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Description of Xenon Low Voltage Light Strip
One of the most popular uses for our low voltage (12 or 24 volts) strip light is as beautiful indirect lighting in a cove, or on top of, or inside of cabinets. Make sure to check out the installation video showcasing this xenon light strip being used in a living room. Very nice. Light strip is also perfect for display cases, exhibits, kitchen under cabinet lighting, shelf lights, showcase lighting, task lighting for work stations in offices or hospitals, and trade show lighting. Finally, this product can be fully customized to your particular project. Call our toll-free number to discuss your options.
Featured on DIY Network Show Rescue Renovation: you can view the installation video below. In this September, 2010 episode, our Light Strip is used behind crown molding to accentuate an original cove ceiling. A short commercial may appear before the clip.
Choice of 2 Lamp Spacings: available with either 3 sockets per foot (model number PNDSC-4) or 4 sockets per foot (PNDSC-3). Light Strip with 3 sockets per foot have lamp socket spacing of 4 inches on center, and 4 sockets per foot have lamp socket spacing of 3 inches on center.
Xenon Lamp Sockets: they are pre-attached, fixed in their respective positions, and are designed for easy snap-in lamp replacement.
Low Profile Dimensions: cross-sectional dimensions of only 3/4 inches wide by 15/16 inches high (including the festoon lamp in its socket). When installed in the included Mounting Channel, the total width is 7/8 inches while the total height is 1 inch.
Electrical Connections: parallel wiring is used so that the loss of one lamp will not affect the rest of the lamps.
Rated for 30 Amps: the Light Strip is dual 10-gauge stranded cable that is rated for 30 amps. However, it should never carry more than 25 amps (according to the National Electric Code), which is a maximum of 300 watts of lighting load (light bulbs) at 12 volts or a maximum of 600 watts of lighting load at 24 volts.
Custom Lengths: can be ordered in any length that is measured to the nearest whole foot (e.g., 9 feet, 16 feet, 23 feet, etc.). It is not sold in fractions of a foot; however, it may be cut "in the field" to suit your needs. If your lighting project is large, we recommend purchasing a couple of extra feet.
Light Strip: ordered by the foot
Mounting Channel: this is a clear plastic U-shaped channel 7/8 inches wide and 3/8 inches in diameter. When installing Light Strip, first attach the mounting channel to your desired location with included screws and then snap the Light Strip into the channel. Additional Mounting Channel can be purchased on the Accessories tab.
4 End Caps: used to "cap off" the "exposed" end of Light Strip that is not connected to any electrical components. The End Cap measurements are 1/2in high x 7/8in wide x 1-3/16in long. This component is too wide to snap into the Mounting Channel. If your lighting project is large, we recommend purchasing extra End Caps (available on the Accessories tab).
4 Terminal Blocks: provides a good, tight electrical connection of four low voltage wires. One of these Terminal Blocks should be used to connect the end of the Light Strip to a household wire (25-amp rated) that provides power from a low voltage transformer (ordered separately). Another Terminal Block should be used to connect the household wire to the transformer. Terminal Blocks are strongly recommended over wire nuts for low voltage lighting installations. If your lighting project is large, we recommend purchasing extra Terminal Blocks (available on the Accessories tab).
Xenon Festoon Low Voltage Light Bulbs: see below for complete details of included lamps.
XENON FESTOON LIGHT BULBS
3 Wattages: 3 watts, 5 watts, or 10 watts. For under cabinet lighting installations, we recommend 10W festoon lamps. Spare lamps can be purchased on the Accessories tab.
2 Voltages: 12 or 24 volts. However, two different voltages may not be used in a given circuit. In addition, 12V lamps must be used with a 12V transformer (ordered separately) and 24V lamps must be used with a 24V transformer (ordered separately).
Excellent CRI: CRI is 100 for all xenon light bulbs (100 is considered to be the best)
Very Good Lamp Life: rated life is 10,000 hours on average
Easy Lamp Handling: unlike a bipin halogen light bulb the glass envelope of a xenon light bulb may be touched with bare hands (while the lamp is cool please) without causing the lamp to fail prematurely.
Frosted or Clear: if the xenon festoon lamps are being used for Task Lighting or indirect lighting (e.g., under cabinets, under shelves, over cabinets, or inside cabinets), we recommend that you use frosted xenon lamps. If, however, the xenon festoon lamps are being used for Accent Lighting to illuminate items that should "sparkle" (e.g., jewelry, china, crystal), then we recommend that you use clear xenon lamps.
