Needed to upgrade the lighting for a space we've turned into an artist studio in our new (to us) house. These strips are mounted in a tray along the perimeter of the space. Color rendering was critical, as was the color temperature so the ambient light would match the track lighting with direct task illumination. Received very helpful advice from the sales staff to ensure I was getting what I needed...no less, no more. Since the room is large, we need bright, even light that is efficient enough to allow sufficient overhead on the circuit to accomodate other lights, etc.
The end result is a beautiful, even light around the perimeter of the space. No more funky fluorescents with buzzing and horrible colors. The entire system is easy to use, especially the interconnects, which helped us with the corners, etc. We were able to trim the strips to fit and have enough leftover for another project!
Yesterday I got two reels of these LEDs delivered...hooked then up to the power supply and they came on....thrill #1... But as my wife will attest, when they came on I literally said “Wow!” no less than four times and actually laughed out loud more than once (laughing out loud is what I do when I am so happy or excited that I just can’t help it!) The wow factor came from their brightness! For the first time ever I saw LED light strips that were as bright or even brighter in terms of intensity then what I was expecting. It was such an incredible pleasure to see that level of brightness because I knew that what I had to work with was more than adequate. The laughing out loud came when I focussed on the color of the light. Clean, warm, accurate, and friendly. Something I had never seen before in the various LED strips I’ve bought and tested. Finally… Something that actually looked good! Yesterday was a great day in the history of lighting at our house!
Update: Now, 5 months after installing under our counters, I could not be happier with these LED strips...both lumens and color. Also, the FilmGrade dimmer is fantastic! Thanks for your products and your expertise!
Fantastic product. Highly recommend to anyone looking to up grade or install new light strips. Customer service is amazing too.
I have tried for a very long time to find high quality LED strips for our kitchen to match our 3000K/92CRI overhead LEDs (CSL) and all the other brands were greenish/bluish, or just pure ugly - even when advertised as 3000K. Finding these and seeing the spectrum spec sheets convinced me to try them even though they are more expensive than your "typical" strip lighting. The results BLEW ME AWAY: beautiful color and very well matched to the existing overheads very natural skin tones (and appetizing food colors). I'm so happy to finally have discovered Waveform Lighting for my high quality lighting needs.
i love lights
a CRI 95 strip light is a sight to behold
I installed the entire length under a hanging cabinet. This was three 32 in cabinets bolted together. I placed two strips about 2 inches apart. When the light strip traversed from one cabinet to the next I cut a slot through two faces that abut the joint and threaded the light strip through the slot. I then peeled back the protection tape from one end and also feed them through the slots, pressing the adhesive surface down as I progressed. It worked great. I had a little length of tape left over and I installed that at the top of the center cabinet. I think I should have placed them on the back side of the center vertical so that one could see the lighting, but not the strip. When I have the lights on for a while at full strength the light strip gets a little warm, maybe 20°F above ambient. The transformer is also warm, maybe 30°F above ambient. The KillAWatt meter said the draw was 94 watt. Each light strip is connected to a transformer lead with a 16 gauge wire, soldered to the light strip terminals and protected with heat shrink tubing. All of the connections are made on the top of the cabinets with the power wires traveling down to the strips between where two cabinets abut. The amount of light and quality looks great. I haven' t installed the dimmer yet, so I can't comment on the dimming. If the lights hold up, it will be wonderful.
Awesome kitchen counter lighting. Very bright as a working light and linearly dimmable without flicker to perfect ambient mood lighting.
One item was backordered but staff kept me informed with only a minimal delay.
Packaging was extremely durable. Will be placing another order soon.
Great light! They get nice and bright. Just what I needed for my under cabinet lighting.
I bought these to install above my kitchen island where T8 fluorescent bulbs had been. The color accuracy is fantastic with great red saturation. It is an obvious change with vibrant colors and rich reds. Strawberries look really good ha! I am very happy with the results. The light output is a little better than the T8 bulbs. I put down two lines of the LED strips to replace each length of T8 bulb. Next I will be replacing the bathroom fluorescents.