Pixel Strip (or Pixel Tape as it’s sometimes called) is a flexible circuit board that’s populated with multi-coloured, addressable surface mounted (SMD) light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The flexible circuit board usually has an adhesive backing, which aids with quick and easy installation.

Pixel Dots are a cluster of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged to form a fixture; in the case of the DOTs, all LEDs within the body of the dot are controlled as one. Multiple dots are used per chain.

Pixel Strip and Dots each have their own unique advantages. Often the choice comes down to aesthetic requirements, environment, and space availability.

Advantages of using Pixel Strip:

Advantages of using Dots:

  • Steady and consistent light
  • Lightweight
  • Takes up less physical space than dots
  • Easy to make unobtrusive beneath a diffuser
  • Good for temporary installations on a small budget
  • Higher IP rating than pixel strip
  • More visual appeal as a conspicuous feature
  • Greater light output
  • Robust construction: hard-wearing and longer-lasting
  • No extrusions required or heat management issues
  • Can be installed into virtually any conceivable shape
  • Wide variety of designs to choose from