FAQ – Flexible Linear

Flexible Linear

DL‐AC‐FLEX INFINA™ Indoor/Outdoor LED Strip

What is it used for?

The simple answer to that question today is “almost anything”.

JESCO Lighting was one of the first lighting companies to bring LED light strips to the US market – we originally intended it to be used for display cases and also for cove lighting. Today the INFINA™, DL‐AC‐FLEX, LED light strip is changing market once again. INFINA™ is used for a million applications – anything where a small and very bright source of light is needed. The most common uses remain under/above cabinet, cove and display case illumination. INFINA™ can be used both indoors and out. If you have an idea for a novel lighting use, this product line will allow you to achieve it.

What is unique about it?

The important differences between JESCO INFINA™ and other similar‐looking products are as follows:

  1. No Remote Drivers – INFINA™ is powered by 120V (line voltage) and does not need a remote driver. No in‐line or remote drivers mean that the weakest link in the LED system is eliminated guaranteeing a true 50,000 hour lifetime. No remote drivers also mean lower upfront costs, lower installation and labor costs, and lower maintenance costs. The longer the run, the greater the savings.
  2. Up to 150’ Runs – Just one outlet can power a run 150’ long without any additional power supply or amplifiers required.
  3. Plugin to power – To power INFINA™ just plug the polarized plug into an outlet. To dim it, connect that outlet to an Electronic Low Voltage dimmer. Simple connections and dimming.
  4. ETL listing – INFINA™ is ETL listed for indoor and outdoor applications.
  5. Technology ‐ INFINA™ has high performance, LED drivers chips locally mounted, board‐mounted to the strip which means that each LED is carefully supervised by its own LED driver. This method ensures consistent operation and longevity combined with immunity to local power supply fluctuation and power distribution shortcomings – a JESCO innovation unmatched in the industry.

Reliable, sophisticated, and installation‐friendly. All of which add up to a turnkey product line that remains the industry leader today.

Can I dim it? Can I connect it to my building control system?

Yes. INFINA™ smoothly dims with standard electronic low voltage dimmers. Refer to the specification sheet for recommended dimmers.

From the very simplest knob mounted under a counter through to interfacing with complex energy management systems JESCO has a solution – contact JESCO customer service for assistance with your next lighting control specification.

What is the standard operating voltage for the INFINA™?

120 volts AC is the standard operating voltage for the product line.

To power INFINA™ just plug the polarized plug into an outlet.

What is the maximum run length possible using INFINA™?

The maximum continuous installed run length is 150 feet per each home run to a power supply.

Is there a minimum installed run length for the INFINA™ series?

4” is the minimum length that can be purchased from JESCO.

Can I cut the INFINA™ tape? What can I do if I need less than a standard 12” segment to complete a run?

INFINA™ is sold by the foot. The light strip is custom cut to‐order in increments of 4”. Your entire selection is custom cut, connected and sealed with water proof and UV stable silicone in our factory and delivered to you ready to install.

How can I connect lengths around obstacles? Do you have a jumper cable?

To get around obstacles we offer flexible connecting cables in lengths of 3”, 6”, 12” and 24” (DL‐AC‐FLEX‐CCx). Connectors are typically used to create unlit sections and/or to jump power around obstacles. All the connectors are pre‐installed and siliconed in our factory then delivered to you ready to install.

How do I mount the INFINA™?

The DL‐AC‐FLEX can be mounted using mounting clips (DL‐AC‐FLEX‐MC) or field cuttable channels in 4’ or 8’ lengths (DL‐AC‐FLEX‐CHx). Both are plastic with UV inhibitors. The INFINATM is designed to simply snap into the mounting clips or channels. For more information reference the Instruction Sheet. Note: we recommend that channels be used when mounting the INFINA in a face down application.

Can I bend the INFINA™ when mounting it?

Yes you can. The flexible strip can be bent to most curved surfaces. For bends of 90° or more, the bends should be done at the cutting marks (found at each 4” increment) so as to not affect the LED chip.

Is the INFINA™ waterproof?

Yes. The DL‐AC‐FLEX is ETL listed and can be used indoors or out. Please note that INFINA is not submersible and not intended for applications where water can puddle or the product can be covered by snow.

How do I order the INFINA™?

Ordering the INFINA™ is simple.

  1. Determine the length or lengths needed – INFINA™ is sold by the foot. The light strip is custom cut to‐order in increments of 4”.
  2. Select the Mounting Option – either a 4’ or 8’ clear, snap‐in Channel (which can be field cut) or individual ‘U’ clips. Both are plastic with UV inhibitors. We recommend that channels be used when mounting the INFINA™ in a face down application.
  3. Select the Termination Options for each end – either a 2’ or 6’ plug‐in Power Plug cable or End cap to finish runs. For runs over 75’ select the DL‐AC‐FLEX‐100‐PC2 power plug cable. Note, the Power Plug cable has an in‐line surge protector that cannot be removed from the system. If your application requires bends around corners or needs to get around obtrucsions, we offer Connecting Cables in lengths of 3”, 6”, 12” and 24”.

Your entire selection is cut, connected and sealed with water proof and UV stable silicone in our factory and delivered to you ready to install.

What are the different color temperatures of the INFINA™?

We offer INFINATM in Kelvin color temperatures of 2700°K, 3000°K, 4000°K.

The lower the color temperature the warmer the color ‐ 2700°K is considered warm white and 4000°K is considered cool white.

For other color temperatures contact our factory for details.

Can I plug the INFINA™ directly in to a standard 120V US outlet?

To power INFINA™ just plug the polarized plug into an outlet. To dim it, connect that outlet to an Electronic Low Voltage dimmer. Simple connections and simple dimming.

Do you offer a hardwire version of the INFINA™?

The UL approved Hardwire version will be available in January 2015.

Can I cut the surge protector off the Power Plug Cable?

No, the surge protector is required to protect the INFINA™ for long lasting use. Reference the Instruction Sheet for further electrical questions.

DL-FLEX -UP, -HO and -ULTRA Indoor LED Tape

What is it used for?

The simple answer to that question today is “almost anything”. JESCO Lighting was one of the first lighting companies to bring this type of product to the US market – we originally intended it to be used for display cases and also for cove lighting. Today DL- FLEX – UP, – HO and – ULTRA Indoor LED tape is used for a million applications – anything where a vanishingly small and very bright source of light is needed. The most common uses remain under/above cabinet, cove and display case illumination. We have created an impressive range of accessories to support code- compliant installation all of the different uses that this product can have. If you have an idea for a novel lighting use, this product line will allow you to achieve it.

What is unique about it?

The important differences between JESCO DL- FLEX and other similar- looking products are as follows:

  1. UL listing – We have several installation options specifically aimed at US residential and commercial NEC code compliant specifications (DL- FLEX is UL Listed to UL 2108, low voltage lighting).
  2. Product design – JESCO has the highest quality LED sources of our own specification . Our unique plug- connected Flex system simplifies installation and is a favorite with installers across the country.
  3. Technology – Each section of FLEX product has high performance, locally mounted, board-mounted LED drivers – typically 3 per a 1 foot fixture – which means that each LED is carefully supervised by its own LED driver. This method ensures consistent operation and longevity combined with immunity to local power supply fluctuation and power distribution shortcomings – a JESCO innovation unmatched in the industry.
  4. Accessories– JESCO offers a deep line of accessories with contractor hardwire and plug-connected installation options, mounting channels and light control accessories all intended to simultaneously satisfy the designer, the installer and the electrical inspector all while pleasing the owners bank account and eye.
  5. Depth of line – With DL- FLEX JESCO has created the widest variety of options in the industry for lighting power, lighting color, power supply type and lighting control means – a set of specifications much copied but rarely equaled.

Reliable, sophisticated, installation- friendly and code- compliant. All of which add up to a turnkeyproduct line that remains the industry leader today

Can I dim it? Can I connect it to my building control system?

Yes. JESCO’s PWM ( Pulse- width modulation) dimmer, the LC- DIM- 5A, offers full range dimming. Options within our dimming products facilitate installation conditions ranging from a simple knob on a power cord (LC-DIM- 5A), through to residential architectural wallplate dimming (LC- DIM- 5A- HW & DS- DV- TV) and on through to the largest imaginable commercial building control systems (LC- DIM- 5A- HW + any control system with 0- 10V interface).

