Red, Green & Blue LED Tape – Colour LEDs from InStyle LED 2017-09-07T16:00:26+00:00

5 Watt Colour LED Tapes

  • 5-watt single-colour LED tape
  • Amber, Red, Blue and Green LED lights in stock Colour chart - red, green & blue LED lights Other colours available on request
  • Watts: 4.8W Per Metre
    Lumens:  Per Metre
    LED: 60 x 3528  SMD Commercial
    Voltage: 12v
    Application: Feature Lighting
  • 5-watt red LED strip - coving effect shot

15 Watt Colour LED Tapes

  • 15-watt single-colour LED tape
  • Amber, Red, Blue and Green LED lights in stock colour-chart - amber, blue, green & red LED lights Other colours available on request
  • Watts: 14.4W Per Metre
    Lumens: lm Per Metre
    LED: 60 x 5050 SMD Commercial
    Voltage: 24V
    Application: Feature Lighting
  • 15 Watt single colour LED tape effect shot - blue LED strip

Colour LED strip lights

Colour LED striplights (also called LED strips, LED tapes or LED rope lights) are a flexible light source that can be ordered on standard 5m reels, or at InStyle LED we can cut your order to the exact lengths you require. We stock standard 5-watt per metre LED strips – ideal for covings and feature lighting – and high-power 15-watt p.m. strips, great for areas with strong ambient lighting, and for colour-washing front bars, back bars etc.

InStyle’s colour LED strips have at least 60 LEDs in each metre, which will give surfaces a smooth and eye-catching effect when illuminated.  All of our LED strip light products are commercial grade, using premium components and diodes – and if you’re working on a bathroom or an exterior project, we also offer waterproof (IP67 certified) versions of everything in our LED strip range.

Our amber, red, green and blue LED strips can be used almost anywhere. They’re perfect for domestic use, clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, signage and many other applications.

What lengths do LED strips come in?

Red, green and blue LED strips are generally manufactured and supplied on standard 5m reels. At InStyle LED, we can pre-cut your LED strip lights to the specific lengths you require (to the nearest cut point). Colour LED strip cut points are every 50mm for the 5w p/m type and every 100mm for the 15w p/m type. If you required only 1.7m of LED strip, for example, InStyle can provide you with LED tape already cut to that exact length.

4.8 Watt 3528 SMD Amber LED Tape on a reel

How wide are colour LED strips?

A 5-watt red, green or blue LED strip is 8mm wide and 3mm in depth
A 15-watt red, green or blue LED strip is 12mm wide and 3mm in depth
Add approx. 0.5mm to height and width for IP rated (uses a very thin heatshrink)

Is a red, green or blue LED strip easy to fit?

Yes, our red, green and blue LED strip lights are extremely easy to install. At InStyle LED we offer a cutting and soldering service so we can make your LED strips to the exact lengths you need. We can even solder in link-cables to go round corners and starter-leads that connect to your transformer. Many lengths can be wired back to one transformer, and it’s as simple as connecting two cables together by using a screw-in connector block (available from any electrical wholesaler).

How do I mount my red, green or blue LED strips?

LED strip lights can be fitted into place easily and quickly, using the 3M self-adhesive backing tape that you’ll find on all LED strips supplied by InStyle. Simply clean the surface and wipe it dry. You should then peel off the 3M tape’s backing and press your LED strip firmly into position (try to avoid pushing on the resistors with your fingers). You will find that our IP-rated LED strips are supplied with the same 3M self-adhesive backing tape -but for stronger support we also offer fixing clips, that you can screw either side of your LED strip to hold it in place. For a more detailed guide please see here.

InStyle LED strips have 3m self-adhesivebacking tape - for a quick and easy install

Are red, green and blue LED strips flexible?

Yes, all of our LED strips are extremely flexible – making them ideal for use in a wide variety of applications including signage. Even our waterproof red, green and blue LED strip lights can be bent very easily.

Flexible red, green or blue LED lights

Can I cut my LED strips myself?

Yes, you can very easily cut any of InStyle’s amber, green, red or blue LED strips with a pair of scissors through the marked cut points. Make sure that the power is disconnected before cutting! You don’t need to do anything else after cutting (no need to terminate the LED strip in any way). Cut points are found at either every 50mm on our 5W p/m LED strips, or at every 100mm for the 15W p/m strips.

Cutting your LED strips

Can I connect my LED strips without soldering?

Yes we can supply two different types of solderless connector for your red, green or blue LED strips. We have tape-to-tape connectors, used to join two LED tape lengths together once they have been cut. We also have starter-lead connectors, these easily attach a power-cable to the LED strip, for you to connect to a dimmer unit or transformer. For a detailed guide on these please see here

Easy-click connector clips join your LED strips without fuss! Starter-lead connector, used to easily link your LED strip to a transformer or dimmer unit

What colours are available?

