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The difference between LED linear lights and LED three-proof lights

Lighting technology continues to develop, among which LED lighting technology has become the first choice in many fields. In the LED field, LED linear lights and LED tri-proof lights are two common types, and they play an important role in different application scenarios. This article will delve into the differences between LED linear lights and LED tri-proof lights, and discuss their advantages in their respective application scenarios.

The difference between LED linear lights and LED tri-proof lights.

Definition and characteristics:

LED linear lights are commonly used in commercial, office, and retail spaces. They have an elongated appearance and are often mounted above the ceiling or hung on the wall. These fixtures provide even light distribution, making them popular wherever high-quality lighting is required. In contrast, LED tri-proof lights are designed to be used in harsh environments such as industry, mining, and chemical fields. They are designed to be more durable and able to handle water, dust, and explosion hazards.

Protection ability:

The most significant difference is the protective capabilities. LED linear lights are generally not waterproof, dustproof, or explosion-proof. On the contrary, LED tri-proof lights have advanced protection functions and can operate safely in humid, dusty, and hazardous gas environments. This difference is mainly reflected in their IP rating, which is an indicator of the protection level of electrical equipment.

Structural design:

LED linear lights are designed to focus on appearance and even light distribution, so they are usually thin and stylish. LED tri-proof lights are designed to be more robust and usually use explosion-proof shells and special sealing designs to prevent the intrusion of liquids and dust.

Application scenarios of LED linear lights.

Commercial and office spaces: LED linear lights are suitable for office buildings, shopping malls, and retail stores. Provides even and soft lighting to create a comfortable working and shopping environment.

Retail and Display: These fixtures are useful in retail stores and display spaces to highlight product features and capture customers’ attention.

Education and Healthcare: Schools, universities, and hospitals often choose LED linear lights to provide bright and comfortable learning and therapy environments.

Application scenarios of LED tri-proof lights.

Industry and manufacturing: LED tri-proof lights are widely used in factories, warehouses, and manufacturing industries. They can withstand harsh environmental conditions, ensuring worker safety and efficient work.

Mining and Petroleum Industry: In mining and petroleum exploration, LED tri-proof lights are crucial as they can provide reliable lighting in hazardous environments and reduce the risk of accidents.

Chemical industry and hazardous areas: Chemical plants and hazardous areas have high safety requirements. The explosion-proof design of LED tri-proof lights is very useful in these environments.

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LED linear lights and LED tri-proof lights have their advantages in different application scenarios. It’s important to choose lights that suit your specific needs and will provide you with the lighting you need and ensure safety. No matter which type you choose, choose the best lighting solution based on your specific needs.

7 details of LED linear lights

Why are the linear lights installed in other people’s homes so beautiful, but the linear lights installed in your home are so beautiful that there are no dark areas at the ends of the wires, and the wattage is so high that it is eye-catching. If you are still confused, how to choose? Let me give you some advice,

  1. Power: The power of linear light strips is 6 to 14 watts. Choose according to your own lighting scene habits. The living room should be bright, the hallway should be moderate, and the bedroom should be dark.
  2. Color temperature: The color temperature of the light strip is between 3000K and 4000K. If you want a stronger atmosphere, use 3000K. If you want something brighter, go for 4000K.
  3. Mask: The linear lampshades currently on the market come in two colors, white and black. They have different colors and different luminescence rates. The linear light luminous rate of the white mask reaches 80% and the wall will be brighter, while the luminous rate of the black mask is around 40%. So use a white mask for the main light and a black mask for the atmosphere.
  4. Front installation. Many people like to install linear lights from the front, but they also find it dazzling when the light source shines directly into the eyes. If you want to improve, you can replace the white mask with a black mask. Please refer to the third reason, or replace the light strip with a lower wattage so that it will not be so dazzling.
  5. When the linear light is turned on, the light bar explodes and there are obvious light spots. This problem usually occurs in thin-line lamps (generally the height of the aluminum groove is less than 11mm, and the density of lamp beads in the lamp strip is low – less than 120 pieces). The solution is very simple. After being installed directly with the cob light strip, the light is rich and even without spots, which is a perfect solution.
  6. Dark areas: A light strip composed of multiple beads is prone to such dark areas. You can choose a bead lamp strip to solve this problem.
  7. Slot, because there are many types of linear lights with different sizes. The safest grooving size is to just get the profile and then grooving it.

