Low Profile LED Light Strips
Hi-Intensity Low Profile Surface Mounted LED Strips for Outdoor & Motor Vehicle Applications
August 2022. Now available in Single Color, DUAL COLOR, RGB, RGBW, RGBA and RGBWW!
Introducing our Hi-Intensity Surface Mounted LED strips with more LEDs per inch than comparable strips on the market today. There are 8 possible single color options (Red, Green, Blue, White, Orange, Amber, Pink, UV/Purple) and FOUR multi-color options (RGB, RGBW, RGBWW, RGBA). On the RGBW led strip, in addition to RGB, you get one extra 2835 diode which is Warm White. That warm white diode has a Kelvin temperature of 2400 which means it has a yellowish look giving it a warmer, softer, candle like look. On the RGBA led strip, in addition to RGB you get one extra 2835 diode which is AMBER (ideal for motor vehicle applications where only AMBER can be used but you still want the option of changing colors). On the RGBWW led strip, in addition to RGB, you get two extra 2835 diodes: One is Warm White (2400 Kelvin) and one is Natural White (4500 Kelvin). We have included a photo below showing the differences in the shades of white. Be sure to click on the SPECS navigation tab for detailed product specifications.
All LED strips are impressively bright (except UV/Purple - see note below). Built with two ounce copper PCB, the brightest 5050 LEDs available and 1.2mm of genuine 3M® VHB double sided tape, these LED strips are made tough for use outdoors on vehicles and other motor sports applications. The LEDs are completely sealed against the elements. They are heat resistant, waterproof and easily cleaned for maintenance free operation. The soft, gel-like strips provide maximum flexibility and a clean and sleek appearance. Their low profile design makes them easy to fit into tight spaces and yet are incredibly bright; nothing brighter on the market. They're available on either white or black PCB in varying lengths ranging from 3 to 300 LEDs. The default configuration has one 36" power lead hard wired to the end of the strip with the option of adding a second power lead on the other end of the strip for motorcycle applications. It can be handy if you don't know the exact length of LED strip you need but you don't want any waste. Simply cut the LED strip in the appropriate location and you now have two strips each with their own power lead. The LED strips can be cut every 3 LEDs. If you want longer power leads, we offer additional power lead length options.
The maximum length of a single LED strip is 16' (300 LEDs). They cannot be daisy chained together as you run a very real risk of fire and/or damaging the LED strips permanantly. The laws of electricity won't allow it to go longer with today's commercially available technology using 12vdc power and super bright 5050 led chips. If your application requires longer than 16' (e.g. 20'), you have two options. One is to simply center the 16' LED strip in that 20' space. Boogey Lights are already very bright so for most folks, having enough light is never a concern. This is what most people do. That said, some prefer to have full coverage of the entire 20' area. In that case it's possible to cover that entire 20' span using two LED strips. In the case of a 20' span you can order two - 10' LED strips. Then, the two LED strips (totalling 20') are installed such that the two LED strips butt together; end to end, which gives the illusion of a single 20' long LED strip.
For Single Color LEDs, we offer the ability to order the strip with either a 2 conductor or 4 conductor power lead wire. The default is 2 conductor (black and red). Each LED has 3 diodes. In a single color LED, all 3 diodes are the same color. We normally will bridge the 12vdc power at the end of the strip such that all 3 diodes are connected to the red power lead conductor. If however you want to be able to control the power going to each of the 3 diodes, we will use 4 conductor power lead cable. This configuration is ideal for situations where you're using the single color LED strip and want to control the brightness of the strip by lighting one, two or all three diodes (e.g. brake lights, turning indicators and running lights.)
What is RED+Amber (REDA)?
REDA is a new type of LED strip we designed. It uses our single color RED tri-chip technology with the addition of a fourth diode that is AMBER. Designed primarily for motor vehicle tail-turn-brake applications, that fourth AMBER diode can be wired to the left and right turning indicator circuits. The remaining three RED diodes are wired such that one diode connects to the running light circuit and the remaining two diodes connects to the brake circuit.
What is RGB+Amber (RGBA)?
RGBA is a new type of LED strip we designed. It includes our core RGB tri-chip technology with the addition of a fourth diode that is AMBER. Designed primarily for motor vehicle applications, that fourth AMBER diode can be wired to a separate switch on the dash that allows you to quickly and easily turn on just the AMBER leds which meets DOT compliance regulations. Then, for those who want the flexibility to also be able to display up to 16 million other color combinations using our RGB LED Controller, they can do that too. RGB + A provides the best of both worlds. Note that due to the addition of that fourth diode, the RGBA LED strip is wider than our standard tri-chip LED strips. They're 11/16" wide (vs 1/2" for the tri-chip strips). For additional information including product specs, click the SPECS navigation tab on this product page.
What is DUAL COLOR?
