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LED Strip Lighting is available in both 12v and 120v options and each has their advantages in certain projects. With 120v LED light strips you can easily create large scale projects because of their long maximum run of 164’, while 12v LED Strip Lights remain the best choice for 12v outdoor led strip lighting applications such as for boats, RVs, under cabinets, and landscape lighting. Both 12v and 120v styles are available with either SMD 3528 LEDs or SMD 5050 LEDs, and can be cut to length in marked intervals. Browse through our spools and accessories below to get your outdoor LED tape lights to start your project today!
Is 120v or 12v LED Strip Light the right choice for my project?
12v LED Strip Lights made a splash in the accent lighting world because of their high brightness, flexibility, and durability. What they lacked was the ability to run in a series of more than 16.5ft. With new 120v LED Strip Lights the maximum run is 164’ and they can still offer the same brightness found in our 12v option.
SMD 3528 and SMD 5050 – What’s the difference?
Most LED Strip Lights feature either SMD 3528 or SMD 5050 chips which refer to the size of the LED chip in millimeters. So the quick answer is the SMD 5050s (5.0mm x 5.0mm) are larger (and therefore brighter) than their smaller SMD 3528 (3.5mm x 2.8mm) counterpart. SMD3528 LEDs are capable of producing brilliant accents in your home or business, but when maximum lumens are needed SMD5050 LEDs offer the brightest solution.