All tape light manufacturers were removed from the list in 2016 and required to reapply for the JA8-2016 standard, and Alloy LED is the only tape light manufacturer currently listed. Only products listed in the CEC can be officially regarded as Title 24 compliant. Products under 2700K and above 4000K CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) are ineligible for Title 24. Although a California standard, the Title 24 listing is recognized nationwide as a mark that products have met high quality and performance standards.
The Title 24 JA8 2016 standard that became enforced on January 1, 2017 goes beyond light quality and covers a broad range of luminaire qualities including:
90 CRI or better. Liten LED only sells ultra-premium 95+ CRI tape light.
R9 value of 50 or better. Most Liten LED products have R9 values above 90.
Smooth dimming down to 10% or less. Alloy LEDs can be dimmed to 0.1%.
Quiet operation so that no buzzing can be heard from the driver or light product. Liten PrimaVolt drivers and HiLume tape light provide a completely silent operating experience.
No visible flicker operation to ensure that no flicker can be seen at any dimming level.
Efficiency to ensure that power savings are in line with California standards
Cove lighting is a form of indirect lighting built into ledges, recesses, or valences in a ceiling or high on the walls of a room. It directs light up towards the ceiling and down adjacent walls. It may be used as primary lighting, or for aesthetic accent, especially to highlight decorative ceilings. Cove lighting is valued because it hides the fixtures, and because it provides a very even, warm light.
Before you begin, you will want to take some accurate measurements of the molding and pay special attention to where your outlets are located. Your lighting is going to need a power source and while there are several ways of supplying power, each method requires wiring back to the main circuitry of your home, usually via an outlet. It should also be noted that for some of the wiring options, the molding, crown or otherwise, should be painted and installed after the lighting. Only the baseboards for the molding should be painted and in position at that point and all molding should have at least a 2-inch gap between the molding and the ceiling. The gap width varies because it depends on how much light you want to be spread across the ceiling and how you decide to wire your chosen light source. You will need to create a space to house the driver for your lights in the molding. Typically, this is done by cutting out a section of the baseboard that the molding is attached to, so the driver can sit below the light and remain unseen. You can contact your local contractor to properly install the molding and base.
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