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DESIGN AND INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR LED STRIPS

0. IMPORTANT NOTE

Before any installation with this product line, please consider the following instructions and recommendations in order to guarantee a correct and long-lasting installation.

The warranties for the LED strips supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. are subject to compliance with the warrantee conditions included in the current catalogue, to current technical-legal standards concerning these types of installations and to the considerations outlined in this guide, according to standards agreed upon by leading manufacturers and installers.

Reading of the information included in this document is mandatory for ensuring the correct design and installation of LED strips supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL., as the new LED lighting technologies, specifically LED strips, require, on the art of the qualified professional,  the necessary knowledge and careful attention and observations that we sum up in this document.

JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. WILL NOT be held responsible for any faults of their products, if they are the result of an installation that fails to take into account the standard guidelines and recommendations and the technical instructions stated in this manual.

The non-compliance of these standard guidelines and recommendations and technical instructions will result in the invalidation of the product warranty.

This document annuls and replaces the previous ones. The company JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. reserves the right to effectuate technical, formal and dimensional modifications at any given time and without prior notice. The complete or partial copying of the current manual is forbidden, unless there is written authorisation from the manufacturer.

Check the most up to date information on the website: www.jisoiluminacion.com.

JISO ILUMINACIÓN is not in any way responsible for errors that may appear in this document.

1. BASIC STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

BEFORE INSTALLATION

Use of different types of LED strips in the same installation

- The use of strips from other manufacturers in the same installation with strips supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. is NOT recommended.
The differences in design, component quality, LEDs, PCB strip, tapes, etc., can cause major installation problems, strip damage, variations in colour temperature or light intensity, damage to the power supplies or control units.

- Do NOT under any circumstances mix different models with different power capacities, voltages, chip types, colour temperature, IP protection, etc., including JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. LED strips.

Basic information on LED strips

- Depending on the model as well as the packaging label, on the side labelled PCB, where the electronic components are located, are some basic captions that allow us to determine at the very least;

A. The power supply voltage. (In this example DV12V, Direct Current of 12V)

B. Polarity for the connection of the supply line.

C. Cutting line.

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 Image 0. LED Strip features

 

- LED strips with a continuous length of more than 10m must NOT be installed when they have an IP 20 protection class. This is because a strip that is longer than the one shown, could generate a loss of light intensity in the end segments, and it may also overheat the LED strip’s PCB due to an excess of intensity circulating through the printed circuits boards.

- Led strips of more than 5m continuous length must NOT be installed when they have an IP 65 protection class. This is because connections of this type of strip are not recommended as they may cause a weak point as far as the conservation of the IP protection class is concerned.

- The LED strips are not designed to remain operational for a continued period of 24H.

Power supplies (Refer to point 3 in this document for further information on the current document)

-  The LED strips connect to direct current and low voltage power supplies with voltages of 12V, 24V… that should be supplied or validated by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL.
The use of power supplies that do not comply with the aforementioned may be considered reasons for warranty invalidation with NO claims being accepted. (See Table on compatibility between power supplies and LED strips depending on length in Annex I which shows the compatibility of the drivers supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. with the LED strips according to their length).

- Always check that the voltage of the LED strip matches the voltage of the power supply.“ LED Strip 24V + Power Supply Unit 24vV “

- When using standard power supplies from the JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. catalogue, one should ALWAYS overcharge by between around 15% and 25% due to the efficiency of these types of power supplies.

E.g. Installation of 5m LED strip of 14.4 w/m.

14.5 x 5 = 72W → 72 x 1.25 = 90W

In the previous case the first possible power supply option capable of providing 90W which coincides with a power supply of 100W will be selected (EX.: Ref. 3100-2524V or 3100-2924V) (see Table of compatibilities between power supplies and LED strips depending on length in Annex I which shows the compatibility of the drivers supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. with the LED strips according to their length).

It is extremely important that this is clear and understood, as the failure to comply with this condition may result in warranty invalidation.

- With regards to the use of adjustable power supplies from the JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. catalogue, one should ALWAYS try to adjust the charge level to the power supply capacity without overcharging, except in the case of reference no. 3100-4424V and 3150-4424V, which MUST be overcharged in the same way as the standard supplies.

