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realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights
realUV™ LED Strip Lights

realUV™ LED Strip Lights

7021.95  - In Stock

Regular price $35.00 Sale

  • Flexible LED strip light with ultraviolet LED emitters
  • 365 and 395 nm true UV LEDs provide high levels of UV power for all of your UV lighting needs.
  • Assembled and sold as a 3.2-ft (1 meter) or 16-ft reel (5 meters)
  • Requires DC 12V power to operate; power supplies sold separately

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  • Product Overview

    Waveform Lighting's realUV™ LED strip lights emit high levels of true UV-A light in a versatile and flexible DC 12V LED strip light form factor. This is not a nUV (405 nm), violet (420 nm) or purple (red+blue) LED strip that is often falsely marketed as "ultraviolet" - these LEDs emit at 365 nm / 395 nm, which are true UV wavelengths. (Learn more about the difference between the 365 nm and 395 nm wavelengths here).

    realUV™ LED strip lights can be used in a variety of UV-A and blacklight applications, ranging from fluorescent artwork & photography, industrial and scientific uses for UV curing, and screen emulsion exposure.

     

  • Product Specifications

    Specifications Overview
    Wavelength 365 nm or 395 nm
    UV Output (365 nm) 0.7 watts per foot
    UV Output (395 nm) 0.9 watts per foot
    Voltage DC 12V
    Power 4.5 watts per foot
    Connection Style Female DC Connector (Both Ends)
    Specification sheet download   Specification Sheet 
    Specification sheet download   365 nm Photometric Report
    Specification sheet download   395 nm Photometric Report
    Specification sheet download   UV Irradiance Pattern
    Specification sheet download   Longevity Test Data 

  • Power, Dimming & Accessories

    This LED strip product requires a DC 12V power source to operate. For most applications, a plug-in power supply is the easiest and quickest way to get powered up. Our FilmGrade power supply plugs directly into the LED strip without the need for assembly, and can power up to 16.4 ft of realUV™ LED strip.

    Daisy-chain multiple LED strips together (up to 16 ft / 5 m) using PN 7096.

    For more complex applications that require dynamic controls, the realUV™ LED strip can be dimmed via a traditional wall-dimmer (e.g. Lutron/Leviton) or an inline dimmer (e.g. PWM FilmGrade dimmer). Use a dimmable power supply (PN 3093/3096) when connecting to a traditional wall-dimmer system and a standard power supply (PN 3091/3092) when using an inline dimmer.

    Accessories for Non-dimmable or Inline PWM Setup
    Part Number Description
    PN 3091 DC 12V power supply, standard plug-in type Required
    PN 3081 Inline PWM dimmer unit, installed between power supply and LED strip Required, if dimming
    PN 3070 Use to connect cut LED strip section to a power supply Optional
    PN 3071 Use to connect cut LED strip sections to each other Optional
    PN 7098 DC cable to span sections between LED strip or power supply sections Optional
    PN 7095 DC plug adapter for LED strip, to convert to wire receptacles Required, if using PN 7098


    Accessories for Wall-Dimmer Setup
    Part Number Description
    PN 3093 DC 12V power supply, dimmable Required
    PN 7095 DC plug adapter for LED strip, to convert to wire receptacles Required
    PN 3070 Use to connect cut LED strip section to a power supply Optional
    PN 3071 Use to connect cut LED strip sections to each other Optional
    PN 7098 DC cable to span sections between LED strip or power supply sections Optional
    - Traditional wall-dimmer unit (sold at hardware store) Required
    - Twist-on wire connectors (sold at hardware store) Required
  • Shipping & Returns

    This item is in stock and typically ships within 1-3 business days. Shipping is free within the USA.

    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 pay for return shipping (USA only) and offer you a full refund.

    See our delivery policy, returns & refunds policy and warranty policy.

True Ultraviolet Fluorescence

 

realUV™ LED strip lights have strict wavelength specifications of 365 nm and 395 nm, to ensure that the emitted light is a true ultraviolet wavelength.

 

True Ultraviolet Fluorescence

 

realUV™ LED strip lights have strict wavelength specifications of 365 nm and 395 nm, to ensure that the emitted light is a true ultraviolet wavelength.

