What to Consider When Choosing an LED Strip

In a previous article, we focused on the most important things to consider when buying LED strips for the first time. We will now walk you through the next phase; Installation. Installing your LED strip can be very easy to quite difficult, it all depends on the end result you want to achieve with your lighting system. You can now look for the best quality RGB lighting via https://ligmancolorlighting.com/.

Top 4 considerations before buying flexible LED strip lights - Flexfire LEDs, Inc.

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For example, installing a 1 meter long LED light strip into your kitchen cabinets can be much more sophisticated than using a 20 meter long RGB LED strip to dress up a club and run it via DMX controls. Whatever you do, there are some universal things to keep in mind, and this article will walk you through some of them.

We'll start with the LED strip itself. It is a long, high-impact flexible circuit board with surface mount or SMD components arranged along its length. There are several things to consider here including LEDs per meter, LED chip size, light strip color, and length. 

Ribbon strips come in two types of LEDs per meter, 30 LEDs per meter and 60 LEDs per meter. The latter, as the name suggests, has twice as many LEDs and is much brighter than the former. They are designed for use in lighting contexts where they are forced to compete with the backlight. 

When you look at the specifications of a light strip, you will usually see a series of four numbers that may not mean much to most people. They actually refer to the size of each LED on the strip. You can usually find chip sizes of 5050 (5mm x 5mm) or 3528 (3.5mm x 2.8mm).