How to Use LED Profiles?

LED strip lights are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. They are increasingly popular and excellent for commercial and domestic purposes. There’s one catch, however: If you want to use them for general purpose and accent lighting, you need to use LED extrusions.

In this blog post, we’ll teach you everything you need to know how LED profiles, why they are used, and ways you can integrate them into your lighting system.

What are LED Profiles?

LED extrusions or profiles are aluminium housing that protects and conceals LED strips. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, they are integral to modern LED lighting systems.

Why do LED strip lights need aluminium extrusions?

LED profiles are integral due to the number of excellent benefits they provide:

  • conceals the LED tape.
  • Provides protection and diffusion.
  • Gives you more freedom over the placement of the LED tapes.

Tips to properly use LED extrusions

#1 Get Aluminium LED profiles that match your needs

LED profiles come in different shapes, sizes, and colours. They can accommodate all kinds of LED strips and look excellent regardless of the design, colour scheme and aesthetics of the premises. Don’t believe us? Check out our product page to get a glimpse of all the different kinds of LED extrusions.

There’s no reason for you to settle. Get an LED profile that matches your LED tape and complements the space where it’ll be installed!

#2 Take advantage of the Light Diffusing Properties of the Aluminium Extrusion

An aluminium profile defuses the light from the LED strip, which makes the system provide much better general-purpose lighting. If you are worried about uneven lighting, dark spots, or unwanted contrast, LED extrusions are the answer!

#3 Don’t underestimate LED Lights

Many are under the impression that LED strip lights are cute baubles that are mostly used to decorate Christmas trees. Though that might have been true in the past, LED lighting has come a long way, and thanks to aluminium extrusions, they make for excellent general and accent lighting.

Whether you want to use them in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, garden or living room, an LED strip light will look great!

#4 Make sure the entire LED lighting system is compatible

Having so many options for your choice of LED excursions and tapes is certainly positive but with a downside: Whether it is due to differences in voltages, lengths, widths, or controllers, not all LED strip lights are compatible.

This is easily solvable, however. All LED products come with specifications that detail all their properties. You’ll know whether an LED extrusion is compatible with your system or not by simply glancing at that document!

#5 Test the LED System before the final installation

LED lighting setups are increasingly complex, made from multiple strips, bulbs, and cobs, provide multiple smart functionalities like automatic dimming, changing colours, etc. and integrate into a lighting system operated through smartphones and remote controls.

With so many moving parts, it is natural for oversights and mistakes to occur. This is why you should test the LED system during planning and installation.

Checking if an aluminium LED profile is properly placed, the intensity of an LED tape is sufficient, the setup is properly integrated into the central lighting system will go a long way in minimising mistakes.

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