What Are the Differences Between Low-voltage and High-voltage LED Strip Lights?

Common strip lights on the market include low-voltage LED strip lights and high-voltage LED strip lights. High-voltage LED strip lights are also called AC strip lights, and low-voltage LED strip lights are also called DC strip lights. What are the differences between these two flexible LED strip lights? So do you know what are the differences between them and how to choose?


1. The safety of LED strip lights


The 220V voltage used by high-voltage LED strip lights is dangerous, and there are potential safety hazards in some risky applications; low-voltage LED strip lights to work under a DC 12V working voltage, which is a safe voltage and can be used on various occasions and there is no danger to the human body.


2. Packaging of LED strip lights


The packaging of high-voltage LED strip lights and low-voltage LED strip lights are also very different. High-voltage LED strip lights can generally be 50 to 100 meters per roll; low-voltage LED strip lights can generally be up to 5 to 10 meters per roll; over 10 meters, the situation of DC power supply attenuation will be very serious.


3. The installation of LED strip lights


The installation of high-voltage LED strip lights is relatively simple, and they can be directly driven by high-voltage drivers. Generally, they can be configured directly in the factory, and they can work normally after turning on the 220V power supply. The installation of the low-voltage LED strip lights requires the installation of a DC power supply in front of the LED strip light, which is relatively complicated during installation.


4. The service life of LED strip lights


Technically, the service life of low-voltage LED strip lights will be 50000 to 100100 hours, and the actual use can also reach 30000 to 50010 hours. Because of the high voltage, high-voltage LED strip lights to generate much more heat per unit length than low-voltage LED strip lights, which directly affects the service life of high-voltage LED strip lights. Generally speaking, the service life of high-voltage LED strip lights is about 10,000 hours.


Therefore, the general high-end market prefers high-quality low-voltage strip lights, which not only have better optical effects but also almost don't require any maintenance cost.


5. The price of LED strip lights


If you look at the two types of LED strip lights alone, the price is similar, but the overall cost is different because high-voltage LED strip lights are equipped with high-voltage power supplies. Generally, one power supply can carry 30 to 50 meters of LED flexible strip lights. And relatively speaking, the cost of high-voltage voltage is relatively low.


Low-voltage LED strip lights to need to be equipped with a DC power supply. Generally, the power of a 1 meter 60-bead 5050 strip light is roughly 11 to 14W, which means that each meter of the strip light needs to be equipped with a DC power supply of about 15W. Therefore the cost will increase a lot, which is much higher than the high-voltage LED strip lights. Therefore, from the overall cost point of view, the price of low-voltage LED strip lights is higher than that of high-voltage LED strip lights.


There are differences between the use occasion and the requirements for strips lights for low-voltage LED strip lights and high-voltage LED strip lights, so from the analysis we can see that high and low voltage LED strip lights have their advantages and disadvantages, and users need to make a reasonable choice according to their different use environments.