What are the different types of LED strip lights?

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There are two primary types of colored LED strip: 

fixed single color, and color changing.

A fixed color LED strip emits just one color, and the operating principle is just like the white LED strips we discussed above.

 A color-changing LED strip consists of multiple color channels on a single LED strip.

1, What is LED strip light?

LED strip light is made by LED, PCB, resistance, IC, wires, PVC or silicon material,3M tape, etc.

It is like a strip, so people call it strip light or tape light.

Different types of led strip lights have different functions and fit different places to install.

So let’s check which type of led strip light is your right choice.

2, AC220V LED Strips

 AC220V LED strip light also called high voltage led strips,driver-less led strips. It does not need a big led power supply. But it also needs a special plug.

AC LED strip light is cover by a transparent PVC material. So the size will be bigger than DC LED strips.

AC flex led strips are easy to use. They are plug-and-play. You don’t need a bigger size led driver. You only need to plug it in and you can use them immediately.

AC led strip light can long run. It can have continuous lengths up to 50 meters. Some lower wattage AC strips can run more than 100meter. It is better to install outside and the place where is difficult to install the driver.

The disadvantage of the AC strip light is the cut length. Normally it need cut every 1  meter. That is not good for some small places like the kitchen.

AC led strip light is at a low price.AC led strip light uses to think and single side PCB, PVC material is a low-cost material, and it doesn’t need high CRI, the LED is using economics type. So AC led strip light price will be lower than DC strip light.

doesn’t need high CRI, the LED is using economics type. So AC led strip light price will be lower than DC strip light.

rope light cost

AC220V led strip light

SMD rope light

3, DC LED strip lights

Normally, LED strip light which we call is DC led strip light.

From voltage , It have DC3V,DC5V, DC12V, DC24V, DC36V, DC48V,etc.

From led type ,It have SMD2835, SMD3528,SMD5050,SMD3014,SMD3020,SMD5630,SMD2216,SMD2010,etc.

From PCB material, It has flexible PCB, aluminum base PCB, FR4 PCB, etc.

LED strip light size is small, it has 3M tape backside. It can easily install on almost every surface. It has a small cut that allows you to install it in a small place.

DC led strip light just produces minimal heat and small size making it the perfect choice for applications that are in small spaces. It is low voltage that is safe for the place easy to touch.

warm white 3528-240-24-double-led-strip-light

warm white 3528-60-24-led-strip-light

warm white 5630-60-12-led-strip-light

4, LED Rope Light

LED rope light is different from led strip light. It is not flat and ribbon-like instead. It is made of  PVC material in round size. The rope light normally uses DIP LEDs.

The rope light brightness is not like LED strip light. Led strip light can provide more brightness than led rope light.

LED rope light has a PVC encased. Because it is waterproof, so it can use for outdoor applications.

You can plug and play the LED rope light. It has a special plug for AC220V.

LED rope light is a better lighting material for festival lighting.

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