For ConTech Lighting Standard, High, and Super High Output Tapelight Series; White, RGB and Single Color
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
• Please read all instructions prior to installation.
• Product should be installed by a qualified electrician.
• Prior to installation, pleast test all tapelight components to ensure no damage has occurred during shipment and layout materials to check
bill of material.
• In hardwire applications, ensure power is off at fuse box to prevent electrical shock.
Optimized Light Output Chart - 30% Light Loss
ConTech POWER SUPPLY
INPUT VOLTAGE: 12V DC
WATTAGE
MODEL NO.
TPL12VHW20
TLP12VP24
TLP12VP36
TLP12VP60
TLP12VHW60
TLP12VHW60 277
20W
24W
36W
60W
60W
60W
STANDARD OUTPUT
1.2W/FT
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
14FT
14FT
17FT
17FT
22FT
26FT
22FT
36FT
22FT
36FT
22FT
36FT
HIGH OUTPUT
1.8W/FT
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
10FT
10FT
12FT
12FT
17FT
17FT
17FT
28FT
17FT
28FT
17FT
28FT
SUPER HIGH
OUTPUT
3.6W/F
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
5FT
5FT
6FT
6FT
10FT
10FT
12FT
16FT
12FT
16FT
12FT
16FT
RGB*
3.9W/FT
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
5FT
5FT
5.5FT
5.5FT
7FT
9FT
7FT
10FT
7FT
10FT
7FT
10FT
SIDE EMITTING
STANDARD OUTPUT
0.65W/FT
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
30FT
30FT
32FT
34FT
32FT
50FT
32FT
78FT**
32FT
78FT**
32FT
78FT**
SIDE EMITTING
HIGH OUTPUT
1.4W/FT
MAX
MAX
RUN
SPLIT
14FT
14FT
17FT
17FT
22FT
26FT
22FT
40FT
22FT
40FT
22FT
40FT
*RGB Is at full power (all three LEDs are illuminated). Power consumption may vary based on color changing program.
**Max split can be split more than once, without exceeding the max single run in each leg.
• Max Run refers to the total single run of tapelight that can go on a power supply. Max Split refers to the total amount of tapelight that can go on a driver if it were separated into two runs.
• Max Run lengths are calculated with 12V DC at the start of the tape run. Voltage drop may occur if not using proper wire gauge. Please refer to the Power Supply Wiring Chart on
page one of these instructions.
• Max Run lengths above are calculated with no more than 30% light loss from the start of the tape run to the end of the tape run for optimal light consistency. If run lengths are
extended beyond the recommended lengths noted above, there will be inconsistent light output and voltage drop.
1
When cutting tapelight,
cut only on the cut
lines provided.
Cut Lines
2
Remove adhesive backing, then gently press down
the tape onto the surface. Avoid contact with LEDs.
NOTE: DO NOT bend or pinch tape on a hard angle.
LED Tape
3M Backing
3
Add input connector by plugging the input connector
into the beginning of the tape. For hardwire applications, an electrician can add any additional wire
needed to run back to the power supply.
4
For plug-and-play applications, simply plug power
supply into a wall outlet.
Plug-and-Play
Power Supply
Hardwire connector
can be field cut
Input Connector
Positive to Positive
TLCIP12
Connector
Negative to Negative
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For ConTech Lighting Standard, High, and Super High Output Tapelight Series; White, RGB and Single Color
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
MOUNTING CHANNEL INSTALLATION
• Always wear safety glasses when cutting aluminum channels
1
Cut mounting channel with hacksaw or miter saw with the
appropriate blade for cutting aluminum.
2
Remove the adhesive backing from the tapelight and
place into mounting channel. Gently press tapelight
down into the channel. Avoid pressure on the LEDs
Add to
connector
3
4
Snap the clear or frosted lens into place. Add end
caps to finish off the fixture.
Endcaps
Mark mounting clip locations. Use screws provided for
installation. Recommended max distance between
clips is 24".
Lens
MOUNTING CHANNEL DIMENSIONS:
35°
1-7/8"
1"
3/8"
1/4"
1/4"
1/4"
3/8"
3/4"
5/8"
3/8"
3/8"
3/8"
3/8"
5/8"
1-1/8"
Recessed:
TLACR6
Double Wide:
TLACD6
1"
Standard:
TLACS6
Angled:
TLACA6
Round:
TLACO6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
• Read all the instructions before installation. Save instructions for later use.
• Turn off power at fuse or circuit breaker box before installation or before doing any maintenance work.
