First of all, when choosing your LED strip lights you have two different options in terms of size, the standard 3528 or large 5050.
All Biard 12V LED strip lights have 60 LEDs per metre whether 3528 or 5050. And, all Biard LED strip lighting is sold in 5m reels.
So, this means that a 5m reel will contain 300 LEDs in total. But, there are a few differences that you need to know about both options.
LED strip lights are available as 3528 and 5050 options. This number tells you the actual size of each LED chip, and this determines how bright the light is.
- 3528 3.5mm x 2.8mm (regular, bright)
- 5050 5mm x 5mm (large, very bright)
The 5050 strip lights are much brighter than the 3528. Because the LED on the 5050 strip light is almost twice the size.
Finally, the width of the strip itself differs depending on the size of the LED:
- 5050 LEDs sit on a 10mm Strip
- 3528 LEDs sit on an 8mm Strip