Our single-colour LED strips are available in four standard colours:
Amber LED lights, Blue LED lights, Red LED lights or Green LED lights.

These LED strips output static colours. If you would like the option to change the colour of your LED strips, or even mix your own colours, you should check out our range of colour changing LEDs.

What brightness do I need?

We typically recommend our 5W per metre LED strips for projects such as covings, plinths, or to highlight areas as feature lighting.

We would recommend the 15W per metre strips for locations with strong ambient light, and in areas that require high-brightness feature lighting (such as colour-washing the front wall of bars, and similar projects). Because our tapes use branded Epistar LEDs, they are all very bright as standard.

5w p/m (red LED strip)

4.8w red LED lights used on an exhibition stand

15w p/m (blue LED light)

14.4 Watt 5050 SMD Blue LED light used in a bar

What is the difference between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs?

If you’ve been researching red, green and blue LED strips, then you may have heard the terms 3528 and 5050 SMDs (surface mounted diodes) quite a lot. These are the two main types of LED chips used in LED strip lights. One is not better than the other, the right LED for you depends on the application that you’re using them for.

3528 chips get their name because their dimension sare 3.5mm x 2.8mm, while we call 5050 LEDs that because they are 5mm x 5mm in size. 3528 SMDs are less bright and pull less power. A red LED strip light with 5050 SMDs will be approximately 3x brighter and will pull 3x more power than one with 3528 SMDs. We typically recommend 3528 LED chips for feature lighting in covings or plinths. We recommend 5050 SMDs for use in applications where more light is required (such as under-cabinet lighting or ‘working light’). See our more detailed blog on comparing the two types of SMD here

Comparison of red LED strips - 3528 chip vs 5050 chip

Do you supply waterproof LED strips?

Yes we do. All of our red, green and blue LED strips are available in either a standard (non waterproof) version, a IP65 (coated) version or an IP67 (waterproof) type.

Our IP65 strips use a heatshrink coating that has may advantages over traditional resin coatings. Most significantly, it does not discolour over time, it doesn’t go brittle in the cold, and it’s easy to cut and solder. Our IP67 LED strips use the same heatshrink coating, but we fully glue-seal the ends as well; an IP67 rating means your strip lights are waterproof (although they should not be installed in fully submerged locations, for example in a pond).

Our waterproof LED strips are intended for projects where resistance to water is required, such as kitchens, bathrooms etc. They can also be fitted externally, making them ideal for signage.

IP-rated red, green or blue LED lights

Do you offer LED strip extrusions?

Yes, InStyle can supply LED strip extrusions (LED profiles) in which your LED strips can be housed. We have a variety of LED extrusions in stock, designed to hold any of our red, amber, green or blue LED strips. They range from corner extrusions, to diffused extrusions that ‘smooth’ the LED strip’s light when in plain view, to optic extrusions that ‘throw’ the light further. You can order extrusions in 1m or 2m lengths, and simply cut them to the exact length you require with a hacksaw. To See our LED extrusion range see here.

4.8w LED Tape in Tube aluminium extrusion profile

Are there different grades of LED strip?

Yes there are many different grades of LED strip light. Here at InStyle, we mainly supply commercial-grade red, green, amber and blue LED strips – all reliable and built to last – that are colour consistent and the brightest on the market.

However, we can also supply a lower grade LED strip that is cheaper and less long-lasting. The exhibition market use these low-cost LED strips, as they often require a throwaway product for short-term installations. See our detailed explanation of the benefits of commercial grade here.

premium brands

Do you offer Warranty on your products?

Yes we do. We supply all InStyle LED products (including all of our amber, red, green and blue LED strips) with a 2-year warranty. See our warranty support page for details.

When will I receive my LED strips?

All of our red, green and blue LED strip tapes are in stock for next day delivery. Delivery may take slightly longer depending on the time of your order, or the amount of cutting and soldering required. Our sales reps will provide full delivery details when you place your order. For more delivery information please see here.

Next-day delivery

Have reputable brands used your LED strips and other products?

Yes they have. With more than a decade of experience as a UK manufacturer and supplier of LED products, we’ve built a strong reputation for quality and reliability. That is why so many customers use us on a regular basis – including premium brands.

satisfied customers

Do you have project photos that I can look at?

Yes we do! You can see some relevant project images by clicking on any of our LED strips or other products through the menu at the top of this page – you’ll find pics of feature lighting, ‘task’ lighting and many other applications. Alternatively, you can visit our gallery of case-studies here.

