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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

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
  • 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

  • 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.

    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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G.q.
365 nm 5m strip

Previously bought cheap version on eBay and it ended up in the trash. Was happy to get this high quality version from Waveform. There were a couple LEDs that aren't working but overall everything performed nicely. Does run a little warmer than I had anticipated but not so warm that it's a problem. I'll buy again.

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C.D.
16.4 ft. 365 nm LED Strip

I was a little skeptical of the price of these lights when I bought them, but I wanted to see what 365 nm black lights were all about. When I got them I was impressed with the build quality of both the lights and the power supply, as both seemed to be much nicer than other units I had worked with in the past. However, when I turned these lights on in my living room as a test after the sun went down, I was beyond impressed. I also purchased some black light posters with these lights from a different website, and these lights made the posters glow so brightly they reflected their own light and made the room glow with faint oranges, pinks, and greens. I was also pleased with the lack of "purple" light thrown by these lights because of their lower wavelength. The diodes themselves shine purple, but the rest of the room seems to be lit by the reflections of the other objects in the room fluorescing. Keep in mind I ran this test with the entire reel stretched out on the floor pointing up towards the ceiling. Using the sticky tape already attached to the back of the strip to mount these to the wall would surely magnify the black light effect. The lights do run hot, but that is to be expected with the LED density/intensity of these lights. If you want a true black light effect that is easy to install, and looks like what you imagine what you hear "black light room," look no further. If you are willing to pay more for a quality build and a fantastic result, these are the lights for you.

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H.
Delivered as advertised

Burn warmer than expected but seems to be a quality light.

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M.D.
Thank you very much

I bought a UV LED strip and the company gave full support in all conditions during all processes with very polite personnels. I am thankful for all.

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L.K.
Fantastic!

Product was delivered quickly and worked beautifully. It was way easier than I expected in terms of setup!

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V.M.
Great Product

This is exactly what I was looking for my project..great price for great product!

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R.P.
UltraUV 395mm LED light strip

I recently purchased the 1 meter RealUV LED 395 light strip and was extremely happy with the quality of the LED strip as well as the light it emits. I am in the process of creating an under-bar lighting feature and have been doing a lot of research to find a high quality UV led product to use. I compared the Waveform 395 mm UV 120 led/M strip against a recently purchased 3528 120 led/M UV strip of similar UV wavelength from another manufacturer and the Waveform RealUV strip significantly out performed the other strip in both the quality of the UV as well as the amount of light emitted. If you want a high quality UV led strip, I would definitely recommend the Waveform RealUV product.

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L.S.
Great alternative to the medium pressured Hg lamp for smaller studies

We usually use a medium pressured Hg lamp for photochemical studies. But tried the 365 nm single wavelength LEDs here. They worked quite well. I can't comment on how long they will last, but they are much easier to operate and less of a safety hazard. We still keep these in a vented and closed safety cabinet to run our reactions.

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J.M.
Beautiful Products!

I installed multiple 365nm LED strips in my minivan for purely aesthetic purposes! They installed quick seamlessly to the 12v system, and work great. They flood the vehicle with a discrete and powerful glow, especially in the dark. I didn't realize the difference in quality between these and the other brands until I made the investment. Highly recommended!

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F.D.
Quality Products and Customer Service

I ordered 365nm and 395nm strip UV lights to conduct entomology studies. Haven't done any field studies yet to test which wavelength is better to attract insects but I did check them out using a series of UV dyes. They worked great. Easy to use and can be adapted to different configurations without damage. Also, I had e-mailed the supplier three times with technical questions. I received answers the same day.