The DL- FLEX prefers to be controlled by 0- 10V capable building control systems, but it is also able to communicate to multiple other industry standard protocols if need be.

From the very simplest knob mounted under a counter through to interfacing with complex energy management systems JESCO has a solution – contact JESCO customer service for assistance with yournext lighting control specification.

Will the DL-FLEX work with Lutron’s HomeWorks® or Grafik Eye® dimming systems? Will the DL-FLEX work with Crestron dimming systems?

As you may or may not know, JESCO’s DL– Flex LED tape series fixtures have all been independently tested by Lutron and Crestron. After conducting their testing, both companies have confirmed that our products are among the few that will work seamlessly with their many dimming options. Test results are available on the Lutron web site – search “JESCO” on the Lutron site.

Unlike many of the LED strip and fixtures in the market, JESCO’s product is well suited for incorporation into high– end residential homes and commercial spaces using the very best dimming systems available due to our constant current design and our proprietary dimming controller, the DIM– 5A.

In fact, Lutron has just modified their GRAFIK Eye® dimmer to better integrate their controls with our fixtures. They have introduced a new model number, #GRX– TVI– CPN6267, into their product offering tailored to our DL– FLEX.

The new Lutron dimmer, model number GRX– TVI– CPN6267, is the recommended version if the dimming design plan calls for using a GRAFIK Eye® dimmer. Until this change is added to their standard dimmer, this is a custom version dimmer (pricing should be the same or close as the standard) and available through normal Lutron distribution channels with 1 to 2 week lead– time. You can also find out how to get this dimmer on their website HERE.

If you have any questions on dimming choices visit the Lutron or Crestron websites or contact our technical department directly at support@jescolighting.com

How many dimming interfaces can I put on one wallplate dimmer?

JESCO has tested up to 7 x LC- DIM5A- HW interfaces per each 0- 10V wallplate dimmer (LC- DIM- 5A- HW & DS- DV- TV for instance) .

In reality, because the LC- DIM- 5A is a high impedance input product drawing only a few milliamps (~7mA) per device, it is likely possible to connect many more than 7 devices to most systems on the market. We have not tested operation beyond 7 devices at JESCO though.

The LC- DIM5A- HW is both a current- source and current- sink compatible device – enabling it to work successfully on most control manufacturer’s equipment.

What is the standard operating voltage for the DL-FLEX?

24 volts DC is the standard operating voltage for the product line. For the DL- FLEX system we recommend our DL- PS- xx/24 series of power supplies. Refer to the specification sheets for JESCO’s DL-PS line of LED power supplies and drivers for more information.

Typically the necessary power supply will install on a single 15 or 20 Amp circuit.

24V power distribution was selected in order to render the longest, brightest and most consistently lit fixture runs while at the same time complying with the complex UL and NEC code restrictions you will come across on job sites.

Additionally, each section of FLEX product has high performance, locally mounted board- mounted LED drivers – typically 3 per foot of fixture – meaning that each LED is carefully supervised by its own LED driver. This method ensures consistent operation throughout each run and LED longevity combined with immunity to local power supply fluctuation and normal power distribution shortcomings – a JESCO innovation unmatched in the industry.

JESCO DL- PS power supplies can operate at 120 volts, 277 volts and other European and international power utility company supply voltages. Many of our DL- PS plug- connected power supplies also have the ability to accept world- market power cords ( by others) permitting operation in multiple territories with one single product – one product for the entire world in other words.

What is the maximum run length possible using DL-FLEX?

For our DL- FLEX- UP static series, the maximum continuous installed run length is 30 feet per each home run to a power supply.

For our DL- FLEX- UP- HO and DL- FLEX- UP- ULTRA high output series, the maximum continuous installed run length is 20 feet per each home run to a power supply.

Is there a minimum installed run length for the DL-FLEX series?

4 ” is the minimum length that can be purchased from JESCO. Please note that our DL- PS electronic power supplies do not have a minimum load requirement but our DL- PS magnetic power supplies do. Please c heck the specification sheets for the exact requirements of the chosen power supply.