Transformer Required: a low voltage electronic or magnetic transformer is required to power the Light Strip and can be ordered separately.
Electronic Transformer Guidelines: if the total wattage of the lighting load (light bulbs) is 300 watts or less, then an electronic transformer can be used. Furthermore, if the total length of the run (circuit) is less than 10 feet, then an AC electronic transformer can be used; if, however, the total length of the run (circuit) is greater than 10 feet, then a magnetic transformer should probably be used. Please note that the wattage of the transformer for a given Xenon Light Strip must be equal to or greater than the total wattage of the lamps being powered by that transformer. We offer a selection of popular Electronic Transformers on the Accessories tab for you to purchase, or to view our complete selection please visit our Electronic Transformers section of our website.
Magnetic Transformer Guidelines: if the total wattage of the lighting load (light bulbs) is 300 watts or more, then a magnetic transformer can be used. We offer a selection of popular Magnetic Transformers on the Accessories tab for you to purchase, or to view our complete selection please visit our Magnetic Transformers section of our website.
Cove Lighting Installations: if you will be using this as indirect cove lighting we recommend using 24-volt light bulbs and magnetic transformers due to the longer runs required for these types of lighting projects. A tip for cove lighting projects is to maximize the amount of illumination in your space by introducing multiple magnetic transformers into the system, since using more transformers will allow you to use higher wattage lamps that can be placed close together.
Easy to Install: 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.
ORDERING ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom Ordering Available: you can purchase all items individually as a custom order on the Accessories tab.
MR11 Halogen Light Bulbs Available: if you will be using Light Strip in a display case or showcase, we recommend using MR11 halogen lamps along with xenon festoon lamps. You will need MR11 lamp sockets for this type of installation. These can be purchased on the Accessories tab. You may also call our toll-free number, 800.392.4818, for ordering assistance.
MR11 LED Light Bulbs Available: for an energy-efficient, long-lasting light bulb, purchase MR11 LED lamps.
Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Xenon Low Voltage Light Strip, please call us at our toll-free number, 800.392.4818, or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.
All of these Accessories are available for purchase on the Accessories tab.
Adhesive Pads: use 3M double-sided Adhesive Pads when installing the Light Strip on glass or a smooth metal surface.
Mounting Clips: used when the Light Strip needs to be held firmly in place, for example, when making a 90-degree turn in direction.
Connecting Wire: this wire, sold in 1-foot increments, may be used to connect two pieces Xenon Light Strip. This wire is rated for 30 amps of current but should not be used behind walls; instead, non-metallic sheathed electrical cable (sometimes called ROMEX® wire) with an amperage of 30 amps should be used behind walls.
Dimmers: we recommend using a dimmer specifically designed for the low voltage transformer (electronic or magnetic) you chose to power the Light Strip. For more information about dimming please see the Product FAQs tab.
Articles/TV: As seen on the TV program, HOMETIME, Condo Kitchen III: Finishing Touches, that aired on PBS and UPN in February, 2004 and as seen in the April, 2004 issue of The Journal of Light Construction.
A) We recommend that you purchase one Mounting Clip for each key location along the Light Strip that is not already mounted inside a Mounting Channel.
Q) Will I need additional End Caps?
A) One End Cap should be used for every cable end that is not connected to another wire. Four End Caps are included with your purchase. You may or may not need additional End Caps depending upon your installation.
Q) Will I need additional Terminal Blocks?
A) One Terminal Block should be used for every electrical connection that needs to be made between two pieces of Light Strip, a Light Strip and standard household wire, and the wire that is connected to the transformer. Four Terminal Blocks are included with your purchase. You may or may not need additional Terminal Blocks depending upon your installation.
Q) Do I need to purchase any Adhesive Pads?
A) In general, you would use one Mounting Adhesive Pad for every festoon lamp socket. However, it is not normally recommended that you use the Adhesive Pads when the Xenon Light Strip is attached below a horizontal surface. The reason is that the Pads may hold the sockets in place for a while but eventually the sockets would come loose and fall. For that reason we suggest that you use the Mounting Pads only for vertical installations or for possibly horizontal installations when the Light Strip is lying on top of the horizontal surface.
