Good Quality LED strip
Sometimes LED strip just can’t cost what you need to pay for Premium quality LED strip and often not all applications even need that kind of quality. Recently the “Good Quality” category has also been playing catch-up! Light quality wise they are not pretty close to the premium section and only fall behind in light output and coupled with that less copper is used (which is ok with lower output). So if you have a project where you don’t require the utmost best quality light and can do with a little bit less then the power of the sun, these good strips, all personally tested by me, are a good choice!
Gree Lamps LED strips
Gree makes very good LED strips but since they are using less thick PCB material in the strip (to lower cost) the limit light output accordingly so while these LED strips are less bright (about 1/3rd of the Colordiode) they also use less power and the quality of the light is still quite good! If you want good quality light but don’t tons and tons of it, the Gree Lamps strips are a very nice “good quality” strip!
600LED 12v/24v 2825 Warm white or Neutral White or Cold white, Cri/Ra 90
600LED 12v only Cri/Ra 90 strip (different variant)
600LED 24v only Cri/Ra 90 strip (Available in different colors,2500k has been reported to look really pink!)
600LED 12v/24v CRI95 strip (Highlight! Very high quality light, a bit dimmer then the others but excellent quality!)
Special: Gree Lamps Dual white color (CCT) LED strip (Good quality LEDs, fair light output (half as bright as strip with single color!))
Extra Special: Gree Lamps RGB + WW+CW with CRI95! (Good quality LEDs, fair light output, but with RGB too!)
“Doflamingos” LED strip
Recently I tested a 240LEDs/m strip from this store and was pleasantly surprised. This strip strikes a good balance between cost while having high quality LEDs and outputting a decent amount of light! The 240LEDs per meter makes it that it also has a very uniform light and shadow pattern and the Natural White version has a good CRI of above 90 and did well in all my tests! The strip also has a good copper amount, not as much as the Colordiode strips but thick enough the transfer enough power to not see any dimming on the strip itself! The only downside of the strip I could find is that because of the small LEDs the dispersion pattern seems less then 120 degrees like you see with other LEDs but especially with a diffuser in front of it (aluminium strip to provide some cooling) I don’t think that’s going to be a big issue.
Link to LED strip (Natural White has High CRI)
SiDaWang LED strip
I have tested their Ra95 version strips and found them to be okay. They don’t have the pleasant glow the Colordiode or Auxma strips have but they perform ok. You can often find these a bit cheaper with a higher LED per strip count then the Colordiode/Auxma versions. I can’t verify if they are truly Cri/Ra 95 but they seem to perform at least ok. These are the strips also used by the “DIY PERKS” YouTube channel! But when given a choice I prefer the Colordiode or Auxma strips and then the cheaper alternative versions just above here before I’d buy more of these.
600LED 24v 2835 Warm White or Neutral White or Cold White strip, Cri/Ra 95