Upgrade Your Lighting with High Density LED Strip Lights

What Do Standard and High-Density Mean?

It's not as difficult as you may believe. The number of diodes also known as led chips on a strip and their spacing is referred to as standard density and high density, respectively. The diodes on the high-density LED strips are significantly closer together than on the standard-density LED strip light, which means they are substantially brighter.

LED light strips with a higher density are twice as bright. There are twice as many diodes, which means twice as much light is produced. But there are a handful of limitations to that, which we'll discuss later.

Begin by determining how much light you'll require for your application. Standard Density is a good option if you're looking for accent lighting to enhance the look and feel of your room. Task lighting, on the other hand, may be required.

If you want cabinet lighting so you can see your counters plainly, or decorative lighting around the house, high density is the way to go. High-density strip lights provide even and smooth lighting.

Because power draw and strip light output are typically proportionate, the same logic that governs the influence of LED density on output also governs power draw and power supplies.

Simply explained, higher LED density LED strip lights use more power consumption when compared to two LED strip lights with the same number of LEDs that have equal power consumption or power supplies.

The total number of LEDs installed on an LED strip light product, typically per 5-meter reel, is referred to as the LED count. LED density, on the other hand, is usually measured in terms of the number of LEDs per square meter or square foot.

Both are simply numbers that will eventually tell you how many LEDs per unit length you will receive.

Because the LEDs positioned on LED strip lights are the light-emitting foundation components, the quantity of these components is critical in determining the overall strip light output of an LED strip.

The sum of the strip light output from the individual LEDs on an LED strip is the total strip light output of the LED strip. As a result, LED density has a direct influence on total output. The higher the number of LEDs per meter, the more light is produced per meter.

Keep in mind that you're comparing cases when the LED is the same and the current draw settings are the same.

Manufacturers may specify a high-brightness LED with a low density and a low-brightness LED with a high density, and the overall amount of strip light output may be the same in both circumstances.

The most serious issue that might come from an insufficient LED density is light distribution. Because LEDs are separate point sources, the individual LEDs on an LED strip may give a dotted look, also known as spottiing, depending on how they are mounted.

What's going on here, exactly? As an example, consider the headlights on a car. Assume you're pulling into your garage with your headlights on at night. Your headlights will initially shine onto the back of your garage and equally illuminate it.

However, as you approach the back wall, you'll see that the region directly in front of each lamp becomes brighter, while the periphery becomes darker. This is due to the fact that you have two independent headlights beaming in opposite directions.

LED density should not affect the performance of individual LEDs—rather, an individual LED's lifetime is determined by its driving current and thermal performance.

As a result of LED density changes, there are various factors that may have an indirect impact on LED strip longevity.

First, if all other factors are equal, a higher density LED strip will draw more power supply. As a result, more heat is created throughout the LED strip, resulting in a greater ambient temperature for all LEDs attached to the strip. This results in strip light degradation which may be hastened.

Second, to compensate for the decreased number of LEDs in a lower density LED strip, the individual LEDs may be driven stronger. If the drive current for the individual LEDs is too high, it will almost likely reduce the LED lifetime.

To make a definitive judgment, you'll need to assess thermal and drive current metrics at the individual LED level and compare them to the LED specifications.

Consider an LED strip that gets quite hot to the touch due to its high LED count, or a 30 LED per meter LED strip that boasts 30 Watts per meter, a 1 watt LED on a flexible LED strip will have a hard time dissipating enough heat.

Because the LEDs on an LED strip are by far the most expensive component, the amount per unit length is a critical parameter to understand before purchasing and comparing prices.

You should now understand the impact of LED density on performance and be able to determine whether a greater LED density strip will benefit you and whether the additional price is justified.

High-density LED strips are ideal for small-space applications. They do not require bulky drivers and are ideal for tight spaces. They also have built-in thermal control, which helps cool down the LEDs when they get too hot.

This makes them the perfect solution for applications where space is at a premium. In addition, they produce less heat, which is an added advantage. But one disadvantage to high-density LED strips is that they tend to run hotter than standard-density LED strips. However, the increased density is not a bad thing in and of itself.

