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Light Tape is protected by U.S. Patent numbers 5,491,377 and 5,976,613 with other U.S.

and worldwide Patents Pending

Prepare to be Illuminated!
Imagine a light bulb you can bend around any surface for hundreds
of feet, indoors or out. Its as thin as a credit card and costs a fraction
of what other LED, fiber optics, neon, or fluorescent lighting systems
cost to operate or maintain. Thats Light Tape!
Light Tape is the longest, thinnest, brightest and most durable
electroluminescent light in the world. Combine Electro-LuminXs
patented technology and manufacturing processes with the best
materials available and you get Light Tape Lamps. We utilize
Global Tungsten and Powders premium quality light emitting
phosphors and Honeywells Aclam EL-100 Barrier Laminate to
guarantee that we deliver the highest quality lamp possible to our
customers.

Extremely Energy Efficient


Not only is Light Tape easy to install, but its easy on the wallet.
Our unique low energy design uses only 6 watts per square foot
(0.5 watts per linear foot for 1 inch width) with even lumination.

Minimal Carbon Footprint!

At an equal brightness of 140 cd/m, a 1 width strip of Light Tape


is 40% more efficient than LEDs, and our 1/2 Light Tape is 80%
more efficient than LEDs. Expect to pay no more than $100 per
year in operating costs. You can run 300 feet of Light Tape around
your venue and only consume 100 watts.

Table of Contents
Page Subject
1

Introduction to Light Tape

Table of Contents

Exploded Side View of Light Tape

Standard Light Tape Colors in On/Off Positions

Light Tape Lamps Cut Sheet

Light Tape Panels and Shapes Cut Sheet

Light Tape Product Dimensions

Sealing Light Tape if Cut, Connecting Light

Tape
9

Connecting Multiple Segments of Light Tape

10 Mounting Guidelines, Noise Dampening and


Remote Power Supply Installation

11 Mounting Adhesives and Protective Sealants


12 Light Tape Installation Guidelines
13 Installing Corners or Bends
14 Outdoor Installation for Light Tape
15-17 Mounting Channel Installation
18

Floor Installation and Create Your Own

Light Box
19-20 Alternative Exterior Mounting Options
21-22 Light Tape Panel Installation - Interior

23 Light Tape Energy Consumption


24-26 Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: AC Input
27

Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: DC Input

28

Smart Driver Quick Guide

29 Safety and Hanging Guidelines


30 Light Tape Lifetime Guidelines
31-34 Light Tape Products and Services List

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Why Light Tape versus other EL?

Proprietary manufacturing process chemically bonds layers.


No more delaminating electrodes and shorts.
Highly conductive rear electrode.
Half the energy consumption of bus bar technology.
Brightest phosphors available in our patented chemistry.
Best barrier film in the world.

Thinner than a credit card


(less than 0.02)!

Clear, crisp light that can be seen for miles!

Honeywell Aclam EL-100 Laminate


Highest clear flexible moisture
barrier in the world
UL rated, self-extinguishing,
anti-flammable shield
Anti-graffiti protection,
solvent resistant

Barrier Film
Transparent Electrode

Global Tungsten and Powders


premium quality light emitting
phosphors and our patented
technology, improving
brightness and lifetime.

Dielectric
Rear

Electrode
Barrier Film

Alternating electrical current applied


to the split electrode

Theres quite a bit happening inside our patented


electroluminescent technology.
We recommend Kodak glossy 7-mil polyester film for digital image backlighting.
Provides a high image quality and robust handling properties
Highest quality backlit solution in the market for thermal wide format printers
utilizing dye inks.
Incredible light transmission with a touch of diffusing resulting in the best white possible
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Light Tape is available in a variety of colors. Our base colors are Classic Natural Blue and Extreme Blue-Green. Please
check our website for updated and new colors. Custom color matching is possible with minimum volume requirements.

Off

On

Off

On

Off

On

Classic Natural Blue

Extreme Blue-Green

Classic Media White

Classic Electric Blue

Classic Yellow

Classic Pink

Classic Purple

Extreme Sky Blue

Extreme Orange

Extreme Green

Extreme Kryptonite

Extreme Caribbean Blue

X coordinate - 0.1684
Y coordinate - 0.3652

X coordinate - 0.1256
Y coordinate - 0.1909

X coordinate - 0.1788
Y coordinate - 0.4549

X coordinate - 0.2533
Y coordinate - 0.6334

Extreme Rich Red

X coordinate -0.2526
Y coordinate - 0.3724

X coordinate - 0.5851
Y coordinate - 0.4128

Extreme International Red

*All colors are shown in Off/On positions*


NOTE: Colors may not appear as an exact match on screen or in print due to varying resolutions. Electro-LuminX
is not responsible for variance in color from above to actual order. Samples are available to confirm color.
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LightTape
Tape
Light
Linear Accent Lighting

Dimmable
Continuous light for hundreds of
feet with one connection
Extremely energy efficient
UV and moisture resistant for
indoor or outdoor use
Available in lengths up to 300 feet
(see footage guide)
Highly visible through smoke
Thinner than a credit card
Generates no heat, cool to touch
Easy to install and maintain

Illuminated Width

Lighting Ballast

Smart Driver

0.25 Clear Barrier Encapsulation


envelopes the illuminated
strip on all four sides

By Electro-LuminX

AC or DC Input
0.020 in./0.5mm

Side View

NOTE: Please see connector and lighting ballast


information for further details on specifications

Light Tape Standard Widths


LT-025

0.25 (19.05)

LT-200

2 (63.5)

LT-050

0.5 (25.4)

LT-300

3 (88.9)

(38.1)

LT-400

4 (114.3)

1.5 (50.7)

LT-600

6 (165.1)

LT-100

LT-150

*Note: Illuminated Width in Inches (in Centimeters)

HOW TO ORDER LIGHT TAPE :

Please specify Illuminated Width, Interior or Exterior, Classic or Extreme Series, Color, Length of Segment(s)
Example: 1 Indoor Extreme Orange Light Tape 20 feet long = LT100, INT, Extreme Orange, 1 in. @ 20 ft.

Normal Brightness Settings

Normal Brightness Settings

Light Tape Current Consumption

Light Tape Current Consumption

Light Tape Power Consumption

Light Tape Power Consumption

Power Source

Power Source

Lamp Lifetime

Lamp Lifetime

27 cd/m (L), 125 cd/m (M), 200 cd/m (H) [candelas per meter]

27 cd/m (L), 125 cd/m (M), 200 cd/m (H) [candelas per meter]
0.30 to 0.90 milliamps per inch depending on service hours

0.30 to 0.90 milliamps per inch depending on service hours


Average of 0.5 watts per linear foot for 1 width based on brightness setting

Average of 0.5 watts per linear foot for 1 width based on brightness setting
AC or DC Input to ELLC Smart Driver Ballasts

AC or DC Input to E-LLC Smart Driver Ballasts


Lifetime is 10,000 to 40,000 hours. See lifetime guideline on page 30

Lifetime is 10,000 to 40,000 hours. See lifetime guideline on page 30

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Light Tape Backlighting


0.25 Clear Barrier Encapsulation
Illuminate any size or shape per your
envelopes the illuminated
specification!
panel on all four sides
Perfect for backlighting onyx, acrylics, etc.
Dimmable
Lighting Ballast
Extremely energy efficient, about
6 watts per square foot
Even illumination, no hot or cold spots Smart Driver
Thinner than a credit card
Bendable, flexible, and rollable
Easy to install and maintain
AC or DC Input
Does not emit UV

Illuminated Area

Extended connection
tabs to facilitate
installation

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Side View

0.020 in./0.5mm

HOW TO ORDER LIGHT TAPE PANELS AND SHAPES:


When ordering, please specify:
Interior (INT) or Exterior (EXT) Installation
Classic or Extreme Series
Desired illuminated color
Illuminated area (length x width)
How long? Virtually any length
How wide? Width up to 24 in 60 cm
Can be tiled /joined together with ease to illuminate a large
area without seams or gaps
Power Input - AC or DC (110/220 V or 12/24 V are standard)
Power input location (Please specify short or long side of lamp)
Extended connection tabs may be specified. The standard length is
2 inches from end of panel to beginning of connector.