Can I cut the DL-FLEX tape? What can I do if I need less than the standard 12” segment to complete a run?

Typically installed runs are made up of 12” segments which are all plugged together. For odd run lengths, one single 12” section can be cut to size ( in 4” increments) and added at the end of the run in order to fill in any remaining gap left in the available mounting space. All the DL- FLEX tapes have cutting lines clearly marked every 4”. Cutting elsewhere on the tape will cause it to not function properly. Cut pieces cannot be joined.

How can I connect lengths around obstacles?Do you have a jumper cable?

To get around obstacles we offer flexible mid- connectors in lengths of 6” ( DL- FLEX- CC6) and 12” (DL-FLEX- CC12) . Connectors are typically used to create unlit sections and/or to jump power around obstacles or through walls. JESCO has set up its power supply and fixture UL listings to permit Class 2 power feeds to go through walls, etc. using our jumpers as well as contractor- created hardwire jumpers– consult your electrical contractor or authority having jurisdiction for the exact r egulations in your locale. All the cables within the JESCO DL- FLEX system can be interconnected and you can use multiple connector lengths together to achieve a certain distance.

How do you connect the DL-FLEX at right angles?

We offer the DL-FLEX-X-CONN connector which has 4 connections, at 90 degree angles, forming an “X”. This same X connector can be field- cut with scissors to form “ T ” and “ L ” shaped connections much like a traditional track system – all from that from the same base part.

How do I mount the DL-FLEX?

The DL- FLEX comes standard with a high strength, 3M™ tape backing. Just peel the tape cover off the back and firmly apply to any smooth, clean, dry surface categorized as having a high surface energy. For surfaces that don’t meet that requirement, use our DL- FLEX- CH6 mounting channel.

Can I bend the DL-FLEX when mounting it?

Yes you can. The flexible tape can be bent to most curved surfaces. For bends of 90° or more, the bends should be done at the cutting marks (found at each 4” increment) so as to not affect the LED chip.

Why do you offer an optional mounting channel?

The DL- FLEX- CH6 mounting channel furnishes a “finished” look to a visible installation. Although not a must-have, the field- cuttable, 6’ mounting channels do provide a perfect surface for attaching the tape on installations where the mounting surface found at the jobsite is not smooth, clean, dry and/or categorized as not having a high surface energy. The channel also offers protection to the LEDs during, for instance, cleaning of lighting coves and/or from the prying fingers of visitors.

To provide a completely finished look, we also offer DL- FLEX- CH- EC (closed end caps) and DL- FLEX- CH-LE (live end caps with a pass through hole for wiring) for the DL- FLEX- CH6. A clear or frosted lens cover i s available for this channel.

Field-cuttable Lens Covers/Channel Sets, in 6’ lengths are also available in either clear (DL- FLEX- CHSET-6 – CL) to enclose the LED strip or frosted (DL- FLEX- CHSET-6 – FL) to enclose and help diffuse the light.

Mounting channels may be attached to virtually any surface using Stainless steel clips. We recommend 24” distance between the mounting clips. They are sold as a pair.

The channel offers a contractor- friendly installation route – many contractors prefer to pre- install the DL- FLEX product into channels on the bench prior to moving sections up the ladder for installation on the job site.

Is the DL-FLEX waterproof ?

No, the DL- FLEX- UP, DL- FLEX- UP- HO, DL- FLEX- UP- ULTRA is not designed for use in wet locations.

For wet location applications please refer to our DL- FLEX- UP- OD wet location flex product line which is specifically designed for Wet and Outdoor installation conditions .

Can I plug the DL-FLEX directly in to a standard 120V US outlet?

Yes, we provide desktop or wall plug drivers that produce the 24V DC power which plug into a standard wall outlet. See JESCO DL- PS- xx/24 series of plug and play LED drivers.

What gauge wire do I run between the LED and the power supply?

In order to eliminate voltage drop, cables specifications of 14/2 AWG and up are typically used.

Your contractor will assist you in specifying the correct gauge of cable required to remotely locate the power supply relative to your fixture location and to determine how to eliminate voltage drop from remote supplies.

Typically you should think in terms of 20’ – 50’ max feeds to/from remote locations, although any distance is theoretically possible with your contractor’s assistance in specification of correct supply cables.

