What is Led Strip Lights? LED light strip refers to the assembly of LEDs on a ribbon-shaped FPC (flexible circuit board) or PCB hardboard, which is named after its product shape is like a ribbon. It has a long service life, is very energy-saving and environmentally friendly, and has gradually become popular in various decoration industries. This article will introduce the Led Strip lights buying guide from many aspects.


1. Light and color consistency

What is consistent light color? In fact, the light effect corresponds to two parts, "light" refers to whether the light emitted by the LED lamp bead is uniform, and "color" refers to the color temperature. Why do you need to point out these two parts in particular, because these are the most basic principles for judging the quality of LED strips?


High-quality LED lights have two meanings:

(1) The brightness between the lamp beads and the lamp beads must be consistent, and high-quality LED lamp beads can better ensure brightness consistency.

(2) The brightness of the light strips should be consistent at the beginning and the end. The LED light strip needs to be driven by a power supply to emit light. When the connection is too long, the output voltage will be weaker, and the brightness of the LED light strip will be obviously inconsistent at the beginning and end.


So what is color temperature?

Color temperature refers to heating a standard black body. When the temperature rises to a certain level, the color starts from deep red-light red-orange-white-blue and gradually changes. When a light source is the same color as the black body, we will use the absolute temperature of the black body at that time. It is called the color temperature of the light source.


When it comes to color temperature, I have to mention color tolerance:

Color Tolerance Adjustment refers to the difference between the formula calculated by the computer and the target standard. It is calculated under a single lighting source. The smaller the value, the higher the accuracy. But it should be noted that it only represents the color comparison under a certain light source, and cannot detect the deviation under different light sources. The difference between the spectrum emitted by the light source and the standard spectrum.




2. Color rendering index

In the actual application of LED strips, the color rendering index is a very important part. When used in large-area luminous ceilings as basic lighting or used in showcases as display lighting, the color rendering index Ra>80 is a professional LED lamp. The belt must meet the requirements.

The color rendering index is a very important parameter for LED strips used in special lighting, so be sure to ask about the color rendering index when purchasing, so as to avoid failing to achieve the expected effect when using it.


3. Continuous light

Only the light strips in the unbroken and dark areas are perfect. This requires that the entire LED light strip cannot be dead light. Therefore, when choosing LED light strips, you must look for professional brands in this field. Quality assurance.


4. Easy to install

When used in a light trough, the shape, size, and space of the light trough are different. How to realize quick connection and installation is very important. Choosing a suitable connector and installation card can save a lot of time and energy and can be connected quickly. The light strip is flexible and convenient to install, and it is also easy to repair and quickly replace failed parts.

Therefore, it is necessary to choose a light strip product that can be directly snap-mounted with a connector, and the installation steps and methods of this type of product are relatively simple.


5. High light efficiency

For LED light strips, the importance of the light effect has a lot to do with its application scenarios. For example, when applied to indirect lighting of lamp troughs, the requirements for light efficiency are relatively not applied to large-area luminous ceilings or showcases. When it is high. But as a professional LED light strip, under the premise of color rendering index Ra>80, the luminous efficiency should be at least 80 lm/W. If it can achieve 160 lm/W, that would be great.


Under the premise that the electrical specifications allow and the voltage drop of the driving power supply is controllable, the longer the distance that the LED strip can be connected, at least means that it will save some power.