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Our latest COB (Chip on Board) flexible LED tape light is set to shake up the lighting industry. This highly advanced offering sets new standards for LED strip lighting, with its dot-free lighting array and invisible LED chips.
Our latest COB (Chip on Board) flexible LED tape light is set to shake up the lighting industry. This highly advanced offering sets new standards for LED strip lighting, with its dot-free lighting array and invisible LED chips. Delivering a fluorescent-like linear illumination.
It has an impressive 480 LEDs per metre behind a totally diffused COB style phosphor cover. Priced per metre, it can be cut and soldered to your exact specifications with its 50mm cut points, or it can be supplied on 10 metre or even 30 metre reels for the IP20 rated version. You will need to consider 'volt drop' issues with longer runs of over 10 metres but their are numerous ways of overcoming this such as wiring each run directly back to the power source. Our sales team can offer technical advise on any project, no matter how big or small.
Compared with the now dated SMD (Surface Mount Device) LED tape which can appear 'glary', showing those unsightly LED chips, this new technology is like upgrading from a 14" portable TV to a high definition widescreen OLED TV.
With an energy consumption of 15 watts per metre, it produces 1650 to 2000 lumens per metre, which equates to 1650 lumens for 2700K extra warm white, 1750 lumens for 3000K warm white and 2000 lumens for 4000K cool white. Providing an efficacy of up to 133 lumens per watt, which is twice as efficient as many others on the market.
It has shorter cut points which improves flexibility at just 50mm and a high CRI (Colour Rendering Index) of CRI90 as standard. This is a technologically advanced LED tape for premium users who demand something more.
We stated in 2019 that "this LED tape will one day become the industry standard, as soon as the other manufacturers have caught up and cleared their old stock" and this is now becoming the case.
The self adhesive TESA 4965 backed tape offers high color efficiency, uniform illumination and a wide beam angle of 140 degrees. It is ideal for displays, exhibitions, kitchen under-cabinets, cove lighting applications and much more.
It can be ordered with the standard 1 metre input tails or with specially soldered input and output connections available on request.
- Colour temperature options & lumens:
- Extra warm white 2700K 1650 lumens
- Warm white 3000K 1750 lumens
- Cool white 4000K 2000 lumens
- Wattage: 15W per metre
- LEDs per metre: 480 LEDs per metre
- Highly energy efficient at up to 133 lumens per watt
- Priced per metre
- High CRI: 90 (Reproduces colours more effectively than other tapes)
- IP rating: IP20 or IP65 water resistant
- Beam angle: 140 degree
- SMD type: COB (Chip on Board)
- Voltage: 24V DC
- Approvals: RoHS, CE and FCC
- Brand: LED Strip Fit
- Life expectancy: 50,000 hours
- Guarantee: 3 years
General LED TAPE Questions & Answers
What is COB tape?
COB stands for Chip on Board, it's a series of miniature LED chips positioned on a PCB (Printed Circuit Board). It is a new, more advanced version of LED strip tape. We originally released COB tape in 2019 and are now on our third generation which is brighter and more cost effective.
With 8 times more LED chips per metre (480 per metre with this version) than older LED strips, it produces a seamless lighting array.
Can COB LED tape be cut?
Yes, one of the main key selling features of LED tape is that it can be cut down to size. Cut points vary in length, this COB strip tape has cut points every 50mm. COB tape is no different in terms of cutting than other LED tapes, apart from having shorter cutting points for 24V versions, which are usually twice as long as 12V.
Can I cut LED tape myself?
LED tape has clearly marked cut points located at 50mm sections but once its been, a new input cable or connector needs adding. You can either solder an input cable, a connecting pin or use a snap on, solder-free wiring connector located here.
Do you offer bespoke soldering services?
Yes, we offer an in-house soldering service and can supply any of our LED strip tapes in made to measure lengths. This can speed up your installation times as all of the sections are cut to size with the exact input cable you need. Some applications such as kitchen under cabinets may require an output cable which allow you to go around an obstacle such as a kitchen hob.
Bespoke lengths are available on request, please email your enquiry to: [email protected] and one of our LED tape experts will be in touch.
Do I need a transformer to power LED tape?
LED tape operates on low voltage, usually 12V or 24V DC. A transformer isn't technically the correct term as it only converts an AC voltage into a lower AC voltage, while an LED driver converts AC into DC.
Can LED tape be dimmed?
Yes, you just need a dimmable LED driver and an LED compatible dimmer switch. We have some recommendations in the table below.
Which size LED driver do I need?
Multiply the wattage of the LED tape by the overall length. This LED tape is 15 watts per metre, if you have a 5 metre run, the calculation would be 15 x 5 = 75. This gives you 75 watts, you then select an LED driver that is big enough to carry the load.
In the table below, we have recommendations for some of the most popular lengths with options for dimmable and non dimmable drivers. If you click on any of the product codes you will be taken directly to them. The 15W dimmable driver shown in the table has a low minimum load of just 0.75W meaning it could dim just 50mm of LED tape.