What light outputs are available for the DL-FLEX?

JESCO provides various wattage output options depending on your application needs.

In white color outputs:
DL- FLEX- UP is our standard static series
DL- FLEX- UP- HO is our high output static series
DL- FLEX- UP- ULTRA is our ultra high output series

In a monochromatic color output:DL- FLEX- UP is available in a static red, yellow, green and blue.

What are the different color temperatures of the DL-FLEX?

We offer our LEDs in Kelvin color temperatures of 2700°K, 3000°K, 4000°K, 5000°K, and 6500°K.

The lower the color temperature the warmer the color – 2700°K is considered warm white and 6500°K is considered cool white.

We also offer the DL- FLEX- UP series in monochrome colors – red, blue, green and yellow – see our specification sheets for details.

Does the DL-FLEX come in a color changing version?

Yes. We offer the DL- FLEX- UP- RGB color changing tape so that designers can vary the light output as well as program it to almost any color desired, including appropriate Pantone© PMS color, allowing the highest level of lighting sophistication.

How do I replace the DL-FLEX?

Typically, you will not see any failures in our DL- FLEX for many, many years. In the rare event of a premature failure, a 12” section can be replaced within an installed run by simply unplugging the bad section and replacing it with a new one.

DL-FLEX-UP-RGB Indoor LED Tape

What is it used for?

The simple answer to that question today is “almost anything”. JESCO Lighting was one of the first lighting companies to bring this type of product to the US market – we originally intended it to be used for display cases and also for cove lighting. Today DL- FLEX- UP- RGB Indoor LED tape is used for a millionapplications – anything where a vanishingly small and very bright source of light is needed. The most common uses remain under/above cabinet, cove and display case illumination. We have created an impressive range of accessories to support code- compliant installation all of the different uses that this product can have. If you have an idea for a novel lighting use, this product line will allow you to achieve it.

What is unique about it?

Unlike traditional lighting, the DL- FLEX- UP- RGB flexible LED tape can be made to change color without gels and can do so very simply.

DL- FLEX- UP- RGB requires control equipment to change color. Control can range from something as simple as a contractor- installed switch – used to select between single Red, Green and Blue colors or any combination of the three – on up in complexity through to sophisticated digital remote control systems which fade and roll color.

Using JESCO RGB control systems you can alternately dial in a color or select a series of colors in turn –up to 16 million colors are available from JESCO RGB controller systems. Color changes can range from seconds through days in length. Depending on the selected control system you can change color locally, remotely- by wireless radio frequency – or even via the internet or your smart phone. (Internet / smart phone with the assistance of your local digital systems integrator and using JESCO DMX control equipment).

Turning on all colors (R+G+B) on at once produces cool white – at about 10,000 degrees Kelvin color temperature.

The important differences between JESCO DL- FLEX- UP- RGB and other similar- looking products are as follows:

  1. UL listing – We have several installation options specifically aimed at US residential and commercial NEC code compliant specifications (DL- FLEX- RGB is UL Listed to UL 2108, low voltage lighting).
  2. Product design – JESCO has the highest quality LED sources of our own specification. Our unique plug- connected DL- FLEX system simplifies installation and is a favorite with installers across the country.
  3. Accessories– JESCO offers a deep line of accessories with contractor hardwire and plug-connected installation options, mounting channels and light control accessories all intended to simultaneously satisfy the designer, the installer and the electrical inspector all while pleasing the owners bank account and eye.
  4. Depth of line – With DL- FLEX JESCO has created the widest variety of options in the industry for lighting power, lighting color, power supply type and lighting control means – a set of specifications much copied but rarely equaled.

Reliable, sophisticated, installation- friendly and code- compliant. All of which add up to a turnkeyproduct line that remains the industry leader today.

What is the standard operating voltage for the DL-FLEX-RGB?

24 volts DC is the standard operating voltage for the product line. For the DL- FLEX- RGB system we recommend our DL- PS- xx/24 series of power supplies. Refer to the specification sheets for JESCO’s DL-PS line of LED power supplies and drivers for more information.

Typically the necessary power supply will install on a single 15 or 20 Amp circuit.

