Are your RGB strip lights waterproof?
All Lumilum single color strip lights have a protective coat (epoxy resin) that shields the LED chips and other electronic components in the strip from water and humidity. They are rated IP65 meaning they are water resistant and can be used outdoors, even if the strip is exposed directly to rain or snow. Under water use is discouraged for this strip; for this you would need an IP68 rated strip which is also available from Lumilum.
What type of components do I need to operated my Lumilum RGB Strip Lights?
This only applies to the Lumilum RGB Strip sold separately; if you purchase the Lumilum RGB Strip Light Kit, all components are included. You will need two additional components: Power source (adapter or driver) and a remote controller. Power source is described in detail below; For the remote controller we have two alternative products: RGB IR Remote Controller 44 Keys & RGB LED Controller - Touch Series. If you need to connect several strips to cover a larger distance, you will also require controller signal amplifiers and additional power sources. See diagram section or packaging for detailed description.
What type of power source will I need for Lumilum RGB strip light?
Lumilum sells two types of power sources for your strip: Our adapters (indoor use) have a 96W-12V capacity which is sufficient for our standard 16.4" roll. You can also use these for a shorter piece of strip in case you decide to cut the strip (cut as described on package). These adapters have a 50,000 hour lifespan. For commercial or outdoor use, we recommend our 75W power drivers. These have a 300,000 hour lifespan and can be used outdoors, even exposed to the elements (IP68 rating).
Can I connect multiple RGB strip lights together?
Absolutely, but you need make sure that you connect the strips using a parallel connection (see diagram section or product packaging) . You will need to have one power source adapter (96W) or driver (100W or 75W) per 16.4" of distance covered, as well as a controller amplifier. We also sell a 50W driver for smaller distance requirements.
How can I combine to ends of my RGB strip lights to cover a larger distance?
We have connecters in the accessories section that can be easily used to combine several strips. Make sure you take the protective coating off using an exacto knife at the point where the contacts are. The contacts are the four copper-colored circles on either side of the scissor icon that you'll find every 2 inches on the strip, see packaging for detailed diagram. Alternatively, you can also solder to end using a 18 gauge wire. You just need a soldering iron and some solder. Place one strand of the wire on one of the contacts and use the iron to melt a drop or two of the solder to bond the wire to the contact point. Then repeat for the other wire and contact.
You will need to have control signal amplifiers (see our accessories) and additional power sources for each stretch of 16.4" or fraction to keep the lighting effect consistent along the entire light installation. You will find a detail diagram in the diagram section and product packaging.
Is my Lumilum RGB Strip Light dimmable?
Our RGB strip lights are dimmable using the controller that you use to change colors, all or controller include this feature. Traditional dimmers that are placed before the adapter or driver will damage these and void the warranty.
Can I use my Lumilum RGB Strip Lights in my car, boat or motor home?
Yes, all of our strip lights are 12V and can be directly connected to a 12V battery without an extra power source.
Can I use my Lumilum RGB Strip Lights with a DMX Controller?
Absolutely, you can use a DMX control system using the DMX Decoder with XLR Ports. You should have for connecting cables one for each channel to connect to the strip.
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