About our Ultra Bright LED Flexible Tape Light, 16.4-Foot Reel, Damp Location, 12-Volt
If you need assistance with selecting the right components for your lighting project, please download this LED Flexible Tape Light
worksheet, complete it, and fax it to 724.846.8833. Then a Technical Customer Service Rep will contact you by email or phone to discuss your project further.
This LED tape light provides ultra bright light and uses very little energy. Itís simple to install with the 3M adhesive backing and is field cuttable, so you can piece together sections to suit your lighting project. This ultra bright tape light is ideal for under cabinets or in coves, niches, or book cases.
- Dimensions: 16.4ft long; only 3/32in thick and only 13/32in wide
- Maximum Run: 16.4ft of tape light
- Dimmable: dimmable when powered by electronic dimmable drivers
- Field Cuttable: every 2in at cut marks
- LEDs: each 16.4-foot reel has 300 LEDs
- Wattage: 72 watts for entire reel; 4.4 watts/foot
- Voltage: 12 volts DC
- 2 Color Temperatures: choose from color temperatures of 3000K (warm white) or 5000K (soft daylight)
- Colors: choose from colors - green, yellow
- Light Output: 148 lumens/foot for warm white; 194 lumens/foot for soft daylight
- Good Color Rendering: 75 CRI for warm white, 77 CRI for soft daylight
- Excellent Rated Life: 50,000 hours of average rated life
- LED Tape Light Reel: one 16.4-foot reel
- 3 Power Connection Kits: used to connect tape light to drivers. Three power connection kits are included with each reel. Each kit includes one 36in white cable with RCA adapter for connecting to plug-in drivers and one 36in black cable with hardwire leads for connecting to hardwire drivers. Note: both cables are used when connecting to a hardwire driver.
- 3M Adhesive Backing: sturdy adhesive allows for easy mounting to wood, metals, glass, and most other smooth surfaces
- 16 Mounting Clips: clear clips with screws
REQUIRED CONSTANT VOLTAGE DRIVER
One 12-volt DC driver is required for each continuous run. Three types are available. Be sure to select an LED driver whose wattage rating is equal to or slightly greater than the total wattage of the LED tape light being powered. All of these items are ordered separately.
- Calculating Total Wattage of Run: to determine the LED driver you need, calculate the total wattage rating of your tape light run by multiplying the feet of tape light you intend to power by 4.4 watts. For example, for 16.4 feet of tape light, you would need to select a driver rated for at least 72 watts (16.4ft x 4.4W/ft = 72W).
- Non-Dimmable Plug-In: choose from 36- or 60-watt plug-in drivers. A maximum load of 80% is recommended. For example, if you select the 60-watt driver, a maximum of 48 watts should be connected.
- Non-Dimmable Hardwire: choose from 25-, 60-, or 100-watt hardwire drivers.
- Dimmable Electronic Hardwire: choose from 25-, 60-, 100-, or 150-watt hardwire drivers.
All of these Accessories are ordered separately.
- Pulse Width Modulation Dimmer: compatible in-wall dimmer that connects to secondary side of dimmable driver. Dimmer can handle a maximum of 72 watts of load.
- Pulse Width Modulation Repeater: allows for dimming loads larger than 72 watts
- Jumper Cables: available in three lengths: 6in, 12in, and 24in. Electrically links 2 sections together over a short distance or around corners.
- L Connectors: electrically links two sections together at a 90 degree angle. Comes in a pack of 3.
- T Connectors: electrically links three sections together in a "T" formation. Comes in a pack of 2.
- Splice Connectors: electrically links two sections together end-to-end. Comes in a pack of 5.
- RCA Y Splitter: connects 2 separate runs to a single plug-in driver. Use splitters if you would like to power runs longer than 16.4ft on one plug-in driver. Splitters are not needed for connecting separate runs to a single hardwire driver
- RCA Extension Cable: adds 24in of lead from plug-in driver to beginning of run
- Power Connection Kits: purchase additional power connection kits if you need to separate a reel into more than 3 runs.
- Mounting Clips: additional mounting clips are available in a pack of 16.
- Enclosure for Hardwire Drivers: stores electrical connections and hardwire drivers. Use with PLED-DR-12 or PLED-DR60-12 only.
- Installation Instructions: please refer to these Installation Instructions (PDF). Always check local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC) before installing any lighting products. It is also wise to consult with a licensed electrician in your geographical area about any electrical details that you might have questions about and to make certain that you are satisfying all of the appropriate electrical codes.
- Dimming Instructions: please refer to the Dimming Instructions (PDF) for complete information about connecting tape light to a dimmer
- Outdoor or Indoor Use: IP44 rating (protected against solid objects over 1.0mm in size and water sprayed from all directions). When used outdoors, all connections must be sealed with silicone and shrink tube (sold separately).
- Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Ultra Bright LED Flexible Tape Light, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.
Ultra Bright LED Flexible Tape Light, 16.4-Foot Reel, Damp Location, 12-Volt
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I would recommend this item to a friend.
Lots of Light
June 6, 2014
I had these lights installed under my kitchen cabinets. They give off lots of bright light. Super easy to install.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Excellent LED strip lighting
June 27, 2015
This is the second strip lighting product that we've used for under cabinet lighting in a kitchen and really like this one.
Pros:Fully encased in clear rubber-like material on the front, which acts as a great light diffuser.
Easy to cut to desired length.
The 3M adhesive on the back is very strong.
- Clean surface with rubbing alcohol or acetone for good adhesion.
- Allow 24 hour cure for full adhesion.
Cons:Stripping the front rubber and back tape at the contact points requires delicacy and patience to avoid cutting too deep.
End connections need additional support to keep from pulling off the contacts and pulling the strip down.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Excellent light output, just the ticket for under-stair lighting
September 6, 2012
We installed a strip under every other stair in our basement stairwell. The light output is excellent. There was a minor glitch in the instructions which tell you to trim back the end of the strip so as to attach the power adapter ("strip" usually means use a knife or exacto blade to cut off the casing, as in stripping wire). Actually, the better way is just to peel it back and let it naturally break at the indents stamped into the casing...much easier. We do have one step though where the connection between the adapter and the strip is a bit sketchy and can go on and off if you wiggle the connector. We are going to use an adhesive to fix that, as you can't easily crimp the connector to make it tighter.
All that said though, for what this was, this was a very easy install, required only very small holes, the strips stuck nicely under the lip of each stair and the result looks great! Oh, and the instructions here at this site were very clear. We got all the parts we needed by paying attention to their guide...a much better experience than the local lighting store, who didn't know what all the parts needed to be and wanted 2-3 times the price!
Unobtrusive installation for stairs/steps
Got all the parts on the first try with no "oops, we missed something we needed"...good instructions!
Cons:One instruction glitch noted in review
Did have one connector that was loose and having to use a bit of adhesive to fix that.
By Gabriel from New Jersey on August 13, 2014
Is this product (PTL-60) too bright for under cabinet kitchen lighting? Is the other model (PTL-30) better suited? I would think the ultra bright is better for lighting up a kitchen countertop. Will it be overwhelming? (My countertops have a white Corian matte finish.)
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 14, 2014
Answer:The PTL-60 is better for task lighting such as under cabinet lighting. The PTL-30 is better for ambient lighting.
By Ellen B from Orange Beach, AL on August 14, 2014
Answer:I ordered this LED strip light tape to tuck in the recess of an art niche. It is a very clean, bright light. I have it on a dimmer switch which I also purchased from this site and I highly recommend doing that. You can't use just any dimmer switching. Even on the lowest setting of the dimmer, it gives off a nice light. That being said, as a kitchen and bath designer myself, I don't know that you can have too bright lighting in a kitchen. The complaints I have heard about under cabinet lighting is not whether it is too bright but that if you have a glossy (polished) counter surface, you can see the reflection of the strip lighting. That bothers some people. To control the amount of lighting, you can choose to put it only in high work zone areas where you will want that extra light. Last tip: if you want it for task, install it closer to front end of top cabinet. If you are more interested in general/accent type lighting, install closer to back of upper cabinet and back splash. Hope this helps!
By Gene from France on August 14, 2014
Answer:I used this product to light up the inside of a cabinet, painted gold. It was perfect for the effect of luminescence I wanted, bright but not too much. I don't know what it will do on a white background, but it is a good product I recommend.
By David from Churchville, NY on August 21, 2014
Answer:I think the ultra brights would be to much for under cabinet lighting or you can always put them on a dimmer. We use these on top of cabinets for indirect lighting in kitchens and on top of beams in cathedral ceilings for great lighting in rooms.
By Mike from New York, NY on February 23, 2014
When you cut the strip at a desired length, can you use the rest of the strip left on the spool? According to some lighting manufacturers websites, once you cut the strip, the rest is unusable, is this true? If not, does the spool come with strip-ends to make usable pieces from cut pieces? (i.e. I bought a 16.3ft spool, cut 10ft of it and used it, what happens to the remaining 6.4 ft? can I cut another 5ft from it and use it?, how?)
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 23, 2014
Yes, you can use the rest of the strip. The installation instructions provide the necessary steps for cutting and adding connectors.
You have two choices after cutting. You can add a linking connector to connect the two separate strips you have created or you can add a power connection kit to create a completely separate run.
