LED Aluminum Profile Buying Guide
If you are considering buying an LED aluminum profile for business, You’re in the right place. This article will let you know the structures of the led channel, how to choose the right led profile, how to find the right led aluminum profile supplier.
When you go round the city, shopping mall, showrooms, automobile shops, private clubs, etc. You will see all these places use LED channel profile lights there more or less.
That is a big business. So if you want to do this business or no matter you want to design your own house. You need to understand the led profile extrusion more clearly. Then you can make your home lighting better or rocket-like grow your business.
What Is The LED Profile?
The LED profile is also calling LED aluminum profile, led channel, channel profile, led channel housing, led extrusion, led strip light profile, strip light profile, etc. Many names, but all of this we talk about is the same item.
LED aluminum profiles are including several parts, including aluminum extrusion, PC diffuser, end caps, clips, hanging wires, etc.
LED profiles are becoming popular for both residential and commercial areas.
The best partner of the LED profiles is the LED strip light. LED profile best looking and good for heat dissipation. They are the best partner for lighting design.
What Are The Usual LED Profiles On The Market?
After few years of development, LED profiles already come in a variety of styles. This can fit any request in lighting design. We will list the most common types of the LED profiles as follows:
1. Surface Mounted LED Extrusion
Surface-mounted LED profiles also call U-shaped extrusions.
They are the most common types of LED profile extrusion. Surface mount led profiles to have mounting clips and caps. This is easy to install on any flat surface. Just like under kitchen cabinets, living room ceiling, closets, etc.
It has many sizes of surface-mounted extrusion that can fit any different request.
2. Recessed Mounted LED Profile
The recessed-mounted led profile has an edge in profile, it looks T-shaped.
You have to recess the surface before installing a recessed profile. The profile also comes with clips and end caps. After you install the recessed profile, the lighting surface is flat same as the surface you mounted.
The recessed mounted led profile can be mounted in-wall, ceiling surface, cabinet surface.
3. Corner Profile Channel
Cornet-mounted profiles come with a perpendicular angle and with a perpendicular diffuser or semicircle diffuser.
It has several designs can fit for slim or big angle. You can install it in the corner of the ceiling, shelf, cabinet, wall, stairs, etc.
Cornet mounted profile light can fit the place where the surface-mounted profile is not easy to install.
4. Architectural LED Profile
The architectural led profile is installed in the building as part of the building. It needs professional design and professional installation.
Some function like the recessed mount led profile, but this architectural led profile can not be disassembled easily like the surface mount profile.
We should slot the wood or wall. And fix the profile with a screw. Careful painting the surface of the profile. After that, we can install the strip light and driver.
5. Suspension Profile Light
The suspension-led profile also calls hanging profile extrusion.
It is very good for the higher place. The suspension profile light always comes with a cable or long screw pole. It is installed in the ceiling and brings lighting closer to the surface.
Suspension profile light is very popular in some big malls, office lighting, supermarket lighting.
6. Cabinet and furniture series
This profile use in cabinet and furniture lighting.
Cabinet and furniture normally are made of wood. The thick of the wood normally is 16-17mm. So we make the profile size can fit the wood. No matter if you want to recess the wood or get stuck in the wood. This type of profile channel is a good selection.
6. Magnetic track light and Anti-glare series
This is our new office lighting series. Magnetic track, track light, magnetic power supply.
And we have a new design for anti-glare.
7. Skirting light series
Skirting led aluminum profile also calls foot line profile.
It is installed at the foot of the wall.
The aluminum extrusion foot line profile is high class. We can offer different finishes of the foot line profile.
8. Stairs and inground light series
In some places, like the ground, bathroom, kitchen, outdoor, etc, you have better use a waterproof inground led profile.
The inground profile has better seal covers and end caps. Waterproof profiles normally come in IP65.So you can not install the profile in a place where easy soaking. Using a waterproof led strip light will be good for that profile.
