recessed LED strip lighting in bathroom

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Hi all,

Just looking at lighting for my bathroom refurb. Instead of the usual downlights, I’d like to use a recessed LED strip in the ceiling.

The ceiling is already plastered and painted so I can’t use the plaster-in channel and I’d have to use recessed surface mounting channel such as this which is no problem.

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https://www.theledstore.co/led-prof...WOgtWmJ2ANIcUp6m_ILaOgvgrLAL6nqhoCA-cQAvD_BwE

Then pair it with some IP65 tape like this

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https://www.theledstore.co/flexible-led-strip-smd2835-240leds-no-spotting-ip65-24v?search=spotting

Of course with it being a bathroom I’ll be getting an electrician to do all the wiring.

Has anyone else done anything like this before and if so can you give some pointers/advice?

Cheers
 
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Firstly don't use "IP65", tape. The resin discolours over time, but also affects the colour temperature of the LEDs and reduces thermal dissipation.
Secondly, use a good quality tape or you'll find the LEDs failing. I often run them at a lower voltage to increase the lifetime, since the headline lm/W figure seems to be the most important thing these days.
 

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