Which is better between 3528 and 5050 LED strip light?
First, let's discover the difference by the size of the LED chips; they both emit light in a circle, but the shape of the individual LEDs is different, with the 3528SMD measuring 3.5*2.8mm and the 5050SMD measuring 5.0*5.0mm. Second, let's compare by lumens and power; 3528SMD 0.08watt, 7-9lm/LED, 5050SMD 0.24watt, 20-22lm/LED. 9lm/LED, 5050SMD 0.24watt, 20-22lm/LED. By shape and lumens we can tell that SMD5050 is bigger in size and brighter, but as the earliest developed LED chip, 3528 LED has been active in the market for more than 10 years and has a higher market share, so it is also more cost effective. On the one hand, because of its smaller power consumption and size, more LEDs can be displayed on a PCB of the same width, which is the reason why this classification shows a variety of multi-row LED strip models. On the other hand, because 3528 emits a smaller and more uniform area, consumes less power and operates at a lower temperature, and has an amazing color rendering index of 98.5, it is used by more high-end place designers in the single color field, which is not comparable to 5050 and other LEDs. Finally, If you need a single color, more reasonable price, higher lifespan and super high color rendering index LED strip lighting, 3528LED strip will be your best choice.
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