Quoted from rcbrown316:
Thanks Vid1900. I see a 300 piece kit on comet for 78 bucks and it's 99 for the new lamp driver board. Stll cheaper than the prefab kits for specific machines that dictate the colors you get or am I mistaken? I am new to all of theis and you guys have been a TREMENDOUS help so far.
I prefer to buy in bulk this way. I have bought kits and wasn't that happy with the colour choices others had made for me.
I have also bought Comet LEDs. From my experience, you couldn't deal with a nicer guy than Art. I have had a few LEDs fail but we are talking a failure rate of maybe 2 or 3% if that. I have found this to be the case with every LED supplier I have tried, it just seems to be the nature of LEDs.
Personally I would recommend the bulk deals like Comet has. I don't know what the other guys have on offer but in fairness I guess it would be worth checking them out as well.
If you haven't dealt with Alibaba and the Chinese before, don't waste your time. Just support the guys that have done all the testing for you.