Active Low relay boards are preferable in most electronic projects. These work by adding a Optical Isolator and a MOSFET between the relay and the Controller. The MOSFET wont be drawing current until you pull that line low. neither will the OPTO Isolator.
This is preferable since most IC's can sink(to ground) more current then they can source(provide current). this is also good since most microcontrollers and SOC's can provide pullups on their GPIO's. The pullups make sure state changes are intentional and you stay well with in safe limits for a SOC.
Your not directly driving the relay, your also not using current until you want to.
This is actually a well designed product. I'd be careful, Raspberry pi's aren't super tolerant to 5V. stuff.
You can mitigate this by removing the JVDC jumper, the JVDC Pin is the power line for the relay, supply that with 5V, and supply VCC with 3.3v
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