In the past, most front shop signs and displays have been lit up with either neon or cold cathode tubes. Nowadays these options are being used less and less in favour of LED lighting systems. That is because there are many short and long term advantages to using LED both for the installer and the business owner.
|Primark sign with cyan Instyle LED Tape installed inside the letters to light them up|
Here are some advantages of using LED tape:
- Easy installation
- Thin and discrete
- Safe to use (no glass)
- Longer life
- Wide range of colours available including colourchanging systems
When installing LED's they do not have any glass or filaments to break so there is alot less worry of damage. Also LED's tend not to be restricted to length as per florescent tubes. The LED tape comes in strip form and can easily be cut or extended to any length allowing for a perfect installation.
The LED tape comes with 3m self adhesive tape on the back making installing a breeze, simply clean the surface and peel and stick. Where required or where waterproof LED tape is being used clips are supplied for the customer to screw either side of the LED tape.
The LED tape works at either a low 24v or 12v making the product incredibly safe compared to other lighting alternatives. The LED tape can also be waterproof ideal for exterior signs that are uncovered.
LED tape barely gives off any heat as over 90% of its energy is used as light and only 10% is used as heat. This making the LED tape ideal to install in compact areas where overheating with other lighting alternatives maybe an issue.
The efficiency of the LED tape is well known, this is ideal in commercial applications or on large projects. You can create great results whilst using very little power consumption, this saving £££'s over the years.
Life expectancy of LED's is the main benefit of using them. Installing a project with LED means virtually no maintenance and expect a life expectancy of over 50,000 hours meaning you wouldn't need to change the fittings for at least a decade. This will also save money on call outs and repairs.
There are so many various types of LED tape on the market you have the choice of virtually any colour. You can also go for colour changing LED tape! There are many options that you can select when using this type of LED tape - select any shade of any colour, colour scrolls , time delays, and even strobing if you really want to attract customers!