There are different types of LED Strip Lights on the market, depending on the types of the diodes they have. The most popular types are the SMD3528 diodes LED Strips and the SMD 5050 diodes LED Strips.
The SDM3528 LED Strip Lights are energy saving, and are suitable for large rooms and areas, where the price of energy for the lighting is of the greatest importance.
The power consumption of these types of LED Strip Lights is as follows:
SMD3528 LED strip with 30 diodes: 2.4W/1 meter
SMD 3528 LED strip with 60 diodes: 4.8W/1 meter
SMD5050 LED strip with 30 diodes: 7.2W/1 meter
SMD5050 LED strip with 60 diodes: 14.4W/1 meter
On the other hand, the SMD 5050 LED strips will not be as economical, but will emit about 3 times more light than the SMD 3528 ones.
Apart from that, the LED Strip SMD5050 is also offered in the RGB LED Strip Light variant, which allows for the creation of various colorful light effects, by the use of a RGB Controller.
Both types of LED Strips are offered in different variant, according to the conditions they will be used in: waterproof, waterproof or water resistant.
Non waterproof LED Strips are suitable only for the indoors where the humidity levels are normal.
Waterproof LED Strips are suitable for the garden and the outdoors, as well as for indoors with high humidity. The waterproof LED Strips should not have direct contact with water though.
Water resistant LED Strips are suitable for places where there is direct contact with water, but only when installed and used in accordance to the instructions by the producer or supplier.
The installation of LED strips is easy and fast, because in most case, it is possible to use double-stick tape for this purpose.
The LED Strips are sold in 5m packs, although some online shops offer smaller pieces as well.
The customer can easily cut their own LED Strip Lights in accordance to their need, by cutting at the points marked on the strip itself. They are usually at every 5cm in 60 diode strips and every 10cm in 30 diode strips.