- Bear in mind that excessive overcharging may result in a decrease of the desired output.

- For large-space installations, it is preferable to use several standard power supplies, rather than one high voltage power supply with several metres of cable from the power supply to the LED strips.

- From the power supply to the LED strip, the less power cable you have, the better. This will ensure correct operation, avoiding voltage drops, loss of intensity or differences in brightness between the different sets of strips, etc.

When installing the power supply unit at greater distance from the LED strip, the cable section must be increased exactly as indicated below, depending on the metre count:

o 0.10 cm. to 1 m: Cable section 0.25mm²

o From 1 m to 3 m: Cable section 0.50mm²

o Do not install at more than 3 metres without prior examination of the installation features

- It is necessary for the power supplies to have adequate ventilation in order to avoid overheating.
Some of the power supplies include forced ventilation which may produce a disagreeable noise and this factor should be considered prior to its design and installation. This occurs in the standard power supplies with 240W voltages (3240-2524V) and 320W (3320-2524V).

- Before any design or installation of power supplies, it must be taken into account that the number of units for installation on one single circuit depends on the type of circuit breaker (thermal magnetic) of the line where it is being installed.
In the following table you can see the number of recommended units by the manufacturer of the power supplies provided by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. This information was taken from the current technical information sheets of the manufacturer.

- The information shown on the above table must be taken into account because if the maximum amount of units per circuit breaker is exceeded, the circuit breaker will react during initiation as the current peak which limits it will be passed.
This table references the adjustable power supplies and/or IP ≥ 65 power supplies. We do not have this information for the standard power supplies so you should check the technical information sheets for the power supply and the selected circuit breaker before installing them.

Installation points of LED strips and/or location of power supply

- To maintain consistency with regard to the light effect generated by the LED strips, it is recommended that you check that the surfaces where the LED strips will be laid out are even and consist of the same features (paint, material base, surface shape, etc.) before design and installation. This is because the same strip, depending on the type of surface over which the light reflects, can generate shades of light different to the one chosen in the design.

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- When choosing a LED strip model, you should consider whether it will be installed in a profile without a diffuser, with a diffuser or if those are strips with an IP level in which, due to the light reflection over the protective material that illuminates the white area of the LED strip, the colour tone may vary and change to colder shades.

- Installation of any LED strip supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. MUST be carried out on a technical aluminium profile (see Jiso base board ref no: 700 or Jiso range profiles).

- Installation of any LED strip supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. must NOT be carried out on other surfaces which are not a technical aluminium profile. This may include: wood, tiles, Pladur®, Alucobond®, plaster, iron or steel / stainless steel, etc. These have characteristics which are less favourable than those of aluminium in order to ensure heat dissipation from the high temperatures generated by the LED.

- The room temperature of the location where the strips are installed must not exceed 60° C, nor should it fall below -25° C. If it does, the lifespan or operability of the LED strips could be affected in the short-term.

- Preserve the LED strips in their original packaging and remove them only at the time of use, as the LED technology may be affected by static electricity and damaged involuntarily.

- The optimal storage temperature should not exceed high temperatures (80°C), nor be below extremely low temperatures (-40°C).

- It is NOT recommendable to place LED strips on the ground as they may be damaged by environmental factors as well as physically due to the use of the location where they are placed (human transit, cleaning products, etc.).

DURING INSTALLATION

- Installation of LED strips must be carried out by a qualified professional with experience in design and installation.

Handling of strips during installation

- Do NOT step on, fold excessively, damage, force, place on surfaces with static electricity, handle with hands/gloves with residue of solvents, adhesives or other products that may alter the functional features or damage the LED strips.

- It should be taken into account that LED strips have, in their base support, where the LED chips, IC resistances or other components (known as PCB flexible) are welded, an electrical circuit (it is NOT an inert strip) that must maintain the proper continuity so that the energy flow runs adequately along the entire PCB.

Precautions concerning installed LED strips

- Once an LED strip is installed, it is recommended that they are adequately protected during painting work on nearby surfaces as they may suffer damage from direct contact with painting tools, the dripping of excess paint, paint fumes and/or sprays, brought about by mechanical painting tools.

