Developed in the early 2000s, flexible LED Strip Lights revolutionized lighting due to their energy efficiency, longevity, and versatility. Today, LED strip lights are widely used in interior and exterior design, providing ambient lighting in homes, offices, and commercial spaces, from decorative lighting to functional purposes.
For procurement managers overseeing projects that require bulk purchases of LED strip lights, as well as manufacturers of LED strip light products and LED light strip distributors, the price of flexible LED light strip is often a crucial consideration. However, the price LED strip lights is influenced by multiple factors. In this article, Jiasheng, a professional flexible LED strip llight manufacturer, will guide you through the factors that impact the pricing of LED strip lights.
Factors That Influence Flexbible LED Strip Lights Price
1. LED Strip Chip Selection
LED strips use various chips, including domestically produced, Taiwanese, and imported chips (e.g., from the USA, Japan, Germany, etc.). Different chips come with different prices; currently, American chips are relatively expensive, followed by Japanese and German chips, while Taiwanese chips offer a more budget-friendly option. It is essential to determine the desired chip type and the expected results before making a decision.
Which LED Strip Chip Do You Need?
Jevled provides these chips for your choice: MLS, OSRAM, EPISTAR, etc. Contact us to customize your led strip lights!
2. LED Encapsulation:
LED encapsulation comes in resin and silicone types. Resin encapsulation is relatively cheaper due to poorer heat dissipation, whereas silicone encapsulation offers better heat dissipation, making it slightly more expensive.
Which LED Encapsulation Do You Want For Your LED Strip Lights?
Jevled offers PVC & silicone encapsulation.
3. Consistency in LED Color:
There are numerous LED packaging factories in China, ranging from large to small. A significant portion of smaller factories lacks spectrophotometers, leading to either inconsistent color or outsourcing, compromising product quality. LEDs without color sorting exhibit poor color consistency, resulting in less appealing effects when illuminated on LED strips, and there is a significant price difference.
4. LED Soldering Effect:
LED strip assembly involves manual and machine soldering. Manual soldering, using traditional methods with a soldering iron, may result in uneven solder points, excessive flux residue, uneven surfaces, and potential damage to LED encapsulation. Machine soldering, using reflow soldering, produces aesthetically pleasing products with consistent solder points, smooth surfaces, no residue, and intact LED encapsulation. It also prevents electrostatic damage to LED chips, ensuring consistent brightness.
5. FPC Material:
Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) material includes rolled copper and laminated copper, with laminated copper being more economical and rolled copper more expensive. Laminated copper tends to resist detachment during bending, making it a preferred choice. The choice between the two depends on the specific usage environment.
6. Environmental and UL Certification of FPC
Consider whether the FPC has undergone environmental and UL certification. Products with certification and patents tend to be more expensive, while uncertified ones are cheaper.
7. LED Brightness:
LEDs with different brightness levels come at varying prices. There is a price difference between standard brightness（10-12lm/LED) and high-brightness LEDs (26-28lm/LED). Therefore, it is crucial to clearly understand the required brightness when making purchasing decisions.
8. LED Color:
Different LED colors come with different prices. White and green LEDs are relatively more challenging and, therefore, more expensive due to color matching and sorting difficulties. Red, yellow, and blue LEDs are easier to produce with good consistency, making them slightly cheaper. Special colors like purple is the most expensive due to color matching challenges.
9. LED Size:
LEDs of different sizes and specifications have different prices. For instance, 4040 and 3528 LEDs have a significant price difference, while 3528 and 5050 LEDs have a stepped pricing structure.
10. LED Strip Lights Suppliers
Many LED strip lights suppliers are not direct manufacturers, making it challenging for them to offer the most competitive prices. Additionally, some suppliers may have established a certain level of brand recognition, leading to brand premiums. If you aim to obtain high-quality LED strip lights at a lower cost, it may be necessary for you to do some research to find LED light strip manufacturers and factories. Professional LED strip light manufacturers, like JEVLED, have high production efficiency, complete management systems and stable material supply chains, all of which, enable them provide more competitive prices.
As a reputable manufacturer of LED strip lights, JEVLED is delighted to share valuable insights into LED strip lighting. Whether you are interested in making bulk purchases of LED strips, developing LED strip light products, or exploring solutions for LED strip lighting projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We commit to reaching out to you within 24 hours.