5 common problems with linear light strips

In the international interior design world, there are more and more cutting-edge design cases that only use linear light strips as the main lighting of the space. The point is: that as long as you choose the right lights and design them well, linear light strips can take on the responsibility of basic lighting for the space.

Space designs that only use linear light strips as the main lighting are becoming more and more common.

1cm wide vs. 5cm wide linear light strip

① If you want the light strip to be used as auxiliary lighting, it has both decoration and basic brightness. This is the most common requirement. It is recommended to choose the 1cm wide and 6w/meter style. This style of linear lamp has beautiful proportions and appropriate brightness.

Its brightness is not very high and is suitable as auxiliary lighting. If you only use this kind of light strip for bedroom lighting and corridor lighting, the brightness is no problem; but if you only use this kind of light strip for living room lighting, it will feel too dark. It usually needs to be used with accent lighting sources such as downlights or floor lamps.

1cm wide, 6w/m linear light strips are most commonly used

② If you want the light strip to be used as the main lighting, the space will no longer be equipped with downlights. It is recommended to choose a 5cm wide, 20w/meter style as the main lighting.

Remind everyone: As the main lighting, light strips have relatively high requirements for lighting design and layout. Different combinations of light strips are required, and the design must be combined with the lifestyle of the residents. It is recommended to consult a professional lighting designer.

Even if you use this kind of brighter light strip as the main lighting, to ensure sufficient illumination for fine operations in areas such as sofas, coffee tables, desktops, etc., it is recommended to use special accent lighting sources, such as floor lamps, table lamps, chandeliers, etc. No need for downlights.

As a linear light strip for wall decoration lines, it is recommended to choose a 1cm wide, 3w/meter style.

Of course not, not all linear light strips need to be suspended ceilings. There are several common installation types of linear light strips, and there are many types that do not require ceiling installation:

①Lights hidden in the ceiling structure (ceiling required). Usually, there is a slit on the edge of the large flat roof of the ceiling, which serves as the installation place for the light strip and the light outlet. This design can not only keep the ceiling minimalist and flat but also maximize the beauty of the linear light strip.

Ceiling structure hidden lights

The curtain box hides the lamp (no ceiling required). As the name suggests, the linear light strip is hidden in the curtain box. Many houses have their curtain boxes, which saves a lot of trouble in installing the light strip. The combination of lighting and curtain fabrics adds a warm, comfortable, and quiet atmosphere.

Curtain box hidden lamp

For apartments without curtain boxes, it is not troublesome to make curtain boxes. The curtain box does not exist to hide lights, but it makes the top of the curtain more beautiful and avoids light leakage. It is also an excellent place to hide lights and saves the trouble of hanging the ceiling. It serves multiple purposes.

It’s easy to install curtain boxes, which can improve appearance, avoid light leakage, and hide lights

③ Partially suspended ceiling lights (requires partially suspended ceiling). Partial suspended ceiling is one of the most traditional ways to hide lights. It does not need to be a fully suspended ceiling. It is usually done as a partially suspended ceiling around the ceiling. It can hide lights or install embedded spotlights. The advantage is that it can provide soft and non-dazzling basic lighting, but the disadvantage is that it is easy to get dusty, and the design is not so simple and beautiful.

Partial ceiling hidden lights

④Aluminum trough lights with hidden lights (no ceiling required). Aluminum trough light strips are a more popular light strip method now. If the ceiling has a suspended ceiling, install it through slots on the ceiling; if the ceiling does not have a suspended ceiling, it can be installed directly on the ceiling through slots (without affecting structural safety). The advantage is that the installation location is not restricted, and the design is more indirect and beautiful. The disadvantage is that if the ceiling is not used, it is relatively troublesome to groove.