9.Three-sided light series
10.Tri-proof light series
What Types Of PC Diffuser Available For LED Aluminum profiles?
There are many kinds of diffusers on the market. But the common one is a frosted, opal, or milky diffuser. Different markets do not have the same calling. We also can offer a clear and black diffuser. This type of diffuser has MOQ, contact us for more detail.
Check the following types of PC cover.
90-98% transmittance rate
Clear diffusers offer the best light output. But it can see the led inside.
80-90% transmittance rate
This is the most common PC diffuser used for aluminum profiles. This reduces the led dot visibility.
60-70% transmittance rate
An Opal diffuser is not more white than a milky diffuser. The led dot visibility is less than a frosted diffuser.
50-60% transmittance rate
Milky diffuser difficult to see the led dot, but this is less transmittance rate, so it is useless. Some economics-led aluminum profiles will use this material.
40-50% transmittance rate
This is a new design. When turning off the light, the diffuser color is black. When you turn on the light, it is like the normal diffuser, light can come out. A very good material for special lighting design.
What Are Finishes Available For LED Channel?
LED aluminum extrusions come in mostly anodized finishes. Most of our stock is this color.
We also can offer powder coating white and black color. They are acceptable in most requests. We also accept another color request, but this will be more expensive and long time delivery than the normal one.
Most of the led aluminum profiles are silver anodized color.
White Powder coating
Powder coating in white color is the other most welcome color.
Black Powder coating
Powder coating in the black color is welcome for office lighting, commercial lighting, etc.
What Materials are The Aluminum LED Channels?
LED aluminum profile light is not just made of aluminum. It has some parts, including aluminum extrusion, PC diffuser, end caps, clips, hanging wires. Let’s check them as following.
We use high-quality 6063-T5 aluminum. This aluminum profile has a strong structure. They are easy machining, have good heat dissipation, good finish looking.
PC is a good material as a diffuser. It has good lighting transmittance. Different lengths and different sizes for you to choose from.
End caps have plastic and metal types. This will make the aluminum profile hold finish items.
Hanging wires is a part of suspension channel light. This uses most in traditional lighting.
Stainless Steel Clips
Clips will fix the led lighting channel on any surface you want to fix. Normally it uses stainless steel material.
The LED aluminum profile is creative lighting. This is not like the traditional sport light and tube light. It has more possibilities.
They can make many different designs. You can check this post then you will know it has many different applications.
Best lighting ideas
When you are plan to use a led aluminum profile, you need to follow some steps.
Dimensions of LED Strip Lights
LED strip light width have 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 30mm, 40mm,etc.
So you need to know which led aluminum profile size is fit for the led strip light. Otherwise, you can not install the strip light inside the profile.
Lighting Effect You Want to Achieve
Different areas have different lighting effect requests. If you install the profile light in the kitchen, you need a small size profile is ok.
If you need a hanging light for office lighting, you need to select a bigger size aluminum channel. And use a higher wattage led strip light inside, then it can have more light.
Location of Installation
You need to think about where you want to install. Not only the looking at the profile, but also need to think about the function. If the place needs waterproofing, you have to use a waterproof profile.
Different mounting types have different looking. Surface-mounted, recessed led profile, suspending profile. Select the right one to fit your lighting design.
100+ Aluminum LED extrusions
Lightstec has more than 100 types of aluminum profiles for your choice. We have almost all the hot design aluminum profiles on the market.
Most of the aluminum profile we have stock. And our stock material is 3-meter length.
We can offer the best price in the market. This will help our client enlarge their business.
Many clients want to install the led strip light inside the led profile. We not only offer to assemble support but we can cut the size as the client requests.
LED aluminum profile channel is a very popular lighting material. Choose a good material extrusion and competitive price product to help you enlarge your business.
Lightstec is a reliable led aluminum profile factory. Welcome, contact us when you are sourcing led aluminum profile manufacturers from China.
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