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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:40 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Madison Heights, mi
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Quality of strip LED's range when they come from china.
I would recommend finding a seller in the United States, they get there quicker and are more expensive but the real reason is that you can return them more easily. They all still come from China though.

Your looking at the 3528's The 5050's are much brighter. You also want the 300 led's per meter roll not the 150 led per meter. The strips are very sensitive to bending, so when you install them, you don't unroll them till your ready to mount them.

They aren't cost effective though, they do look nice when you get everything done, but they generate a good amount of heat despite being led's because they used diodes/resister to drop the voltage which waists energy, but is the most economical way to manufacture the strips.

I've done a lot of work with these, and high power LED units up to 100 Watt dies.

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