Why is there such a price difference for LED Flexible Strip Lighting between different LED suppliers?
You may have seen prices vary as much as 300% for LED flexible strip lighting between different manufacturers. This is primarily due to the quality of the components being used. Less expensive usually means inferior quality, and when you’re setting up flexible LED strip lighting for your project, you want to know the product will not start breaking down on day one of use or 6 months with your permanent installation. To reduce their manufacturing costs and keep prices low, manufacturers will purchase sub-standard LED’s and other electronic components.
Also, beware of LED manufacturers who offer a ‘5 YEAR WARRANTY’ for their LED Flexible Strip Lighting. This is often used as a marketing tool for quick sale. Flexible strip lighting that has a 5 year warranty requires the top tier electronics to back it up. In order to last five years, significantly more electronic components would be required than is typically designed in your common LED flexible strip lights. Make sure you read the fine print if a company is offering such a warranty.