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The MX LightForce Blog

Installing LED Flex Strips: Mounting Techniques

LEDs are more durable, energy-efficient and brighter than incandescent lights, says the U.S. Department of Energy. While this adds up to big savings as a business investment, using the right mounting technique when installing LED flex strips is key to reducing installation time. Take a moment to learn about these four primary mounting techniques before attempting installation. Use the 3M Adhesive Backing for Installing LED Flex Strips on Non-Porous, Smooth Surfaces High lumen flex LED strips can be easily mounted with the adhesive backing. Simply remove the 3M adhesive backing protective cover, and then apply the LED flex strips like ...
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LED High Lumen Flex Strips

8 New Applications of a High Lumen Flex Strip

The popularity of LEDs is increasing at a phenomenal rate. According to Business Wire, the U.S. LED market, including high lumen flex strip LEDs, is projected to grow to more than $7.93 billion by the end of 2022, reflecting a 7.88% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR). Powered by the energy-efficiency standards of LEDs, applications of the high lumen flex strip vary on a per-business and per-use basis. While the top general LED applications have been discussed in a previous blog post, let’s take a closer look at a few other applications of high lumen flex strips in business. 1. Use ...
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Constant Voltage LED Driver or Constant Current LED Driver: Which Should I Choose for My Product?

LEDs are an excellent way to reinvigorate your business and save money, but how do you know what LED power source is necessary? When selecting an LED strip, selecting the right driver should not be an afterthought. Using the right driver reduces damage to your LED strip and enhances performance, reports LEDs Magazine. If you are uncertain about whether you need a constant current LED driver or a constant voltage LED driver, follow these steps. Determine the Length of LED Strip Needed Before Selecting Your Constant Current or Constant Voltage LED Driver The length of strip used determines the power ...
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What Are High Lumen Flex Strips?

Are you thinking about installing new lighting for your business or commercial space? With added pressure on businesses to go “Green,” it is easy to get wrapped up in the details of energy-efficient lighting, reports Diane Cardwell of The New York Times. Rather than getting lost in the conversation and fine print, take a moment to get to know LED high lumen flex strips and why they are the better choice for your next lighting project. What Exactly Are MX LightForce High Lumen Flex Strips? MX LightForce High Lumen Flexible LED Strip Lighting is a new LED strip that can ...
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Comparing LED Flex Strips

Comparing LED Flex Strips to Standard Lighting: 5 Considerations

LEDs have strong benefits over standard incandescent lighting, including using less energy and releasing less heat. Business owners comparing LED flex strips to standard lighting can reap even more savings by understanding the top ways LED flex strips excel over traditional lighting systems. 1. Comparing LED Flex Strips to Standard Lighting Begins With Understanding Your Space and Project Before assessing the benefits of LED flex strips over traditional lighting, business-owners must take into account a few LED-specific considerations, including space and project requirements. Will space require direct illumination, or will backlighting suffice? Will the elements affect the project and lighting ...
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LED High Lumen Flex Strips

7 Reasons Why LED High Lumen Flex Strips Are a Sound, Long-Term Investment for Businesses

Investment decisions should not be taken lightly in any business, but the investment is necessary for growth and profitability. However, deciding where to invest is a complex, trying process, and business owners need to pick the low-hanging fruit first. LED high lumen flex strips are the low-hanging fruit providing a sound, long-term investment for businesses for these key reasons. 1. LED High Lumen Flex Strips Need Little Energy to Function Energy consumption is a major factor affecting the return on investment for LED high lumen flex strips. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED light strips use up to ...
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Using LED Lights During the Fall to Retrofit Your Business and Improve Safety

Fall is a time of changing foliage and a trek toward the frigid nights of winter. Although the gradual declining daylight hours during the fall allude to the holidays’ arrival, they may be the harbinger of injuries and added costs to your business. Instead of focusing solely on holiday sales, think about these three reasons fall is perfect for retrofitting your business with LED lights to improve safety. 1. LED Lights Improve Safety of Your Walkways Low-light in outdoor and indoor customer areas might be excellent for relaxing, but it can increase risk of falls. According to Occupational and Safety ...
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LED Lighting Transformer

Your Guide to LED Lighting Transformers

LED lighting transformers, or LED transformers, are a type of power supply used for LED lighting fixtures, strips, and designs. Although the name sounds like a high-voltage electrical system, modern LED transformers are often low-voltage and offer superior performance for joint LED and halogen designs or extensive LED lighting setups. Follow the below steps to ensure you select the right LED power supply for your project. Consider Installation Factors When Selecting From Available LED Lighting Transformers The simplest factor to consider goes back to ease of installation. LED lighting transformers may require a few additional steps during installation to hide ...
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A Guide to Buying the Appropriate LED Driver

Deciding to install LED lights can save big bucks, but the evolving LED lighting market is still difficult to navigate. Do you need a power supply, and what exactly is an LED driver? Do you need a TRIAC dimmer and, if not, how do the lights connect to the power supply? Does it simply plug in or are soldering wires necessary? Rather than letting these questions “turn you off” from LED lights, use this guide to help you when thinking about buying the appropriate LED driver. Before Buying the Appropriate LED Driver, Determine the Compatibility of Your LED Tape Lights ...
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Using LED Tape Lights

Using LED Tape Lights to Provide Backlighting: A 10 Step Guide to Installation

Both residential and commercial applications can benefit from using LED tape lights for backlighting. Although LED tape light installation may seem complicated, it is much easier than many realize. Most LED tape lights follow a similar pattern of installation and connection to a dimmer, if preferred, as well as a power source. To make your next LED tape lights’ do-it-yourself (DIY) project a success, follow these steps to install. 1. Clean the Surface and Gather Your Supplies Successful installation begins with cleaning the surface properly and gathering the necessary supplies. Remove all dust and debris from the area where the ...
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