LED lights have become super popular when it comes to new ways to illuminate your home, so, as to be expected, we’ve received a few comments asking about them. In today’s article we are going to be talking about a few things you should know before purchasing and installing these LED strips.
Before we get started, you should know AliExpress is the best place to purchase LED strips, here you will find the cheapest LED lights on the market, both for indoors and outdoors. If you aren’t quite sure what they are yet, we will go over their use and talk a bit about pricing, both in the Chinese platform and other websites. I’m sure the price difference will surprise you. Finally, we will be showing you different models and the best shops in AliExpress.
What are LED strips and what are they for?
LED strips are strips of colorful lights used to decorate various places or spaces. These LED strips are connected to a power outlet through a transformer. They usually use a 12V direct current. There are also some that use 24V direct current, but it’s more rare.
Basically it’s a very simple system. You don’t have to worry about installation. You can purchase different measurements, depending on the what you want them for: from one meter, to 5,10,15 or 20. Just check the description of the product to find out the length and purchase the one that best suits your needs.
Another of the most common uses for these LED lights it is to decorate an aquarium. The flexibility of the plastic means you can create different shapes and figures with it to make an entertaining display.
Cheap LED lights in AliExpress: price comparison
If you looking on AliExpress you might already know that there are thousands of results for cheap LED lights, up to 85.000 in fact. So our advice is that you try filtering your search through some parameters available, like current items on sale.
In this case specifically, we were able to check and determine (among other things through customer reviews) that there is barely a quality difference among sellers. On the other hand, there is a big difference when it comes to price. Here is why:
When we compared the prices of AliExpress to other online platforms we soon found out that the best prices are to be found on the Chinese platform: AliExpress has the cheapest LED lights on the market. Just to give you an idea, you aren’t going to find a 5 meter LED strip for 3,14 (with free shipping, of course) and with more than 6000 sales like this one anywhere else.
Still not convinced? Let’s see more examples. There are sellers offering these lights from 10 cents to 40-70 cents per meter. On the other hand, we’ve seen a meter of LED cable go for 7 euros in a physical shop! Needless to say, the difference is astounding. But take a look for yourself.
Types of LED lights
The RGB LED strips change the color of the light. To do this, you need to install an RGB controller that allows you to change the color of the light through a remote control. There also other RGB controllers with more connectivity options: WiFi, Bluetooth and Apps for phones or modules for connecting to automatic systems. Here are some LED lights according to lumens:
AlixBlogger Advice: LED technology has changed the way we measure light. The intensity of light is no longer determined by watts, but by the lumens. We use to decide what lightbulb to buy according to watts, depending on it’s placing, we’d decide if we needed more or less light and therefore more or less watts. We identified (as we still do) watts with brightness. However, watts only determine the energy consumed by a lightbulb. That is, the potency. This will always be the case, only now, brightness will be determined by lumens instead.
Best shops to purchase LED lights in AliExpress
There are thousands of LED strips in AliExpress, and there are almost as many sellers offering them. That’s why, instead of having you waste time looking for a good seller, we’ve selected the best rated ones for you, according to their reputation, sales and comments and reviews left by previous customers.
- Tinghui Trading (3 crowns)
- Teamwin Trading (2 crowns)
- Teamtop Tranding (2 crowns)
- Lexus Technology (2 crowns)
- Aukyes NO.1 Store (2 crowns)
- Tanbaby Led Lighting (1 crown)
- Idea Lives Technology (4 diamonds)
REMEMBER that by clicking on each shop, it will take you directly to the LED lights they have in their stock, so you won’t have to scroll through the shops pages to try and find them. Any other questions of suggestions? Leave us a comment! 😉