While high-density strips are more expensive, they will last longer and perform better. Besides being more expensive, you can get a higher LED density in a single strip. And remember, the number of LEDs on a single unit length is not always the same. You can choose from 30 or 40 LEDs per meter.

As the distance between LEDs decreases, the distance between them becomes less distinguishable. This is a result of the same behavior in every strip, but the lower density will produce dark spots between the LEDs. As a result, high-density strips are better for low-density applications.

They can also be longer than standard-density LED strips, up to 32 feet. There is another advantage to high-density LED strips, they are more durable.

LED strip lights are extremely energy-efficient and are far more efficient than conventional light sources. They use up to 18% less electricity than comparable fixtures.

They are also safer to use, even when used at higher densities. Furthermore, they are less likely to cause health problems. Despite the fact that all light is harmful, low-density strips are an economical and eco-friendly choice.

Aside from saving money, LED strips are a great choice for many uses.

As an advantage of high-density strips, they are waterproof and IP65-rated. They can also be waterproof. This is a major factor, as it means that LED strips can last longer and be more effective in their applications.

They can be used in areas where water is not an issue. If you do not mind splashing water, you can also use these strips in your bathroom or kitchen. The latter can be a better option for those with sensitive eyes.

LED strips are also inexpensive. The first advantage is that they cost less per LED than a traditional light bulb. This can be an excellent option for DIY projects. They can be used in a variety of applications, including interior and exterior lighting.

For example, a wall can have up to 60,000 LED lights and still be a relatively inexpensive choice. You can choose one that offers the highest density of the two. This type of high-density strip will provide brighter lighting while the lower-density version will be less expensive.

High-density LED strips are the most affordable option for high-density lighting. The average length of these strips is 5 meters long, which means you can choose to install the strips in any space you wish.

It is possible to use a high-density LED strip as an accent LED strip light, but it is best to be aware of the limitations of the technology when you're installing the LED strip light. You must be careful to select the best strip light for the specific project.

LED lights can be mounted on any surface. The wattage of each LED is the most important factor when setting up an LED strip. The higher the wattage, the more lumens will be needed. And this is not the only advantage of high-density LED strips.

Some LEDs have different voltages, while others are more than double that. You can also set them up in a row or a line.

LED brightness is measured in lumens per meter. A high-density LED strip can provide 1500 lumens per meter. Its brightness is determined by the number of LEDs per foot. The number of LEDs in a LED strip is another important feature.

If you want to install a high-density LED strip, you can get a low-density LED strip as well.

Looking for a much brighter output? High-density strip lights are a significant upgrade compared to standard density strips.

Ideal for applications that have higher ceilings, open spaces that need more light to cover all areas, or if you are using a strip light as the main light source.

Operating on either 12 volts or 24 volts DC, LED strip lights will require either a dimmable driver with a compatible dimmer switch, a non-dimmable power supply, or a battery to power on, if using RGB you will need a controller.

Lighting your areas has never been easier or safer thanks to LED strip lights. They are also a lot more efficient and environmentally responsible means of lighting your room. All that's left is for you to choose the ideal LED light strip for your project.

We can assist you in this area and choose from our selection of commercial led strip lights products to find the one that best meets your requirements. Contact us at HitLights today!

Shop our products


Standard density and high density refer to the number of diodes or led chips on a strip and how close together they are.

For example, a standard density, Luma5 3528 LED light strip has 300 diodes on a 16.4ft strip. A high-density, Luma5 LED light strip has 600 diodes on a 16.4ft strip.

24V high-density strip lighting options, with the proper power supply and drivers.

If you compare a 3528 LED strip with a 5050 LED strip of the same size and density, then the 5050 will produce three times more light than the 3528.

However, the 5050 is larger in size and requires an external heat sink to work, so you will need to factor that in your decision as well.

This really depends on the measurements of your project, but the higher density your strip has, the more led chips it will contain per foot. If you have a low-density strip but a longer installation then that strip will technically have more LEDs even if it's not as powerful or as bright.

Request A Quote