Difference between light strips and linear lights

The difference between strip lights and linear lights lies in their different properties: Linear lights assemble LEDs onto strip FPC (Flexible Circuit Board) or PCB hard boards, named after their product shape resembling a strip, while strip lights are another term for strip lights, also named after their shape.

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Installation location is different: Line lights are generally installed on higher buildings using contour lines, fixed to building walls with screws, while light strips are more used for landscape lighting, including tree lighting and low building contours, but are not recommended for use in high-rise building lighting.

Performance difference: Compared to light strips, line lights have better performance in waterproofing, UV resistance, oxidation resistance, and other aspects.

Different manufacturing costs: Due to its better performance, line lights have higher manufacturing costs than light strips.

Different features: Line lights are soft, can be freely curled, cut and connected, and the light bulb and channel are completely wrapped in flexible plastic, with good insulation and waterproof functions, safe use, weather resistance, not easy to break, and long service life. On the other hand, the light strip has a cold light source, low heat generation, and does not produce thermal radiation on displayed goods. The environmentally friendly lighting source does not produce harmful ultraviolet rays, making it particularly suitable for cultural relics and medicine display lighting. It is efficient and energy-saving, saving more than 65% of electricity compared to fluorescent lamps, and has an ultra long service life. It can be used for 10 years in one installation, and is used to illuminate the sparkling light of gold, silver, gemstones, watches, and other products.

The application of line lights

Line lights are mainly used in outdoor landscape lighting, lighting engineering, municipal engineering, indoor stage lighting and other fields. Currently, line lights are still very expensive. Due to the low public awareness of line lights, they have not yet entered ordinary households on a large scale. However, line lights have room for price reduction, and there is still room for improvement in cost and technology. They will be widely adopted by the public in the coming years.

Line light is a very simple product. Its appearance, structure and function are almost the same in the market, but the price difference is very large. The wire material of line light requires that the circuit board as the light source carrier directly affects the life and failure rate of the lamp. All electronic circuits of lighting products are on the PCB board, and its material and processing technology directly affect the quality and life of the product. The circuit board is made of different types of full glass fiber, semi glass fiber, and cardboard. The standard material of lighting products must be glass fiber double-sided board, for example, using semi glass fiber or a piece of corrugated cardboard will greatly reduce the welding quality, moisture resistance, aging resistance, and electrical properties in the later period.