Originally Posted by Nortec
Anyone got any suggestions on red/orange led-strips?
Over the last few months, a growing number of folks have been very happy with my offerings.
Most of all, I'd say check the LED count compared to the price. You'll find most offer up to 18 LED's to the foot for some relatively big money. 36 LED's per foot (3/inch) not only doubles the count, but gives a smoother, brighter, more vibrant look -and for less $!
On the orange note, the factories label the strips yellow or orange, but they are the same color and it's really more of a gold/amber to be accurate.
Also on the color note, I've had people asking me if my red is a 'dark red'. Well, if you want dark anything, you turn the lights off or dim them.
There seems to be a misunderstanding between pigment red and photon red. With light, you adds colors, with pigment you subtract. So (photon) Red+Green+Blue makes white pixels on your monitor. Add those same colors with pigments and you get a mucky brown.
White is the presence of all light frequencies, but the absence of all pigments. Whereas black is the absence of all light , it is the presence of all pigments. So you can't get a 'blood' red light, you can get a blood red pigment. And while there are different frequencies of red light, in manufacturing, it is much more limited by technology and market forces. So red led strip is red led strip, but red CCFL's or EL products will be a different red than each other by some degree. They are unlikely to match. That's the tech limitation. The market limitation is how much demand for how many colors can there be?
That being said, there are RGB led strips that can get some range of red going. (Sorry to pick on red, this is true for any colors available.) The tech limit on RGB strip is that they only come in 18 or less LED's/foot, they come in different types (some strips are consecutive red and green and blue leds and others are true RGB leds) and have a a big variety of controllers and options. For these reasons, primarily the low LED count, I don't carry them, but understand the versatility they provide. Once RGB strips are truly RGB and have 36 LED's to the foot, I'll stock them. But I digress.
With any led strips, I'd best describe them as 'lightsaber' color. That is, you have a central 'white' core with a strong color halo that falls off into obscurity.
Most importantly, look around and do the research. I was so disappointed with what's available for the price, I started my own company to get people the best prices and out there with the important computer accessories needed to get the job done. For more direct info, you'd have to pm me.