Light Tape Color Temperature

Light Tape Color Temperature

Normal Brightness Settings

NOTE: Please see connector and


lighting ballast information for further
details on specifications

7500 Kelvin is standard. Warmer and cooler temperatures are available


4,500 to 11,000 Kelvin, depending on operating frequency

27 cd/m (L), 125 cd/m (M), 200 cd/m (H) [candelas per meter]

Normal Brightness Settings

27 cd/m (L), 125 cd/m (M), 200 cd/m (H) [candelas per meter]

Light Tape Median Lux Rating

30 Lux (+/- 2) measured at 275 Volts (+/- 2%) and 650 Hz (+/- 5%)

Light Tape Current Consumption

0.30 to 0.90 milliamps per inch depending on service hours

Light Tape Power Consumption

Average of 0.5 watts per linear foot for 1 width based on brightness setting

Light Tape Current Consumption

Light Tape Power Consumption

0.30 to 0.70 milliamps per inch depending on service hours


2.4 to 1 watt per square foot based on brightness setting

Power Source

ELLC Smart Driver Ballasts - AC or DC Input

Lamp Lifetime

Average lifetime is 10,000 hours. See lifetime guideline on page 25

Power Source

Lamp Lifetime

AC or DC Input to E-LLC Smart Driver Ballasts


Lifetime is 10,000 to 40,000 hours. See lifetime guideline on page 30

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Light Tape Product Dimensions


All products should be specified by the illuminated width, regardless of whether one specifies strips or
panels. The protective Honeywell laminate extends past the illuminated area 0.25 to ensure encapsulation.
Custom lamination widths are available (note B below) upon request.

Light Tape Standard Widths


ENGLISH

Top View
A= Illuminated Width
B= Lamination Width

METRIC

0.25

0.75

6.35 mm

19.05 mm

0.5
1
1.5
2
3
4
6

1
1.5
2
2.5
3.5
4.5
6.5

12.7 mm
25.4 mm
38 mm
50.8 mm
76.2 mm
101.6 mm
152.4 mm

25.4 mm
38.1 mm
50.7 mm
63.5 mm
88.9 mm
114.3 mm
165.1 mm

Our base colors are Natural Blue and Extreme Blue-Green. We filter our natural colors to produce other
colors. Our natural tapes after encapsulation are 0.02 (C) thick, but color filters add to the total thickness.

Side View
D= Color Filter (will vary)
C= Light Tape with lamination

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Light Tape/Thickness
C
0.010 inch

C&D
0.020 - 0.022 inch

Sealing Light Tape if Cut

Please follow the below step-by-step instructions to ensure that Light Tape is cut and sealed properly.

Step 1:

Step 2:
Fold Edge Guard
over to form a seal.
Trim excess even with
factory lamination
with scissors. On the
non-connecting edge,
leave 0.25" seal at
end to prevent
moisture from
penetrating the lamp.

Apply Edge Guard


Sealant tape along
cut edge and fold
over cut edge.

Light Tape Indoor Connection Process


The entire rear electrode of Light Tape is conductive. Unlike other antiquated technologies, you can make
a connection anywhere and Light Tape will illuminate evenly. No need to worry about the electrode detaching
from the Light Tape as you will find with bus bar technology.

Pierce the rear (grey side with


white line) of the Light Tape
with one connector pin on each
side of the white line to create
contact and electrical connection.

Fit connector caps to strain


relief and prepare adhesive to
completely seal connection.
For outdoor applications, please
refer to our outdoor epoxy
connection guidelines.

Connector
and Protective Cover Profiles
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Firmly squeeze connector caps


onto strain relief (we recommend
with vise grips) and complete with
two locking screws.

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Connecting Multiple Light Tape Segments


Only one connection is required to power Light Tape, and there is no polarity. Terminating the other end
is not necessary.Please see connection guide or our websites online video for How-To instructions.

Smart Driver
By Electro-LuminX

It is possible to operate one lamp or multiple lamps with only one Smart Driver Power Supply. See Smart
Driver information starting on page 24 to determine the appropriate power supply based on your installation.

Parallel
Connecting lamps in Parallel is the preferred method over connecting in series. Make all connections per
local electrical codes. For remote locations and long runs, please use EMT conduit to shield AC signal.

Smart Driver
By Electro-LuminX

Series
We DO NOT recommend connecting from one segment to the next in a Daisy Chain. Long runs in series or
unbalanced loads can cause connectors to get hot due to resistance increasing from multiple connections.
We recommend connecting in parallel.

Smart Driver
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Maximum Distance per Run with One Connection


Light Tape is capable of operating over great distances without any loss of light. The following chart outlines
recommended single run footages with standard connectors. However, longer runs up to 300 feet are available
upon request with the addition of conductive foil tabs to the rear of Light Tape before factory encapsulation.

Width

0.25 inch 0.50 inch 1 inch

1.5 inch

Feet of LT

150

150

150

150

Width

2 inch

3 inch

4 inch

6 inch

Feet of LT

150

125

100

75

Conductive
Connection
Tabs

*Outdoor is available in 100 feet lengths in Snap-N-Light


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Light Tape Mounting Guidelines

It is important to consider your environment when installing Light Tape. For example, it may be important to
specify an outdoor barrier encapsulation for an indoor application.

A
few quick rules:

Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts

its unique glow when electricity is applied. Light Tape is able to accept AC or DC power
All outdoor installations mustLight
beTape
in a produces
mounting
channel or approved system that allows Light Tape toinputs.
Our Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts adjust voltage and frequency to illuminate the lamp in the most efficient way
possible.
expand, contract or "float" with
weather (see Outdoor Mounting System on pages 14-17). Electrical
connections should be in a J-box
wiring
in conduit.
All you and
need to
know is the
total surface area of the lamps you wish to illuminate and the input voltage, AC or DC.
there,
From
the rest isstraight
easy.
Do not bend or kink Light Tape
outdoors,
runs only.

When installed within public Smart


reach,Driver
it is recommended
a protective
Lighting Ballasts:
AC Input lens or other cover Light Tape to
prevent tampering.
There are a variety of models to choose from depending on desired usage.
lamp. Please see our suggested
Each model
has slightly different
feat uresthe
based
on popular
customer
Do not use aggressive contracting
adhesives
to mount
Light
Tape
requests. We will recommend the ideal lighting ballast depending on
Picture of supplies
products on the Mounting Adhesives
and Sealants Section (page 11).
which key feature
Floors, wet locations, or highKEY
humidity
areas require exterior barrier encapsulation, and factory seals are
FEATURES
strongly recommended.
Short circuit, over current, and other safety features built into design.

External dimmer to adjust brightness.


