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5mm Narrow-Width LED Tape (for signage etc)2018-08-22T09:41:05+00:00

5mm Narrow-Width LED Tape

3528 Epistar-branded SMDs
Choose white or single-colour (red/blue/green/amber)
Commercial Grade

Availability: Made to order, 1 week delivery

Thinner than standard LED strip lights, our 5mm LED tapes are designed specifically for signage, fascias and other applications with narrow ridges or cut-outs. Because the compact profile gives more leeway when positioning the strips, they produce the best effect in acrylic signage lettering and bespoke brand logos.

InStyle’s 5mm LED tape range is available in a choice of colours and shades. Pure white, neutral white, warm white, red, blue, green or amber lights are all available as standard, and we can manufacture to your specific requirements on request if necessary.

We also offer a choice of brightness:

  • 5 watts/metre – 60 LEDs p.m., producing up to 480 lumens p.m. (pure white option), or
  • 10 watts/metre – 120 LEDs p.m., producing up to 960 lumens p.m. (pure white option).

Each LED is a high-quality Epistar-branded 3528 SMD, with a life of 50,000 hours continuous use. Cut-points are spaced at 25mm 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 Branded LED Chip
  • Narrow PCB, 20z thickness for maximum heat dispersion
  • High grade, long lasting resistors to stop LED chip damage
  • Premium white coating for  protection of the PSB board and to stop short circuiting
  • Smooth linear effect
  • Product Codes:
    W-5-5 / W-10-5 (Pure White)
    NW-5-5 / NW-10-5 (Neutral White)
    WW-5-5 / WW-10-5 (Warm White)
    R-5-5 / R-10-5 (Red)
    G-5-5 / G-10-5 (Green)
    B-5-5 / B-10-5 (Blue)
    A-5-5 / A-10-5 (Amber)
Product5mm LED tape (5W)5mm LED tape (10W)
LED Wattage:4.8 Watts per metre9.6 Watts per metre
Voltage:12 Volts
Standard Colours:Pure White (6000k),Neutral White (4000k)Warm White (3000k)
IP RatingIP33
LED Chip3528 SMD
LED Life70% @ 50,000 Hours
No. of LEDs:60 LEDs per Metre120 LEDs per Metre
Lumens:Up to 480lm (pure white)Up to 960lm (pure white)
Beam Angle:120 degrees
Cut Points:25 mm
Reel Lengths5 Metres
Tape width:5 mm
Tape Height3 mm


Product Codes:
W-5-5 / W-10-5 (Pure White)
NW-5-5 / NW-10-5 (Neutral White)
WW-5-5 / WW-10-5 (Warm White)
R-5-5 / R-10-5 (Red)
G-5-5 / G-10-5 (Green)
B-5-5 / B-10-5 (Blue)
A-5-5 / A-10-5 (Amber)

5mm narrow-width LED Tape datasheet PDF

5mm narrow-width LED Tape datasheet PDF


When looking to use white LED lighting you may think it would be a very simple choice to choose as there is only one option…white?
Wrong; there are actually different various shades of white to choose from.

The 3 main shade descriptions of whites are:

  • Warm White (also known as soft white) – being described as warm white does not mean that it is warm to touch, the warm is actually describing the shade of white the LED lights up. Warm white tends to be a slightly yellow/brown in colour just like your standard halogen light bulbs. Warm white tends to be used to give a warm, homely feel. The technical specification of warm white is anything from 2700k – 3200k (lower being warmer)
  • Pure White (also known as daylight white, commercial white, bright white) – this is the closest resemblance to daylight white, it tends not to have any yellow (warm) or blue (cool) tint to it. This is used in commercial applications and also to highlight areas; it is generally brighter than warm white. On the kelvin scale pure white would be anything from 4500k to 6000k (lower being warmer)
  • Cool White – this white is used the least out of the 3 as it is generally too ‘cool’ (blue tint) for commercial and general use. However it is the brightest white and can be used to highlight areas. It still looks very white and the blue tint is extremely faint. This is great to create a cool, crisp feel. On the kelvin scale this would be 6500k+

For more information, see our support page explaining all your white LED tape options.

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 12m of 9.6w LED tape: 12 x 9.6w = 115.2w Therefore you would require a 150w transformer.

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

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.

The LED tape can be dimmed in various ways.

One option is with our dimmable transformers: these are available in 12v/24v and in 30w and 100w. These can then be dimmed off a standard Triac wall dimmer (standard in households).

We also have Triac dimmable receivers; these go in-between the transformer and the LED strip. These work with both 12v and 24v version and are ideal for larger projects that use larger transformers such as the 320w.

Another option is with our 0-10v receivers, these can be used for both the 12V and 24v version. They go in-between the transformer and the LED tape and can be linked to such systems as Lutron or HDL.

We also have the option to dim via DMX. We have DMX receivers available to work with DMX desks and systems to allow you to fully dim as required. Again these go in-between the Transformers and LED tape and can be linked together to dim all the receivers at once.

For more information, see our support page comparing options for LED dimming.

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.

All the LED strips are cuttable. Each can be cut at various points, either 50mm,100mm,150mm or 200mm depending on whitch 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:


This product is inVyci compatible

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