SOURCE: Elemental LED

Elemental LED

June 18, 2015 09:00 ET

Elemental LED Introduces New VALENT™ Line of High CRI and R9 LED Tape Light

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - Elemental LED, Inc., a recognized U.S.-based leader in and manufacturer of premium LED lighting solutions, introduces VALENT Premium 12V LED Tape Light, a linear light whose 90+ CRI value ensures a quality almost identical to incandescent light.

Products with low CRI, such as standard fluorescent lights, can significantly distort colors and do not reliably provide accurate color quality. Skin tones, wood finishes, and warm colors have a cold, bluish cast with distorted color when lit by LED lights with low CRI.

VALENT solves this problem with 90+ CRI as well as high R9 values (red) and high R13 and R14 values (skin tone). The great color rendering properties of VALENT makes it an ideal tape light to accentuate high-end finishes. VALENT was developed primarily for the architects and designers. In addition, high-CRI products provide a fuller spectrum of light, which seems brighter to the human eye. The end result is a premium light that is as close to incandescent as you can get.

This tape light is available in color temperatures and lumen output levels that allow users to precisely specify their lighting. VALENT features and options include:

  • Available in 4 CCTs: 2700K and 3000K warm white, 4200K neutral white, and 6300K cool white
  • Two output levels: 158 and 332 lumens per ft. (avg.)
  • R9 values between 65 and 84
  • R13 and R14 values between 92 and 96
  • Title 24 Compliant for all CCTs (except 6300K)
  • UL Listed Field Cuttable

"To those of us raised on using incandescent lighting who prefer a familiar look to our lighting, particularly in the home, VALENT is surprisingly good. This product gives incandescent a run for its money." - Bob Smith, United Electrical Outlets

VALENT Tape Light is UL Listed and has been stringently tested for high color rendering values and consistency. VALENT also holds a Title 24 certification for 2700K, 3000K, and 4200K based on its superior CRI and R9 vales. A good R9 value is considered to be anything above 50: with the VALENT product line, Elemental LED has achieved R9 values as high as 84, ensuring the truest color rendering.

Availability: VALENT Premium LED Tape Light is available exclusively through the Diode LED nationwide dealer network. Local dealers can be found through the dealer locator service on the Diode LED website (

Information: For more about VALENT, including a compatibility list and detailed specifications call (877) 817-6028 or visit the VALENT product page (

About: Elemental LED is a recognized U.S.-based leader in innovative LED solutions, and manufactures the Diode LED brand of products. Elemental LED is dedicated to helping customers understand, adopt, and benefit from LED lighting solutions, and partner with our customers to understand their needs and deliver tailored products, services, and extensive support. We make it easy. Learn more at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim Puchbauer
    Vice President of Marketing
    Elemental LED
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