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Old 13-11-2013, 19:35   #1
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Great LEDs

I just installed under deck cabin LEDs and they are awesome. I ordered flexible strips from superbright led.com. These are low temp rating, about 2200 which is very close to the warmth of incandescent. They are very bright, way more than dozens of LEDs I compared them with. I believe it was 300 lumens per foot. The cost was $12 per foot.

I cut the strips every 2 inches and added 16 ga. Wires to lengthen the fixture, usually 4 or 6 inches which have no dead spots of light even with only a 8 inch height from shelf. This was done with solder, and it was my first time soldering anything. Piece of cake.

The strips are on one dimmer.

I installed 22 feet of lights. I dadoed out a quarter inch thick, one inch wide piece of mahogany to seat the lights even though they come with adhesive. I then drilled 3/8" holes for the light to come through. This was for looks but also to reduce the bright lights as you see them because they shine 180 degrees.

Might be all the light we need. Cost about $35. Uses 1.2 amps per hour for 22 feet of lights.

Available as rgb and warm white together, however rgb requires different components which I was tempted for night vision, however recent reading I have done indicated low light was best in any color.

Go buy some.
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Old 15-11-2013, 18:53   #2
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Re: Great leds

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Old 17-11-2013, 16:13   #3
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Re: Great leds

Consider the 'like' button pushed! LOL
Looks good.
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