General Specifications
Micro Controller based Power Supply.
Input Voltage 90 - 265v 50/60 Hz.
Input voltage and frequency can be preset by a LCD based hand held
Output Voltage 200 - 350v Variable.

unit.
If Light Tape is not secured or held in place, such as loose on a table, it will vibrate, producing a slight
generally
only
Output hum
Frequency
500 - 1000
Hz Variable.
Warning message when frequency is being preset to higher ranges.
Output buffer
Power 500
W.
audible in very quiet environments. We recommend
firmly
attaching
the
product
or
utilizing
a
backing
to
reduce
Discrete blinking or blinking time can be set to various preset blinking
Size 7 x 3 x 2 inches.
rates.
any noise.
Weight 3.25 lb /1.48 kg/49.4 oz.
Designed to comply with CE, UL, & CSA norms.
Mounting Enclosure has mounting flanges.
RS232C
based communication
to Hand

Strips-- Ensure that the product
is
securely
mounted
to
the
surface.
Loose
lamps
will produce
a slight hum.
Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: DC Input
held unit.

However, 90% of the noise can
be
reduced
if
mounted
properly.
See
our
recommended
mounting
tapes.
Light Tape can be operated with standard batteries. With such a low current draw,
it iswith
a possible
to achieve hours iffoam
not daysorofother
illumination
with one charge.
Our DC behind a panel to

Panels-- It is possible to mount
VibraMount
dampening
material
inverters are able to accept a variety of input voltages. However, our standard input

eliminate any noise. Again, make
sure
the
panel
is
firmly
secured
in
a
frame
or
recommended system.
is 12 volt unless otherwise specified. Alternate input voltages are available upon

The weight of the lens usuallyspecial
is allrequest.
you need to dampen any noise.

Noise Dampening

FEATURES
Power supply-- Generally, the KEY
power
supply is located away from the lamp and is not an issue. A NEMA
Temp. Range:information
-30C to +85Cbelow) can be used to reduce any harmonics emitted
enclosure (see example and purchasing
High Efficiency
by the power supply.
Reverse Polarity Protection

No Load Protection
Remote Power Supply Installation
Short Circuit Protection

Quiet operation
Sometimes, the power supply must be located
far from the lamps. In this case, shielded conduit may be required
Small form factor
to protect against high frequency and high voltage.

Driver
NEMA enclosure is required Smart
to store
powerOutdoor
supplyEnclosures
when located outdoors. It is made
Smart Driver
Lightingand
Ballast
is kept outdoors,
it must These
be housed in
of polycarbonate that is highlyIf aresistant
to heat
natures
elements.
protective
enclosure.
These
enclosures
are
made
of
polycarbonate
that is
enclosures can be found at http://www.automationdirect.com/enclosures.
highly resistant to heat and natures elements. These enclosures can be
50 foot connection radius-- itfound
is possible
to install the Light Tape up to 50 feet from
at http://www.automationdirect.com/enclosures.
Example
of Outdoor Enclosure
the Smart Driver power source. Multiple connections are possible from one central
location.

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50 feet max
from power
supply

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Smart Driver

Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) conduit is required to shield the high voltage and high frequency AC
signals for remote installations. All wiring should be within a conduit and 600 volt rated.
Always follow all local electrical codes.

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Light Tape Mounting Adhesives and Protective Sealants


We have a range of products that we recommend for mounting and protecting your Light Tape to ensure the
longevity of the lamp.

Protective Sealants
Light Tape Edge Guard: A moisture resistant clear tape for interior applications to seal Light Tape to prevent
shock when cut to length. Note: Light Tape must not be energized during the cutting step.
3M DP-100+ Epoxy: A two part epoxy system offering

fast cure and machinabillity. It is easy

mixing and meets UL 94. Perfect potting

compound for outdoor connections.
Light Tape Shrink Tube: A heat-forming tube used in conjunction with our outdoor Snap-N-Light mounting system

to form a moisture barrier and secure connector to channel.

Indoor
Mounting Adhesives

Light Tape VibraMount: Designed to secure Light Tape to almost any

surface while eliminating vibration, VibraMount is a double sided

adhesive, foam core tape, Clear core is available in 0.5" and 1", and

black core 60 mil (1/16 / 1.6 mm) is available in widths up to 24"

for large panel installations. Also, it provides impact resistance on

uneven surfaces.

VibraMount

Light Tape DuraShield: Perfect for mounting Light Tape to smooth surfaces,

such as windows, floors, painted surfaces, etc. Dura-Shield is

a clear, non-yellowing, removable urethane film overlay that

leaves no residue when removed. It is designed to provide a

protective, puncture resistant shield to reduce abrasion while

maintaining the low profile. It is available in 6 mil for average

indoor applications, and 12 mil for high instance area installations.

DuraShield

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Other adhesives: Light Tape weighs only 1/4 pound per square foot, aggressive adhesives are never necessary
for installation. Velcro or various adhesive foam tapes work for many indoor applications. However, DO NOT use
silicone, Liquid Nails, or other non-approved adhesives.

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Light Tape Installation Guidelines


Installing
Light Tape is very straight forward. There are a few things to consider:


Determine number of connections or segments of Light Tape per lighting design. (Consult
chart on page 10 for maximum length per one connection).

Assess power availability and source voltage (AC or DC).

Determine power supply location.

Mount per E-LLC recommended guidelines. Always protect Light Tape from tampering when
accessible to the general public.
Segment 2
100 feet
Smart Driver

100 feet

Segment 3
100 feet

SD-4000

Order:
550 feet of 1 inch Exterior Extreme Rich
Red Light Tape
Segments: 100 ft., 100 ft., 100 ft., 100 ft.,
and 150 ft.
Snap-N-Light
Power: two SD-4000s and one SD-2000

Segment 1
200 feet

Segment 4
150 feet
Smart Driver

SD-4000

100 feet
Smart Driver

=
SD-2000

connector

Example of Outdoor Snap-N-Light:


In this installation, we would begin by using three Smart Driver power supplies to
balance the load (black connector boxes noted with Smart Driver logo).
Tip: We recommend when operating multiple segments off one Smart Driver that the
shortest segment is 50% of the mimimum rated load of the Smart Driver used.
*For instance, the SD-4000 recommended operating range is 2000 to 4000 square
inches. Therefore, the 50% threshold for the shortest segment would be 1000 square
inches OR 2000 in x 0.50 = 1,000 square inches
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Installing Corners or Bends


Indoor:
Light Tape should gently curve around bends and never be creased into a corner. Creating a bend or
hard fold will damage the conductive coatings, leading to lamp failure.
Inner corner:
Gently form into
a curve in corner
with finger.

3"

Create a Curve:
Form Light Tape into a
soft bend. Do not flatten
to create hard bend.

Outer Corner:
If mounted within reach of
general public or high abuse
areas, please use extrusion to
protect corner from impact.

2"

Outdoor:
DO NOT bend Light Tape around corners. Light Tape is subject to expansion and contraction. Please
reconnect per outdoor connection procedure. Hard bends create pinch points, impeding movement.
Bend Radius:
The bend radius recommended for a lateral curve is 30% of the length of the curve. Light Tape is to lay
flat on the surface for the entire run. See below left illustration.

24 (+/- 1)
1
20

6 +/- 1

40

12 +/- 1

The bend radius on a 180 curve


should be no less than 1".

Each bend radius figure based on 2" Light Tape test standard. The thinner the width, the greater the bend.
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Outdoor Mounting System - Snap-N- Light


Our patented technology protects Global Tungsten and
Powders' encapsulated phosphors from moisture and sunlight.

Mounting Clip
0.563

0.617
0.090 TYP

UV stable and non-fading colors


Light Tape is laminated in Aclam EL-100, the highest
moisture barrier laminate in the world and made by Honeywell
International, for the final layer of protection.

