LED strips are used in numerous applications in homes and offices throughout the world. Whether you want to add an impressive effect to your kitchen or a dramatic lighting effect in your living or dining room, you can use these strips to provide you with the versatility you need to complete your project with ease and confidence.

Firstly you need to understand that LED strips come in twelve vault and twenty four vault. Each one provides it's own benefits, both can be used in both residential and commercial projects. So it is advisable to identify which is which, which one works best for you and then the best place to buy them to ensure you purchase the finest quality.

12V LED strips provide the perfect low end wattage lighting. The lighting is welcoming, warm and highly energy efficient. If you are looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption while also limiting your impact on the environment, then you may want to choose the 12V over the 24V. This can be used for under cabinet lighting and also to create a dramatic effect on your ceiling.

A number of home-owners are using lighting to separate their living areas when living in an open plan home. More designers are using LED strips to separate rooms, create a dramatic effect and provide clients with a comfortable lighting solution that works for them now and in the future.

The twenty four vault LED strips are best used for higher watts, if you are looking for something brighter that will stand out. The 24V LED strip can be used for staircases, ceilings and even outdoors, while the 12V is better suited for shelving, under cabinets and softer ceiling lighting.

Ensure when you purchase the 12V LED strip that you buy from a reputable company with years of industry knowledge and experience. There are a few things you will want to bear in mind when it comes to buying LED strips to ensure you buy a quality product that you know is going to provide you with years of use and enjoyment.

Let's face it, there is nothing more frustrating than installing your new lighting and after a couple of months, the LED chips stop working. On average LED lighting should last for years, some up to forty hours of use, if not more. So buying quality will provide you with value for money, ensuring that you don't have to change your lighting any time soon.

If you are unsure on whether you need the 24V or the 12V LED strip, then you may want to find a reputable lighting company that provides a lighting design and energy saving service. The company can come up with ideas for you based on your particular design needs. They will also carry out a thorough energy survey and provide you with charts so you can see how purchasing these strips can help you save money in the long run.

Never buy from the first company you find online selling 12V LED strips. Do your homework, learn as much about the company as you can, including their delivery information, returns policy and after-sales service. Rely on independent review sites to read honest customer feedback and then compare a few companies against each other to see which one stands out and you feel you can buy from with confidence.

Remember to only use price as a final deciding factor when you are torn between two or more suppliers offering the same quality 12V LED strip and you don't know which one to choose.

Source by Jill Thomson