entire prospects’ database with names and contact details (especially to specifiers)
• A complex training process from us and directly from the manufacturer
• Online webinars as product presentations and CPD for the specific groups of people
• Marketing and sales tools allowing you to react to the clients’ inquiries (CRM, connecting to the website chat, dedicated discount codes etc.).

Are you interested in? Download our brochure for agents and contact us to discuss!

#SalesAgents #Automotive #CarWrapping #CarTunning #YachDesign #CoachTunning

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