Q) Do you sell a Reflector Strip for each of the xenon lamp sockets?
A) No, we do not because they do not add noticeably to the amount of light directed at the object being lit.
Q) Can I use a "touch dimmer switch" the type of dimmer that changes the brightness of the lamps to four different levels – from "off" to dim to "bright" to "brighter" to "brightest" simply by touching something?
A) In short, NO. The "touch dimmers" are designed to control only standard line voltage incandescent lamps – not low voltage xenon lamps.
Q) What kind of dimmer switch should I use?
A) An ordinary incandescent dimmer can usually be used. However, on occasion the use of a standard incandescent dimmer MAY cause an audible humming sound. Also, the range of dimmability may be limited with an incandescent dimmer. We recommend using a dimmer specifically designed to control a low voltage electronic or magnetic transformer.
Q) Where can I find dimmer switches that are designed to control low voltage electronic transformers?
A) This type of dimmer can be purchased on the Accessories tab.
Q) What might happen if I try to control an electronic transformer with a dimmer designed for a magnetic transformer?
A) In all likelihood your lights will probably flicker.
Q) On which side of the transformer is the dimmer installed?
A) The dimmer is always installed on the primary side (120-volt side) of the transformer.
Q) What other terms are used for "xenon low voltage light strip"?
A) Xenon light strip, low voltage light strip, xenon low voltage decolume, xenon decolume, low voltage decolume, decolume strip, xenon low voltage brite strip, xenon brite strip, low voltage brite strip, xenon low voltage linear lighting, xenon linear lighting, low voltage linear lighting, and low voltage festoon bulb strip.
Q) Can the Xenon Light Strip Cable be cut “in the field”.
A) Yes. For example, if you purchased 4 feet but needed only 45 inches, the cable can be cut to fit.
Q) How is a Light Strip Cable with sockets connected to a Light Strip Cable with NO sockets?
A) These two cables can be connected with a Terminal Block. Please remember that all of the electrical connections for a low voltage lighting system need to be very tight and secure; so, please tighten the screws inside the terminal block very tightly.
Q) Can I use "wire nuts" to make the electrical connections for this low voltage lighting system?
A) This is definitely not recommended. Chances are good that one or more of the splices made with "wire nuts" would not be tight enough, that the wires inside the wire nut might start to arc, create a good deal of heat, and then cause the wire nut to melt.
Q) What lamp socket spacing would you recommend for kitchen under cabinet lighting?
A) The lamp sockets should not be any further apart than 4 inches on center or any closer than 3 inches apart on center. If the socket spacing is 3 inches apart on center and you find that the lighting seems to be too bright on occasion you can always use a dimmer to lower the light output to suit the task or mood. On the other hand, full brightness when the lamp sockets are 3 inches apart on center might be perfect for your needs when you require excellent task lighting. In short, it is often a good idea to design a lighting system with a little more light than you might need on most occasions. That way the lighting can be increased when very good task lighting is required; it can be dimmed most of the time; and then dimmed even further when you need only just a hint of light.
Q) Can I use the Xenon Light Strip to provide over cabinet lighting by installing the cable on top of the cabinets and have the light bounce off of the back wall and the ceiling to create some indirect lighting.
A) Yes, very definitely. However, this type of lighting may not provide enough general lighting for the entire room since there are probably a limited number of cabinets in the room that can accommodate this type of lighting. Assuming that one-third to one-half of the walls in the room have cabinets that can accommodate the Xenon Light Strip this type of lighting will create a really nice effect by providing more than just a little light and certainly more than any rope light. Also, it is suggested that the Xenon Light Strip selected should have 4 lamps per foot in order to try to avoid seeing alternating bright and dark areas on the ceiling. If the Xenon Light Strip with 3 lamps per foot is used, you may see alternating bright and dark areas on the ceiling, which is generally not acceptable to most lighting designers.
MR11 Low Voltage Halogen Lamps Q ) What wattage MR11 lamp can be used with the Xenon Light Strip?
A) 20-watt or 35-watt lamps.
Q) What type of lamp is better suited to light up jewelry, gems, and minerals.
