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ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Flexible Strip - 99 CRI - 16 ft / 5 m Reel
ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Flexible Strip - 99 CRI - 16 ft / 5 m Reel
ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Flexible Strip - 99 CRI - 16 ft / 5 m Reel

ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Flexible Strip - 99 CRI - 16 ft / 5 m Reel

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Regular price $375.00 $275.00 Sale

  • 99 CRI to truly replicate natural daylight - an industry first
  • Available in D50 (5000K) and D65 (6500K)
  • 375 lumens per foot (1250 lumens per meter)
  • Designed around 12V constant voltage input
  • D50 color point / chromaticity meets ISO 3664:2009 requirements
  • Uses PLUG system: female DC barrel jack on both ends for direct connection to FilmGrade power supply, sold separately
  • 4 oz copper circuitry for reduced voltage drop
  • For indoor use only
  • FREE ground shipping to USA addresses
  • In stock and ships in 1 business day
  • See our delivery policy here


ABSOLUTE SERIES LED strip features 99 CRI - a near perfect achievement in color rendering. With color options of D50 (5000K) and D65 (6500K), simulating natural daylight has never been as real.

Requires 12V DC input to operate. FilmGrade power supply (PN 3091) can operate a full reel (16 ft / 5 m) of ABSOLUTE LED strip.

Using a third-party power supply? No problem - just make sure your power supply has enough power capacity for the length of LED strip you plan on connecting.

ABSOLUTE™ LED strips use the PLUG system, and have female DC connectors mounted on both ends of the strip. Simply plug the power supply into the LED strip receptacle and you will be up and running in a matter of seconds. No extra assembly or accessories needed.

Need to hard-wire these strips? See our DC plug adapters under PN 7094 and PN 7095.

Pre-applied 3M VHB double-sided tape on the back side allows for simple but reliable installation. Peel back the liner and apply to virtually any surface.

These LED strips can be cut to length in 1.6 inch intervals using just a pair of scissors.

Rejoin LED strip segments or connect them to individual power supplies using our solderless connectors. Use PN 3070 for connecting an LED strip segment to open wire, and PN 3071 to join LED strip segments together.


ABSOLUTE LED strips are fully dimmable down to 0%. For an in-line PWM dimmer, see PN 3081. Wall-dimmer setups (e.g. Lutron/Leviton) will require a dimmable power supply (PN 3093). More info on LED strip dimming here.

Product Overview

Waveform Lighting's ABSOLUTE SERIES™ technology is the LED industry's first LED product to achieve 99 CRI at D50 5000K and D65 6500K. The 99 CRI rating indicates that the emitted light is quantitatively near-identical to natural daylight. This is the holy grail of lighting!

Our LED flexible strip provides 375 lumens of full-spectrum 99 CRI light per foot that is virtually indistinguishable from natural daylight.



Product Downloads

Specification sheet download   Specification Sheet 

Specification sheet download   5000K Photometric Report

Specification sheet download   6500K Photometric Report

Waveform Lighting 100% Quality and Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied with the performance, color or quality of your product, we'll work with you to make it right.

Simply contact us within 30 calendar days after delivery and we'll send a replacement at no additional charge, or offer you a full refund.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Eric H
Exceptional light quality

Everyone comments on the light quality. Having the full spectrum is noticeable. Waveform customer support has been fantastic also.

Alex Jamison
Art reproduction

With customer support assistance, I designed and fabricated several fixtures with Absolute Series 5000K LEDs for use in art reproduction. The quality of the light is superior to other LED sources I tested, and customer support provided detailed information to facilitate my design process. Very pleased.

Diego Perello
Reliable high quality light source

The overall quality of these bulbs is tremendous. Truly unlike any other. I am a big fan of the color reproduction on these strips. They give off true natural colors without any color shifts. The 3M VHB tape on the back of the strips is also amazing. I wouldn't trust any other adhesive on the back of these strips. 11/10 would buy again! :)

Fantastic color rendering for photography light box

I built a custom 2' x 2' light box setup by placing these lights along the sides of a plastic storage container which I lined with diamond-foil texture vinyl material. I'm running the 5000K setup off a cheap 600W modular PC power supply via SATA to 12v barrel. I used two of these LED rolls, with one roll divided in half to be the side lights with a full roll at the top side. I photograph colorful sunglasses lenses and need primo accurate and right color especially those difficult to render greens and purples. These LED offer fantastic CRI. I'm still learning about camera settings to get the optimal sharpness and color.

Klao Sanasen
Ordering more!

Enjoyed the great color rendering and the physical flexibility of the 6500K, 99CRI, strip. Can't wait to try D50 version too. Looking at the spec/test results, I may use each version for different types/styles of artworks to be photographed with.

Wes Hyde
Quality through and through

The light output is perfect, but even better is that everything is quality all the way to the selection of a tape that actually stays! Tape also makes it very versatile.

Ganesh Hegde
Great Product.

Product is exactly as per specs. Great lumen.
Some documentation awareness to be taught to delivery channel UPS courier.

bala senthoor

Good service and quality

Kalana Dissanayake


Thomas B
Rich Detail

My company does product design and development of consumer electronics. So, we need good lighting for prototyping, color matching, etc. The problem is we have partitioned office spaces inside a large warehouse with a 36' roof and dark wood rafters. Our solution was to build a pergola over the office area and install 5K Absolute Series LED strips under the beams. The light is great and provides rich detail to any task. It feels light we're working in small courtyard on a mediterranean island with diffuse light shining down.

One thing I will note, proper diffusion is very important. Otherwise, the light can look harsh. We tried a few methods, including the types of aluminum channels offered by Waveform. The best diffuser material we found was prismatic acrylic which you often see in drop down ceiling panels. It was the best at breaking up the segmented LED pattern and creating a uniform source, not to mention had the highest light transmission. Using a light meter on our work surfaces, the intensity actually increased when the bare LEDs were covered with the prismatic acrylic. We ended up making out own fixtures out of aluminum U-channel. Mounting the LED's perpendicular to the diffuser as illustrated in the attached drawing yields outstanding results.

We also found an excellent and cost effective solution for power - standard ATX computer power supplies. They're inexpensive, have very high 12V current ratings, good voltage regulation as well as a built-in cooling fan. You can easily power them on and off using the PS_ON# enable pin.