- The consequences of lack of protection will alter the functionality of the LED strips, changing their shading, producing continuity failures in the internal circuits and can even cause overheating that damages the LED chips, with failures in sections of the LED strips.

WARNING: It is extremely important that those who are responsible for painting work are aware of the locations where LED strips have been installed, as they may not know of the existence of these types of installations and may cause them involuntary damage. This is quite common in locations like false ceilings, dark areas and other difficult to access areas.

Locations of the power supplies

- Power supplies should be located in open spaces and should not be enclosed, so that they are adequately ventilated and overheating can be avoided.

- The polarity of the connection with the strip must be checked in order to avoid activation problems. This is because if it is not properly connected, they will not activate since the LED chips are polarised (pole “+” and “-“).

AFTER INSTALLATION

- Adequate maintenance must be carried out, avoiding damage to the LED strips during the process and for this reason, in the entire installation, it must be noted that static electricity in the chips and components must be avoided, as well as residue deposits of any kind that can alter the lighting conditions of the LED strips.

- It is of vital importance that the room temperature where the strips are installed does not exceed 60° C nor should it be less than -25° C.  Otherwise, the lifespan of the LED strips may be shortened and may even lead to short-term failures and loss of functionality of the LED stripes.

REMINDER: It is very important that those who are responsible for painting work in places where LED strips have been installed are informed, as they may not know of the presence of these types of installations and may cause them involuntary damage. This is quite common in locations like false ceilings, dark areas and other difficult to access areas.

- All users of LED strips supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. should be aware that said LED strips are NOT designed to operate for a continuous period of 24 hours.

- For optimum performance and durability, the strips should NOT be operational for a continuous period of more than 14 hours per day. Otherwise, it may lead to problems with the performance and operation of the LED strips, and may lead to failure and even loss of warranty.

2. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FITTING OF LED STRIPS

- Correct fitting of LED strip-Technical Profile, using the double-sided strip adhesive (3M) which incorporates the unexposed side of the PCB of the LED strip.

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1. With the top cover of the profile removed, clean the surface of the profile just before fitting the LED strip. It is of vital importance that there is no type of dust, humidity, residues of metallic materials, paint, etc., on the surface where the LED strip adhesive will be fitted.

Remember, DO NOT stick LED strips on the profile without having first cleaned any residues of dust, humidity, metal chips, paint, plastic residue, lubricants, etc

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Image 2. Profile cleaning (OK=Correct and NOK=“NOT OK”=Incorrect)

 

2. We recommend that the removal of the adhesive’s protective tape so that the active part remains visible is done while the LED strip is in the process of being fitted to the profile. Otherwise, suspended dust, clothes or any materials suddenly falling to the ground could leave bits sticking to the LED strip, thus causing it to lose its sticking capacity, which may in time cause this material to weaken and detach from the strip.

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 Image 3. Fitting the LED strip while removing the protective adhesive

3.Apply pressure to the zones of the strip without chips in order to reach a better adhesion between the LED strip and the profile. Poor adhesion = POOR HEAT DISSIPATION/SHORTER LIFESPAN OF THE LED.

This pressure may be applied manually, avoiding the transmission of static electricity to the LED strip, or by using soft rubber-rollers that cannot damage the LED chips or transmit static electricity.

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Image 4. Pressure on the gaps between chips in order to improve adhesion

 

4. We do NOT recommend the immediate activation of the LED strips after fitting them on the profile nor do we recommend the fitting of LED strips while they are turned on.

- When the LED strips are fitted, forming a geometric pattern with angles like squares, triangles, rectangles, etc., the correct way to make the turns is by leaving a small amount of extra cable, of 5 to 10cm, which will allow you to make the turn correctly without having to force the LED strip.

- We recommend that you avail of the personalized service for strips offered by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. Otherwise, you should follow the instructions below:

1. Take the necessary measures for each section, bearing in mind the cutting lengths according to the model you have chosen

2. Cut the strips at the length chosen on the indicated areas only.

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Image 5. LED strip cutting OK y NOK

 

3.Cut and prepare the connection wiring between sections (5-10cm, or as required bearing in mind the possible problems with voltage drops).
The appropriate connection wire should be used for each welded connection, avoiding overcharging so no overheating or short-circuits due to proximity are produced.

