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How to compare led strip lights?
- Apr 28, 2017 -

Nowadays flexible LED strip lighting is rapidly increasing in modern lighting system all around the world. The cities are lighted by led strips. LED strips are widely used in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. This is due to an increase in efficiency, color options, brightness, and ease of installation. A homeowner can now design like a lighting professional with a complete lighting strips kit quickly and easily. 

There are many options on the market for LED strip lights.

But how to choose a suitable LED strip light?


1. Compare Lumen(Brightness)

Lumen is the measurement of brightness as perceived to the human eye. Lumen is the most important variable when choosing which LED strip light you need to look at. When comparing lumen output from led strip, note that there are different ways of saying the same thing.

The questions you should be asking is “Lumens per what? Per foot, meter, or reel? How long is the reel?” 

Different projects require a certain amount of brightness to achieve a desired look. Our advice is to always go brighter than needed and add a dimmer. 

Our 120led/m 2835 led strip light high lumens 22-24lm per led(http://www.cn-ledstrip.com/a120leds-2835-led-strip-light-high-lumens)  is quite bright but with middle price. 2835 led strip is comparing brighter and cheaper than 5050 led strip.

2 Compare CCT(Color Temperature)

CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) refers to the color temperature of light, measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The temperature rating directly affects what the white light will look like. Normally light source vary from 2500K– 8000K IN LED strip lights. Normal warm white is 2800-3200K. Warm white light looks very orange and/or yellow. When increasing the degrees Kelvin, the color will change from yellow to yellowish white to white and then a bluish white (which is the coolest white). Although the varying temperatures have different names, it should not be confused with actual colors such as red, green, or purple. CCT is specific to white light or rather, the color temperature.

The CCT is also dimmable. Our Dimmable Led Strip Lights 5050SMD 60LED/M WW+PW Dual Color Led Strip (http://www.cn-ledstrip.com/a5050smd-60led-ww-pw-dual-color-led) is quite hot and popular. Because it can reach both warm white and cool white by operating the remote controller.

3 Compare CRI(Color Rendering Index)

Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the measurement of how colors look under a light source when compared with sunlight. The index is measured from 0-100, with a perfect 100 indicating that colors under the light source appear the same as they would under natural sunlight.

This rating is also a measurement in the lighting industry to help discern naturalness.

Lighting with a CRI 80 is a middle CRI. Lighting with a CRI 90 is considered “High CRI” lights and mainly used in commercial, art, film, photography, and retail locations. -See our High CRI 93+ Lights

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