A) In general, the "crisp, white light" emitted by the MR11 halogen lamp is better suited for lighting jewelry, gems, and minerals than the warm incandescent light given off by the xenon festoon lamps. However, when lighting a jewelry showcase you may want to consider alternating an MR11 halogen lamp with a xenon festoon lamp along the length of the Light Strip. This setup would provide both good general lighting and very good accent lighting for the showcase.
Q) What is needed to install an MR11 halogen lamp onto the Xenon Light Strip?
A) An MR11 Lamp Socket must be purchased. The MR11 Lamp Socket fits into the Xenon Lamp Socket and the MR11 lamp, in turn, fits into the MR11 Lamp Socket. When this is put together properly the MR11 Lamp Socket can be rotated about one axis and, therefore, can be aimed in a variety of directions.
Q) Can I use an MR16 low voltage halogen lamp instead of an MR11?
A) No, the two pins at the base of an MR16 lamp are further apart than the pins of an MR11 lamp, and the MR11 Lamp Socket will only accommodate the bipin spacing of an MR11 lamp.
Transformers Q) What type of wire should be used to connect the primary side of the transformer (120-volt side) to household current?
A) You can use standard household wire, which normally can be found at your local hardware store.
Q) What type of wire should be used to connect the secondary side of the transformer (12-volt or 24-volt side) to the Light Strip?
A) If the low voltage wire needs to be placed inside interior walls, then 10-gauge wire should be used that is rated for 30 amps and rated to be used behind interior walls, which you should be able to find at your local hardware store. If, however, the wire connecting to the low voltage side of the transformer does not need to be fed behind interior walls, then the Connecting Wire (available for purchase on the Accessories tab may be used. This cable is a dual 10-gauge stranded cable rated for 30 amps. The National Electric Code limits the amount of current going through this wire to 25 amps.
Q) Where should the transformer be installed?
A) Generally it is a good idea to try to install the transformer on the wall and in a lower cabinet if possible.
Q) Can a magnetic transformer be used instead of an electronic transformer?
A) Yes and they should be used when the wattage of the system exceeds 300 watts (the wattage of the largest electronic transformer made). If the system wattage is 300 watts or less, then an electronic transformer may be used. Electronic transformers are sometimes preferred because they are usually smaller, lighter in weight, quieter, and are cooler to operate. However, if the run (circuit) is longer than 10 feet, a DC electronic transformer should be used.
Q) What is the highest wattage electronic transformer that is available?
A) At present the largest electronic transformer available is rated at 300 watts.
Q) Can a 300-watt transformer be used to power a 300-watt system (say 30 10-watt xenon festoon lamps)?
A) Yes, an electronic transformer can be used to its maximum rating.
Q) If my Xenon Light Strip system has a total wattage that exceeds 300 watts, how can I power it?
A) You could use multiple transformers. For example, depending upon the total wattage of your system, you could use one 300-watt and one 150-watt electronic transformer. Or, you could use a suitably large magnetic transformer.
Wiring Guidelines Q) How should the Xenon Light Strip system be wired?
A) Always check local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC) before installing. It is also wise to consult an electrician in your geographical area about any electrical details that you might have questions about and to make certain that you are following all of the appropriate electrical codes.
Q) Why does a low voltage cable have to be so thick (low gauge) and rated for such high amperage?
A) It must be designed to carry high amperage because the voltage is low. Remember, watts = volts x amps. That means that when the voltage of the system is low (e.g., 12 volts) the amperage will be large. For example, if a 12-volt Light Strip cable has a lighting load of 300 watts, the electrical current running through the cable will be 25 amps.
Xenon Festoon Lamps Q) What does it mean to be a xenon lighting system?
A) Xenon gas has been introduced into the glass envelope of the xenon festoon lamp.
Q) Why is xenon gas added into the lamp?
A) To increase the rated life of the lamp. The addition of the xenon gas also creates a light source that has a color temperature that is higher (cooler) than an ordinary incandescent lamp but still lower (warmer) than a halogen lamp.
Q) What is the rated life of the xenon festoon lamps?
A) About 10,000 hours.
Q) What does "rated life" mean?
A) It signifies the time at which 50% of a large quantity of these lamps will have burned out. That means that 50% of these lamps will burn out before the "rated life" and 50% will burn out AFTER the "rated life". The "rated life" does not mean that every one of the lamps will last at least that long.
Q) Is this definition of "rated life" true for all lamps?
Q) What "kind of light" is given off by the xenon festoon lamps?
