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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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We hire – Territory Sales Agents for M&E products

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Are you a territory sales agent for M&E or construction products? Join us for conquering the market with the unique, EU made, high-end LED strip lights, industrial luminaries or agricultural LED lamps.
Yes, we understand the principles of the UK market. We were personally involved over the last six years in the specification sales across the UK and Ireland.
So, we are not like many other new boys in town, who would throw at you a few catalogues, provide one-day technical training and say: off you go and bring some money! No, we want to work with you, in-line, hand to hand, long-term. Full stop!

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.).
• Opportunity to grow the business with us, as it happens, with the typical products that are premium quality, high-end and manufactured in Europe.

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

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#SalesAgents #Construction #Mechanical #Electrical #Engineering #LEDlighting #LEDstrips

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To LED strip or to LED stripe that is the question!

We have been asked by many clients – what exactly name they should use for our products? A LED strip or maybe a LED stripe? Responding to that – we believe both forms are correct.

Our principal company Neonica uses both terms for the same product in their names nomenclature. Substituting one word with the other, you should be OK, and it would not be considered as any mistake. We’ve observed, however, that in the colloquial connotation those two terms have been used by our clients for something slightly different.

The term LED stripe usually is used when the client has a ‘lighting straight-line’ in mind – so for example, the profiled LED strip.

From the other hand the clients who inquiry about LED strips, they have in mind an elastic band with LED chips that they can attach to the surface to create the main or just the ambient lighting in the room or Camper Van.

The majority of ours and Neonica clients use the term LED strip.

LED strip lighting is considered as the perfect and flexible lighting material, thus it can be successfully used either and both for ambient, decorative or the main lighting in private houses, or commercial buildings.

Historically the existence of LED strip light is relatively short – just around ten years; however, it has been commonly used in many installations – attached to kitchen plinths, suspended ceilings, staircase railings, or around patio deckings in the gardens.

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The FPC board – quality element of LED strip.

A critical factor that has an impact on the proper operation and life of a LED strip is a flexible FPC base on which the LEDs are placed. Neonica uses only double layer FPC with increased content of copper. It ensures high electrical conductivity and greatly improves heat dissipation from the LEDs.

The key to the long life of our LED strips and panels are also properly matched resistors. Neonica LED strips are configured so that the LEDs retain a certain reserve and do not work overloaded. The temperature of the products is carefully controlled. In this way, even after many years of work, the light flux of the LED strip does not degrade as fast as LED strips produced in PRC. We come across Chinese products that stop working after three months of purchase. Weak and besides overdriven LEDs in the first weeks after installation seem to give intense light when they receive much more voltage than they should, but after a few hundred hours of operation, they burn out completely. Each day they shine less and less… changing its colour.

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The importance of the CRI for the LED strips

Colour rendering index CRI (Ra) in simple words measures the ability of a light source to reproduce colours accurately. A value of CRI = 100 is the maximum value and determines the ideal colour rendering. In practice, CRI> 80 provides accurate colour rendition for us to feel comfortable with as we see the colours of objects around us look natural. The cheaper LED strips usually have a CRI under 70, the colour of light at this level irritates us, and we stop recognising the colours of well-known objects. Customers often refer to this as the “light like in the morgue”. This phenomenon is often identified with the cold white colour. But this is not the right reason.