I have been debating of buying multiple cases of the MTS (magic in the sky) LED's for myself and my customers. However, knowing they are coming from China, I was a little leery. I asked Ryan at MTS if he could send me a sample, and he did so I could put it through multiple tests including sustainability, LOR features, and durability.
The first test I did was keeping the lights on for 72hrs straight out in the cold, then another 24 in the warmth. No LED's went out, and nothing was warm, not even the transformers on the strand itself. I've had it where LED strands get very warm after a while of constant on, this surprisingly did not.
The second test was the LOR test. I left it on shimmer for an hour (so hard on your eyes), and yet no issues whatsoever with it after. I then put it through multiple fade tests. The only thing fade wise I have a problem with is between 1% and 10% there is a slight flicker, but not something you will not see with the 20ft rule. I through the most brutal LOR tests I could at it, and it performed VERY well. Here is a video I took of the LOR testing:
Next came the durability testing. I turned on the strand and then put it in front of a heater for about an hour (with me monitoring it). No melting, and no over heating problems. Next was the H20 test. LED's should be able to be completely soaked in water and still work properly, so I took it one further. I completely submerged the LED's in water for 5 min, removed them, and turned them on with NO problem, every LED worked. and NO, the lights were NOT on while submersed in the water...even though that'd be an excellent test, I'm not that dumb. (pics below)Durability wise, we walked over it, nothing broke. However, when we stomped on it one LED broke...this isn't common, but I want to make sure my tests are brutal! haha
So in conclusion, the MTS product is very well made and should perform well for your display or show. I personally will be buying them for sure, very reasonable price and good product.
If you have any questions regarding my tests please feel free to send me a pm.
Disclaimer: This is a private review and is by no means affiliated with Magic in the Sky. All views and statements are opinions and facts from my findings. And for heavens sake, please don't try any of these tests at home.....
MTS link: http://www.magicinthesky.com/lighting/pc.htm