15w p/m (blue LED light)

Bar bottles - blue LED light

5 w p/m (red LED strip staircase)

4.8w Red LED Tape used on stairs

5w p/m (green LED strip lights)

4.8 Watt 3528 SMD Green LED strip lights used in a Karaoke bar

Please note there are many different suppliers of  LED Tape, each selling different grades and quality.
InStyle LED Tape is designed for commercial use and is made using the highest quality components.

 

Specifications

Products5 Watt Single Colour15 Watt Single Colour
LED Wattage:4.8 Watts per metre14.4 Watts per metre
Voltage:12 Volts24 Volts
Colours:Red, Green, Blue or AmbrePure White or Warm White
IP RatingIP54 No Coating or
IP67 Heat shrink Coating
IP54 No Coating or
IP67 Heat shrink Coating
LED Chip3528 SMD5050 SMD
No. of LED's:60 LEDs per Metre60 LEDs per Metre
Lumens:Up to 200lm per metreUp to 600lm per metre
Reel Lenghts5 Meters5 Meters
Tape width:8mm12mm
Tape Height3mm3mm
LED Life50,000 Hours
(Over 10 years of use @ 12 hours a day)
50,000 Hours
(Over 10 years of use @ 12 hours a day)

Driver wattage maximum lengths

Products5 Watt Single Colour15 Watt Single Colour
30W Driver6 Meters2 Meters
60W Driver12 Meters4 Meters
100W Driver20 Meters6.5 Meters
150W Driver30 Meters10 Meters
200W Driver40 Meters13 Meters
320W Driver64 Meters21 Meters
Please note that many of our LED strips and LED drivers come 12V or 24V versions. Wiring up the wrong voltage driver will damage your LED strips – so please check the driver outputs the same voltage as the input voltage required by your LED strips.

To work out what transformer you require this is quite simple. Simply take the length of LED strip you have (in metres) and multiply it by the wattage used per metre.
For example 7m of 4.8w red LED strip = 7 x 4.8w = 33.6w. You would therefore require an LED power-supply that outputs more than 33.6 watts, e.g InStyle’s 60W Mean Well transformer.

You can dim your colour LED strips in several ways.

One option is with our dimmable transformers; these are available in 12v/24v and in 30w and 100w versions. These can then be dimmed using a standard TRIAC wall dimmer (a normal household dimmer).

We also have TRIAC (phase-dimmable) receivers; these go in-between the transformer and the LED strip. These work with both 12v and 24v LED strips, and are ideal for larger projects that use larger transformers, such as our Mean Well 320w power supply.

Another dimming alternative is to use our 0-10v receivers. These can be used for both 12 and 24v LED strips. Connected in-between your transformer and LED strip, they can be linked to control systems such as Lutron and Rako.

We can also offer you the option to dim via DMX. We have DMX receivers which will work with DMX desks and systems, allowing you to fully dim as required. Again these go in-between your transformers and LED strips, and can be linked together to dim all the receivers at once.

For these LED strips, you only require a transformer to get things working. Your LED strip will have a 2-core starter-lead coming out of one end; this is then wired to the transformer (red wire goes to +, and black wire is wired to -). The 2-core cable can be extended as you require, in order to mount the transformer as far away as you need.

The wattage of LED strip that you require depends on the kind of application you are installing.

Our 5w and 10w LED strips are ideal for use as feature lighting. Examples include lighting to highlight areas, and secondary light sources. These strip lights are also ideal for covings, dropdown ceilings, signage etc, and to give a smooth halo effect in any location. 10-watt LED strips are often better than the 5w alternative, especially if there is a lot of ambient lighting.

15w and 20w LED strips are ideal for use as general lighting, or as feature lighting for areas larger than covings etc. For example, colour-washing the walls of front / back bars, or under-cabinet LED strips in kitchen to provide ‘working light’

IP67 heatshrink-covered LED strips are essential in locations where you need resistance to water (bathrooms, kitchens and exteriors, for example). This type of LED strip is waterproof but it should not be permanently submerged, for example in a pond. The IP67 heatshrink is a protective coating over the LED strip, this also has the benefit of making it easy to wipe to clean etc.
All of our LED strips are cuttable. Each LED strip can be cut at various points, either 50mm, 100mm, 150mm or 200mm depending on which LED-strip product you have. We can either cut the lengths to your specific instructions, or you can do this yourself.

Once the LED strips are cut, you will need to join them to a transformer or to another piece of LED strip. You can solder your tapes, or if you prefer we supply two types of easy-click connector clips instead. We have starter-lead clips, which clip to the end of your LED tape and provide a cable which you can connect to a transformer or dimmer. The second type of connector clip is a tape-to-tape clip, which can used used to easily join two LED strip lengths together.

 

 

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