Check out our new vlog above for some top tips to save money on your LED strip lighting project – cost saving advice for connections & wiring!
Many people do not think of LED strip lights until they have almost completed their renovation project. Or they get advice from an electrician which isn’t always correct, and fit the wrong wires (or not enough wires) to the areas in which their LED strip lights are to be used. Always give us a call before you start, and we can advise what you will need and where – which could save you hundreds of pounds in the end!
Wiring advice to save money for RGB/RGBW
If you are looking to use RGB or RGBW strips, be aware that for RGB you’ll need 4-core cable and for RGBW you’ll need 5-core cable. Many times we have seen customers only provide for twin and earth (i.e., 3 core cable), which is not enough cables.
If you are looking to control multiple strips / areas together, then you’re best to wire all the areas back to a single power supply and receiver. This way, you are only paying for one supply and one receiver unit.
To do this, you will need to wire the 4- or 5-core cables back to one area.
If you do not do this and have (for example) 6 lighting areas/zones, but only have fitted mains-cable twin and earth to each area, then you’ll end up needing a separate power supply and receiver for each area / LED strip – which means 6 times as much control gear and a more expensive multizone controller to be able to manage and synchronise everything together!
Whereas, if for RGBW you had the 6 areas (for example) all with 5-core cable going back to one area with just one power supply, one receiver and one single-zone controller, then you can save a huge amount of money.
And both options are giving you exactly the same effect / control!
Why InStyle LED?
We stock all of our LED tapes for next day delivery.
You can provide us with any sketches / plans and we can advise on the most cost effective way for wiring / control.
We can speak to installers, before, during and after your project to answer any questions.
Please call us today on 0116 2799083 or email [email protected]