18-watt No Dot (COB) RGBW LED Tape

Fully compatible with these LED controllers

RGB Multizone WIFI Controller

Single-Zone RGB Wireless Wall Controller

4-Zone RGB Wireless Controller

Single-zone RGBW remote control

Detachable LED wall control

Wiring Diagrams & Examples

18W No Dot LED Tape

Uses Chip-On-Board (COB) technology
4-in-1 SMD, 840 LEDs per metre
Commercial Grade

Availability: In stock for next day delivery

Using cutting-edge LED chip-on-board (COB) technology, our 18-watt ‘no dot’ RGBW LED strips produce incredibly smooth linear lighting. Unlike traditional surface-mounted diodes, COB LEDs  can be mounted directly on the strip-light’s PCB substrate. In conjunction with our new silicone coating technique, this arrangement lets us pack the LEDs much closer together – significantly reducing gaps and unsightly ‘dotting’.

This No Dot LED tape draws 18 watts/metre. With a 2oz PCB just 12mm wide, it runs at 24V and can output up to 838 lumens p.m.. With 840 LEDs to every metre of PCB, each housing four coloured LED chips – red, green, blue and white – RGBW LED strip lights will let you mix any shade of the spectrum… and also give the option of a perfect white light from dedicated LEDs. RGBW LEDs mix light-colours at source – so you’ll get consistent colour when the light falls on any surface.

Like InStyle’s other branded LED pruducts, 18W ‘no dot’ RGBW LED strips offer a long life of 50,000 hours continuous use. Cut-points are spaced at 33.33mm intervals.

InStyle LED supplies  commercial grade LED Tape using premium components, built to last and always with consistent colour batching.  If you wish to dim your LED tape, InStyle can offer the accessories you need, including DMX controllers and receivers, Triac (mains) dimming, 0-10v dimmers, and more.

  • Commercial Grade LED Tape
  • High Quality COB (chip-on-board) LEDs
  • 2oz double-deck PCB for maximum heat dispersion
  • High grade, long lasting resistors to stop LED chip damage
  • Premium white coating for  protection of the PCB board and to stop short circuiting
  • Exceptionally smooth linear effect
  • Product Code: RGBW-18-COB
Product 18W RGBW LED tape (COB)
LED Wattage: 18 watts per metre
Voltage: 24 volts
Colours: Any colour can be created
CRI: 85+
IP Rating No coating or
IP65/IP67 heatshrink
LED Chip COB technology
LED Life 50,000 Hours
No. of LEDs: 840 LEDs per metre
Lumens: 838 lm/m (maximum output)
Beam Angle: 120 degrees
Cut Points: 33.33mm
Reel Lengths 5 Metres
Tape width: 12mm
Tape Height 3mm

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FAQs

RGBW stands for Red, Green, Blue and White. These colours are used by the RGBW tape to mix the millions of different colour combinations that can be created using this tape.

LED strips are designed to be very flexible. Their PCBs (printed circuit boards) are so robust that many LED tape products can be bent up to 90 degrees with no difficulty.

Be aware that higher-power LED strips are less flexible than lower-power ones. This is because the LED modules are placed closer together on high-power strips, and require wider PCBs (for more heat dispersal).

For more info and examples, check out our support page.

To work out what transformer you require this is quite simple. You take the amount of LED tape you have in metres and x this by the wattage of the LED tape you have, again per metre.

For example 16m of 9.6w LED tape: 16 x 9.6w = 153.6w Therefore you would require a 200w transformer.

For more information, see our support page on LED power supplies and their output.

For this type of LED tape you will require just a transformer to get this working. You connect the 2 core starter lead coming out of one end. This is then wired to the transformer, red wire goes to + and the black wire is wired to -. The 2 core cable can be extended as required for you to mount the transformer as far away as required.

For more information, choose one of these links for support and advice on how to install either simple or larger LED tape projects.

Deciding on which wattage you require is all down to what kind of application you are fitting the LED tape in.

The 5w and 10w is ideal to be used as feature lighting. Lighting to highlight areas, as a secondary lighting. Ideal for covings, drop down ceilings signage etc. to give a smooth halo effect. The 10w would be preferred to the 5w for these applications if there is a high amount of ambient lighting.

The 15w and 20w is ideal to be used as general lighting or as feature lighting for areas larger than covings etc. For example washing down front bars / back bars / under kitchen cabinet lighting as ‘working light’

For more information, see our support page discussing how bright your LED tape needs to be.

InStyle LED manufacture and supply commercial-grade LED strip lights – which means our products are high quality and built to last, using only premium components and branded LEDs:

  • Brighter LEDs
  • Vibrant and consistent colours
  • Accurate life expectancy
  • Sturdy PCBs
  • Excellent resistor management

Find out more on our ‘commercial-grade LED’ support page.

IP67 Heat-shrink type is required in areas where you will need resistance to water. For example bathrooms, kitchens and exterior. The heatshrink version is waterproof but it cannot be submersed, for example in a pond. The IP67 Heat-shrink is a protective coating over the LED tape, this makes it easy to wipe to clean etc.

For more information, see our support page describing the waterproof LED strip light options we offer.

All the LED strips are cuttable. Each can be cut at various points, either 50mm, 100mm, 150mm or 200mm depending on which wattage version you have. We can either cut the lengths to your specific lengths as required or you can do this yourself. Once cut to length to join this to a transformer or another piece you will need to be capable of soldering, or if not we also supply 2 types of clips. One type is a starter lead clip, which is s clip that joins onto the off cut and has a cable coming out of it. The other clip is a ‘tape to tape clip’, this clip joins 2 pieces together.

For more information, see these links offering advice and support on cutting and soldering your LED tape, or using clip-on connectors to extend your tape’s length.

If you’ve ordered your LED tapes cut to custom lengths from us, with all the starter-leads and flexible leads for corners that your project requires, then you’ve most likely got everything you need already!

But for some installations, the following accessories may prove useful:

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