I am looking for recommendations for LED light strips that can be used outdoors in aluminum U-channel.
Last October I installed 40 meters of lights along my roofline for holiday lights in U-channel. I am using a digquad with an ESP32 running WLED to run the lights. My wife wanted more of a warm white so I used SK6812 RGBW lights (30/m). I ran power injection to various locations. They worked great through early February then I had one section producing random flashing colors. Because of that, I stopped using them until I tested them again in May. At that point, every section had problems. I thought something was wrong with the digqaud or the ESP32. I ordered a new ESP32 and checked all my wiring and could not find what was causing the problems. I finally tested the system with a new LED strip and it worked fine. It turned out that all of my LED strips had several LEDs that went bad.
Does anyone have recommendations for a quality LED strip that will hold up to be outdoors (below freezing in the winter and around 35 C (95 F) in the summer? I already have U-channel installed so I would prefer not to use the pixel string lights. I originally used BTF-Lighting because many people have recommended them, but with all 8 of my 5-meter strips going bad and mediocre customer service, I am hesitant to use them again for the same project.
Thanks for any recommendations.