Residential LED Strip Lighting
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Residential LED Strip Lighting

Residential LED Strip Lighting


Published: June 4, 2019 3 0 272
By: Steven Gamache, Cal Poly Pomona
Category: Construction
Hashtags: #Construction #Professional

This is a LED strip lighting network that I designed and installed for an extensive residential remodel.

There are 5 discrete locations (not shown) that are controlled with smart switches that enable further customization.

The system consists of three components: the strips, the drivers and the switches. Each component came with its own set of challenges and requirements.

The strips needed to be properly sized and installed in place. This required setting the aluminum extrusion that acts as a base for the strips (as well as heat sink) into a channel that was precut in the shelves and then soldering the pre-pulled leads directly to the strip lights before closing the lens.

The drivers had a somewhat limited output of 44w while the strips pulled about 5w/ft this meant that that each on could only drive up to 8ft. This required the use of more drivers, a total of 14.

The switches were added later with a module located in the attic to remotely control the locations.


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