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An Encounter with the Flexible LED Strip

The colorful world cannot be without the decoration of the flexible LED strip, which creates the brilliance in KTV, the atmosphere in pubs, and the tenderness in shopping malls. Compared with other LED products, flexible strips lay more emphasis on decoration and have been accepted by more advertisers and customers. The characteristics of the product are obvious: it is soft and could be easily bended, so it is suitable for narrow places and could highlight the characters of the whole decoration project. Thus the flexible LED strip is your best choice in terms of both beauty and economic values.

The flexible LED strip is a kind of LED strips. It adopts the soft FPC (“Flexible Printed Circuit”, which is of high intensity, light weight, and small thickness) as the base and SMD LEDs as the luminous body. The thickness is only 1mm. The flexible LED strip could be cut or extended arbitrarily, and it could even move and stretch optionally in the three-dimensional space without damaging its performance. Thus the product is suitable for irregular or narrow places and could be arranged into different patterns in advertisements.

Hard LED strips are different, which adopt hard PCB as the circuit board. The selection of elements depends on specific demands: either SMD LEDs or Plug LEDs. Hard strips are easy to be fixed, and the processing and manufacturing are also very simple; while they could not be curved arbitrarily and are not suitable for irregular places.

Generally speaking, the flexible LED strip has nine main characteristics, which ensure its popularity in the market: 1. Pure color: our flexible strips adopt super bright SMD LEDs as the luminous body. For example, the brightness of white LED strips could even achieve 4000-5000mcd. 2. Soft: the flexible LED strip adopts soft FPC as the base, which could be arbitrarily bended and easily molded. Thus it is very suitable to be applied for advertising. 3. Energy-saving: the power of the LED strip is less than 10W per meter. Compared with traditional lighting fixtures, the effect is much better. 4. Low heat production: as the power of the strip is very low, the heat production is also very small. The flexible LED strip could be adopted for the decoration of the fish tank, and it will not heat the water and influence the growing of fish. 5. Environmental friendly: the materials of the flexible strip could all be recycled and will not cause any pollution or damage upon the environment. 6. Safe: the flexible LED strip adopts DC 12V, which is very safe for old people and children. 7. Easy installation: with slots, iron wires, and clamps, the flexible strip could be fixed on multiple kinds of bearing surfaces. Only double-side adhesive tape could also fix the LED strips. Non-professionals can also enjoy the pleasure of DIY decoration. 8. Long lifespan: the normal lifespan of the flexible LED strip is around 80,000-100,000 hours, which is many times that of traditional lighting fixtures. 9. Wide application scope: as the LED strip is soft, light-weighted, and pure, it is widely applies in building projects, exhibition stands, bridges, hotels, and the making of advertisements as well as animations. As the technology of flexible strips become more and more manure, their application scope will also become wider and wider.

Currently, the market demand of the flexible LED strip is fairly large. However, there are great differences between standard products and fake ones. Following are some purchasing guidelines which could help unprofessional customers find professional products.

1. Check the welding spots. Standard manufacturers adopt SMT technology, and the flexible LED strip is produced with solder paste and the reflow soldering. Thus the welding spots are smooth and there are little soldering tin exist. The welding spots extend to the electrodes of the LED from the FPC pad.

2. The quality of the FPC board determines the quality of the flexible LED strip to a certain degree. There are two categories of FPC: copper clad and rolled copper. The copper foil of the former is bulge, and you can see this from the junction of the pad and FPC; while the rolled copper combines with the FPC closely, and the pad will not drop even the rolled copper is curved frequently.

3. The impurities-free flexible LED strip is better. Unlike fake ones, the standard LED strips which adopt SMT technology look very clean and do not contain impurities.

4. Check the package: standard manufacturers usually pack the product with the anti-static coil stock plate and then seal it with anti-static bag; while informal manufactures may use recycled coil stock plates and no anti-static bags.

5. Purchase the flexible LED strip with labels: standard LED strips have printed labels on their package bags and the coil stock plates.

We have 3M double-side adhesive tape at the back of the flexible LED strip. For indoor installation, customers should just stick the strip anywhere they want, and the length is adjustable. For outdoor installation, customers could adopt slots for fixation and waterproof glass cement to enhance the waterproof performance of the strip. Provided that you do not bend the strip too much or drive it with suitable voltage and current, the flexible LED strip will decorate you an everlasting wonderful world.

Our flexible strips adopt super flexible FPC board as the base and super bright LEDs as the luminous body, the luminous angle of which is more than 120 degrees. Every three LEDs could form a return circuit, and the product could easily be cut, bended, and fixed on uneven surfaces. Currently, the government pays much attention on the development of the flexible LED strip. Chinese enterprises should bring in advanced technologies and explore their own development method. The flexible LED strip will surely lead the low-carbon trend in the future.

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