Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Secrets to Choosing Quality LED Strips

LED light strips are more widely used these days. Here are professional tips that help you choose quality LED strips.

Nowadays, as the technology improves, LED lights are more acceptable in both function and price. Many users of traditional lamps now turn to LED lights. However, there are so many types and models on the market, buyers may get very confused sometimes, so this article gives you helpful information about how to purchase LED strips.

With normal product life up to 30,000 hours, LED strips can work at temperatures between -30℃ and +60℃. Low-voltage power supply such as DC12V or DC24V makes LED strips very safe to use. Different colors and color temperatures are available for different conditions.

Rigid strips and flexible strips are the two types of LED strips.

LED flexible strips, using flexible circuit board, have long product life and consume less energy. General specifications are 30led/m, 60led/m, 90led/m, and 120led/m and so on. LED flexible strips are good at decorating corners or circular / irregular objects. The 3M double-sided adhesive tapes on the back and the buckles specially made for tube lights make them much easier to install. Besides, flexible strips can be cut off as requirements.

LED rigid strips, on the other hand, use aluminum PCB as circuit board. General specifications are 30led/m, 60led/m, and 72led/m and so on. With V-shaped aluminum bases, LED rigid strips are easy to fix process and install. High brightness, adjustable light angle, and precise length as requested are the main advantages of LED rigid strips.

The market of LED strips is such a mixed bag, and the price difference can be huge sometimes. So how to Choose LED Strips? Below are several things we should look at when selecting LED strips.

1. Package

Find out it is resin package or silicon package. Resin package is a little cheaper because of its weaker heat dissipation, and there is no other difference between the two.

2. Solder joint

High-quality LED strips are produced with solder pastes and reflow soldering (very important techniques in SMT), so the solder joint would be clear, small, in an arc and going towards the electrode from the bonding pad of circuit board.

3. Color consistency

Some small manufacturers don’t have spectrophotometer, which means the LED lights they produce all below the mark, because the LED lights that haven’t been color separated couldn’t bring that kind of bright and beautiful light.

4. Circuit board

LED flexible strips have two types of circuit board--bonded copper circuit board and rolled copper circuit board. The copper foil of bonded copper circuit board is protruding, you can find out by carefully watching the connection between bonding pad and EPC. The bonding pad of bonded copper circuit board would fall off if bent too much or in high temperature. Rolled copper circuit board, which is closely connected to EPC, can be bent as you like without falling off its bonding pad.

5. Cleanliness

The surface of LED strips produced with SMT technology is very clean, no stains or anything else. The surface of those that were hand-soldered, however, would be full of stains or trace of cleaning, no matter how hard they were cleaned. 

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