LED strips have a normal product lifespan of 30,000 hours at temperatures between -30℃ and +60℃. LED strips are safe to use using low-voltage power supply. You can have a wide array of colours and colour temperatures most suited for various conditions. Two types of LED strips are the flexible strips and rigid strips.
LED rigid strips, on the other hand, is easy to fix and install. The main advantages you get from LED rigid strips are its precise length, adjustable light angle, and high brightness, which you can use aluminium PCB as circuit board.
LED flexible strips, on the other hand, consume less energy and have long product life. These types of strips are great for decorating corners. The back-to-back adhesive tape and buckles specifically made for the lights make the strips easy to install. Besides, this strip LED lights can be cut-off as a requirement.
The market of LED strips can come in a wide variety, with variable prices depending on its usage. So here are tips on how you should select the LED lights:
You need to find out if it is packaged with resin or silicon. Choosing a resin package will make the purchase cheaper due to weaker heat dissipation. However, there is no difference between the two.
- Colour consistency
There are manufacturers that don’t use photometer, which simply means the LED strips are below the mark. These LED lights aren’tcolour-separated and can’t bring the desired brightness and shining light.
- Solder joint
High quality LED lights are manufactured with reflow soldering and solder pastes, making the solder-joints small, clear enough, arching, and moving towards the electrode from the circuit board.
- Circuit board
LED flexible strips often have two kinds of circuit board – rolled copper circuit board and the bonded copper circuit board. The copper foil of the latter circuit board is sticking out. Its bonding pad will fall off if used in high in temperature or bent too much. The rolled copper circuit board, is closely connected to EPC is the opposite of the bonded copper circuit board.