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LED Strip Lights High Quality vs Low Cost RGB LED Strip

September 11, 2019

Hi this is Diego from SIRS-Electronics. I wanted to quickly show you today the main
differences Between the low cost and the high quality
LED RGB strip. First thing that I wanted to show you is the
voltage drop that We have in the different setups. We have this
setup for The low cost RGB setup to 12 volts is consuming
3.31 amps equivalent 39 watts approximately. We have this multi-meter use as a volt-meter
right now is testing The end of the strip is 9.1 we have almost
3 volts of power loss. And from this other side we have the same setup set
to 12 volts is consuming 3.48 amps Is approximately equivalent to 41 watts. If you see we have almost the same power consumption But the power loss here is very different We have 9.45 volts is approximately 2.5 volts
of power loss. And this is due to the PCB copper thickness and
quality I wanted to show you with the caliper we have
the caliper setup to millimeters This is 0.40 millimeters and this is the low
cost, low cost is 0.29 millimeters. That’s the thickness differences. The next comparison that I wanted to show
you Is the light color. We have bluish kind of
color here And this is solid cold white cold. That means that the mix is very good very
efficient very nice, very nice color. Now, the next test I prepared for you is to
compare the light out. This one delivers a lot more light than this
one. We have the photometer here setup to lux
times 10. We would test this one to this distance is
2500 lux approximately. Now, this other one high quality same distance
is almost 3500 lux; Same distance same power consumption same
everything. We sell both products but some people sell
even lower quality than this one. So, In that case you will be ending up with probably
less efficiency Than the incandescent light invented by Thomas
Edison one-hundred years ago. So, the idea of using LED is to keep the efficiency
as high as possible That make the use of LED a good resource. Thank you very much for watching. We are SIRS-E SIRS Electronics In the United States our number is 956-522-2006

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  • Reply theultimateandy April 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    This video is definitely much more informative than your previous comparison videos where you actually show the differences than just talk about them, good job.

  • Reply SIRS Electronics Inc April 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for your feedback, we are learning on how to transmit, who we are, our videos should improve even further, always talking the truth. Thanks again!

  • Reply sempei58 June 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    So what is cost please?

  • Reply SIRS Electronics Inc June 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    All the RGB high quality and product line is in this link
    You can always call the office for more information and wholesale prices 956-522-2006 US. Thanks

  • Reply made2save July 4, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Great Video !

  • Reply jpavlekovich October 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    thanks , very done video , good voice ,and the onscreen words  ,,great job  ok yeah  informative too

  • Reply Aceshigh00 December 9, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Good information, however…..Looks like you are charging 10x what some of the Aliexpress retailers are direct from the source.

  • Reply Jean Daniel Desrosiers December 25, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Hmmm 100$ or 10$? I'll take my chance with the cheap one…

  • Reply rodeo o February 5, 2015 at 3:26 am

    what size led is one each led strips, are both rolls 5050,3528,5630, or is each roll different,,,5630 is the brightest followed by 5050m 3528 is the dimmest? tnx

  • Reply cjmmjc March 5, 2015 at 3:14 am

    How do you figure that 35 watts is the same as 41 watts??

  • Reply RM Hutchins June 15, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I enjoyed your video.  It was very helpful.  Thank you!

  • Reply Lucho 1381 August 3, 2015 at 2:57 am

    can you cut several strips?

  • Reply worseto1 September 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Very informative thanks.

  • Reply Amy Febten October 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

    nice video!

  • Reply Jason Allen December 27, 2015 at 3:06 am

    thanks a bunch… i had started to buy a cheap set of lights from wish and im glad i saw this video before i made my decision. i had no idea there was such a big difference in light quality's.

  • Reply Ale Flores January 11, 2016 at 5:48 am

    me llaman mucho la atencion sus productos se nota la calidad de ellos es por eso que aunque cinseramente no se de elevtricidad y esas cosas francamente pero no me saco de la mente hacer mi espejo infinito asi que en cuanto tramite mi tarjeta de credito comienso a ordenar.

  • Reply Ale Flores January 11, 2016 at 5:49 am

    es una lastima que aqui en mexico no haya una empresa de estas es solo que tengo que ordenar mis pedidos hasta alla?

  • Reply Ale Flores January 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    muy bien entonses ya les aviso muchas gracias

  • Reply John Salazar February 9, 2016 at 12:44 am

    I'm sorry but I believe the whole premise behind this video is flawed.

    First off, Voltage drop is irrelevant. IF it is something that truly bothers you then simply power the strip from both ends (quick connectors are readily available and very cheap). This can be easily done and will ensure consistent lighting.

    Secondly. How you tested for brightness was total bologna. You can't just hold the light strip in front of the meter at what you assume to be the same distance. For one there is interference from other light sources. Secondly it did not look at though the two strips were held at the same distance plus one of the strips was twisted more than the other meaning not as many of the LED's were pointed directly at the meter. Do the test properly by doing it in a dark environment with mounts to ensure that the tape is flat and that the meter is in the exact same position for both sets of lights.

    Higher cost does not always mean higher quality. ESPECIALLY when referring to Chinese junk. Every factory claims to be ISO compliant but that is not a guarantee that you are going to get what you paid for.

    The main thing I have found when testing higher priced strips is that the tape or glue on the back seems to work much better on the more expensive strips.

    Secondly it often time makes more sense to use two $20 strips instead of spending $100-$300 on a pro grade strip.

  • Reply richard sherman February 29, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Comparing the ratio of lumens gained versus power used. The higher quality strip is a better direction to go.

  • Reply James Dennis June 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    You are 100% correct on the difference of these products. I purchased a cheap brand for $15.00 ech and I was sadly disappointed. Thank you for trying to educate people on the differences in these products, because the quality does matter! You get what you pay for. Thank you

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