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    LED Light Strips - Outside

    For years I had the color changing with a remote LED lights on my front porch and they finally gave up the ghost. I ordered new off Amazon and they came with everything I needed, however I noted they only had LEDs every 2 or 3 inches vs the old at every 1 inch. I installed just thinking, well maybe that's the way it is.... wrong new lights are outputting much less bright than the old.

    Anyone have a suggestion?

    I need 32 ft and they are outside but covered over by the porch. Need to have the ones I can change color as I want.
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    From the research I did when looking at these, there are two types of strip lights available. The standard strips typically have lights every 3" or so. There is also a high-density strip, which have lights about every 1 1/2 inches. I bought the high density strips for my undercabinet light project as I wanted a more even distribution of light.

    I looked at several manufacturers, and most of them had both types of strips available.

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    They're probably not the cheapest, but superbrightleds has a good selection of rgb outdoor led strips. I've bought a lot of stuff from them (but no rgb outdoor lights) and have always been pleased.
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    I agree with Paul. After many years of trials and tribulation with LED strips the only ones I buy now are from Superbrightleds.

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    Are you talking about LED strips, or string lights, since we’re in that season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Roehl View Post
    Are you talking about LED strips, or string lights, since we’re in that season?
    String lights and I checked out the Super Bright LED website and it seems they carry the good stuff. Its now turned winter here in Iowa, so I will get those done for next year. Thanks for the help folks!!
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