Please, honorable forum members, for advice. Some time ago, about 2 years ago, I set up a 5050 IP65 LED smd in the kitchen under the cabinets. Of course, in appropriate housings with a opal plastic shade. Currently, half of the diodes no longer work (the pair made coils) and the shade looks as if the diodes are stuck. I am preparing to replace diodes and lampshades with a housing (currently it is a metal alloy). Could I ask you for advice about which diodes and housings to use so that I do not have such an effect again but that it was bright in the kitchen?
Currently, half of the diodes no longer work (the pair made coils)
It's not a buddy pair. It was the temperature that got your tape. In one kitchen, under the cabinets, there is glistening LED strip, without silicone, without profile, literally without anything, and the fifth year shines like this. I recommend the 5050 version without a silicone glued into an aluminum profile and that's enough. You already have the right adapter.
in the evening I will take a photo and show how it looks like in my case. Do you have aluminum or plastic profile? I have aluminum but I had to glue the insulation under the leds because there was a short circuit on the profile. From below, the copper strips were in contact with the profile.
I don't want to create a new topic, that's why I will ask here. Which to use under the cabinet. From what I see 5050 quite popular. However, I am looking for something that will have the following functions: - Cutting every 5cm or at least 80/100 / 60cm - Direct connection to 230V installation, without power supply - bright enough not to be only decorative, but to replace the main kitchen light (e.g. for reading, washing, preparing dinner) - I heard that 5630 are quite strong equivalent to 100W per meter (1500lm), right? - But won't such light under the cabinet be too strong? - great as if they had a built-in controller - one turning on full power, the other turning on decorative mode (but that's an option)