Why Flexible LED Light Strips Will Change the Way Architects View Lighting

LED lighting and specifically LED light strips are is poised to radically change how architects, businesses, and consumers see the world. More consumers demand greater variance in business and home lighting, and architects must consider lighting solutions that will drive brand value. In a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs allow architects to leverage technology to drive brand value and add overall value to their projects in these primary ways.

Where Are Flexible LED Light Strips Used?

Flexible LED Light Strips, or tape lights, offer striking, evocative improvements to commercial and residential settings, including backlighting, task lighting, and spot lighting. Additionally, the use of high-lumen flexible LED strips offers will change the standards of design across retail, business offices, and individual homes.

Low-Voltage Design Enhances Safety Without Sacrificing Lumens or Wasting Energy

Safety and saving money are top priorities for architects, businesses and consumers alike. High-lumen flexible LED strips offer increased safety through low-voltage design, requiring as little as 12 volts to power shorter strip-lengths. Changing the voltage allows users to adjust lumens (brightness) without increasing the power supply, like traditional lights, while reducing energy cost. In fact, LEDs are on track to save 348 TWh (approximately $30 billion) of electricity by 2027.

End-users can dim or brighten LEDs to create “mood lighting” or a focused atmosphere easily. Meanwhile, low-voltage, the independent circuit design maintains safety during installation and throughout maintenance of tape lights.

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LED light strips from MX Lightforce.

Multi-Design Functionality Allows for Easy Application of Focal, Wallwash and Spotlight Lighting Styles

The combination between dimmable and high lumen lighting gives end-users control over how flexible LED strips appear within a space. For example, business owners may prefer focal lighting during the day and ambient lighting at night to create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

Depending on the strip’s model, the correlated color temperature (CCT) determines how warm or cool the LEDs appear and the color-rendering index (CRI) indicates how accurate the light source will reveal colors of objects faithfully in comparison with a natural light source.

This is vital when considering different applications of lighting. For example, should it be placed behind crown molding or used as focal lighting in family rooms or commercial spaces? For a grocery store which displays fruits and vegetables, the CRI needs to be at 90 or 95 to reflect through color and the color temperature at 3500K to have a light which is not too yellow or blue.  This will allow supporting the vibrancy of rich natural colors and ensures that customers can easily assess the quality of the items.


The multi-design functionality of flexible LED strips goes further by offering wide-customization of lengths and applications. High-lumen flexible LED strips can be cut every couple inches, making them an ideal solution for various applications, which may include:

  • Indoor and outdoor signage
  • Commercial display of merchandise
  • Task lighting for office and working spaces
  • Pathway illumination, which may be useful during operating hours or during emergencies
  • Display windows
  • Backlighting for light-sensitive products, like wine or spirits
  • Translucent signs and stones, creating a futuristic appearance

Architects Need Lighting Solutions With Lower Cost of Installation and Easier Maintenance

Architects are often faced with lighting decisions based on difficulty in installation and upkeep. The most beautiful lights may require extensive maintenance and hours to clean. Architects must weigh aesthetics against accessibility. As a result, architects must find versatile lighting solutions that are easy to install and maintain.

Architects should choose flexible lighting solutions that have a high lumen output to be able to offer design and functionality in one single lighting.  To ensure safe and quick installation, they should be pre-wired with 22AWG wires and have large solder points. To ensure all lights are wired and powered correctly to produce the proper color temperatures and wattage, having the information on the PCB is a must.

Discover How Flexible LED Light Strips Will Enhance Your Project Now

There are endless applications and opportunities to enhance and add lasting value to space through high-lumen flexible LED strips. Although they will dramatically reduce the time needed in making lighting selection, their features and “flexibility” will continue to make LED light strips a go-to solution for businesses, consumers, architects, and others. Contact MX Lightforce to learn how to innovate your projects using our innovative High Lumen Flexible LED Light Strips.