A) The light is cooler in appearance than incandescent but warmer in appearance than halogen
By E.T. Brown from Birmingham, AL on October 18, 2012
I want to put these as under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. Should I do 3 bulbs per foot or 4 bulbs per foot?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 18, 2012
When using light strip for under cabinet lighting, we recommend 4 bulbs per foot for brighter task lighting. It is a good idea to connect the strip light to a dimmer, so that you can adjust the light level to be exactly what you need in different settings. For example, late at night you may desire a soft light level. While cooking, you may prefer the lights to be as bright as possible.
By Charles from Deerfield, IL on October 18, 2012
I was unhappy with my xenon lighting strip. The adhesive did not hold the wiring in place and it drooped to the counter. I have restored the puck lighting I originally had in place. If you want to use the lighting strips from Pegasus use at least 4/foot and use an alternate mounting technique.
By Michael from Ashland, OR on October 18, 2012
I would suggest that the three bulbs per foot is sufficient. However you need to think about several things before you make that determination. Are you using 12v or 24v lamps? Which wattage lamps are you using? Clear or frosted? Is the purpose of the lighting decorative or task oriented? Are your cabinets standard height from the counter top? These Xenon Festoon lights are very bright and provide wonderful even wash of light. If you are trying to get a bunch of nice reflective points of light off of the glass under the lights then go with 24v Clear 10w lamps on 3" centers. If you are doing task lighting I suggest the 24 volt frosted 10w lamps on 4" centers. If you are just going for a nice glow under the cabinets the 12v 3w frosted on 4" centers will work just fine. Good luck.
By Richard from Philadelphia, PA on February 14, 2013
One reviewer of this product said, "The cable is very thick and rigid. It does not turn corners." My use for this product would require that it go around four 90-deg. corners. Do you have a flexible wire connector, or a rigid 90-deg. corner connector available?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 14, 2013
Yes, we do have a connecting wire accessory (available on the accessories tab) that makes bends/corners easier. Take a look at our sample diagram on the Specs & Measurements tab for an image.
Xenon Low Voltage Light Strip
4 Stars based on 6 Review(s)
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Bright, Small, Convenient, and Fantastic on Stage!
April 15, 2012
I use these wonderful festoon lights in all kinds of applications at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This year we are using several strips of the festoons to reveal an actor and window behind a scrim in Seagull. We are also using them as footlights in long narrow troughs along ramps in our Production of Media/Macbeth/Cinderella. The lights are bright for their size, convenient and easy to install. I have found them also to be dependable, they last all season, 120 or more performances, and into the next season as well.
Size, brightness, ease of use.
they are pretty expensive, you do get what you pay for.
San Luis Obispo, CA
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Big Cabinet Lighting Project
February 17, 2013
This is a continuation of a review of a 24" strip lighting kit and wanting to use that kit to check out the mechanical and electrical characteristics of this product.
I have a custom office cabinet setup designed for extra lighting, both under-cabinet and in-cabinet. The line of install is not straight as one cabinet is on a 45-degree angle in a corner. Will I be able to negotiate the 45 degree bends the wire will need to take? Before I spent the anticipated several hundred dollars on the "xenon strips by the foot" and associated pieces for the project, I wanted to take a look at what I *thought* I'd be buying, so I spent $30 for the 24" kit described in the review under that product.
The results: the strip light kit and the xenon-by-the-foot product being reviewed here are different animals, from different suppliers, in terms of wire characteristics and mounting process. So I called and spoke to a Pegasus rep who actually went to their warehouse and pulled the two items and compared them for me - and thus I learned that the wire in the kit is much more flexible than this "xenon by the foot" product, and the "xenon by the foot" mounting is via snap-in channel instead of multiple screws. So, even though the wire flexibility was still a question for the 45 degree turns, the mounting via the channel looked much easier.
So - I figured I'd take my chances with the wire bending characteristics and ordered up 12ft of the xenon by the foot material along with other parts - two Hatch 12V electronic transformers (105W and 300W) , two Lutron low voltage dimmers designed for these transformers, 10W frosted lamps, and extra lamps.
