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garymalmgren
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LED strip

Post by garymalmgren » Apr 14th, '17, 23:21

I have watch LED drop in price but can't imagine cheaper than this
http://www.banggood.com/5M-White-3528-S ... mds=search

Have just ordered and will let you know.

At this price until April 20th

gary

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Tinggu
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Re: LED strip

Post by Tinggu » Apr 15th, '17, 00:52

I think I payed $8 for similar a few years back. Boat, caravan, no problems, still got some left over. Great value then, this is almost ridiculous! Only criticism has been the adhesive. Can't help myself - gotta have some!
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Re: LED strip

Post by Tinggu » May 19th, '17, 16:14

Mine have arrived and not the same quality as previously as there is no gel over the strip. Might beOK indoors but I doubt they would last long on the boat.
SC23/Northwind 7 "Isabella Jane"
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Re: LED strip

Post by garymalmgren » Jul 4th, '17, 12:30

Have fitted some of the LED strip.
As with all of these strips the adhesive won't last so I used wire ties to afix strip to a piece of laminex ply.
The ply is 30 mil by 350 mil. strip is 300 mil long
Fitted a simple push switch, mounted on 35mil blocks of pine and soldered wires.
Mounted inside switchboard.

All up this took 45 minutes and cost about $2 dollars or less. 90 cents for switch, 50 cents or so for 30 cm of strip
left over ply and wiree.
Will look at mouting more above galley, chart table and maybe inside lockers.

As Tinggu mentioned these are not covered with a gel protection, but you get what you pay for.

Gary
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Re: LED strip

Post by garymalmgren » Jul 4th, '17, 12:33

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Re: LED strip

Post by Tinggu » Jul 4th, '17, 12:42

Yup, the adhesive is pretty useless but we have a roll of double-sided tape from Cheap as Chips or somewhere and it works very well. Have had these (the gel-covered) on the boat for a couple of years and very pleased. Cold light over the galley, warm light over the table and for reading in the V berth. Same in the caravan.
SC23/Northwind 7 "Isabella Jane"
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Re: LED strip

Post by garymalmgren » Jul 4th, '17, 12:43

Installed inside switchboard.
Not a clear photo but you can get the basic idea

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Re: LED strip

Post by AZAmagnum » Jul 4th, '17, 20:30

Ive heard people use clear heatshrink tubing or some other clear conduit over these.
My problem is soldering the + and - wires onto the small contact points on the strip once they are cut to length. I seem to burn or melt the backing strip before the solder melts !
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