When it comes to LED light strips, there are a lot of choices. Most of them are very similar in capabilities and even in look. Many of you may be watching this video because of our feature on another model of LED strips. However, some companies look to find ways to make using their strips better. Inovelli has one of the most unique takes on the product yet.
One of the biggest issues with the product category is the waste inherent in the design. You purchase a strip that comes in a 16-foot roll, but you only need 13 feet. So, you cut the last three feet off, install the lights and are left with 3 feet of nothing. To put it to use, you have to solder and purchase additional pieces. But where can you even use three feet of LED strip? That's why Inovelli has decided to design a modular system.
This modular design allows you to purchase strips in 1-foot increments and clip them together in nearly any design. There are standard clips that make a straight line. There are T-connectors, which allow you to branch a line off of the main feed. You can also get a cross allowing you to go off in all four directions. For consumers, this could open up all sorts of new abilities. Think about installing LED Strips around the top of your kitchen cabinets. You can easily take corners without any work.
The real benefit, however, is for professionals. Lighting designers, exhibit booth builders, corporate event managers, and more can easily create new displays without difficulty. And, more importantly, they could even re-use the strips in new designs - all without waste.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.