LED Stripe Type Comparison

This article is about the difference of LED Stripes. Monochrome and multicolor, that means CCT, RGB, RGBW and RGB + CCT. We also clarify what this CCT actually stands for.

The single color LED Stripe

The single-color LED stripe is actually relatively easy to explain. So there is a color that you can dim up and down, but it is really only limited to this one color. Most of the time this is a white LED stripe. Although there are also LED Stripes in bright colors but mostly white colors are used. There is still the difference how many Kelvin, that is, what kind of light color knows that.

The CCT Stripe - The Color Temperature Specialist

The second category is about the CCT Stripe. First, we should explain the term. CCT stands for correlated color temperature. What is the correlated color temperature? But what does that have to do with LEDs? Very easily! We want to present beautiful white tones and not just in a white tone, but in many different white tones.

Different white tones during the day - The Kelvin value

Just as there are different color temperatures during the day. Morning and evening at sunrise and sunset, we have pretty warm white tones, that is, a low Kelvin value. During the day, when it is particularly bright then we have a very high Kelvin value. The warm white temperature of the sun both in the morning and in the evening influences our biorhythm. That's exactly what we want to be able to steer with the LEDs of course. So we want, of course, when we in the evening zb. Cozy together are more likely to have warm white hue. During the day we want to be productive and therefore need a cool white tone, as in nature. So that means a high Kelvin value. That's why we have an extra section for the warm white and the cold white color on the CCT LED Stripe. With the right controller, we can now determine what exactly we want for color temperature. That's a huge advantage. So if you're looking for an LED stripe where you want to show predominantly white shades but want to switch back and forth between a warm white and a cold white, then the CCT stripe is just the thing for you.

The RGB Stripe - The Colored Beginner

Let's get to the RGB Stripe. The RGB Stripe is pretty much the classic among the colorful LED Stripes. This type of LED has been around for a relatively long time and continues to enjoy considerable popularity. The advantage of an RGB Stripe is that the reds and greens of blue can be displayed individually. By mixing these individual colors, up to 16 million different colors can be displayed. So that means pretty much all the colorful things you can imagine. But that was just not enough for many, and that leads me to my next LED stripe, the RGB-W Stripe.

The RGBW Stripe - The Stripe for Demanding

With the RGBW Stripe, it is not only possible to show the 16 million different colors, but there is an extra section on the LED Stripe, which is only responsible for rendering the white sound clean. Although the RGB Stripe could also display a white tone, if you let RG and B shine at full power, this will result in a white tone. The white clay has a very strong blue content. As a result, he is extremely cool white. But as the requirement gradually increased and people kept asking to get an LED Stripe that could represent both the different bright colors and a pure white clean tone, the RGBW Stripe was developed. Here, the W part is clearly responsible for representing a pure white tone. Here is a little something to keep in mind.


There is once the RGBW and the RGBWW strip. The distinction is in the case that the W stands for white so white and the WW for warm white or warm white. So that means, if you are looking for a RGBW Stripe and already have a certain idea of what color this white should have, then you should make sure exactly what color this W because now has. For that I recommend you to consider the Kelvin value and to see exactly how warm or how cold the W on this RGBW Stripe is.

Watch out! Because now there is a solution for all who can not decide whether they want warm white or cold white and still want colorful colors from time to time. There is the following stripe.

The RGB + CCT Stripe

RGB + CCT is so everything. We have a mix of an RGB Stripe and a CCT Stripe. An RGB + CCT Stripe. Wonderfully suitable for anyone who can not decide. Because here we have the opportunity on the one hand through the RGB part to represent 16 million different colorful colors, as well as to switch through the CCT part between cool white and warm white and set exactly the right white tone you want to have.