- Jan 13, 2018 -
SMD 3528 is a single chip and SMD 5050 has three chips sometimes known as “Tri-Chip”. SMD 5050 chips are generally three times brighter than SMD 3528 chips. Also, 5050 is widely used when the application for the LED strip requires multi color (RGB).
But still, one must still Pay attention to how many LEDs there are per foot or meter. When searching for a bright LED strip light, make sure you compare apples to apples, as not all LED strips are made in the same way.
Also, I'd really recommend this 3528 LED strip, this light is great for TV backlighting, color splashing walls, accent lighting for crown molding and pictures, under tables and cabinets, bars, etc. And this one, specifically, is what I've been personally using for a few years now, I can guarantee you the quality although you'll find it waaayy cheaper than the others. Hope it helps!