Strong & Secure Adhesion

 

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. Architectural-grade adhesive ensures your LED strips stay in place.

Plug & Play

 

realUV™ LED strips include DC plugs on both ends. Simply plug in and connect a 12V power supply - no tools, soldering or frustration!

 

Plug & Play

 

realUV™ LED strips include DC plugs on both ends. Simply plug in and connect a 12V power supply - no tools, soldering or frustration!

Cut-to-Length

 

These LED strips can be cut to length in 1 inch intervals using just a pair of scissors.

Now you can install UV lights to fit any application, regardless of its size or shape.

Rejoin LED Segments

Conveniently rejoin cut LED segments using our PN 3071 solderless connectors. The connector cable is flexible, so you can also turn corners or change the direction of your LED strip run.




  • Frequently Asked Questions 

    • How much UV energy do these strips put out?

      The total amount of UV energy emitted is 0.9 watts per foot, and 0.7 watts per foot, for the 395 nm and 365 nm versions, respectively.

      This amount of UV energy is comparable to 1.5x-2.0x of the UV emitted by a fluorescent blacklight of corresponding length.

       
    • How much visible light is emitted by this product?

      The peak and dominant wavelengths of these products is 365 nm and 395 nm. A vast majority of the energy is emitted within a +/- 5 nm range (FWHM = 10 nm).

      The wavelength energy emitted below 400 nm is not visible to the naked eye. However, a very small fraction of the energy is also emitted as visible light, with wavelengths longer than 400 nm. For the 365 nm, the visible light appears as a dull, bluish-white light, and the 395 nm, a dark, violet light.

      The amount of visible light is typically less than 2-3 lumens per foot (a 4W incandescent night-light bulb typically emits 15-20 lumens).

      Please use caution as nearly all of the energy emitted by this product is not visible to the naked eye. Although it may appear to be dim, lots of UV-A energy is nonetheless being emitted. The light that you are able to see only represents a very small fraction of the total energy emitted.

       
    • Can these UV LED strips be used for disinfection and sterilization?

      The wavelength range of these LED strips is limited to 365 nm or 395 nm (UV-A) only. Most disinfection and sterilization processes require UV-C radiation, which is typically defined as 280 nm and lower. As such, these LED strips are not suited for most disinfection and sterilization applications.

       
    • What type of power supply do I need?

      This LED strip product requires a DC 12V power supply to operate. For most residential and commercial installations, this means that the AC 120V (North America) or AC 240V (Europe) needs to be converted via a power supply unit.

      When choosing a power supply unit, you must ensure that the output voltage matches the LED strip voltage (i.e. DC 12V or DC 24V), and that the power supply capacity is sufficient to operate the length of LED strip.

      The power supply capacity needed is determined by the total length of LED strip connected. Each 1 foot section consumes 4.5 watts of power - so, for example, a 10 foot section will consume 45 watts of power, and we would therefore recommend a minimum power capacity of 45 watts.

      Typically, however, it is a good idea not to run a power supply at its maximum capacity. We recommend providing an extra 5-15% of "headroom" above the actual LED strip power consumption.

      Our FilmGrade power supply plugs directly into the LED strip without the need for assembly, and can power up to 16.4 ft of realUV™ LED strip. For a basic plug-and-play installation, all you need to purchase is the power supply unit.

       
    • How do I connect this product to a power supply?

      Each reel of LED strip includes DC female plugs pre-mounted on both ends. Simply plug the power supply in, and the LED strip will immediately illuminate.

      If using a power supply with wire leads, use an adapter such as PN 7095 to convert the DC plug to wire receptacles.

       
    • What is the maximum run length of this product?

      The maximum run length is 16.4 ft (one full reel). The maximum run length represents the longest permitted length of LED strip that can be connected as a single consecutive run to a power supply.

      If you need to install more than 16.4 ft, you must connect each run separately. You may daisy-chain short reels together (see below).

       
    • Can I daisy-chain short reels together?

      Yes! You can connect up to 5 short reels together to a single power supply (as long as it has sufficient capacity, which our FilmGrade power supply does), and link the short reels together, in an end-to-end configuration.