The shipment arrived in good shape, but several items were missing: the mounting channel, the connector blocks, and the end caps. All these items were speced to be included based on the product description, but none of them were listed on any of the ordering/shipping documentation. I'd guess the folks in shipping are supposed to know to include these - maybe someone was sick and the fill-in didn't know. I'd suggest that EVERYTHING being shipped be listed on all the docs. At any rate, a call to Pegasus had the missing items on my doorstep in TWO days! Awesome customer service! Once I had those items, I could begin the install...a piece of cake I thought to myself.
As expected, the 45 degree turns proved quite troublesome. The stiffness of the wire combined with the dimension of the 45 degree cabinet not quite matching the spacing of the lamps had me spending quite a bit of time finessing that issue. The wire appears to be "standard" 10GA zip cord overlaid with a molded-on plastic material. That material causes the extra stiffness over the strip light kit wire mentioned earlier. I'm not sure what that extra material is supposed to do - it seems it could easily be eliminated. The strip light kit product seems to work fine without it. Maybe the two manufacturers should talk...
Back to the install...In the process of tweaking the positioning, I had to pull some snapped-in lights out of the channel to tweak the channel mounting location, and in the process, pulled the bottom retainers off several socket assemblies. That was annoying, but easily fixed with snapping them back on and putting a good squeeze on with some pliers. The mounting channel scheme works well, but the channel walls are quite stiff and getting the sockets snapped in took an amazing amount of pressure. I felt like I was going to break the channel, or a socket assembly. A channel material with a little thinner side walls would sure make it easier. Later, I found out that inserting the end of a socket into the channel and pressing it home was easier than placing one side in and trying to snap in the other side. Things ya' learn... Also, be sure to allow space for the channel sides to flex. Don't mount it tightly up against the vertical edge of the underside of a cabinet, as it won't have room to move to allow snapping in the sockets. A quarter inch clearance works well. More things ya' learn...
Once I got the 45 degree corners worked out, the remainder of the install went OK - it was all straight line runs. I mounted the connector blocks at the ends (I had three strips), and wired them to the transformers installed in the wall behind the cabinets where I had thru-the-wall access into an adjacent laundry room. There I mounted two metal boxes for the transformers and connected them up with 14ga stranded wire. The actual current in the 14ga runs is well below the wire rating due to the way the lighting strips are broken up and controlled.
The Lutron dimmers went into a wall box facing the desk top and they worked fine - very smooth control.
In operation, the 300W transformer gets quite warm - after an hour or so, it is too hot to touch. More info on that in the review for that part.
The 10W lamps work fine but get very hot - be sure no kids can touch them.
So - the work described above took the better part of two days. I'm just glad I was not paying an electrician $XXX/hr to do it. The total parts cost was ~$500. I've done LOTS of electrical work and figured at the outset a simpler time. it was not to be. But, the results are nice - the wife is very happy with her new lighting for her custom office.
Works as advertised. Lots of install possibilities as long as corners are not attempted.
Most covered above...the stiff wire, the stiff channel walls, sockets coming apart, parts missing. I also think this item is over-priced. A bit of value engineering could make this a better product and lower the cost.
Very tough to install
December 8, 2011
I thought this would be a quick install. I pre-wired for all the jumps around windows and doors and thought I would simply attach the channel and run this cable. No such luck. The cable is very thick and rigid. It does not turn corners.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Flexible, unique lighting and fast service
September 7, 2011
I appreciated the fast order processing. The lighting solution itself worked well for my application. It was a quality product as well.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Nice light, not quite as bright as I expected
June 28, 2011
I installed these as indirect lighting on the top of a hutch and bookcases in an office; wanted to make the room brighter without cluttering the room with another lamp or visible light fixture. They provide a warm accent light around the room. However, for the 270-watts-worth of bulbs I installed, the room is certainly not 270-watts brighter. I had expected that they would brighten the room quite a bit more. I think I am going to try switching some halogen heads onto the light strips to see if they kick more light into the room.
Nice, clean installation.
Lighting is a little softer than I imagined. I guess I am learning how indirect lighting works.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
For the cost and ease of installation, this product is well worth the cost, some professional experience is needed regarding the clips for the lamp which are a little flimsy and need adjustment when snapping in lamps.
April 9, 2011
Installation was easy and quick. Lamps don't line up perfectly but if they are not visible there is no problem.
Fast install using the backing strip.
The terminations and end caps supplied were to tight and so the cable insulation needed to be trimmed slightly to fit within the ends.