Aluminum trough lights with hidden lights, no ceiling required

In general, linear light strips do not necessarily have to rely on the ceiling to exist. Without making a suspended ceiling, there are still many ways to play with linear light strips. Especially with the introduction of aluminum trough light strips (there are many types of aluminum trough light strips, I will not go into details here), the installationon restrictions and installation difficulties of the light strips are greatly reduced.

When a suspended ceiling is required, it seems more troublesome. However, whether it is a partially suspended ceiling or a fully suspended ceiling, you may need to take into account various needs such as hiding central air conditioners, embedded lighting fixtures, hidden pipes, etc. It is very simple to hide a linear light strip by the way, and it can maximize the role of the suspended ceiling.

The current mainstream light sources are all LEDs, which have relatively high stability and long life. The light source itself is not prone to problems. However, household linear light strips are usually low-voltage light strips. To convert household high-voltage electricity to low-voltage, a transformer must be used. The current transformer technology is relatively mature and less prone to problems, but its stability is not as high as that of durable LED light sources. Usually, problems with linear light strips are mostly due to the transformer.

Therefore, lighting designers will suggest not sealing the transformer in the ceiling during installation but hiding it in a place that is easy to repair, such as central air conditioning access, light troughs, tops of cabinets, curtain boxes, etc.

It is recommended to hide the transformer of the linear light strip in a place where it is easy to repair.

If the light strip is installed in a location where it is difficult to hide the transformer, you can use a soft cord to pull out the power and connect it to the transformer, and then hide the transformer in a place that is easy to repair.

Connect the soft cord to the transformer and hide the transformer in a place where it is easy to repair.

Some friends may be worried: Although LEDs rarely have problems, no one can guarantee 100%. What should I do if there is a problem with the lamp beads?

This problem is easy to solve. Low-voltage linear light strips can be cut and spliced at will. If the lamp beads are damaged, they can be cut and spliced (there is a special light strip interface). The lampshade of the aluminum trough light strip can be easily disassembled and installed manually, and maintenance is not difficult.

The linear light strip can be cut and spliced, and the aluminum grooved lampshade is easy to remove and install.

The lighting in the home space is mainly comfortable, and the color of household linear light strips is usually between 3000k-5000k. In the same space or the same usage scenario, it is recommended to choose the same color temperature. If you use 3000k spotlights, it is best to choose the same color temperature to match the linear light strips.

Different light color temperatures

Different spatial scenes have different requirements for color temperature. For example, the living room space has high requirements for light brightness, so it is recommended to choose a color temperature of 3500k-4000k; the bedroom needs a warmer atmosphere, and a brightness of 3000k-3500k is suitable. As decorative lines in public spaces, you can choose a whiter color temperature such as 4000k-5000k, which is more visually fashionable.

As basic lighting or ambient lighting, you can choose warmer 3000k-4000k light strips, and decorative light strips can choose whiter 4000k-5000k

Aluminum trough light strips are currently the most mainstream type of household light strips. The installation method is relatively simple: after the grooves are cut, the light strips are pre-embedded and fixed, then leveled with putty and painted.

Some decorators are worried that this installation method may cause wall cracking in the future. The problem is easy to solve. You only need to embed the aluminum channel before applying a layer of textured paper, and then paint it to avoid cracking.

How to solve the problem of LED lamps flickering?

As a new type of lighting equipment, LED lights have been widely used, and the trend of replacing other light sources is becoming more and more obvious. But it is undeniable that as far as the current technology is concerned, stroboscopic LED lamps are common. So, how do we ordinary people solve the stroboscopic problem?

First of all, what is the strobe of a lamp?

According to tBaidu Encyclopedia’s explanation, stroboscopic means looking at the screen of one electrical appliance on the screen of another electrical appliance. On the screen of the other electrical appliance, a bright line will move from the bottom to the top of the screen, and then appear from the bottom again. If this goes on indefinitely, it gives us the feeling that the image is flickering.