1/4 Lamp A = 1.180


1/2 Lamp A = 1.420
1 Lamp A = 1.925
2 Lamp A = 2.925

40% less energy consumption than LEDs.


Available in 100 foot lengths.
Weighs less than 1/4 pound per square foot.

Mounting Channel

Extremely visible through smoke, fog, haze, or snow.

0.180

0.060 TYP

Made of non-flammable and impact resistant materials


A

Light Tape Mounting Channel Specifications


Mount-- Clip XXX
Mount-- Channel XXX
Mount Clip and Mount Channel to fit Light Tape
025-- Light Tape
050-- Light Tape
100-- 1 Light Tape
200-- 2 Light Tape
Mount Clip is attached to mounting surface
Mounting Channel holds the Light Tape and
snaps into the pre-attached mounting clips.

Material
Clear UV Stable Polycarbonate Mounting Channel
Mounting Screw

Number 10
Clip Placement
One clip per 1 to 3 feet, depending on surface
UV Screen
Yes, and non-yellowing
Roll Format
100 foot coils - or longer per special order

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1/4 Lamp A = 0.920


1/2 Lamp A = 1.170
1 Lamp A = 1.670
2 Lamp A = 2.670

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Mounting Channel Installation


Our engineered mounting channels are designed to protect Light Tape from tampering and the outdoor
environment. Constructed from high grade polycarbonate, they have tremendous impact resistance and
weatherability. The snap-in mounting clips hold the mounting channel, and can be attached to almost any
surface.
In order for our system to work for years, it is important that Light Tape is mounted properly. All outdoor
installtions MUST be mounted into one of our mounting channels to allow the Light Tape to expand and
contract with changes in the weather. Any Light Tape used in outdoor installations without mounting
channels will void warranty.

* DO NOT bend Light Tape around corners when OUTSIDE. Pinch points can

cause delamination.

* All segments should be sealed per Electro-LuminXs procedure. We recommend

factory seals for installations especially if poor drainage conditions exist.

* Be sure to specify connection end - left or right side - so channel is pointing in the
correct direction.
Follow the below step-by-step outdoor mounting instructions to ensure that Light Tape is installed properly:
1. Clean the surface and mark a chalk line using a level. Mount clips on 12-36 centers,
depending on surface, with number 10 screws. Mount with the first clip 1 from the
connector end of the extrusion. If mounting indoors on smooth surfaces, mount
UltraBond adhesive foam tape along the level line instead of clips.

12 to 36" +/-

Level
DO NOT mount extrusion with silicone, Liquid Nails, or any non-approved adhesives which
may come in contact with the Light Tape.
2. Drill weep holes on long runs of extrusion to allow for drainage. DO NOT fill open ends
of the extrusion with silicone. If mounting with an adhesive do not block bottom gap.

Bottom
gap for
drainage
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3. Slip Light Tape into the Mounting Channel in from end or from the bottom and allow to
drop in place. Make sure the slot in the channel is facing the structure and / or in the opposite direction of the light emitting side of the lamp!
A. Utilizing the Bottom Slot
Slide the Light Tape upwards to the top of the channel.
After clearing the lip, allow for Light Tape to rest in the channel. Do not force over the lip.

LIT SIDE

Important
to leave
open to
allow for
air flow

B. Feed Light Tape From End of Extrusion


Ensure end of the extrusion is smooth.
Adhere Light Tape to guide stick, it may be necessary to lubricate to ease entry.
Slide down track slowly while feeding Light Tape.
Utilize wheel or core to allow Light Tape to spin freely.

Stick opens slot


if tight
**IMPORTANT: DO NOT BEND, FLEX OR STRAIN LAMINATION WHEN PLACING
LIGHT TAPE INTO EXTRUSION! It is important not to compromise edge seal.
4. Make sure you have a few inches for your connection once inside extrusion. We also
recommend leaving about a 1/2" between connector and extrusion. The first clip, when
ready to install, should begin at connector end.
"

1"

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5. Take a 1/2 wide spacer or UltraBond gasket strip and wrap it around the Light
Tape lamp between the connector cap and extrusion.
UltraBond to provide seal and prevent chaffing.

6. Starting with the end of the wire, slide the shrink tube over the entire length of the wire
and connector. Be sure that the shrink tube is lined up with the second to last ridge of the
strain relief, and is completely covering the connector, butyl gasket strip, and end of the
extrusion (1/2" or more). Then, apply heat with a heat gun until a seal is formed around
the extrusion and strain relief. Be careful not to overheat Light Tape.
End of extrusion

1 "
7. Place connection in junction box and always follow local electrical codes.

8. Starting with the connected end, snap the Mounting Channel into the clips (slot on
bottom rear). Be careful not to bend or kink the Light Tape when snapping into place. Be
sure that bottom rear slit AND end of extrusion both are not covered or sealed, especially
when using UltraBond to mount. This allows for proper air flow and drainage.

1. Slide into the top


end of the clip first.

2. Press firmly downward to snap in place,


making sure that slit in
back is not covered to
allow for drainage.

*See demonstration video online for help if necessary. Please follow local electrical codes when making
electrical connections and always use the Light Tape Outdoor Connection Kit.*
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Floor Installation

Light Tape has tremendous impact resistance properties which makes it difficult to damage. However, it
is important to protect Light Tape from abrasion, which can damage the barrier lamination.

Permanent Flush Mount

Light Tape

Ideally, floor is designed with channels to place Light


Tape. A protective cover, which can be made of
glass, polycarbonate, etc., should be sealed around
the edge to prevent moisture from entering. Factory
sealed exterior lamination and exterior connections
are required to protect the Light Tape. Drain may
be required in wet environments.

Protective cover
VibraMount
Foam
Drain

Floor/Surface

Permanent Flush Mount with


Mounting Channel
Extrusion

Light Tape Mounting Channel is placed in prepared


track which should be sloped slightly to allow for
drainage. Factory sealed exterior lamination and
exterior connections are necessary.

Light Tape

Floor/Surface
Drain

Temporary Mount
Light Tape

DuraShield

VibraMount
Foam

+/- 0.06
Floor/Surface

Light Tape may be placed on smooth surfaces and


then covered with our DuraShield to protect the
product from general foot traffic. Rougher surfaces
may require VibraMount foam for impact resistance.
Again, factory sealed exterior lamination and exterior
connections are required.

Create Your Own Backlit System


It is possible to construct your own light box or mounting channel for larger format installations.

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Surface Mount

Flush Mount


Suspended Mount

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with Light Tape.
Flush mounts are ideal for
wood, concrete, brick and other surfaces that DO NOT conduct heat.
Surface
Surface
Surface
Suspended Mount- Light Tape is placed between two pieces of medium with
Lens one being clear.
Suspended Mounts are ideal for metallic and
Lens other heat conducting surfaces, as it offsets air flow.

Follow the below steps to properly construct your


Screwlight
and box to ensure the life of your Light Tape.
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to drain on the conditions in which the light box will be placed.
Choose an appropriate mount

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Ideal for suspending Light Ta
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existing structure and the protective
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and the
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from impact and is sealed on the top side. Also, ideal for large format g
is left open as a drain.

