• What is an L.E.D?
  • What is the advantages of L.E.D?
  • How does LED work?
  • Where may you use a LED strip or neon flex for project?
  • What are the available correlated color temperatures for LED strip lights?
  • What is RGB, RGBW, RGBA and RGBCCT?
  • What are the available waterproof resistance ratings for LED strip lights?
  • How can LED strip lights be soldered?
  • How to trim LED strip lights?
  • How to adjust the brightness or color-changing of LED strip lights?
  • How to set up LED strip lights?
  • Can FINELED design a PCB board featuring the customer's logo?
  • How do you maintain consistent color temperature uniformity in your products?
  • Which LED chip do we use?
  • What is the High Efficiency for LED strip lights?
  • What certificate do we have?
  • What does SDCM stand for?
  • What is the Color Rendering Index (CRI) of FINELED LIGHTING?
  • How should one go about selecting high-quality LED strip lights?

In the simplest terms, a light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. Light is produced when the particles that carry the current (known as electrons and holes) combine together within the semiconductor material. Since light is generated within the solid semiconductor material, LEDs are described as solid-state devices. The term solid-state lighting, which also encompasses organic LEDs (OLEDs), distinguishes this lighting technology from other sources that use heated filaments (incandescent and tungsten halogen lamps) or gas discharge (fluorescent lamps).

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LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights are the latest and most fascinating technological advancement in the lighting industry. LEDs are small, solid light bulbs that are powerful, energy-efficient, and long lasting. LEDs operate in different ways than traditional incandescent bulbs. This makes LEDs far more durable than traditional incandescent light bulbs. LED technology also provides many additional advantages over incandescent, fluorescents, and compact fluorescent lamps and lighting devices. This includes an exceptionally longer lifespan (60,000 hours), significantly lower energy consumption (90% more efficient), reduced maintenance costs, and higher safety.

You certainly hear and read a lot about the benefits associated with the energy efficiency of LED light emitting diodes versus traditional lighting. When you compare them to other energy-saving illumination methods that are currently available, you will find that LED lamps are definitely the smartest and most power-saving solution for illumination. The top 8 benefits of using LED lights over their less efficient alternatives can be read below.


LEDs are packed powerfully with sufficient energy and use up to 90% less power than incandescent light bulbs.


LEDs have a lifespan of up to 60,000 hours as opposed to 1,500 hours typical of incandescent bulbs.


LEDs are solid express lighting devices that utilize semiconductor material rather than a filament or neon gas.


Superior safety may be the most significant benefit of LEDs. LED lamps generate almost no warmth therefore they are cool to the touch and can be left on for hours without incident or consequence if touched, no glass, no UV and IR, no mercury and so on.


LEDs are made of non-toxic materials, unlike neon lighting that use mercury that may pose a danger to the environment. LED is recyclable and also considered “green”, or earth-friendly.


LED lighting are offered in a variety of base colors, such as red, blue, and amber. Due to the fact that traditional incandescent bulbs use filters to produce colors, they are extremely bad. LEDs can be mixed together to produce large numbers of color options.


LEDs are poised to replace traditional incandescent lights. LEDs are rapidly, without a doubt, becoming the preferred lighting solution of both homes and offices. long-lasting life up to 50,00 hours.


LEDs are currently used for a wide variety of different applications, such as in residential lighting, the military, as well as the architectural, automotive, transmissions, electronic instrumentation, the entertainment and gaming, the military, and the traffic and transportation industry. Since LEDs are focused lights, they are great at performing some specific lighting tasks, such as desk lamps, reading lights, night lights, security signals, spotlights, accent lamps, and lighting for signs.