24V power distribution was selected in order to render the longest, brightest and most consistently lit fixture runs while at the same time complying with the complex UL and NEC code restrictions you will come across on job sites.

JESCO DL- PS power supplies can operate at 120 volts, 277 volts and other European and internationalpower utility company supply voltages. Many of our DL- PS plug- connected power supplies also have the ability to accept world- market power cords ( by others) permitting operation in multiple territories with one single product – one product for the entire world in other words.

What is the maximum run length possible using DL-FLEX?

For our DL-FLEX-UP-RGB, the maximum continuous installed run length is 20 feet per each home run to a power supply.

To extend that run indefinitely, a LC- 200- RPT 3 channel signal repeater can be utilized between every 15 feet of run.

Note: an additional independent power supply is required for each LC- 200- RPT.

Is there a minimum installed run length for the DL-FLEX series?

4 ” is the minimum length that can be purchased from JESCO. Please note that our DL- PS electronic power supplies do not have a minimum load requirement but our DL- PS magnetic power supplies do. Please c heck the specification sheets for the exact requirements of the chosen power supply.

Can I cut the DL-FLEX-RGB tape? What can I do if I need less than the standard 12” segment to complete a run?

Typically installed runs are made up of 12” segments which are all plugged together. For odd run lengths, one single 12” section can be cut to size ( in 4” increments) and added at the end of the run in order to fill in any remaining gap left in the available mounting space. All the DL- FLEX- RGB tapes have cutting lines clearly marked every 4”. Cutting elsewhere on the tape will cause it to not function properly. Cut pieces cannot be joined.

How can I connect lengths around obstacles? Do you have a jumper cable?

To get around obstacles we offer flexible mid- connectors in lengths of 6” ( DL- FLEX- RGBCC6) and 12” (DL- FLEX- RGBCC12) . Connectors are typically used to create unlit sections and/or to jump power around obstacles or through walls. JESCO has set up its power supply and fixture UL listings to permit Class 2 power feeds to go through walls, etc. using our jumpers as well as contractor- created hardwire jumpers– consult your electrical contractor or authority having jurisdiction for the exact r egulations in your locale. All the cables within the JESCO DL- FLEX system can be interconnected and you can use multiple connector lengths together to achieve a certain distance.

How do you connect the DL-FLEX at right angles?

We offer the DL- FLEX- RGB-X – C connector which has 4 connections, at 90 degree angles, forming an “X”. This same X connector can be field- cut with scissors to form “ T ” and “ L ” shaped connections much like a traditional track system – all from that from the same base part.

Can I bend the DL-FLEX-RGB when mounting it?

Yes you can. The flexible tape can be bent to most curved surfaces. For bends of 90° or more, the bends should be done at the cutting marks (found at each 4” increment) so as to not affect the LED chip.

How do I mount the DL-FLEX?

The DL- FLEX comes standard with a high strength, 3M™ tape backing. Just peel the t ape cover off the back and firmly apply to any smooth, clean, dry surface categorized as having a high surface energy. For surfaces that don’t meet that requirement, use our optional mounting channel.

Why do you offer an optional mounting channel?

The DL-FLEX-CH6 mounting channel furnishes a “finished” look to a visible installation. Although not a must-have, the field- cuttable, 6’ mounting channels do provide a perfect surface for attaching the tape on installations where the mounting surface found at the jobsite is not smooth, clean, dry and/or categorized as not having a high surface energy. The channel also offers protection to the LEDs during, for instance, cleaning of lighting coves and/or from the prying fingers of visitors.

To provide a completely finished look, we also offer DL-FLEX- CH-EC (closed end caps) and DL-FLEX-CH-LE (live end caps with a pass through hole for wiring) for the DL- FLEX-CH6. Clear and Frosted lenses are available for this channel.

Field- cuttable Lens Covers/Channel Sets, in 6’ lengths, are also available in either clear (DL-FLEX-CHSET-6-CL) to enclose the LED strip or frosted ( DL-FLEX-CHSET-6-FL) to enclose and help diffuse the light.

Mounting channels may be attached to virtually any surface using Stainless steel clips. We recommend 24” distance between the mounting clips. They are sold as a pair.