Note:
contract with the weather. The top and sides should be sealed and the bottom is open for drainage.
Front View

By sandwiching Light Tape in a


lamp is able to expand and contr
weather. The top and sides sho
and the bottom is open for drain

PLACE SPACERS BETWEEN THE FRONT AND REAR LAYER TO ALLOW FOR SLIGHT MOVEMENT!
PLACE
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Surface Mount
Sealant

Surface
Lens

Flush Mount

Suspended Mount

1. Clean surface. It is important that surface is smooth.

Sealant

2. Sandwich Light TapeScrew


between
and the surface and the lens,
Clip
spacer
placing a spacer behind the lens. It is recommended that
Light Tape VibraMount or other compressible material is
Surface
Surface
placed
behind Light Tape. Note: Only adhere
foam to
Lens
surface and not to Light Tape to allow for expansion and
Lens
contraction.

Screw and
spacer

3. Screw lens to surface. Apply slight pressure so panel is


lightly pressed between the lens and backing on surface. Screw and sp

Light Tape is sandwiched between the


existing structure and the protective
cover. The top is sealed and the bottom
is left open as a drain.

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is placed
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together
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the top and sides. Leave a gap
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Flush Mount

Suspended Mount

1. Cut track or channel in existing surface.


Sealant

Screw and
spacer

Surface

Lens

and
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the

om

2. Clean surface. It is important that surface is smooth.


Clip

3. Sandwich Light Tape between the surface and the lens, placing
a spacer behind the lens. It is recommended that Light Tape
Surface
VibraMount or other compressible material is placed behind
Light Tape. Note:Lens
Only adhere foam to surface and not to Light
Tape to allow for expansion and contraction.
4. Screw lens to surface. Apply slight pressure so panel is lightly
Screwthe
andlens
spacer
pressed between
and backing on surface.

Light Tape is placed inside a track or


5. Seal the mount together at the top and sides. Leave a gap or
channel which has been cut in the existing Ideal for suspending Light Tape away
holes
at bottom ofif surface
the signis to allow for drainage.
from surface.
Recommended
surface. A lens is then placed to protect
from impact and is sealed on the top side. susceptible to extreme heat, such as metals.

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Suspended Mount
By sandwiching Light Tape in a frame, the
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and
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lamp is able to expand and contract with the


1. Utilize smooth materials to construct lenses.
weather. The top and sides should be sealed
and the bottom is2.open
for drainage.
Sandwich
Light Tape between two plastic lenses with spac-

Clip

Surface

Lens

ers separating the Light Tape from the lenses. Apply slight
pressure so that panel is lightly pressed between the lenses.
3. Screw mount to surface.

Screw and spacer

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sting Ideal for suspending Light Tape away
from surface. Recommended if surface is
ect
side. susceptible to extreme heat, such as metals.

4. Seal the mount together at the top and sides. Leave a gap or
holes at bottom of the sign to allow for drainage.

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Light Tape Panel Installation - Indoor


It is important to remember a few things when installing large Light Tape panels:


Do not kink or fold the Light Tape panel


Do not crease or fold conductive electrodes
Plan ahead. If you are mounting indoors with an adhesive, you only get one chance!
1. Clean surface with isopropyl alcohol. Surface should be smooth.
2. Determine where you will make the electrical connection. It is important to consider the connector and
cap. The conductive electrodes can be guided behind the panel. We recommend all electrical connections
are made in a junction box.

3. Mounting surface can vary depending on installation. When positive, mount in a manner that allows
panel to be changed in years to come (i.e. wall studs behind sheet rock wall).


Tip: Mounting to removable sheet rock

panel works well with VibraMount.

4. Adhesive Mounting: We recommend using our VibraMount adhesive as a backing when indoors.
Customers have also had success with industrial velcro.
Sheet Rock



Place adhesive on wall, trim to size if needed,
VibraMount

and remove liner.

5. Hide connector: The conductive electrodes are basically flat wires. Be careful not to rip the surrounding
lamination. However, lamination may be trimmed to form a tail.
Sheet Rock


Smart Driver

Conductive electrodes
Removable

are fed through wall.
Panel

DO NOT TEAR!
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Conductive electrode
tail and connector tail
feed into junction box
for connection.

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Cut an access point if mounting surface is not removable.


Connector lead - feed through slot cut in wall. Be careful not to
kink or fold conductive tabs.
Tab
6. Applying Light Tape: Take your time. Once Light Tape has been applied, pulling it off of the surface
will damage the lamp. For larger panels, it is easier to unroll the Light Tape into place.
90
Mounting surface

Unrolling the Light Tape


Begin with connector end. Make
sure the leading edge is square.
Then slowly unroll the Light Tape, in
this case left to right.

Unroll

Mounting surface

Flip Into Place


Line up bottom edge and lift panel
into place. You may need two people
to ensure Light Tape goes on evenly
without waves or ripples.

When bending conductive electrodes to hide connector tail behind lamp, place a strip of VibraMount
adhesive foam at the bend to prevent creasing.
Light Tape
Side
View
VibraMount strip or other
compressable material the
diameter of a pencil to prevent
a hard fold.

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Light Tape Energy Consumption


Light Tape is the most inexpensive, energy efficient lighting option available, costing only about $80 a year.
Compared to fluorescent and neon lighting, both costing about $1700 annually, Light Tape is a bargain!
Even LEDs, the energy efficient choice, costs about $500 a year to operate.

Light Tape Energy Consumption


Light Tape Energy Consumption By Area


Watts per Square Foot
Watts

Area

Light Tape Energy Consumption


Amps per Area with Full Illumination
Print Size
1 in
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
11 x 11.5
16 x 16.5

6.5 watts
1 Square Foot
13 watts
2 Square Feet


19.4 watts
3 Square Feet

25.9 watts
4 Square Feet
32.4 watts
5 Square Feet
38.9 watts
6 Square Feet
45.4 watts
7 Square Feet
51.8 watts
8 Square Feet
58.3 watts
9 Square Feet

64.8 watts
10 Square Feet

Amps
0.00025
0.023
0.468
0.102
0.216
0.387
0.032
0.066

Area
1 in
94 in
187 in
408 in
864 in
1549 in
126.5 in
264 in

Brightness
30
102.6

foot lamberts
cd/m

Light Tape Energy Consumption By Standard Sizes



Watts

Light Tape Comparative Data

Print Size
1 in
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
11 x 11.5
16 x 16.5

Full Illumination 50% Illumination


0.45
0.225
4.355
2.1775
8.71
4.355
16.9
8.45
34.97
17.485
69.94
34.97
5.72
2.86
11.895
5.9475

Units
watts
watts
watts
watts
watts
watts
watts
watts

900
800
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0

Operating Cost/Year at 150 sq. ft.


(Estimated at $0.15/kwH)

Light Tape Neon Fiberoptics LED Fluorescent


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Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: AC Input (110/220 V)


Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts are engineered to illuminate Light Tape. Whether it is one piece or ten, it
is possible to do it all with one ballast. Our Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts adjust voltage and frequency to
illuminate Light Tape in the most efficient way. All you need to know is the total surface area of the Light
Tape you wish to illuminate to determine the proper ballast!

Smart Driver
By Electro-LuminX

Intelligent Electroluminescent Power Source

Features

Rated Input Voltage 110 / 220 VAC


Protection Class 1
IP Degree 2x
Very low audible noise
Worldwide voltage capacity
Blink switch
Visual LED system status indicator
Stylish compact design
Light weight
Short circuit and overload protection
Convection Air Cooled
Designed to comply with CE, UL, and
CSA norms

There are a variety of models to choose from, depending on desired usage.


Each model has slightly different features based on popular customer
requests. We will recommend the ideal lighting ballast, depending on which
key feature is most important. A factory representative should advise a
model if the lamp area is on the lower or upper end of the range.
Model

Lamp Area

Rated Input Current

Dimensions

Weight

SD-50

36-50 sq. in.

