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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Great cost/performance ration – RGB Multicolored 1-Meter 30-LED 6W Light Strip (DC 12V) Reviews

posted by SoothyQ on 05/21/2010

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
* Cheap!
* Nice layout (kind of standard, though), which can be separated into tiles 3 LEDs each with individual solder pads.
* Decent light output.
Cons:
* The colors aren't properly balanced, red is much to weak. I get a White color around rgb(255,190,160), which obviously reduces luminosity a lot. Keep this in mind if you need to create somewhat accurate colors.
* Not all solder pads are labeled, and some of them don't contain solder, while others do (lead-free, it seems. Keep this in mind if you only do lead-based soldering at lower temperatures.)
Other:
Like previous comments said, the packaging is somewhat sparse, but all the LEDs I've tested so far survived the trip :)
Each unit comes with a cable properly soldered onto one end, and a plug attached. So if you buy 3 of them, you won't get one 3m strip.
Bottomline:
Nice product, especially considering the price. Pretty decent for a mood light; due to bad color balance, it might not be the best solution for a LED display though (or similar).
Anyway, I'm definitely going to buy more of those ;)

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