3 power connection kits are included with each reel. No linking accessories are included. These must be purchased separately.
By Tom from Providence, RI on March 21, 2013
I am building some shelves for my pantry and think that this might work well. Each shelf is made out of 3/4 inch plywood with a 1 1/2 inch face on front. So there is a 3/4 inch lip on the shelf front. Two questions:
1. Would you install the tape near the lip, or in the middle of the shelf? Near the front lip would disguise it. I could either apply the tape lights parallel with the floor on the bottoms of the shelf or vertical on the back of the lip. Would you have a preference on either way?
2. Do you make a switch for these lights that would tie them into the door so that it automatically illuminates when the door opens?
By Pegasus Lighting on March 21, 2013
Thanks for the questions.
1. This is simply a matter of preference and the designed lighting effect. My recommendation is that you "test" the lights in the space before installation. That way you can achieve the lighting and visibility of the tape light that you desire. Generally for task lighting we recommend placing as close as possible to the lip. For accent lighting, the middle of the shelf is generally best.
2. Yes, this door jamb switch sounds like a good solution: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/door-light-switch.html
By Dan from Lincolnville, ME on March 22, 2013
Answer:I would place the LED strip about 1 inch back from the front of the shelf so you don't get the glare in your eyes. The door switch is also available and is a nice way to do it.
By Dave from Rochester, NY on March 24, 2013
Answer:We used this product to light a front door, facing down at the front edge was much more effective very good lighting. If using these on under cabinets would recommend a dimmer very very bright.
By Bob Proctor from Kissimmee, FL on September 9, 2012
I'm wondering about where to place switches, dimmers and also where to plug into outlets. My new kitchen has
1) 36" cabinet
2) 32" sink window
3) 63" cabinet
4) 36" lazy susan
5) 56" cabinet
6) 30" pantry
What do I need besides the main unit (Ultra Bright LED Flexible Tape Light, 16.4-Foot Reel, Damp Location, 12-Volt - $179.50)?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 9, 2012
Nice looking kitchen!
I am assuming you are wanting to install this tape light as under cabinet lighting.
If you are set on this specific tape light product, then you will need 3 drivers. One for powering the lights under the cabinets to the right of the sink, one for under the cabinets to the left of the sink, and one for under the cabinets to the left of the lazy susan. You could choose plug-in drivers and simply plug each driver into the closest outlet. Or you could choose a hardwire drivers and hardwire to switches.
The need for 3 drivers is because your "jumps" are pretty lengthy. For example, jumping between the cabinets to the right and left of the sink would require at least a 36-inch jumper cable. The longest available for this tape light is 24 inches.
I would personally choose this tape light product instead because its linking cables are available in longer lengths (up to 72in), meaning you would likely only need 1 driver: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/led-flexible-tape-light-wet-location-24v.html
With this tape light, you would only need 1 driver and 2 interconnection cables.
By Dana from Idaho on September 23, 2014
I'm probably going to use this product. We recently had a home built and I had them wire two 120V switches (one for the above cabinets and one for under cabinets) and also low voltage wire to both under and on top of cabinet areas. I'm assuming I can use the low voltage wire in place of the jumpers. I'd also like to hardwire everything with a dimmer. Who would I talk to in order to make sure I order everything I need to make this project happen?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 23, 2014
Please call our customer service and we would be happy to assist you. There's also a worksheet that we have that can help start the process - http://site.pegasuslighting.com/worksheets/led-flexible-tape-light-ultra-bright-damp-location-worksheet.pdf
Unfortunately you cannot use low voltage wire in place of the jumper cables. The jumper cables have specific connectors that attach to cut tape light. We do have other tape light systems with longer jumper cables available if that's an issue.
By Joan from Hilton Head Island, SC on January 3, 2013
This product intrigues me. We are looking to light a mid 50s Teak buffet/hutch. We've got artwork displayed on the shelves and think the tape will be the lowest profile for our use. There are three 35" shelves on one side and two on the other side of the hutch. There is a back behind the shelves and we think we can attach the tape lights above each shelf then chase the wires down behind to the next shelf. I'm attaching a picture I just took, as you can see, we really need some light. Would tape light work for this application? Any suggestions? Thanks, Joan
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 4, 2013
Tape light would be an excellent choice for lighting the shelves.
The challenge in your application will be connecting the pieces on each shelf. You will need jumper cables (on the Accessories tab) to connect the sections together.
Good luck! We'd love to see pictures when you complete your project.
By Jim Scott from Farmington, Utah on August 25, 2013
What led driver is recommended for this product?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 26, 2013
Please see this page for all recommended driver options. You can choose from non-dimmable hardwire and plug-in and dimmable hardwire.