0.2 Amps

3.5" x 3.31" x 1.88"

0.65 lbs / 0.3 kg

SD-150

75-175 sq. in.

0.25 Amps

3.5" x 3.31" x 1.88"

0.65 lbs / 0.3 kg

SD-400

200-400 sq. in

0.8 min / 2.5 max Amps 6.81 x 2.86 x 1.85

1.4 lbs / 0.64 kg

SD-1000

450-1000 sq. in.

0.45 / 0.70 Amps

6.19 x 4.12 x 2.25

1.95 lbs / 0.88 kg

SD-2000

1000-2100 sq. in

0.12 / 2.25 Amps

4.86 x 4.17 x 2.25

1.85 lbs / 0.84 kg

SD-4000

2100-4700 sq. in.

0.42 / 3.30 Amps

6.94 x 4.17 x 2.25

3 lbs / 1.36 kg

SD-8000

4700-8000 sq. in.

0.80 / 4.50 Amps

8.94 x 4.17 x 2.27

3.5 lbs / 1.59 kg

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1. Input Voltage Selector (110V or 220V)


2. Green LED - Normal Operating Conditions
3. Red LED - Overload Condition or Short
Circuit
4. Lighting Ballast Operation Switch
(Blink-On-Off)
5. Brightness Adjustment Knob
6. Output Wires
7. Power Switch (On / Off)
8. Spare Fuse
9. Power Cord Input

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Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: AC Specifications


A few guidelines to remember about your Smart Driver Lighting Ballast:
It is important that you operate Light Tape and Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts within their parameters.
Over current will destroy electrical connections.
250 volts is mid range and recommended set point!
The external dimmer switch on Smart Driver controls the output voltage and frequency.
Use a voltage meter to determine volts / hertz from Smart Driver to Light Tape.
Always set power supply output voltage per factory recommended setting:

Low: 200 volts; Medium: 250 volts; High: 300 volts
We DO NOT recommend exceeding 300 volts. Contact E-LLC if Smart Driver is operating outside of range.
Red LED indicates the following:

1. Short Circuit Protection: Check wiring if light is on.

2. Overload Protection: Verify that lamp area is acceptable, or for possible damage to lamp.
Always treat Light Tape and Smart Driver with care and respect as one would with any device where
electrical current is present.

AC Ballast Specifications: SD-50/SD-150


Rated Input Voltage

Select one:

120 or 240 VAC

Rated Input Current

SD-50 0.20 Amps SD-150 0.25 Amps

Rated Input Frequency

50 Hz/60 Hz

Rated Output Voltage*

200 to 300 VAC

Rated Output Frequency

500 to 800 Hz

Lamp Area

36-50 Sq. In./75-175 Sq. In.

50 Hz/60Hz

Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED


Provided
and Lamp Status LED

AC Ballast Specifications: SD-400


Rated Input Voltage

120 or 240 VAC

Rated Input Current

0.8 min / 2.5 max Amps

Rated Input Frequency

50 Hz/60 Hz

Rated Output Voltage*

200 to 300 VA

Rated Output Frequency

500 to 800 Hz

Lamp Area

200-400 Sq. In.

Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED


Provided
and Lamp Status LED
*Factory Rated Output Voltage. Smart Driver can operate outside of rated output range.
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AC Ballast Specifications: SD-1000


Rated Input Voltage
Rated Input Current
Rated Input Frequency
Rated Output Voltage*
Rated Output Frequency
Lamp Area
Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED
and Lamp Status LED

120 VAC
240 VAC
0.45 Amps
0.70 Amps
50 Hz/60 Hz
50 Hz/60Hz
200 to 300 VAC
500 to 800 Hz
450 to 1000 Sq. In.
Provided

AC Ballast Specifications: SD-2000


Rated Input Voltage
Rated Input Current
Rated Input Frequency
Rated Output Voltage*
Rated Output Frequency
Lamp Area
Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED
and Lamp Status LED

120 VAC
240 VAC
0.12 Amps
2.25 Amps
50 Hz/60 Hz
50 Hz/60Hz
200 to 300 VAC
500 to 800 Hz
1000 to 2100 Sq. In.
Provided

AC Ballast Specifications: SD-4000


Rated Input Voltage
Rated Input Current
Rated Input Frequency

120 VAC
0.42 Amps
50 Hz/60 Hz

240 VAC
3.30 Amps
50 Hz/60Hz

Rated Output Voltage*

200 to 300 VAC

Rated Output Frequency


Lamp Area
Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED
and Lamp Status LED

500 to 800 Hz
2100 to 4700 Sq. In.
Provided

AC Ballast Specifications: SD-8000


Rated Input Voltage
Rated Input Current

120 VAC
0.80 Amps

240 VAC
4.50 Amps

Rated Input Frequency

50 Hz/60 Hz

50 Hz/60Hz

Rated Output Voltage*


Rated Output Frequency

200 to 300 VAC


500 to 800 Hz

Lamp Area
4700 to 8000 Sq. In.
Short Circuit Lamp Protection, Input Power Status LED
Provided
and Lamp Status LED
*Factory Rated Output Voltage. Smart Driver can operate outside of rated output range.
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Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts: DC Input


Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts are engineered to illuminate Light Tape. Whether it is one lamp or ten, it is
possible to do it all with one ballast. Compact sizing makes DC power supplies ideal for specific applications.
All you need to know is the total surface area of the Light Tape you wish to illuminate!

Smart Driver
By Electro-LuminX

Intelligent Electroluminescent Power Source

Features

Mountable or Portable
Compact in size
Standard with mounting platform, but can
be ordered without based on quantity order
Temperature range: -30C to +85C
High Efficiency
Reverse Polarity Protection
No Load Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Self Compensating
Quiet Operation
Small Form Factor
CE compliant

Pictured above: DC-100P, Below: DC-100

Light Tape can be operated with standard


batteries. With such a low current draw, it
is possible to achieve hours, if not days, of
illumination with one charge. Our DC inverters are able to accept a variety of input
voltages. However, our standard input is 12
volt unless otherwise specified. Alternate
input voltages (3 vdc, 6 vdc, 9 vdc, and 24
vdc) are available upon special request for
quantities of 250 or more.
Model
9V
DC-20P
DC-50P
DC-100P
DC-150
DC-500
SD-1800 (24V)

Lamp Area
1-33 sq. in.
1-20 sq. in.
20-50 sq. in.
50-100 sq. in.
50-150 sq. in.
100-500 sq. in.
600-1800 sq. in.

Input ~ mA
144
88
219
438
656
2188
7875

Output ~ mA
48
29
73
146
219
729
2625

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Dimensions
2.31" x 2.31" x 0.94"
1.75" x 1.08" x 0.79"
2.9" x 1.55" x 1"
2.87" x 2" x 1.47"
3.88" x 2.08" x 1.5"
5.14" x 2.33 x 1.74"
6.19" x 3.94" x 2.07"

Weight
0.15 lb / 2.4 oz
0.1 lb / 1.6 oz
0.2 lb / 3.2 oz
0.45 lb / 7.2 oz
0.6 lb / 9.6 oz
1.85 lbs / 29.6 oz
2.4 lbs / 38.4 oz

Lighting Ballast Sizing Guidelines


Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts are designed to illuminate specific surface areas. Light Tape will achieve maximum
performance and lifetime by selecting the appropriate ballast to supply power to the application. All you need to do is
determine the total surface area of Light Tape that you are using for your installation. Refer to the following Quick
Guide to determine which power supply is suitable. A factory representative should advise a model if the lamp area is
on the lower or upper end of the range.
We recommend when operating multiple segments off one Smart Driver that the shortest segment is 50% of the
mimimum rated load. For instance, the SD-4000 recommended operating range is 2000 to 4000 square inches.
Therefore, the 50% threshold for the shortest segment would be 1000 square inches. If one segment of the installation goes out, please balance the load. Prolonged use with an unbalanced load may result in failure at connection.