The Dual Color LED configuration uses our RGBA LED strip but instead of pairing that LED strip with an RGB LED controller (to mix up to 16 million different color combinations), we hard wire a combination of one, two or all three of the RGB diodes (red, green or blue) along with the AMBER diode to two on/off switches. One switch operates the primary color diode(s). The other switch operates the amber diode. There are a total of seven Dual Color configuration options: RED+AMBER, GREEN+AMBER, BLUE+AMBER, MAGENTA+AMBER, YELLOW+AMBER, CYAN+AMBER, WHITE+AMBER. With a Dual Color configuration you don't need an LED Controller. Instead, you only need two switches (and relays); one to control each color. The primary color is chosen from the available dual color drop down list. The secondary color is always amber.
The RGB, RGBW, RGBA and RGBWW multi-color strips requires an LED controller to operate the RGB diodes.
The AMBER and RED single color LED strips are DOT COMPLIANT. They conform to applicable provisions of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 requirements.
IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION
Boogey Lights Low Profile Hi-Intensity Surface Mounted LED light strips are used in a number of Boogey Lights products for a variety of vehicle applications. Where and how these light strips are installed make all the difference in their durability and thus, our warranty. For this reason the duration of the Boogey Lights Low Profile Hi-Intensity LED Light Strips original owner warranty varies based on the vehicle application, use and installation types.
- Recreational Applications: RVs, Motorcycles, Golf Carts: 3 years
- Cars/Pickup Trucks/Off-Road: 1 year
- Marine / Fresh Water: 3 years
- Marine / Salt Water: 90 days
- Food/Cargo Truck/Trailer, Other Light Duty Commercial Use / Installation done by Boogey Lights technicians in Florence, KY: 3 years
- Food/Cargo Truck/Trailer, Other Light Duty Commercial Use / All other installation types: 1 year
- Heavy Duty Truck and/or Trailer Commercial Use / Installation done by Boogey Lights technicians in Florence, KY: 1 year
- Heavy Duty Truck and/or Trailer Commercial Use / All other installation types: 90 days
RGBWW LOW PROFILE LED strips are designed primarily for awning light (or interior) applications. Do not install them for under-glow or end cap applications as they do not have the same PCB structure. They will fail prematurely when used in those applications and are not covered under warranty when installed this way.
Note on Commercial Applications: These low-profile surface mounted LED strips are not built to withstand significant flexing or lateral movement of the surface the strip is mounted to. Some examples include on semi-truck trailers as well as tow trucks where there is significant movement, bending or flexing of the surface to which the strip is mounted. Also, the strip can not span multiple surfaces. Mounting them this way will virtually guarantee the strip will fail. These strips must be mounted to one single continuous smooth, clean, flat surface and in an area that is protected from corrosive chemicals. Commercial vehicles that frequently travel roads treated with corrosive chemicals often used for melting snow and ice can impact the durability of these LED strips if the strips are mounted in an area that is exposed to these chemicals. Hi-Intensity Strips that fail in these operating environments ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. For these types of operating environments we strongly recommend (and warranty) our HEAVY DUTY LED strips.
View the complete limited product Warranty Terms & Conditions here.
NOTE ON EXTENDED USE: The LEDs used in this product are very bright; the brightest 12vdc LED lights available. They're designed to be used for accent lighting applications where they are typically powered on for a few hours (usually on a dimmed setting) and then powered off. While they can be used in functional lighting applications (e.g. bright white to temporarily illuminate a work area), the lights should NOT be left powered on for extended periods of time (e.g. 6+ hours). If the LEDs are left powered on for long periods of time - particularly on their brightest setting - the LEDs closest to the power source will have a burned look to them over time. This is because the amount of voltage being pulled through the LEDs closest to the power source will be higher than the voltage going through the LEDs further down the strip. The end result is that those LEDs closest to the power source will be hotter thus creating the burned look. This will occur mostly when displaying the color white on a full brightness setting but can also occur with other colors. For this reason, we do NOT suggest leaving these LED lights powered up for extended periods of time particularly on their brightest setting. Burned looking LEDs is NOT covered under warranty.
Return Policy Note: This product is considered a custom ordered product which may not be eligible to be returned - or if so, subject to additional fees and/or restrictions. Be sure to read our RETURN POLICY for details.
Note: The RGB diodes in any of our Multi-Color LED Strips (RGB, RGBA, RGBW, RGBWW) require a BOOGEY LIGHTS LED CONTROLLER. If you don't already have our lighting on your ride we recommend you begin with one of our per-made kits. Our Multi-Color Kits include the wiring kit along with the remote. You can add additional strips in the future as needed.
Note: All Boogey Lights® RGB (RGBW, RGBA, RGBWW) LED strips are COMMON CATHODE LEDS. They share a common ground and will only work with positively switched controllers (which is what Boogey Lights® LED controllers are). Most LED strips on the market today are COMMON ANODE because the controller technology used to power them is less expensive to manufacture. However they're not nearly as bright and are an overall inferior design when compared with COMMON CATHODE LEDs. If you're purchasing RGB LEDs, you'll need a Boogey Lights® LED Controller to operate them. They will most likely not work with any other LED controller on the market.