The channel offers a contractor- friendly installation route – many contractors prefer to pre- install the DL- FLEX product into channels on the bench prior to moving sections up the ladder for installation on the job site.

Is the DL-FLEX-RGB waterproof ?

No, the DL-FLEX-RGB i s not designed for use in wet locations.

For wet location applications please refer to our DL-FLEX-UP-OD-RGB wet location flex product line which is specifically designed for Wet and Outdoor installation conditions .

Can I plug the DL-FLEX-RGB directly in to a standard 120V US outlet?

Yes, we provide desktop or wall plug drivers that produce the 24V DC power which plug into a standard wall outlet. See JESCO DL- PS- xx/24 series of plug and play LED drivers

What gauge wire do I run between the LED and the power supply?

In order to eliminate voltage drop, cables specifications of 14/2 AWG and up are typically used.

Your contractor will assist you in specifying the correct gauge of cable required to remotely locate the power supply relative to your fixture location and to determine how to eliminate voltage drop from remote supplies.

Typically you should think in terms of 20’ – 50’ max feeds to/from remote locations, although any distance is theoretically possible with your contractor’s assistance in specification of correct supply cables.

Can I control it? Can I connect it to my building control system?

Yes, that is the fun of the product!

All RGB systems start with a power supply and a means of connecting that power supply to the DL- FLEX-RGB product. This is usually a DL- PS- xx/24 power supply of some type plus an RGB power interface.

The interface is used to vary the amounts of each color – Red plus Green plus Blue – that the DL- FLEX- RGB product produces.The interface in turn takes a control signal to tell it what to do moment to moment – usually those orders originate in one way or another from you. Sometimes the interface receives orders down a wire from a computer, sometimes via a wireless control.

Complex interfaces use the industry standard lighting control protocol “DMX” which means our DL- FLEX-UP- RGB fixtures can very easily be connected to even the most complex of entertainment industry controllers.

Tip – add a run of warm white DL- FLEX next to this product to create a cove system than can change the look, feel and usage of a space in a moment.

Talk to your JESCO representative about what you want your fixtures to do – and we will be able to come up with a way of doing it.

What types of controllers do you offer?

We offer various control systems depending on your design specifications and budget.

LC- RF- 300 is a radio frequency control interface that offers preset color changing modes – this is one of our simplest control solutions. It is user adjustable with an included hand held remote control that wirelessly reaches to 30 feet maximum. This controller can be hidden and does not require the remote to be in line of sight in order to control it.

LC- IR- 300 is an infrared control interface that offers preset color changing modes – this is also one of our simplest control solutions. It is user adjustable with an included hand held remote control that wirelessly reaches to 30 feet maximum. This controller requires the remote to be in line of sight in order to control it.

LC- 200- INTis an interface thatassigns a DMX address to the RGB LED fixture runs – this is the backbone of any complex system.DMX controlled runs are expandable to unlimited lengths with our LC- 200-RPT (power repeater). This controller can be used with our LC- PC- 100, LC- PC- 400 and LC- PC- 500 DMX controllers . It is also compatible with third party DMX 512 based lighting controller systems. It is a 24V DC unit, 5 amps per channel / 120 watts per channel. An external power supply is required.

LC- PC- 100 This unit is a DMX control – software based and user programmable via PC USB. Programs are loaded via a software programming interface. You can program 512 individual lighting zones – each with 255 levels of dimming possible. The unit c an be used with our LC-200-INT interface. The unit features a 2 button user interface.

LC-PC-400 is similar to the LC- PC- 100 but comes with a programmable wall switch. This unit is a DMX control – software based and user programmable via PC USB. Programs are loaded via a software programming interface. You can program 512 individual lighting zones – each with 255 levels of dimming possible. The unit can be used with our LC- 200-INT interface. The unit features a 3 button user interface.

LC- PC- 500 is an advanced RGB and dimming controller that is user programmable via a PC USB. Programs are loaded via software programming interface. It features touch screen wall plate with advanced scene, dimming and color control. You can program 512 individual lighting zones – each with 255 levels of dimming possible. The unit features a 3 button user interface. It can also be interfaced via internet / smart phones.The unit can be used with our LC- 200- INT interface. An additional power supply is required for both the controller and the interfaces.