If you want to power anything longer than 10M, you'll need to consider 'volt drop' issues, which is when the voltage drops out along the strip. This is due to resistance, we have many options of getting around this such as using multiple smaller drivers or wiring each run directly back to a bigger driver and butting the LED strips next to one another.
- Colour temperature options & lumens:
Specifications & Dimensions
Specifications Beam AngleSpecifications
Need help with choosing the right beam angle? Follow this link here to learn about beam angles.
140 Degrees Brand LED Strip Fit CRISpecifications
CRI stands for Colour Rendering Index. It is a measurement of how well a light source renders the true colour of an object compared with natural daylight.
Rated out of 100, with daylight scoring a perfect 100. Lights with 90 CRI and above are classed as being high CRI. Lights with 80 CRI are the industry standard.
90 Ra Cap Type Integrated LED Colour TemperatureSpecificationsMost of the LED lights we offer are available in the big 3 colour temperatures which are:2700K - Extra warm white has a warmer tone, like a halogen, although not quite as orange.3000K - Warm white is a mid range colour tone. Not as orange as 2700K and not as harsh as 4000K. This is the most popular colour temperature.4000K - Cool white (or neutral white), although clearer and slightly brighter than the others, it can make a room feel cold and clinical. Used correctly in the right environment it can make a room appear more modern.If you're unsure about colour temperatures we have colour temperature adjustable downlights available. These downlights contain multiple colour temperatures that can be changed either by a dip switch, wall switch or App. More information about them can be found here.If you want a brighter light then choose something with more lumens. The brightness difference in colour temperatures is barely 5%. Cut Points 50 mm Dimensions Located Below Specifications Table Dimmable Yes GTiN 0631112946742 IP RatingSpecifications
This is the resistance to dust and moisture. The first digit is for the resistance to dust and the second digit is for moisture.Anything higher than IP44 can be used in bathroom zones 1 and 2.An IP65 rating offers a higher resistance and is generally used outdoors.An IP68 is fully water resistant and can be submersed in water, up to 1M in depth.
LED Chip Type COB LED SpecificationSpecifications
Choose the specification that suits your project.
LEDs Per Metre
Modern LED tapes such as COB (Chip On-Board) have 480 LEDs per metre which produces a dot-free lighting effect as their is barely any gap between each LED.
Older LED tapes with 30 or 60 LEDs per metre has much wider gaps between each LED which creates a dotting effect.
For the best lighting effect we recommend COB LED tape.
A higher wattage strip doesn't always = brighter light. The accurate way of judging LEDs on brightness is with their lumens. Our 4W LED tape is highly energy efficient and brighter than our 7.2W version.
IP20 offers no resistance to water but is fine for use in kitchen cabinets.
IP65 is water and dust resistant. It has a silicone glue coating that shields it from splashes and dust.
IP68 is fully water and dust resistant, suitable for outdoor use or submersing in water.
12V strips have shorter cut points than 24V allowing for a more accurate measurement. But 24V strips are better for longer runs over 5M.
In general the 480 LEDs per metre COB tape, with an IP20 rating is ideal for the majority of applications.
Please contact us for further advice.
480 LED 15W/M IP20 24V LEDs Per Metre 480 LEDs (15W/M) Life Expectancy 50,000 Hours Lumens 1650 Lumens Product Type LED Tape Sku LEDSTCOB15*W VoltageSpecifications
AC standards for alternating current and DC standards for direct current.
Mains voltage is 230V AC and has a tolerance of 10%, some products are 220V or 240V AC which means they can be classed as mains voltage.
DC voltages usually require an LED driver to convert the mains voltage AC into low voltage DC. Popular DC voltages are 12V or 24V DC.
24V DC Warranty 3 Years Wattage 15 W
- Width: 10mm
- Length: Priced per metre
- Standard reel length: 10 metres (which we can cut)
- IP20 version is now available in 30 metre reels for installers to cut and solder themselves
- Cut points: Every 50mm
Q & A
Q & AWhat connectors do I use for this strip?Question by: Alistair McLaughlin on 19 May 2022, 16:32We have 3 different versions available for IP20 (non water resistant)
Strip to strip connector:
Strip with a 200mm input cable:
Strip to strip with a 200mm coupling cable:
And this version for a proper IP65 rated connector:
https://www.downlightsdirect.co.uk/aurora-ledline-cob-ip67-strip-connector-kit.htmlAnswer by: Chris Horridge (Admin) on 20 May 2022, 10:32Hello....are these RGB ie can I change colours...blue, pink, red etc. Thank youQuestion by: candi on 27 Jun 2022, 13:36No, this is single colour, we have an RGB, colour changing version here:
https://www.downlightsdirect.co.uk/led-tape-rgb-colour-changing.htmlAnswer by: Chris Horridge (Admin) on 27 Jun 2022, 15:33
- Product Codes
IP20 Rated (no resistance to water)
- LEDSTCOB15EW - 2700K
- LEDSTCOB15WW - 3000K
- LEDSTCOB15CW - 4000K
IP65 Rated (water & dust resistant)
- LEDSTCOB15EW(IP65) - 2700K
- LEDSTCOB15WW(IP65) - 3000K
- LEDSTCOB15CW(IP65) - 4000K
- Product Codes