      You will need an adapter (PN 7096) to join the two DC female cables together.

    • Can I use these LED strips in wet or outdoor environments? What about coating materials or other encapsulants?

      The realUV™ LED strip lights are not waterproof and are for indoor use only. If you plan on implementing your own method of moisture and ingress protection, we recommend taking care to understand the optical properties of the materials you are using, as many plastics will absorb, rather than transmit, the UV energy emitted by the LED strip.

      You may want to consider our realUV™ LED flood lights as an alternative, which have a waterproof rating and is suitable for outdoor use.

       
    • Do these LED strips require heatsinking?

      Because the premium LEDs on this product are under-driven below their rated capacity, these LED strips can be operated without any heatsinking or additional thermal management.

      Temperature rise of the LED strips is typically 50 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) over ambient.

       

Customer Reviews

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lydia a.
Absolutely LOVE these lights!

I bought these lights to show off my uv reactive glassware. At first I was nervous about the price and was trying to find a cheaper version, but I'm glad I went with these instead! They were so easy to set up, the 3M adhesive worked really well, and the glow was absolutely beautiful! With other uv lights, there is a good deal of blue tinge in the surrounding area, but these lights had virtually none! For other uranium glass collectors out there, remember to get the 365nm instead of the 395! The glow is way better with the correct wavelength.

Also, remember to get the additional connectors/power supply as they are not included!

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Andrew Hogg
realUV™ LED Strip Lights - 365nm

Amazed. Bought just one LED strip and kind of blown away. Will be purchasing more.

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Benjamin Nevarez
Great product!

I purchased the 395nm for my saltwater tank and it works great. Surprised actually on how much the corals enjoy the lighting as well. Definitely purchasing one more strip and water proofing it since it Definitely needs it. Other than that great product good lighting!

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Clancy Smith
Nice UV

The 365 nm UV light strip is nice and power source & dimmer seem to be solid gear.
Remember to order the optional M to M connector, if planning to connect strips.

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Mia L.
Lights for Black Light Party

Bought the LED light strips in both 365nm and 395nm to assess which would be better for our black light party. These were a big upgrade from the lights we've used in the past. I recommend the 395nm for black light parties. It has more visible light so people can see better during the event, and fluorescent objects still glow well. The 365nm light looks bluer (vs. the 395nm purple color) and shows a little too much of the undesirable things for a party (it made glue residue and dust on our floors glow during testing). The 365nm lights would be great if you're using the lights to detect things vs. for a party.

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Commercial Photo Studio
These lights are great for condition photography

These lights are a fantastic solution for overall condition and damage photography of paintings and antique objects.

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ajo
Bugs Beware!

The florescent bulbs never lasted very long in my old 12v bug zapper so when I discovered your realUV™ LED Strip Lights I thought that would be just the best fix. A few inches of realUV™ LED Strip folded double works great. Bugs Beware Super Zapper is Here!

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Aaron B
Exactly what I was looking for

I wanted an LED “black light” that was truly black and resulted in most illumination coming from the materials reacting to the UV radiation. With the 365 nm strip that’s exactly what I got.

After buying other, cheaper products that lit up the room with non-UV light. You get what you pay for. Waveform was not cheap, but it was not cheap either!

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Charles Kankelborg

The illumination from the 395 nm LED strip is bright and deep violet in color. It readily excites fluorescent dyes, such as the whiteners left on fabric by laundry detergent, or the ink from highlighter pens. I powered it from my own 12V supply without issue. Interestingly, it had only a little effect on Transitions photogrey lenses, unless they were held very close to the light source.

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Daniel Stima
Best UV LED strips you can buy

As a professional in machine vision inspection systems, I have many years experience using UV lighting for food inspection. These UV LED's are some of the most powerful UV LED's I have ever seen. I'm using them to illuminate UV reactive components in my PC.
They put out some heat, but they are impressive in their energy output. Yes, they are 10x more than the crap 5$ strip you can buy at Dollar General. But those are 1) not true UV, and 2) put out a 10th the energy as these LED's. The only thing I would suggest is adding a magnetic backing option. However, due to the heat, that might not be possible.