Mareld Pro Lighting

Choose the right LED strip

Things to consider when choosing LED strips

LED strips are perfect as general lighting on construction sites and for illuminating lift shafts, stairwells etc. but the quality differs a lot between manufacturers.

If you are going to use the LED strips outdoors? Is so, you need to choose a LED strip that has an IP rating x5 or higher. (It is the second number in the IP number that indicates water resistance.) All of the LED strips in Marelds assortment are IP 65 rated.

Will the LED strip be used where you are for a longer period of the day? In that case, a frosted version may be preferable as it emits a light that is gentler for your eyes. Mareld has both frosted and clear LED strips.

Flickering lights contribute to fatigue, headaches and other negative health effects. To remedy this, Mareld has developed a flicker-free driver that can be connected to Sunlit LED strips.

Do you want to be able to turn on, turn off, dim and make lighting schedules with your mobile phone? Mareld has developed a dimmer that is compatible with Sunlit LED strips and the Casambi app can. So regardless of where you are you can control your LED strips with your mobile phone.

How energy efficient is the LED strip? A LED strip should have at least 120lm/w to meet the eco-design requirements. There is also a lot of money to be saved in energy costs by choosing an efficient LED strip. All of Mareld's LED strips have over 120 lm/watt.

Do you have high ceilings?

The size of the room and the ceiling height influence the number of LED strips needed to create good general lighting. If you have a ceiling height below 3 metres, a distance of about 2 metres between the LED strips is usually sufficient. At higher roof heights (3–5 m), a good rule of thumb is about 1.5 metres between the LED strips.

The five most important characteristics for LED strips

Things to consider when using LED strips

  1. Avoid placing LED strips or other strong light sources against dark walls or floors.
  2. Use the strips to light large and bright surfaces, this helps to spread the light over a larger area.
  3. Place the light source where there will be no glare or use a frosted LED strip.