Are domestic LED products better than LED's imported from Southeast Asia?
When it comes to buying LED products, the reigning debate for many sign companies, electricians, and business owners is: Are domestic products better than SE Asian products? At partsforsigns.com, we have made the decision to offer both, but the choice between the two is up to you. It is important that you make that choice, because ultimately it is your sign on the line.
With that in mind, there are a few things that you should know as you make your decision.
First, we believe in the products we sell on PartsforSigns.com. Both are good products or we wouldn’t offer them. Your choice is not between a good product and a bad product but a debate about which one is better between the two good products.
Most importantly, you should know that most of the power supplies and LED’s themselves come from China. Just like your cell phone and computer, the individual sign parts you buy were probably manufactured in China (even if they were assembled in the United States). So, think about the quality of your mobile phone and computer? Have they functioned reasonably well for you? Your sign parts are ultimately coming from the same part of the world.
Here’s how it works: The domestic suppliers buy same place the as the imports (China). It has been years since the LEDs were manufactured in the United States. Ultimately, you are buying implements made in China either way. The question is whether or not they were distributed through a domestic company.
Chinese pricing has traditionally been lower than domestic pricing. However, domestic suppliers have brought down their prices to compete with the prices of the Southeast Asian Suppliers. Price is not the factor it used to be when buying LED.
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