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LEDs create light by electroluminescence in a semiconductor material. Electroluminescence is the phenomenon of a material emitting light when electric current or an electric field is passed through it - this happens when electrons are sent through the material and fill electron holes. An electron hole exists where an atom lacks electrons (negatively charged) and therefore has a positive charge. Semiconductor materials like germanium or silicon can be "doped" to create and control the number of electron holes. Doping is the adding of other elements to the semiconductor material to change its properties. By doping a semiconductor you can make two separate types of semiconductors in the same crystal. The boundary between the two types is called a p-n junction. The junction only allows current to pass through it one way, this is why they are used as diodes. LEDs are made using p-n junctions. As electrons pass through one crystal to the other they fill electron holes. They emit photons (light).

The P-N junction is the basis of the functioning of the LED. The LED has an anode and a cathode separated by a crystal of semiconductor material. Addition of impurities to the semiconductor material produces P-N junctions within the chip. The entire assembly is within a plastic cover that can also double up as a lens to guide the light emitted by the LED.

Phosphors are used to help filter the light output of the LED. They create a more pure "harsh" color. Engineers had to figure out how to control the angle the light escapes the semiconductor, this "light cone" is very narrow. They figured out how to make light refract or bounce off all surfaces of the semiconductor crystal to intensify the light output. This is why LED displays traditionally have been best viewed from one angle.

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LED lights, including our LED flexible strips and neon flex, have versatile applications in various settings, including architectural, office, retail, hotel, home, hospital, heritage, landscape, and more. In fact, you can find LED strip lights in almost every corner imaginable. For additional product details, please visit 

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FINELED offers a range of standard color temperatures, including 1800K, 2200K, 2600K, 3000K, 4000K, and 6000K for white CCTs. We also provide standard single colors such as Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Yellow, Ice blue, and Golden yellow. In addition to these options, we offer dynamic color-adjustable options from 2700K to 6000K, as well as color-changing options like RGB, RGBW, RGBWW, and RGBA, among others...

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Standard RGB LED strip uses a 3-in-1 LED chip made up of red, green and blue chips. It can produce a wide range of colours by mixing the three and looks almost white with all three at full brightness. RGB+W LED strip uses either a 4-in-1 LED chip that has a white chip as well as red, green and blue or an RGB chip alongside a white chip.


Fixtures with red, green, blue and white LEDs create vivid (warm white or cold white), bright colors. RGBW fixtures project a cool shade of white and are ideal for color mixing pastels. Add white to any standard color and adjust the saturation to achieve your client’s desired shade. In addition to creating pastels, white LEDs can be used independently so you do not have to mix colors to achieve it. Choosing the right LED combination depends on your gigs and the colors you want to achieve. Before you make your purchase, do some homework and check your books to see what colors received the most requests, ask your fellow DJ friends about their client’s requests or log onto a DJ forum and conduct your own poll. Both combinations create an enormous amount of colors — deciding on the shade of those colors is where your expertise comes in.


Fixtures with red, green, blue and amber LEDs create warm, rich colors. RGBA fixtures project a warm shade of white and exceptionally rich shades of gold, yellow and orange. Additionally, adding amber to standard colors broadens the color spectrum. Amber LEDs are a major benefit to RGBA fixtures because it is difficult to achieve the amber color through color mixing.


We can call also RGBWW, ingetrating RGB and warm white LED and White LED to one 5-in-1 LED creates better-quality color temperature adjustment 27600-6500K compared to RGBW, The RGBCCT led strip light is an upgraded version of the RGBW led strip. It does not have a fixed color temperature like white color light in RGBW led strip, but has two color temperature led chips, a warm white in 2600K, and a white color light in 6500K,which makes the color temperature selection in the lighting application scene more flexible. It also have RGB color changing tegher to reaches amazing lighting effect to designer.

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FINELED provides various waterproof resistance options for LED strip lights, including non-waterproof IP20, IP65 with silicon coating(SC), IP65 with Nano coating (NA), IP67 with silicon tube(ST1), IP67 with shrink tube(ST2), IP68 with full extrusion hollow(ET), and IP68 with full extrusion filling (EF), among others. Feel free to consult our professional sales team, and they can recommend a suitable waterproof LED strip based on your specific application environment.

