Bespoke LED strip lights or 5m LED strip kits? Which should I choose?

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When looking for LED strip lights there are so many different varieties out there that it’s hard to choose the right one for your project.

In this post, we list out some benefits and negatives of bespoke LED strip lights and LED strip light kits to help you.

(These are general comparisons. Each kit / bespoke LED strip supplier may vary.)

5m LED strip light kits (or other blister pack kits)


  • Plug and play
  • No electrician required, saving cost
  • Cheap
  • Great effect for the money
  • Great for under 5m project
  • Good controller for the cost ,if less than 5m is required
  • Pick up from a shop same day


  • Connectors can be fiddly and not the correct sizes required
  • Low quality LED strip with short life
  • Can be unreliable 
  • LED controllers are limited to 5m maximum 
  • IR remote controllers mean line-of-sight is required between the remote and receiver
  • Low quality power supply with short life
  • No technical advice
  • Colour batching can vary from reel to reel
  • Domestic use only

Bespoke LED strip lights


  • Long life (typically 50,000 hours)
  • High brightness
  • Made to exact measurements, with correct size cables / corner links
  • Scaleable control gear, able to control unlimited areas / quantity of LED strip lights
  • Colour batched reels from one to the next
  • Technical advice from supplier
  • Ideal for commercial applications 
  • Any control gear can be used
  • Reliable


  • Can be a couple of days delivery 
  • Cost can be higher than off-the-shelf kits

Why InStyle LED?

We stock all of these LED strips for next day delivery. 

We can cut and solder the LED strips to exact lengths for you, and can solder in any corner links and custom length starter leads.

You can provide us with the lengths or even better a quick sketch of your area with the lengths written on them and we can advise the best way to wire the strips.

We can speak to any installers, before, during and after your project to answer any questions.

Please call us today on 0116 2799083 or email [email protected]