• Product must be grounded to avoid potential electric shock and any other potential hazards.
• Product must be mounted in locations and at heights and in a manner consistent with its intended use, and in compliance with National Electrical Code and
local codes. Use of accessory equipment is not recommended.
• Installing contrary to instructions may cause unsafe conditions.
• Do not block light from the trim aperture, in whole or in part, as this may cause unsafe conditions.
• Warning: Risk of fire. Most dwellings built before 1985 have supply wire rated at 60°C. Consult a qualified electrician before installation.
• To avoid hazards to children, account for all parts and properly dispose of all packing materials.
• Call the Technical Support department at ConTech Lighting with any installation questions: 847.559.5500.
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For ConTech Lighting Standard, High, and Super High Output Tapelight Series; White, RGB and Single Color
To optimize performance, it is recommended to locate the power supply in the middle of your tapelight design.
Recommended Layouts
High Output: Two (2) 30' runs with two (2) 60W power supplies, non-dimming
60W
Power Supply
60W
Power Supply
Input Connector
Input Connector
15'
15'
15'
15'
High Output: Two (2) 30' runs with two (2) 60W power supplies, dimming
60W
Power Supply
60W
Power Supply
Dimming Module
Repeater
Output Connector
Input Connector
15'
Input Connector
15'
15'
15'
Super High Output: Four (4) 12' runs with four (4) 60W power supplies, dimming
60W
Power Supply
60W
Power Supply
60W
Power Supply
Dimming Module
Output Connector
Input Connector
Repeater
Repeater
Output Connector
Input Connector
12'
60W
Power Supply
Input Connector
12'
ConTech POWER SUPPLY
INPUT VOLTAGE: 12V DC
Repeater
Output Connector
Input Connector
12'
12'
STANDARD OUTPUT
WATTS PER FOOT: 1.2
HIGH OUTPUT
WATTS PER FOOT: 1.8
SUPER HIGH OUTPUT
WATTS PER FOOT: 3.6
RGB
WATTS PER FOOT: 3.9
MAX LOAD1
MAX LOAD1
MAX LOAD1
MAX LOAD1
MODEL NO.
TYPE
WATTAGE
TLP12VHW20
Hardwire
20W
15 ft.
10 ft.
5 ft.
5 ft.
TLP12VP2
Plug-In
24W
18 ft.
12 ft.
6 ft.
6 ft.
TLP12VP36
Plug-In
36W
27 ft.
18 ft.
9 ft.
9 ft.
TLP12VP60
Plug-In
60W
45 ft.
30 ft.
15 ft.
14 ft.
TLP12VHW60
Hardwire
60W
45 ft.
30 ft.
15 ft.
14 ft.
TLP12VHW60 277
Hardwire
60W
45 ft.
30 ft.
15 ft.
14 ft.
1. Max Load equals watts per foot plus 10%, divided by the total wattage of each power supply.
Power Supply Wiring Chart (Copper Wire)
Wire Gauge
20
18
16
14
12
Distance*
6 ft.
10 ft.
15 ft.
23 ft.
40 ft.
*From driver output to the input connector of the tapelight. 12 Gauge wire recommended.
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Dimming Module Wiring Diagram
0-10V Dimming, WHITE LIGHT ONLY
120VAC
Cord & Plug
or Hard Wire
LED Dimming Module
Black
Power
Supply
Black
Red
Red
Input
Purple
Output
Black
Grey
Red
0-10V Dimmer
(Supplied
by Others)
Repeater Wiring Diagram
For Continuous Dimming, WHITE LIGHT ONLY
Signal Input Options:
1. Output connector from
previous run of tapelight
2. Secondary dimming
signal from output of
dimming module
Black
Red
LED Power Repeater (TLPRPT)
V
B
G
Black
V
B
Output
G
R
Signal
Input
R
Red
Red
Power Input
Black
Power
Supply
120VAC
Cord & Plug
or Hard Wire
RGB Controller Wiring Diagram
RGB ONLY
120VAC
Cord & Plug
or Hard Wire
RGB Controller
Black
Power
Supply
Red
Input
Output
Red
O
O Green
O Blue
RGB Tapelight
DMX Wiring Diagram
Using a DMX512 Signal.
DMX Converter
Provided by Others
DMX
IN
Power
120VAC
Cord & Plug
or Hard Wire
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Power
Supply
To Next DMX Decoder
For Daisy Chaining Multiple
DMX Decoders
DMX
DMX
OUT
Channel
V+
1234
+
Red
Blue
Black
Green
RGB Tapelight
Red
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