LED Strips are now available everywhere and became the tool of all lighting designers. Available as colour change (RGB/RGBW) or single colour. They are usually used in coves but also can be found at building exteriors as decorative lighting.
Since a lot of manufacturers today produce these, we need to focus on selection of a high quality products. Due to market competition unfortunately low quality LED strips are everywhere and we need to learn to select and distinguish between different versions and brightness levels.
A common confusion is as an example a strip made with SMD3528 led chip. Most people think that 3528 LED chips (or other versions) come from the same manufacturer but are NOT!
We cannot claim that because 2 different suppliers offer LED strips with 3528 led chips are the same quality and brightness! This LED chip is made from lot of different manufacturers and everyone has its own specification, so we need to know the efficiency & lumen output of the chip and the way that this LED is driven. That is actually the reason that same versions of LED strips using exactly the same 3528 LEDs (or other versions) might be of totally different brightness and quality. Another important factor is also the CRI value of the chips used.
Hi-Line produces and supplies only high quality LED strips.