You can ask us which environment you want to apply and a reasonable waterproof LED strip will be recommended by our professional sales.

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At times, it becomes necessary to solder an LED light strip or create a joint connection between two LED light strips. The following steps will guide you through the process.

  • 1 Cut the silicon cover together with the copper dots of LED light strip

  • 2 Cut the wires to length and slide them through the head cap

  • 3 Strip the wires with wire strippers

  • 4 Twist and coat each wire end with solder

  • 5 Solder the wires to the LED light strip

  • 6 Glue a silicone end cap onto the LED light strip and sealed

  • 7 Finished

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Cutting LED strip lights is a straightforward process, and you can use a pair of scissors for the task. Each LED segment typically features a pair of copper dots at the end. Simply cut between these dots, and all the LEDs should function properly. Following this, you can connect the LEDs to a power source either using a quick connector or by soldering the connections. When connected correctly, all the LEDs should illuminate in a vibrant display of colors.

  • 1 Cutting Apart LED Strips

  • 2 Find the cut line on the LED’s copper dots, Cut the LED strip apart with scissors, You should be cutting between the copper dots. Line up the cut carefully to avoid damaging the LEDs

  • 3 Peel back the LED’s adhesive backing 1⁄4 in (0.64 cm).

  • 4 Pull the plastic bar 1⁄8 in (0.32 cm) off of the quick connector.

  • 5 Align the quick connector with the LED strip and Close the plastic bar on the quick connector.

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There are many ways to dim the LED strip lights, mostly welcome way are PMW, DALI, 0/1-10V and DMX512. Depending on your design on lighting wiring layout and need to see what is it from your original lighting wiring layout.

  • PMW

  • DALI

  • 0/1-10V

  • DMX512

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If you’re looking to add colors or subtlety to a place, likes room, kitchen, cabinet, bed room, washroom and etc...  LEDs are a great choice. LEDs come in big rolls that you can easily set up even if you don’t have any electrical experience. A successful installation just takes a little bit of planning at first to ensure you get the right length of LEDs and a power supply to match. Then, you can connect the LEDs with purchased connectors or by soldering them together. Connectors are easier to use, but soldering is the better option for a more permanent way to join LED strips and connectors. Finish by sticking the LEDs in place through their adhesive backing, then plug them in to enjoy the ambiance they create.

  • 1.Measure the area where you plan on hanging the LEDs

  • 2. Check the LEDs to see what kind of voltage/current/power they require, see the product label on the LED roll package, you will know the voltage either 12V or 24V, and there is power consumption per meter or five meters. then you can figure out how much power consumption of power supply they require, pay attention to go up 15% more than the actual power you calculated. because there is a power electrical wastage normally form whole electrical wiring and power supply, divide the power consumption by the voltage to get the minimum amperes, you will get a power supply that matches your power requirements.
  • For example, LED light strip one meter is 14.4W; 5 meter = 14.4W mutiply 5 meters = 72W; 72W mutiply (72 plus 15%) = 82.8W; 82.8W devide 12V(24V)=6.9A(3.45A). so you need to match power supply of 12V/6.9A or 24V/3.45A.

  • 3. Connecting LED Strips and Power Supplies.

  • 4. Wash the installation point with warm water, then wipe it dry ready for stick.

  • 5.then Peel the adhesive backing off and press the LEDs in place.

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Certainly, we possess a highly skilled team of engineers who specialize in this area. We are proficient in designing PCB arrangements tailored to customer specifications, and we can incorporate logos, CE markings, UL numbers, or any other desired elements onto the PCB. We wholeheartedly welcome OEM and ODM orders from customers all around the world.

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FINELED consistently conducts stringent inspections to ensure consistent color temperatures within every batch of customer orders. We meticulously monitor this from the initial raw material assessment using spectroscopic machines and microscopes.

