LED shops - Steve's vs. RapidLED?

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  1. coralline

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    Hi guys,

    I need to order some more LEDs and I was hoping someone can advise on which of these shops provides the best service and quickest post to SA!

    In the past I used Cutter electronics in Australia or shops in China, but have seen a few guys rave about Steve's LEDs and RapidLED. Both shops have nice products.

    I believe RapidLED charges a fixed shipping charge of $38, which is fine as I'll get a fair amount of stuff and then assume it will get here quickly and safely!

    Thanks ;)
     
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  3. JackSplat

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    Dont know about steves, but I got my stuff from RapidLED, good service and fast shipping (i used ups though).
     
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    I would go with Rapid but I've heard Steve's is also very good in terms of service they provide.. and from what I've seen Steve's prices are sometimes much cheaper than rapid
     
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    Will go with Steve's, currently the best leds out there...
     
  6. coralline

    coralline Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the comments and input guys!

    Steve's is definitely cheaper $$$$
    Only problem is that Steve's don't sell Cree XMLs and I need a few, whereas RapidLED do!
     
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    also look at the boostled.com controller, i have one and its awesome
     
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    Ive only heard good things about Steves and his Luxem M chip rival the Cree XML chips

    Rapid Ive bought from and have got good service from them

    Ive also bought from LEDGROUPBUY and have gotten excellent service
     
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    We are proud to present the absolute latest in LED technology and ultra-efficiency LEDs from Philips. The Luxeon M series 12 watt LED!

    The brightest 5,000K full spectrum neutral white LED on the market - Even superior to Cree XM-L LED (XM-L are only a 10 watt LED).

    http://shop.stevesleds.com/Philips-Luxeon-M-5000K-12-Watt-LEDs-LuxeonM5k.htm
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    my 2c, if you going to go DIY you have to go multichip!
     
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    any clue how much it costs roughly to deliver form steves leds ?
     
  12. coralline

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    I've heard that it's $38 fixed rate (courier, I suppose); but other member's will know for certain
     
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