Art lamp with LED light source installed

This explanation in the encyclopedia is too technical. Zhihu author: Shrugged The author thinks the definition of stroboscopic is relatively easy to understand: stroboscopic, flickering with frequency, and the rapid and repeated changes of light over time are called stroboscopic, directly The feeling is that the image is jumping and unstable.

Second, to what extent do LD lamps/light sources flicker and have an impact on our human body?

Most people can perceive strobes below 50 or 60 Hz. When the frequency reaches a certain level, the human eye will regard the flickering light as a continuous source. This frequency is called the “critical flicker frequency” (CCF).

CCF varies from person to person and in different situations for the same person, but most people have CCF values that do not exceed 100 Hz. Many people feel very uncomfortable when faced with strobes below 50/60 Hz, and some people are still uncomfortable between 50-100 Hz. So what frequency is needed to eliminate this effect? It varies from person to person, some say 160 Hz, 200 Hz, and some say 500 Hz, but the industry believes that there is no problem if it reaches kilohertz (KHz).

Small LED chandelier

Third, what are the hazards of LED lamps/light source stroboscopic

Studies have shown that varying degrees of stroboscopic effects on people’s physiology and psychology, of course, are mostly negative, such as damaging vision, irritability, and inducing epilepsy. for example:

1. For sports venues that require lighting at night, such as billiards halls, table tennis halls, badminton halls, tennis halls, etc., the sports balls cannot be seen clearly due to flickering lights;

2. When taking photos and videos, if you use flashing lights, it will be impossible to avoid dark areas during photography and black scroll bars when filming;

3. Including strain fatigue, eye fatigue, blurred vision, migraine and vision loss;

4. The effect of low-fluctuation high-frequency flashing is not obvious, and migraine or severe headache may occur within a few minutes, often accompanied by symptoms such as nausea and visual disturbance;

Fourth, the reasons why LED lamps/light sources flicker

Most light sources have stroboscopic effects, but the degree varies. LED stroboscopic is largely not a problem with the LED chip itself, but comes from the driving and dimming components. Common causes of stroboscopic are:

1. Inferior driving components cannot reduce the “voltage and current output ripples” generated in the process of “converting from AC to DC” and from the driving components to the LED chip.

1. Inferior quality dimming components, either poor compatibility, or using low-frequency PWM dimming.

Fifth, are there any LED lamps/light sources that do not flicker?

It is impossible to be flicker-free in an absolute sense. The Chinese industry standard’s flicker requirement for qualified products is 3125Hz. From a professional point of view, the exact name of “no stroboscopic” is “imperceptible stroboscopic”. According to the “stroboscopic” requirements of the China Quality Certification Center for reading and writing desk lamps, “fluctuation depth” is a measure of the “stroboscopic” of desk lamps. ” standard value.

LED lamp beads, patches

Take table lamps as an example. The national standard requires that the fluctuation depth of table lamps be less than 3.2% to be qualified. However, it turns out that many so-called “eye protection table lamps” on the market have fluctuation depths of more than 3.2%, which means that most of them do not “protect the eyes”. Eyes”.

Finally, what should we ordinary consumers do when faced with strobe?

As mentioned before, there are currently no lamps that are flicker-free, so we can only choose lamps with flicker within the acceptable range as much as possible.

1. It is recommended not to buy low-priced and low-quality LED products without any three certificates. Try to buy regular brand lamps and light sources.

2. Try to purchase lamps and light sources certified by the China Quality Certification Center (CQC).

3. The daylight lighting system can be used to introduce outdoor natural light into the room. After the natural light is processed by the system, it will not only be flicker-free and will not cause harm to human eyes, but will also block most of the ultraviolet and infrared rays. The light will be soft, the illumination is uniform, warm and comfortable. , let us bathe in natural light with peace of mind and return to nature.

Postscript: Lighting design is not about choosing lamps. It is a job that is both technical and artistic. If you really don’t have the time and expertise, you can consult recolux for free.

