We have a broad category of led strip lights that includes all different LED size, color temperature, IP rating, lumen output, dimension, etc. Follow us through this post for the important factors for LED strip lighting and run through our full line of LED strips.

Size of LED:

3528:
Subtle light – Ideal for most domestic situations for task or ambient lighting where observers are close. Such as ceiling coves, under-cabinets, on stairs and around windows
5050:
Bright light – Ideal for commercial or domestic use where the observer may be further away – Like high ceilings, used as a wall washer, outdoor lighting, ambient lighting for larger areas. 5050s can also be used for colour-changing RGB or RGBW LED tape.
2835:
Much more smaller and thinner than 5050, 5730 and 3528, you can view 2835 SMDs as a more efficient replacement for the 5050 – producing 20% more light in same power consumption.
5630:
Basically a stretched 5050 LED with a much wider viewing angle. The wider angle makes it easy to emit a brighter output with the same wattage
2216:
New innovation, much smaller and thinner than 3528 SMD LED, high density led available such as 300led/m or 420led/m, to achieve best even light without led dot.

CCT-Color temperature:

5000-6500K:
gives off a bright amount of blue-white light, similar to that of daylight; best for display areas and work environments where very bright illumination is needed
4000-4500K:
close to sunlight which would create a serious, calm atmosphere as well as protect eyes maximally compared with other CCT, best for Classroom, library, laboratory , workshop, office and meeting room, etc.
3000-4000K:
gives off a bright amount of white light; best for kitchens, offices, work spaces and vanities where task lighting is needed
2700-3000K:
giving a sense of warmth and comfort or with rich, warm woods to bring out the detail in the grain, best for shopping mall, boutique, restaurant, hotel, home, etc.
2100-2400K:
gives off a soft white glow,best for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces

IP Rating:

IP20 Non-waterproof:
For indoor dry area use only, such as bedroom, living room, cabinet etc.
IP62 Silicon glue:
For use in potentially damp areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
IP65 Silicon sleeved:
For use in damp or outdoor areas, so long as the strip are not submerged in water.
IP68 Silicon encapsulated:
Available for submerge in water, such as swimming pool.

Dimension of strip:

Myledy offer a wide range of led strip lights with different width from 4mm to 58mm, which can be fit for all kinds of lighting applications.
4-8mm: for cabinet lighting, cove lighting
10-12mm: regular lumen output for commercial or domestic use
15-58mm: super high lumen output for task lighting, large aluminium profiles etc.

Lumen output:

Depending on how you are using the LED strips, you will probably want a certain level of lumens.

510-1150lm/m: Accent Lighting or Mood Lighting
570-1700lm/m: cabinet Lighting
910-1430lm/m: Task Lighting with low distance from light source
1120-2250lm/m: Task Lighting with higher distance from light source
1230-1840lm/m: Indirect lighting in a bedroom/ hotel /lobby
1640-3220lm/m: Industrial lighting / signage / linear lighting

12V/24V/Constant current:

Another important things to consider is Voltage Drop. In DC circuits, voltage gradually drops as it travels along through a length of wire. So, voltage drops occur because the input voltage from the power supply gradually decreases over the length of the strip. This can lead to having one end of your strip lights being brighter than the other end. 12V LED strips will lose voltage faster than 24V led strip. If you are looking make longer run applications, we would recommend 24V strip or constant current strip.

Max run length when drive the strip from one side:

  • 12V: 5M
  • 24V: 5~10M
  • Constant current: 10~15M

Other consideration:

Logo or batch code print:
All the strip PCB will be printed with production date, so any problems that may arise in future can be traced back easily. If need logo or batch code printing, the MOQ request is 1000 meters.
Strip length:
The regular length for all strip items are 5m per reel, other customized length is available depends on the strip type.
Color of the strip:
Our LED strips come in a wide range of single colors like white/green/blue/yellow/orange, as well as multi-color strip RGB or RGBW.
LED strip connector:
We carry a large selection of connectors, clips, end caps for different IP level strips.
Aluminium profile:
Dozens of high quality aluminium LED profiles and components for led strip lights, cusomize length and painting color available

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