Additionally, we employ a special frosted acrylic board to cross-verify the color temperature with the expertise of our QC engineers, providing an additional layer of technical assurance.

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We use Epistar LEDs, manufactured in Taiwan since 1966, renowned for their professionalism and a long lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

Some of our LED strips incorporate LEDs from Samsung and Seoul, such as the 3535, 3030, and 5630 series.

It's essential to note that many budget LED strips feature LEDs that may appear similar to Epistar LEDs externally. However, they are low-quality Chinese replicas with subpar internal components, resulting in a shorter product lifespan. These LEDs are typically mounted on thin circuit boards with inadequate copper tracks for heat dissipation, further reducing their longevity.

Most of these low-cost LED strips are designed for short-term usage, such as during festivals and holidays. They can suffer from issues like inconsistent color grading along the length of the strip, leading to variations in white color temperature. Additionally, these cheaper LEDs may be prone to damage and light attenuation over time.

For long-term use and professional installation, our LED strips are the much wider choice

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Utilizing the most stable and durable SMD 2835 for high brightness and high output, along with our highest light efficiency of up to 160 lumens/Watt (Erp level E-D) and its ability to disperse even light without spotting, this product is specifically designed for high-quality linear LED lighting installations. 

This product is specifically designed with 8 LEDs in series to achieve 160lm/W (Erp level E). We offer white color options in 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, and 6500K with a high CRI, making it suitable for residential, television, retail, architectural, and commercial applications.

  • 64 LEDs 
  • 144 LEDs
  • 176 LEDs
  • 240 LEDs Double Row

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We have the CE RoHs cerficate for European clients and also UL/CUL for the American & Canada clients. UL listing number : E487406

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SDCM stands for Standard Deviation Colour Matching, which is synonymous with a "MacAdam ellipse." It assesses the color consistency of LED lights with similar color temperatures.

It's a common belief that a lower MacAdam step signifies superior color consistency matching.

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The Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a metric used to evaluate how accurately a light source reveals the true colors of objects. High-CRI LED lighting refers to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that provide a high CRI value. CRI quantifies a light source's capacity to faithfully reproduce the colors of objects in comparison to an ideal or natural light source.

FINELED utilizes LED chips with a minimum Ra80 rating for our LED strip lights. Typically, when we assess them using an integrating sphere machine, the majority of our LED chips display a Ra85+ rating. Furthermore, for specific projects, we incorporate Ra90 and Ra95 LED chips. We are capable of providing a test report for each batch of our LED strip lights.

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FINELED is committed to producing the highest quality LED strips through careful selection of superior raw materials and rigorous quality control procedures. Our quality control process involves IQC, IPQC, FQC/OQC checks to ensure top-notch production. For more insight into our production processes, please refer to our factory videos at Here are some key aspects we consider:

  • PCB: We typically use 2Oz to 4Oz PCBs to facilitate better heat dissipation, which is vital for longevity. LED strips from FINELED are designed to have a basic lifespan of 50,000 hours, equivalent to six years of continuous use.
  • LED: LED quality varies, and we understand that there are differences in costs of up to 50% due to various factors like internal wiring and gel quality. At FINELED, we use high-quality materials, including 99.99% pure gold wiring and reputable gel brands.
  • Adhesive Tape: We use genuine 3M adhesive tape, ensuring the reliability of our products. 
  • Production Process and Quality Control: We maintain a strict and streamlined production process, from raw materials to finished products, and offer a 5-year warranty for continuous use.
  • Color Consistency: Our LED strips maintain an impressive 99.99% color consistency.
  • Bin Number: We ensure the same bin number for every order.
  • CRI (Color Rendering Index): Our LED strips typically have a CRI of >85, with options for >90 and >95 Ra.
  • SDCM (Standard Deviation Color Matching): We maintain a 3-step MacAdam standard for color consistency. These measures guarantee that FINELED produces high-quality LED strip lights, providing customers with reliable and consistent lighting solutions.

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