All resistors on commercial-grade LED tape are correctly managed for optimum performance. This lets the LEDs run at the right brightness levels and temperature, which helps our LED tapes achieve their excellent longevity. Many alternative LED strip lights – domestic-grade and cheaper – use LEDs that are less bright, so they have to overpower their resistors to make their LEDs as bright as branded Epistar SMDs. So even though they appear similar at first, such LEDs may start to lose brightness after as little as 2000 hours due to poor resistor management. Over time, this only gets worse.
InStyle’s High Quality LED Tape vs Cheap LED Tapes
LED tape suppliers come in many types – from eBay and other internet sellers, through electrical wholesalers and shops, all the way to qualified electricians. Prices vary widely, yet the products all look very similar and quoted specifications seem identical.
InStyle LED have been supplying LED strip lights for over 10 years. Our products use only premium components, and are all built to last with a 2 year warranty. Unfortunately our competitors don’t always adhere to the same high standards.
This pair of comparison videos explain some of the differences between high quality and low-cost LED strip lights, and test InStyle’s LED tape against an online LED tape supplier that claims to offer the highest quality on the market.