UltraBright™ High CRI Series (93+) LED Strip Light (Discontinuing 2020)
All of our new LEDs have been updated with high CRI up to 98. View them here.
Not all light is created equal. One may assume just because the color temperature, wattage, and size is the same between two different bulbs they are equal, right? That is not necessarily true. Let's discuss light quality.
The Color Rendering Index (CRI), also known by some as color accuracy, is a term of measurement of how natural the light given off by a source looks in comparison to the sun. Have you ever purchased a red towel or dress in the store and when you try it on at home or wear it outside in the sun it looks different? This is because the CRI is different between the two light sources. High CRI LEDs will show an objects true pure and vibrant color.
The highest CRI is 100 (like the sun). Most LED strip lights have a very low CRI (60 - 70). Our UltraBright™ High CRI LED strip lights have a minimum 93 CRI and have been measured up to 96 (all other Flexfire LEDs strip lights have a CRI of over 80).
Also, these natural white strips are extremely bright, emitting over 450 lumen per foot.
This photo demonstrates the difference between CRIs, given everything else being equal.
This product was initially designed to be used for professional photographers and the film industry. It is quickly becoming integrated in high end grocery product and produce displays, art galleries and museums, donut and pastry racks, in retail locations and dressing rooms as well as under residential cabinets and cupboards. Also, our lights meet the requirements forCalifornia Title 24 which requires high CRI in new lighting installations.
Highest Brightness - Up to 456 Lumen/ft (1,496/Meter)
Efficiency up to 88 lm/W
36 LEDs / Foot (120 / Meter)
Thermally Resistant 3M VHB 4930 adhesive for long lasting bond
Short LED pitch of 5/16" (8mm)
Only 3/8" (10mm) strip width
Thick double layer 2oz copper PCB for excellent thermal management
Can be cut every 1" (25.4mm)
Single BIN LED selection to ensure color consistency (3-Step MacAdam)
Environmental Temperature -4°F to +104°F (-20°C to 40°C)
Maximum Length in Series 16ft 5in (5 Meters)
Highest quality premium packaged 3020 SMD LEDs
Product no. SKU
Color - CCT
Watts / Foot (Meter)
Lumen / Foot (Meter)
Luminous efficacy (Lumens / watt)
Gamut Score Rg (Color Sat.)
Relative Fidelity score (Rf)
5.8 W/ft /(19 W/m)
402 lm/ft (1319 lm/m)
5.8 W/ft /(19 W/m)
450 lm/ft (1476 lm/m)
5.8 W/ft /(19 W/m)
456 lm/ft (1497 lm/m)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the importance of UL Listed? UL is an acronym for the Underwriters Laboratories. They are an independent product safety certification organization. A good summary used by UL is, "a not-for-profit organization dedicated to public safety." This means you can install these LEDs in commercial spaces, industrial applications, and in your home with peace of mind.
Q: What is the product warranty? We’re so happy with the quality of our product, we offer a 7 to 15-year warranty on all of our LED strips to all of our clients. The warranty on power supplies ranges from 2 to 7 years which is model dependent.
Q: What is the lifespan of your strip lights? Our lights have been rigorously tested and have an expected lifespan of 50,000 hours before dropping to 70% luminosity. This means that if you were to use your lights 12 hours a day, every day, the lights would be expected to last longer than 10 years. Even after that time has elapsed, the lights will maintain a brightness of 70%. Higher-output strips require a heat sink to reach the expected lifespan and beyond.
Q: What is color temperature? The color of light can be quantified by referring to its color temperature. White light is measured in Kelvins (K). Most white lights fall in a spectrum between 1800K and 6200K. When getting close to 3000K, the light is noticeably warmer. On the other end of the spectrum, the lights have a blue-ish tint and cooler tone when nearing 6500K.
Q: Which color temperature should I choose? Choosing the correct color temperature lights for your project is very important, and as important as the brightness you choose. Consider the look and feel you want your project to have. What other color lights will be present? What material and color are the materials you wish to light? We can help you choose!
Q:What are lumens (lm)? This is a quantifiable amount of light produced by an LED strip or other light-producing product. This is one way we can measure light output.
Q: What is a 3020 SMD LED chip?
3020 SMD (Surface Mounted Diode) represents the size of the LED chips on the strip. A 3020 SMD chip measures at 3.0mm x 2.0mm. Click here for more information on LED chip sizes.
Q: Can I create a photography / video panel with your LED strips?
Yes. The UltraBright™ strips have been used in many photography and video lighting projects. The slim nature of the strip and the adhesive backing make it very easy to create your own custom light panel. Check out this video review of the UltraBright™ High CRI strip being used in a light panel.
To turn on LED strips, you will need to connect to a LED power supply. For connecting strips to the power supply we recommend soldering to make the strongest connections. Another option is to use our solderless connectors, which is a faster and easier way to install LED strips.
Q: How do I mount the lights?
The 3M double sided adhesive that is found on the back of the LED strip allows you to install them in most locations. Be sure to thoroughly clean the surface to remove all dust and particulate matter before mounting the strip. Certain surfaces may require you to take additional measures to secure the strips lights into place. Feel free to call us with any questions.
Q: Can I cut the strips myself?
Yes, LED strips are made to be cut to your desired length. Using sharp scissors, you can cut the strip every few inches (on a line that's marked after every third LED).
Q:Wow these are bright! What do I do if I want to dim my LED strip lights?