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Image 6. Examples of OK y NOK weldings

4. Welding should be done correctly leaving the points with sufficient space between them and with wiring between the strips.

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Image 7. Preparation for corner, turn or direction change

5. Finally, protect the area of the connection by covering it with heat-shrink material in order to avoid unwanted offshoots and contact.

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Image 8. Protection of the LED strip – connector cable using heat-shrink material

 Below you can see several cases of incorrect fittings of LED strips in areas with angles and direction changes:

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Image 9. Examples of NOK corners, turns and direction changes

- Just like when LED strips are fitted in the previous situations, when it is necessary to perform cuttings, junctions and connections, we recommend that you avail of the personalised service for strips offered by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. Otherwise, you should follow the instructions below, mentioned beforehand.

Carefully observe the above and the images of the incorrect installations as these kinds of bad practices can cause problems in the installation and the devices, as well as loss of warranty for the products supplied by JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL.

WARNING: We do not recommend cutting, connecting or handling of the interior of the LED strips with IP ≥ 65 because this type of handling could affect the waterproofing capacity, as well as the warranty of the LED strip itself.

JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. has a range of CONNECTORS/JUNCTIONS/SPLICES to facilitate the correct and simple performance of same. Various examples of these are shown below:

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Image 10. Examples, with their reference no., of non-welded connectors

REMINDER: The IP65 LED strip will no longer be classified as such after a connection is performed. In order to maintain its waterproofing capacity, we must apply a sealing product to the connection area. The JISO ILUMINACIÓN, SL. warranty will remain valid as long as said section is ordered with the connection which is custom pre-assembled in the factory.

TYPE DIAGRAMS FOR LED STRIP INSTALLATIONS

Monocolor Strip LED

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1. Installation 2 monocolor strips to driver.

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2. Installation basic monocolor+ strip

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3. 4 monocolor strips in parallel installation

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 4. Installation of 4 strip lights making a Square shape

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RGB LED STRIP

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1. Installation of 4 RGB LED RGB

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 2.  4 RGM Led strips in parallel installation

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 3. Installation of more than 20 meters of Led strips. Type 1

 

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4.Installation of more than 20 meters of RGB Led strips. Type 2.

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3. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF LED STRIP POWER SUPPLY UNITS

- You must NOT connect the power supply to the LED strip without first checking that the voltages of both elements match. If this is not checked and the voltages are not the same, they may be damaged, the installations may overheat and result in greater damage.
It is very important that this is clear and understood, as the failure to comply with this requirement may result in warranty invalidation.
Normally, 12V or 14V LED strips are used and the power supplies must also be 12V or 14V respectively.

- We recommend the connection and location of the power supplies to be as close as possible to the LED strips in order to avoid unnecessary wiring and the possible voltage drops that this could lead to.

- We do NOT recommend using a cable longer than 1m from the power supply to the LED strip without calculating the possible voltage drops. Whenever you are going to make an order or connection with a longer cable length, you must calculate the voltage drops in order to avoid it causing substantial reduction in input voltage to the LED strip.
When installing the power supply at a greater distance from the LED strip depending on the metres, you should increase the section of the cable exactly as is indicated below:

o 0.10 cm.  to  1 m.:  Cable section 0.25mm²

o From 1 m to   3 m:  Cable section 0.50mm²

o Do not install at more than 3 metres without a previous study of the characteristics of the installation.

DIAGRAMS FOR CORRECT INSTALLATION

Standard power supply

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IP>65 Power Supply

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Adjustable Power Supply

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Compatibilities between power sources and LED strips depending on length

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• The adjustable power supplies, excluding reference numbers: 3040-4524V, 3060-4524V, 3090-4524V and 3120-4524V, can be adjusted using:

- 1-10V (if it is not connected to a switch controller you may not be able to operate the ON/OFF function)

- PWM

- Resistance

• The adjustable power sources 3040-4524V, 3060-4524V, 3090-4524V and 3120-4524V can be adjusted using:

- 0-10V

- PWM

- Resistance

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