Mounting Adhesives and Sealants
We have a range of products that we recommend for mounting and protecting your Light Tape® to ensure the longevity of the lamp.
Light Tape® Edge Guard™: A clear barrier tape used to prevent moisture from damaging Light Tape® when cut.
3M DP-100+ Epoxy: A two part epoxy system used in Light Tape® Exterior Connections.
Light Tape® Shrink Tube: A heat-forming tube used in conjunction with our outdoor mounting system to form a moisture barrier and secure connector to channel.
Indoor Mounting Adhesives
3M VHB Tape: Ideal for mounting Light Tape® or Light Tape® Mounting Channel System to smooth surfaces. VHB, or Very High Bond, 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. VHB is also shock, vibration, and noise dampening.
Other adhesives: Since 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. For example, silicone may seem like a viable option as it cures with water, but it reacts negatively with Light Tape®'s barrier encapsulation causing delamination and lamp failure.