Sometimes we get asked what separates RGBW from RGB LED Strips and why some are more expensive than others, especially when both can effectively do the same thing. While it may not initially sound like there's much difference between RGBW and RGB LED Strips, there is actually a couple of things worth considering, based upon the individual needs of the customer.
RGB LED Strips utilise a 3-in-1 chip, which houses a red, green and blue chip. These LED Strips are capable of producing multiple colours and when combining all three chips, can allow for a white channel. The downside to the white channel, however, is that it isn't able to represent a pure white at its maximum brightness level. It's a small caveat for an otherwise cost-effective LED Strip.
For those wanting more control over their LED Lighting, the RGBW LED Strips feature a 4-in-1 chip, which comprises of red, green, blue and a white chip. While on the slightly more expensive side, these strips do offer much more versatility when it comes to lighting options. Not only can you create more interesting colour mixes, but the pure white channels come in Warm, Cool and Natural options, so you can choose the right type of Strip to suit the mood of your home.