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New Under Cabinet LED Tape

Marsha Cook  |  May 15, 2017  |  3 Min. Read

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LED tape is so compact and has such a great lifespan it can be installed in the smallest of spaces and the tallest of buildings. It employs a lamp that has a lifespan of 30-50,000 hours (compared to incandescent 750-2,000 hours) which is up to a 12-year lamp life meaning minimal maintenance.

The energy consumption is almost a 1/8th of an incandescent lamp (8.5 watts LED = 60-watt Incandescent) and meets or exceeds energy consumption.

We will look at what LED tape is, its many uses and applications as well as new products.

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What is LED Tape?

LED tape employs small clusters of light points (Light Emitting Diodes) into a small envelope resulting in a high output light utilizing very low wattage, with a long lifespan, a good color rendering, and multiple kelvin temperatures.

It even can create every color in the rainbow with color on demand or RGB LED’s that can be remotely controlled or programmed to change with music.

Twist-Task 90+ CRI High Output Tape

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Model Number/SKU

Length

Watts/Foot

Lumens/Foot

TWR300-27

17'

2.2W

189

TWR300-30

17'

2.2W

196

TWR300-35

17'

2.2W

198

TWR300-42

17'

2.2W

207

So, what is new in LED Tape Lighting?  

Until now, linear tape light has had its restrictions, especially when you want to turn a corner or wrap a beam, or even mimic a shape with lighting. Now you can do all that in one continuous run, so it is way simpler to install.

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GM Lighting has created Twist-Task high output flexible LED tape. This product is segmented, which sounds so simple but really is so ingenious.

This segmentation enables you to create intricate mounting applications by allowing you to bend the tape to follow complex shapes and forms.

You can go around sharp curves and angles without having to start and reconnect with leads and accessories as in the past…just keep on going; make that 90-degree corner without a break. 2.2 high output watts p/ft, with a 90+ CRI, gives you 190-207 lumens p/ft depending on the Kelvin temperature used.

It is still necessary to wire back to a 12VDC power supply, and maximum continuous run lengths are 17’ per lead but can be joined for longer multiple runs exceeding 17’ to complete you footage requirement just size your wire according.

Twist-Task mounts with the dependable 3M adhesive back mounting as in previous generations. Also, if needed, this can be cut every 4” or every 6 LED’s and rejoined again using tape to tape connectors.

Sure-Tite™ LED Tape Connectors

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Twist-Task comes in a variety of color temperatures ranging from 2,700 to 4,200 Kelvin. It is dimmable with the appropriate low voltage dimmer and has a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Want to know more? Feel free to call me or any of Yale’s experienced lighting consultants and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

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Marsha Cook

Marsha Cook is a Lighting Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting in Boston. Marsha is ALA certified and has over 25 years of experience in the Lighting industry. Marsha is passionate about all aspects of lighting design. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.

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