Are any accessories available for the DMX controllers?

LC-DMX-AMP1 is a 1 port DMX distribution amplifier. It repeats control signals to multiple interface locations – see spec sheets. It is required for use of DMX control runs over 1,000 feet to maintain DMX signal integrity.

LC-DMX-AMP2 is a 2 port DMX distribution amplifier. It repeats control signals to multiple interface locations – see spec sheets. It is u sed to split otherwise daisy- chained DMX control signal in 2 or more directions.

How do I replace the DL-FLEX-RGB?

Typically, you will not see any failures in our DL-FLEX-RGB for many, many years. In the rare event of a premature failure, a 12” section can be replaced within an installed run by simply unplugging the bad section and replacing it with a new one.

What are the recommended applications for the DL-FLEX-RGB?

JESCO LEDs in the DL- FLEX family are designed to meet or exceed a Rated Lumen Maintenance Life or L70of 50,000 hours (Meaning the LEDs will maintain at least 70% of their original light output after the fixture has been on for 50,000 hours).

That being said, exceeding the operating temperature values may damage the LEDs by reducing the lifespan, lumen output, and/or adversely impact color consistency. It is recommended that adequate airflow and heat sinking be taken into consideration in the installation and application of this product.

Improper thermal management may lead to premature product failure and void the warranty. S ee the product specification sheets for more information.

Why choose LED over any other type of lighting?

LEDs have caused a revolution in lighting. JESCO has helped lead that revolution.We were one of the first manufacturers to make the shift to the LED light source many years ago. Our LEDs are of the highest quality and they are time- tested to be dependable.

There are many reasons to make the switch to LED products. Some of the reasons include:

Technological Impact

LEDs are solid state, light emitting chips that are not encased in fragile glass enclosures or use delicate and inefficient filaments. LEDs are vibration resistant. They also do not need to warm up as they are an instant- on light source. LEDs currently offer life expectancy of 50,000 hours, on average. LEDs offer much more control of correlated color temperatures and provide the option to add color(s) either monochromatically or through RGB technology. The chips are miniscule in size which allows manufacturers to design much smaller fixtures and allows designers and end users much greater flexibility incorporating and installing these fixtures on their projects.

Financial Impact

The long life expectancy means a higher rate of return on investment – installed fixtures can last, at least, 10 years (depending on the design, the lifespan of the power source and the duty cycle of the fixture) with no maintenance. No maintenance means n o labor costs and no replacement lamp costs associated with installed fixtures and lamps over the life of the fixture. Fixtures mounted in high or hard- to-reach locations are the prime candidates for LED lighting. LEDs are very efficient light sources and are cool to the touch unlike incandescent light sources which release 90% of their energy generated as heat. Due to the inherent cooler running temperatures of LEDs, HVAC system design loads can be scaled down. LEDs use much less energy per fixture than standard light sources guaranteeing savings in electrical costs far into the future. Lastly, many local energy providers are currently offering rebates to customers making the switch to LED fixtures.

Environmental Impact

LEDs are easily recyclable. They contain no mercury or lead which require special handling and disposal. LEDs do no emit harmful UV/IR which discolors fabric, furniture and artwork. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that rapid adoption of LED lighting in the U.S. by 2027 could deliver savings of about $265 billion, avoid the building of 40 new power plants and reduce lighting electricity demand by 33% in 2027.

All or even one of the above stated reasons may be the right reason for you to choose a fixture with an LED light source.

The last important factor when choosing an LED fixture is scrutinizing the manufacturer of the LED chip and the incorporation of this chip into the design of the lighting fixture. As the United States EPA and DOE Energy Star program states on its website “Bad design can lead to a wide range of problems, some immediately observable and some not. Poorly designed products often come with exaggerated claims while failing to deliver on the quality specifications provided.” Our LED products are designed around the LED light source and not the other way around making for a well- designed, color consistent and extra long- life fixture with a proven track record. With all our LED products, JESCO offers layout assistance and technical support helping make specification, as well as installation, simple.

Therefore, always look for reputable and trusted sources of LEDs and LED fixtures – be it JESCO Lighting or anyone else.

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