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How to Buy Proper LED Strip Lights?

Elstar has a wide category of led strip lists that include all different LED sizes, 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 flexible LED strip. You will get what you want.

Type of LED

3528 - Thin light - Ideal for most home situations for work or ambient lighting where observers are nearby. Like plateaus, under the offices, on the stairs and around the windows

5050 - Bright light - Ideal for commercial or home use, where the observer may be farther away - Like high ceilings, used as a wall washer, outside lighting, ambient lighting for larger areas. 5050 can also be used to change color RGB or RGBW LED tape.
2835 - Much smaller and thinner than 5050, 5730 and 3528, you can see 2835 SMDs as a more efficient replacement for the 5050 producing 20% more light on the same power consumption.
5630 - Basically a stretched LED 5050 with a much wider viewing angle. The wider angle facilitates the emission of brighter performance with the same power
2216 - New innovation, much smaller and thinner than 3528 SMD LED, high-density led available as 300leds/m or 420leds/m, to achieve the best even light without led dot.

3528 LED Strip 01

Color Temperature Range

5000-6500K: emits a light amount of blue and white light corresponding to daylight; best for display areas and work environments where much light is required
4000-4500K: close to sunlight, which would create a serious, calm atmosphere as well as protect the eyes in relation to other CCT, best to the classroom, library, laboratory, workshop, office and meeting room, etc.
3000-4000K: emits a luminous amount of white light. better for kitchens, offices, workplaces and vanities where work lighting is required
2700-3000K: giving the feeling of warmth and comfort or rich, warm wood to highlight the details of the grain, the best for a shopping center, boutique, restaurant, hotel, home, etc.
2100-2400K: emits a soft white glow, ideal for lounges, dining rooms, bedrooms and open spaces

3528 LED Strip 02

IP Grade

IP20 Non-waterproof: For indoor 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.

3528 LED Strip 03

PCB Width

Elstar offers a wide range of 3528 led strip2835 led strip5050 led strip lights and others with different widths from 4mm to 58mm, which can be adapted to all 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.

3528 LED Strip 04


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 thing to keep in mind is the drop in tension. In DC circuits, the voltage drops gradually as it travels along a cable. Thus, voltage drops occur because the input voltage from the power supply gradually decreases throughout the length of the strip. This can result in having one end of your stripes brighter than the other end. 12V LED strips will lose voltage faster than 24V driving lanes. If you are looking to make longer-lasting applications, we would recommend a 24V tape or a steady-state tape.

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.

Welcome to know about our LED strips. Thank you!


Contact: Marketing Department

Phone: +8615805096966

Tel: +86-595-5138252

Email: Info@longsen-lighting.com

Add: Pinghe Rd, Zhongshan City, China.