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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

7021.65  - In Stock

Regular price $45.00 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.

    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.

       

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J
J.
RealUV flex strips

Working really great for helping start romaine lettuce from seeds...after 5-weeks, the seedlings look amazing.
used with another manufacturers pink/purple grow lights. Worked awesome.

J
J.
Satisfied with UV strip

Very pleased with 1M strip. Works well with 1400ma CV driver; series wired 2 strips in application. Fast shipping.

C
C.Y.
Exactly the wavelength I needed

I have been searching for an Ultra-violet lamp solution for some time. I am building my own exposure unit for Toyobo photopolymer printing plates for use in letterpress printing. They are said to have a spectral sensitivity of 365nm, or 300-400nm, depending on your source. The realUV™ LED Strip Lights 7021.65 nailed it. No more fussing with weak fluorescents or hot metal halide lamps.

C
C.D.
Just what I want

Needed LEDs at the 365nm not 390nm This is the place to get them.

G
G.
UV 365nm

Nice UV led strip fast delivery, perfect quality.
Thanks

D
D.
UV 365 &395

The light is Amazing is super durable and was a great price I use it in horticulture and the results are unbelievable.

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S.
Smart product!

Great product—excellent for alternative photographic processes and silkscreen photostencils. Replaced my bank of old fluorescent lights (-and heavy heavy ballasts) with these lightweight lower energy strips. Great precision exposure source-

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T.C.
Great UV Lights

I've used other "UV" LED strips before and they paled in comparison to these.

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M.B.
Great 365nm light strip

I purchased the 1m, 365nm strip to test out for a home theater star ceiling project, where I am using a mix of fibers and glow paint. After using a "UV" floodlight from Amazon and getting mixed results, I decided to upgrade to the waveform lighting product. It was night and day ... now the glow paints are really reacting to the lights, and they hold a charge for a long time afterwards. Plus, these 365nm strips only output a little visible light; an acceptable amount for me, since I have a flat black background.

Pros: seems to be true 365nm light; glow-in-the-dark UV paints and pigments/powders really shine. Very little visible light, but there is some ... once I get a dimmer in the mix this should be better. Good power output for a 1m length, this is more than I got from a purported 60W UV floodlight.

Cons: runs hot (I will try using a dimmer, which may help). fragile: after testing out a bit and twisting a little, some of the LED's have stopped working, only 4 or 6 out of the strip. I think this can be addressed by mounting to an extruded aluminum track, which is what I plan to do for the permanent install. One personal con: I wish these also came in 24v strips, the rest of my lighting is 24v, and I don't like having to keep track of which adapter I need for which strip.

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m.M.
UV LED light strips

I purchased the LED light strips and power supply for building a UV light box for alternative photo printing. The light strips are good quality and they should work well in my project. I had to return a dimmer that I ordered which I did not need and the return process was very easy and my questions were answered promptly.