Friday, June 1, 2012
We've wanted to use LED strips to light the front porch, patio and garage, but we've found most LED lighting too faint for these purposes, and the dearth of available information - combined with the high price of LEDs - has made specifying a particular light daunting. So, we've bought two 15' strips to try them out in place. The first was kind of scary - it was bright enough for outdoor lighting and provided a nice, even glow, but the light color (5000K) was purplish, and made the house look like an aquarium. Our second try was much more successful. This is the warm version (2500K) of the first light, with the same power consumption (5W/ft) and length (15ft). The flexible ribbon strip lighting fits into the structural c-channel at the edge of the roof overhang, and is made locally by Futura Lighting.