Smart Driver Quick Guide

(English: Square Inches / Metric: Square Centimeters)


Width: Inches/Centimeters
0.25"/0.635 cm 0.5"/1.27cm

Length:
Feet/
Meters

1"/2.54 cm

1.5"/3.8 cm

2"/5.08 cm

3"/7.52 cm

4"/10.16 cm

6"/15.24 cm

10'/3m

30/194

60/387

120/774

180/1161

240/1548

360/2323

480/3097

720/4645

20'/6m

60/197

120/774

240/1548

360/2323

480/3097

720/4645

960/6194

1440/9290

30'/9m

90/581

180/1161

360/2323

480/3484

720/4645

1080/6968

1440/9290

2160/13935

40'/12m

120/774

240/1548

480/3097

720/4645

960/6194

1440/9290

1920/12387

2880/18581

50'/15m

150/968

300/1935

600/3871

900/5806

1200/7742

1880/11613

2400/15484

3600/23226

60'/18m

180/1161

360/2323

720/4645

1080/6968

1440/9290

2160/13935

2880/18581

4320/27871

70'/21m

210/1355

420/2710

840/5419

1260/8129

1680/10839

2520/16258

3360/21677

5040/32516

80'/24m

240/1548

480/3097

960/6194

1440/9290

1920/12387

2880/18581

3840/24744

5760/37161

90'/27m

270/1742

540/3484

1080/6968

1620/10452

2160/13935

3240/20903

4320/27871

6480/41806

100'/30m

300/1935

600/3871

1200/7742

1800/11613

2400/15484

3600/23226

4800/30968

7200/46452

125'/38m

375/2419

750/4839

1500/9677

2250/14516

3000/19355

4500/29032

6000/38710

9000/58064

150'/45m

450/2309

900/5806

1800/11613

2400/17419

3600/23266

5400/34839

7200/46452

10800/69677

175'/53m

525/3387

1050/6774

2100/13548

3150/20323

4200/27097

6300/40645

8400/54193

12600/81290

200'/61m

600/3871

1200/7742

2400/15484

3600/23226

4800/30968

7200/46452

9600/61935

14400/92903

225'/70m

675/4355

1350/8710

2700/17419

4050/26129

5400/34839

8100/52258

10800/69677

16200/104516

250'/76m

750/4839

1500/9677

3000/19355

4500/29032

6000/38710

9000/58064

12000/77419

18000/116129

275'/84m

825/5323

1650/10645

3300/21290

4950/31935

6600/42581

9900/63871

13200/85161

19800/127742

300'/94m

900/5806

1800/11613

3600/23226

5400/34839

7200/46452

10800/69677

14400/92903

21600/139355

Recommended Ballast
per Range:

PS-SD-50
PS-SD-150
PS-SD-400

PS-SD-1000
PS-SD-2000
PS-SD-4000

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PS-SD-8000
Over range for one ballast

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Safety and Handling Guidelines for Light Tape


NEVER operate Light Tape when in a coil. Unroll first before powering.
Always consult local electrical codes for wiring or other specifications and regulations.
Take care to mount the Light Tape out of reach of children or malicious individuals.
Always seal Light Tape if cut with Light Tape Edge Guard.
Do not step on Light Tape during installation. Avoid hard creases.
Do install in dry conditions. Do not cut or expose open ends to moisture.
Do not break lamination when pulling around sharp edges or corners.
Do not use a screwdriver or sharp object to force lamp into tight areas.
Do not fold, twist, rotate or kink lamination excessively.
Do not stretch, puncture or crease Light Tape, as it will destroy conductive layers
causing black spots or failure.
Do not operate lamp outdoors during peak daylight hours due to harmful UV rays.
Do use for a photo-cell outdoor installation, to prevent the Light Tape from operating
in peak daylight hours due to harmful UV rays.
Do not operate Light Tape without protective lamination.
Do follow all installation guidelines from Electro-LuminX. If there are any questions,
check our web site, www.lighttape.com.
Do not thermoform or stretch Light Tape over objects, or bend Light Tape in a tight
radius.
When cleaning Light Tape or Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts, do not use water or
chemical cleanser.
Do not operate Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts outdoors unless in a NEMA enclosure.
In industrial applications, use caution when operating Smart Driver Lighting Ballasts
as they have not been explosion-proof rated by the National Electrical Code (USA,
Central and South America), Canadian Standards Association, International
Electrotechnical Commission (ATEX - Europe and outside Americas), and Gosstandart
(Russia).
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Light Tape Lifetime Guidelines


Light Tape is essentially a flat light bulb utilizing phosphors as a light source similar to Plasma televisions.
The brightness of the lamp is directly correlated to the amount of current supplied to illuminate the lamp.
The lower the brightness or current, the longer the phosphor lifetime. Adjusting the brightness will alter the
lifetime curve. Other options, such as flashing, will double the useful life.
To optimize the illumination versus lifetime balance, it is important to consider the ambient light of your
venue. The appropriate illumination effect should be determined on a per application basis. We can preset
power supplies or adjustments can be made on-site to match customer requirements.

Brightness**
Life Expectancy*

27 candela/m - 8 foot lamberts


20,000 to 40,000 hours**

Continuous

5 to 10 years

Flashing

9 to 20 years

Operating Parameters

200 volts

Brightness**

100 candela/m - 30 foot lamberts

Life Expectancy*

10,000 - 20,000 hours**

Continuous

3 to 5 years

Flashing
Operating Parameters

6 to 14 years
250 volts

Brightness**

200 candelas/m - 60 foot lamberts

Life Expectancy*

3,000 - 5,000 hours**

Continuous

6 to 18 months

Flashing

12 to 36 months

Operating Parameters

300 volts

* Life expectancy based on operating Light Tape 8 hours per day.


** Range varies based on phosphor type, i.e. Natural vs. Extreme Series
Note: Standard brightness and factory setting unless specified
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Light Tape Product and Services List


ITEM
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:
CONNECTING:

DESCRIPTION

C-Black Rubber
C-Co-Foil
C-Ecto, Connector
C-Hot Glue
C-Junction Box
C-LT, Connection
C-LT, Connection (First)

