Power consumption is one of the factors that buyers often take into consideration when choosing strip lights. Wattage tells us how much power we are consuming while these lights are on, and in turn how much we’ll have to pay at the end of each month. That is where people usually get cheated!
Some may read “24 watts” on a reel and then get home and realize this is per meter or per foot, meaning the whole reel actually uses much more. Making matters worse, they have bought a power supply that covers 30 watts, thinking that would be enough. This often occurs when a seller doesn’t properly list important information in an easy-to-read format.
Finally, make sure you understand the voltage that your flexible LED strip lights use. A strip light using 36 volts will not work if you match it with a 24-volt power supply, and also may result in the risk of fire.
So be careful and choose a real 24-volt strip light: