LED Backlighting Setup - 3528 vs. 5050

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Hey guys, so I bought a LED kit for behind my monitor. - http://www.arlec.com.au/detail-2/?de=ALD012

It doesn't specify anywhere whether it's 3528 or 5050, the reason I ask is because the connector only has one out cable, I want to perhaps buy a splitter and have 2 or even 3, so I can connect the additional strips. Will it matter which type they are? some of the products mention both but some don't. Also, the additional LED strips won't be longer then 30 cms.

The other question is, will this affect changing colours or dimming them with the remote or will it function as normal? and overall is this a good way to go about this setup? Thanks in advance.
 

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3528 and 5050 are just the LED chip size. 3528 strips often have more chips per meter than 5050 strips (ex.: 120 vs 60) to compensate for the smaller, lower power chips.

If you mix strips from different sources, they might not have exactly the same color temperature or peak wavelength. If you want all of your backlighting to be all exactly the same color and brightness, you should try to get LED strips all from the same batch.

If you feed different strips from the same controller, dimming might not be uniform across all strips due to different construction and voltage-current curve on the different die types.
 

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Thanks for the info, I will be using the same batch of LED strips, perhaps I should of worded my other question better, but will the splitter matter? As in will it matter which type of LED strips I add to it?

Example items; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Female-4pin-LED-Connector-Flexible-Cable-Splitter-For-RGB-3528-5050-Strip-Lights-/400775255755?var=&hash=item5d501116cb

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-PIN-RGB-STRIP-LIGHT-TO-CONTROLLER-CONNECTORS-WIRE-CABLE-FOR-10MM-3528-5050-/261751892540?hash=item3cf1a0ea3c

Thanks
 
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