Black Rubber for 0.25 in. and 0.50 in. Connectors


Connection Tabs, 0.5 in., 1 ft.
# Pairs (pair=2 ectos)
Custom Low Profile Light Tape Connection
Quick Disconnect Junction Box for X Outputs (NOT water resistant)
Custom Light Tape Connection
Custom Light Tape Connection
Custom Light Tape Connection for panels - 2 in. tab to allow
CONNECTING: C-LT, Connection (Panel)
connector to be hidden.
CONNECTING: C-LT, Connection (Quick)
Quick Connector Plug-in Type
CONNECTING: C-LT, Connector (Large)
Connector for 0.50 in. & Wider
CONNECTING: C-LT, Connector (Low Profile)
Clear, Low Profile Connector
CONNECTING: C-LT, Connector (Small)
Connector for 0.25 in.
CONNECTING: C:Nic, Connector
# Pairs (pair=4 nics)
CONNECTING: C-Tyco, Connector
Quick Disconnects - 600 Volt Tyco Connectors
CONNECTING: Connector Gasket
Low Profile Connector Foam
CONNECTING: Seal-End Seal Tape 1.0 in.
End Seal Tape, 1 in., 5 ft.
CONNECTING: Seal-End Seal Tape Special
End Seal Tape # in., #in., (# ft.)
Star Brite is required during exterior installations for sealing all
CONNECTING: Seal-Star Brite
cut ends of Light Tape.
CONNECTING: Wire-18 Gauge
Nonpolar Wire
Tyco Connectors: Female Connector
1586017-2 02P FH Plughsg 4.2MM
Tyco Connectors: Female Pin
794955-1 4.2MM Pin Tin
Tyco Connectors: Male Connector
1586019-2 02P RCPT HG 4.2 MM
Tyco Connectors: Male Pin
794956-1 4.2MM Socket Tin
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), # in., LIT AREA, Add 0.25 in. to each
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P-Custom EXT, Color
side for finished area, Power short side
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), # in., LIT AREA, Add 0.25 in.
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P-Custom EXT, Natural Blue
to each side for finished area, Power short side
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), # in., LIT AREA, Add 0.25 in. to each
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P-Custom INT, Color
side for finished area, Power short side
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), # in., LIT AREA, Add 0.25 in.
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P-Custom, INT, Natural Blue
to each side for finished area, Power short side
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P A1 INT, 24 in. x 36 in.
Interior, Color, 24 in. x 36 in., Finished, Power 17 in. Side
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P A2 INT, 15.75 in. x 23.62 in. Interior, Color, 15.75 in. x 23.62 in., Finished, Power 17 in. Side
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P A3 INT, 11.81 in. x 15.75 in. Interior, Color, 11.81 in. x 15.75 in., Finished, Power 11 in. Side
LIGHT TAPE PANELS: P A4 INT, 7.87 in. x 11.81 in. Interior, Color, 7.87 in. x 11.81 in., Finished, Power 8.5 in. Side
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS: LT-EXT, COLOR:025 EXT, Color Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 0.25 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
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ITEM
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
EXT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS:
INT, Natural Blue

LT-EXT, COLOR:050 EXT, Color


LT-EXT, COLOR:100 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, COLOR:150 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, COLOR:200 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, COLOR:300 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, COLOR:400 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, COLOR:600 EXT, Color
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:025
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:050
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:100
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:150
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:200
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:300
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:400
LT-EXT, NATURAL BLUE:600
LT-INT, COLOR:025 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:050 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:100 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:150 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:200 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:300 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:400 INT, Color
LT-INT, COLOR:600 INT, Color
LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:025
LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:050
LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:100
LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:150

DESCRIPTION
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 0.50 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 1 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 1.5 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 2 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 3 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 4 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Color, # Piece(s), 6 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 0.25 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 0.5 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 1 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 1.5 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 2 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 3 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 4 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Exterior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 6 in., # ft., Seal / Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 0.25 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 0.5 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 1 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 1.5 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 2 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 3 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 4 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Color, # Piece(s), 6 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 0.25 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 0.50 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 1 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 150 in., # ft., Cut

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ITEM
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS: LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:200
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS: LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:300
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS: LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:400
INT, Natural Blue
LIGHT TAPE STRIPS: LT-INT, NATURAL BLUE:600
INT, Natural Blue
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 0.5 in. Transfer Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 0.5 in. VHB
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 1.0 in. Transfer Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 2.O in. Transfer Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 3.0 in. Transfer Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: 4.0 in. Transfer Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Aqua 50
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Clip 25
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Clip 50
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Clip 100
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Clip 200
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Ext 25
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Ext 50
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Ext 100
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Ext 200
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Mounting Tape
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Velcro
MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-VibraMount

MOUNTING SYSTEMS: DuraShield 100

MOUNTING SYSTEMS: UltraBond 100


MOUNTING SYSTEMS: Mount-Vinyl
POWER SUPPLIES: PS Adaptor
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-Adaptor Jack

DESCRIPTION
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 2 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 3 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 4 in., # ft., Cut
Interior, Natural Blue, # Piece(s), 6 in., # ft., Cut
0.5 in. Adhesive Tape
0.5 in. Mounting Tape
1 in. Adhesive Tape
2 in. Adhesive Tape
3 in. Adhesive Tape
4 in. Adhesive Tape
Flexible Extrusion with 0.5 in. Light Tape
0.25 in. Mounting Clips to secure 0.25 in. channel to structure
0.5 in. Mounting Clips to secure 0.5 in. channel to structure
1.0 in. Mounting Clips to secure 1.0 in. channel to structure
2.0 in. Mounting Clips to secure 2.0 in. channel to structure
0.25 in. Light Tape Mounting Channel
0.5 in. Light Tape Mounting Channel
1.0 in. Light Tape Mounting Channel
2.0 in. Light Tape Mounting Channel
Mounting Tape
# feet
X in. double sided black foam adhesive tape x in. thick - Ideal for
shock and vibration absorption.
DuraShield is a clear, non-yellowing, removable urethane film
overlay that leaves no residue when removed. It is designed to
provide a protective, puncture resistant shield to reduce abrasion while maintaining the low profile.
UltraBond is a white foamed acrylic core that is coated on
both sides with high performance acrylic adhesives. It has
excellent weathering properties, and has exceptional dynamic
shear properties at hot and cold temperatures.
Grey Vinyl Mounting Channel 0.25 in. or 0.50 in.
AC Adaptor, 100/220
Jack-to-Jack for DC to AC Input

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ITEM
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC20

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC20P

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC50

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC50P

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC50+

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC100

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC100+

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC150+

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC500+

POWER SUPPLIES: PS-DC9V


POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 400
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 1000
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 1800
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 2000
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 4000
POWER SUPPLIES: PS-SD 8000

DESCRIPTION
Drive Light Tape lamps from 1 sq. in. to 20 sq. in with 12V
DC input. Built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 1 sq. in. to 20 sq. in. with 12V
DC input. Built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection,
short circuit protection and mounting platform attached to unit
Drive Light Tape lamps from 20 sq. in. to 50 sq. in. with 12V
DC input. Built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 20 sq. in. to 50 sq. in. with 12V
DC input. Built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection,
short circuit protection and mounting platform attached to unit
Drive Light Tape lamps from 20 sq. in. to 50 sq. in. with 12V
DC input. High efficiency inverters with built in reverse polarity
protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 50 sq. in. to 100 sq. in. with
12V DC input. Built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 50 sq. in. to 100 sq. in. with
12V DC input. High efficiency inverters with built in reverse
polarity protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 50 sq. in. to 150 sq. in. with
12V DC input. High efficiency inverters with built in reverse polarity protection, no-load protection and short circuit protection
Drive Light Tape lamps from 100 sq. in. to 500 sq. in. with
12V DC input. High efficiency inverters with built in reverse
polarity protection, no-load protection, short circuit protection
and mounting platform
Drive Light Tape lamps from 5 sq. in. to 33 sq. in. with 9V DC
input. Designed with small case and clip for wearable applications
Power Supply, 120 or 240 Volt AC, Illuminates 100-400
square inches
Power Supply, 120/240 Volt AC, Illuminates 450-1000
square inches
Power Supply, 24 Volt DC, Illuminates 600-1800 square
inches
Power Supply, 120/240 Volt AC, Illuminates 1000-2000
square inches
Power Supply, 120/240 Volt AC, Illuminates 2000-4000
square inches
Power Supply, 120/240 Volt AC, Illuminates 4000-8000
square inches

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