Q: What does IP stand for?
This is a rating system that defines how well a product works in different environments. IP stands for “input protection”. It is a measure of an item’s ability to protect against solid objects (dust, sand, dirt, etc.) and liquids.
The IP level consists of two numbers. The first number refers to protection against solid objects (dust, etc.) and the second number refers to protection against liquids. Here’s a full article on IP ratings.
Q: Can LED flexible lights be used outdoors?
Yes, flexible LED lights can be used outdoors. Make sure the protection you order is appropriate for your location.
Q: What is the maximum dive depth of the IP68 LED strip?
Q: Is there a difference in brightness between indoor and outdoor LED strips?
The indoor and outdoor versions have similar brightness outputs. They run to exactly the same specifications, and the outdoor versions have a clear silicon sleeve protecting them. The outdoor version may be 5% less bright than the indoor version, but this is usually not noticed by the human eye.
Q: How does the IP65 overlay affect the color temperature of the LED strip?
IP65 silicone sleeve can increase CCT by about 150K. We order leds one BIN lower for our outdoor products, so that after the light passes through the silica gel, it is at the correct color temperature.
Q: Does the silicone sleeve on the IP65 strip affect CRI?
Yes, albeit only minimally. For example, one of our IP20 test LED bands had a CRI of 92.6, while the IP65 silicone sheath band had a CRI of 92.1.
Q: Any suggestions for bonding outdoor grade strip lights?
All our outdoor lights come with mounting brackets. This tape also has 3M adhesive on the back. For the safest installation, we recommend using both. They can also be installed inside the mounting channel.
Q: Can I cut a waterproof (IP65/ IP68) reel?
Yes. Be sure to reseal the light strip each time you cut it to prevent water damage. Many customers prefer to use liquid electrical tape.
Q: How flexible are these outdoor strips?
The IP65 is as flexible as a tape measure. IP68 is more robust and rigid.
Post time: Oct-14-2022