The technical principle and application of LED tri-proof lights

The led tri-proof light is a lighting system with a high degree of protection. This luminaire is designed to provide high energy, reliable lighting in harsh environments. This article will introduce the technical principles, design features and advantages of LED tri-proof lights in industrial and outdoor applications.

  1. Technical principles

The led tri-proof light adopts advanced packaging technology and materials, which can maintain a stable working state in harsh environments. Its three anti-functions refer to waterproof, dustproof and explosion-proof. These characteristics make LED tri-proof lights widely used in industrial and outdoor applications.

Waterproof performance: The LED tri-proof light adopts a special sealing structure, which makes it have good waterproof performance. It can work well in rainy and humid environments while maintaining high-energy, stable lighting effects. This waterproof structure can also protect the internal circuit of the lamp and the LED light source to prevent moisture, short circuit and other failures.

Dust-proof performance: The lamp body of the LED tri-proof light is made of high-strength materials, and the surface is also specially treated to make it have excellent dust-proof performance. It can be used in a dusty environment without affecting its lighting effect and lifespan. In addition, the dust-proof structure can also prevent impurities from entering the interior of the lamp body and affecting the work of the lamp.

Explosion-proof performance: The explosion-proof performance of the LED tri-proof lamp means that it will not cause sparks or generate heat in an explosive environment, thereby avoiding explosions and other dangerous events. This explosion-proof structure is designed for use in petrochemical, aerospace, shipbuilding and other industries, which can ensure peace of mind in the workplace.

  1. Design Features

The design features of LED tri-proof lights mainly include the following aspects:

High-strength material: The lamp body is made of high-strength aluminum alloy material, which has good corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. This material can maintain good performance in harsh environments, while ensuring the stability and life of the lamp.

Advanced heat dissipation structure: The LED tri-proof light adopts a high-energy heat dissipation structure, which can effectively reduce the temperature of the LED light source and improve the life of the light source. At the same time, the heat dissipation structure can also reduce the temperature of the internal circuit of the lamp to ensure the stability and life of the circuit.

Intelligent control system: The LED tri-proof light is also equipped with an intelligent control system, which can control the switch, brightness, color temperature and other parameters of the lamp through the mobile APP or remote control. This intelligent control system is not only convenient for users to use, but also can achieve energy saving and environmental protection effects.

  1. Industrial application

The advantages of LED tri-proof lights in industrial applications are mainly manifested in the following aspects:

  1. Strong corrosion resistance: The lamp body of the LED tri-proof light is made of high-strength aluminum alloy material, which has good corrosion resistance. This feature makes LED tri-proof lights widely used in marine, chemical, pharmaceutical and other industries.
  2. Good explosion-proof performance: There are many flammable and explosive dangerous goods in the industrial field, and the explosion-proof performance of LED tri-proof lights can effectively avoid the explosion of these dangerous goods and other dangerous events, and ensure the safety of the workplace.
  3. High-energy and energy-saving: LED tri-proof lights use LED light sources, which have the characteristics of high energy and energy saving. Compared with traditional lamps, it can save about 60% of energy consumption and reduce energy consumption costs of enterprises.
  4. Outdoor application

The advantages of LED tri-proof lights in outdoor applications are mainly manifested in the following aspects:

  1. Good waterproof performance: rain and moisture are often encountered in outdoor environments, and the waterproof performance of LED tri-proof lights can ensure its normal work in harsh environments, providing a reliable guarantee for outdoor lighting.
  2. Good dust resistance: there are many dust, impurities and other sundries in the outdoor environment, and the dust-proof performance of the LED tri-proof light can effectively prevent these sundries from entering the interior of the lamp and affecting its normal operation.
  3. High brightness and high reliability: Outdoor lighting needs to have the characteristics of high brightness and high reliability, and the LED tri-proof light adopts advanced LED light source technology and design, has the characteristics of high brightness and high reliability, and can meet the requirements of outdoor lighting. lighting requirements.

In a word, as a lighting system with high protection performance, LED tri-proof light plays an important role in industrial and outdoor applications. Its waterproof, dustproof, explosion-proof and other characteristics, related questions consult recolux professional LED lighting manufacturer