InStyle’s 12W white LED strips are manufactured using the same high-quality Epistar 2835 LEDs as our ultrabright 24W white LED tapes, but with only half the LEDs mounted per metre (60 diodes p.m., not 120 p.m.). This means that not only do they need just half the power, they also require less heat dispersal – meaning the tape (PCB) is a very thin and flexible 10mm in width.
Our 12w strip lights are available in either pure white (outputs 1440 lumens per metre) or warm white (1260 lpm) versions. Both have a working life of 50,000 hours continuous use. Tape cut points are every 100mm – and we offer a cutting and soldering service, so we’ll make up your order to the exact lengths your project needs, no matter what size.
This LED tape is also available in waterproof versions (IP65- or IP67-rated), so it can be installed externally, or in bathrooms and other wet locations. InStyle’s water-resistant LED tape is sealed with a heatshrink coating, which not only protects against moisture but also makes cleaning easier.
Instyle LED stocks the following kelvin rating whites as standard: 2400k / 2700k / 3000k / 4000k / 6000k and we may also have other varieties in stock or we can manufacture specific requirements on request. InStyle LED supplies commercial grade LED Tape using premium components, built to last with consistent colour batching. At InStyle we offer a variety of ways to dim this LED tape, from wireless to DMX to TRIAC to 0-10v, and more.
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:
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 12w 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’.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
LED tape is very flexible indeed. So it’s ideal for use in a wide variety of applications – including signage.
And the heatshrink used to seal and protect our waterproof LED tape is as flexible as InStyle’s standard strip lighting. Even with full heatshrink coating, you’ll be able to bend and twist your LED tapes to the shapes you need.
Our LED strip lights are available in a wide choice of brightness levels. And they’re flexible enough to fit any space, so there’s no limit to the applications and projects you can use them for.
LED strips are perfect for signage, restaurants, hotels, bars, LED tape for cars, and for your home. And you can get all of our strip lights in IP65 (splashproof) or fully waterproof versions, so they’re ideal for both inside and outside LED lights.
We offer a wide variety of LED tape colours – from warm whites to pure white, and red, green, amber or blue LED light strips. Or choose our RGB or RGBW (colour changing) LED strips, which will let you mix any shade you want when linked with a controller.
LED strip lights are very easy to install, because they’re supplied with 3M self-adhesive under a protective backing. Simply peel and stick!
You can buy your LED lights today by calling 0116 2799083.
LED tape is a versatile light source that will let you create new worlds of lighting possibilities. Easy to install and connect, this kind of lighting can be fitted pretty much anywhere.
Each metre of LED tape has dozens of light-emitting diodes mounted serially (in a line) on a strong, flexible printed-circuit board (PCB). When illuminated, a well-designed LED installation gives any location or surface a smooth, gorgeous glow.
InStyle are a leading UK provider of LED supplies, so you can order your strip lights from us with confidence. Because we’re lighting specialists, we’ll deliver everything your LED project or installation needs. We supply drivers/transformers, dimmers & controllers, LED extrusions, and accessories – all manufactured to commercial-grade as standard!
Unlike many LED companies, we’ll deliver your LED strips pre-cut to length. We’ll solder flexible connectors, add extended starter-leads, and we’ll even waterproof your striplights if required. That sets us apart from non-specialist sellers of cheap throwaway LED strips (like eBay and Amazon).
Our LED supplies run at low wattage, with a lifespan of 10 years or even more. So you get economical running costs, with virtually no need for maintenance.
Even better, InStyle offers great technical support and installation tips for all your LED projects. Why not check out the how-to guides on our support page and our what-where pages (detailing specific LED projects/applications), or simply give us a call? You’ll get lots of useful advice and answers to your LED questions.