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Comparison between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs

From:    Published:8/8/2013 10:13:30 AM

Comparison between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs: What are SMD 3528 and SMD 5050 LEDs?

Here's an easy-to-understand comparison between the SMD 3528 and SMD 5050 LED










                                                      Showdown: The Difference Between LED 3528 vs 5050
Here at Flexfire LEDs we use both 5050 SMD LED strip lights and 3528 SMD LED strip lights. Our LED strip lights come in Warm White, Bright White, Red, Blue, Green, RGB Color changing, and more!So,  what is the difference between SMD 5050 and 3528 LEDs and why should you care?

 SMD 5050 LED Flex Strip light


5050 rgb led chip

They are called SMD 5050 because the dimensions of the chips are 5.0mm x 5.0mm.

They are used when you need high illumination for your project area and especially RGB color changing lights. Theoretically, SMD 5050 LEDs can offer a light output 3 times that of the 3528 strips, and therefore the 5050 LED is well suited for lighting up areas that may be subject to high levels of ambient light. However they are limited because of their size, so a strip of 5050 leds can only be so bright.

 5050 LED light strips in use!

Though they produce more heat than smaller chips, it is still drastically lower than other lighting options.

The 5050's are different from the 3528 LEDs in that 5050s can combine the three different chips to inside the housing to create millions of color variations.

While the 5050 chip can be used in single color applications, we have found the 5050 LEDs to be better for the RGB and the 3528 SMD LEDs in high density better for single color applications.

SMD 3528 LED Flex Strip light

3528 smd led chips

They are called SMD3528 because the dimension of the chip is 3.5mm * 2.8mm.
These LED chips (one LED per chip) are bright but not as bright as the 5050 side by side.

These lights are great for TV backlighting, color splashing walls, accent lighting for crown molding and pictures, under tables and cabinets, bars, etc.

3528 LEDs can be most cost effective, but will not be as bright when compared individually to a 5050 chip, but when there are 600 of them on a reel, they can be brighter than a 5050 strip

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