Your Ultimate Guide on Buying LED Strip Lights

Buying LED strip lights does not have to be a difficult process as long as you know what to look for. The key for you when buying LED strips is to make sure you know your application and area restrictions and then understand your options for installation, power demands, and colors.

LEDs Quantity

When buying LED strip lights, it is important to look at the number of LEDs per length. For brighter output and higher light quality, you should look for the strip lights that have the highest number of LEDs per Foot (Meter, Yard, etc). If LEDs are spaced too far apart across the strips they could produce spotty lighting instead of a clean, constant line of light. Take note that this is not the only factor in determining brightness and light quality. LED Rope Light, for instance, has more LEDs per foot than DC LED Flex Strips but they are dim LEDs and are much spottier than the Flex Strips, so always check on the brightness of the LEDs as well.


LED Strip Brightness

As LED technology continues to improve, LED strips continue to reach brighter capabilities. This does not mean all strips will be super bright, in some cases, you may not even want the light to be super bright. An example of this would be accent lighting within a shelf.

The brightness of LEDs is measured in lumens. Depending on how you are using the LED strips, you will probably want a certain level of lumens. For accent lighting, you will probably not want anything brighter than 200 Lumens per foot but for other applications where you want more light, it just depends on your personal preference of how bright you want them. So, make sure you take note of the Lumens/length along with the LEDs/length as this will have a strong effect on light quality and the type of light the strip gives off.


LED Strip Colors

Our LED strip lights come in a wide range of single colors as well as multi-color strips (RGB). The most basic LED strip lights are our single colors that only emit one fixed light color. The color-changing strips are called RGB strips. These LED lights can display any Red-Green-Blue combination color. These strips require a controller to change colors in flashes or stay on one selected solid color. But recently the most popular choice is rainbow-color LED Strip Lights: with built-in IC controller, various colors and different brightness changing simultaneously in a line, looks like the different color leds chasing, skipping, dancing and twinkling.


Color Temperature

Color temperature is how we differentiate the various white colors that an LED can produce. Temperature indicates how ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ the light appears. Temperature is measured in Kelvin with higher temps representing cool colors (blueish hue) and lower temps representing warmer colors (yellowish light you would expect from a bulb).


Novostella lasting rainbow light strip shows a rainbow-like effect, providing an amazing visual experience for you. And all parts, including power supply, are waterproof. The built-in sensitive mic allows the light bar to synchronize with your favorite music, which is the perfect decoration for festivals and parties.

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