There are a few different types of RGB LED strip lighting, and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Let's take a look at each type to see what suits your needs the best.
1. Strips with Individual LEDs:
These strips have each LED light source wired directly to the strip, which makes them the simplest to install and use. They're also the cheapest option, but they can be less versatile than other types of RGB LED strip lighting.
Pros: Cheap and easy to set up.
Cons: Limited versatility – each LED light must be controlled individually.
2. Strips with Bridges:
Strips with bridges connect multiple individual LEDs together into a single strip, which allows for more versatile installation options and higher-quality visuals. They also tend to be more expensive than strips with individual LEDs, but they deliver better performance overall.
Pros: More versatile – you can connect multiple strips together to create wide patterns or intricate designs.
LED lighting strips have multiple LED chips inside a plastic or metal casing. The color of the light emitted from each individual LED is determined by one of the three primary colors: Red, Green, or Blue.
While this is simple to understand, it can be difficult to visualize because although the color appears very close to white when viewed from a distance, that same light source looks different depending on how it’s being viewed.