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Old 11-10-2012, 19:04   #106
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Re: Mixed Feelings about LED Cabin Lighting

The info I received from Bill Deng at Lighting Matrix is that their minimum order is 50 pieces. So while the per-part price is good, it is way more than our needs (14 parts). I'd like to get some of the 120v parts for the house too, but don't have any need for 50 of them either.

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Re: Mixed Feelings about LED Cabin Lighting

Hmmm... If Lighting Matrix is now requiring a 50 part minimum order, that's a new policy for them. That would be too bad, but they ARE a factory...

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Re: Mixed Feelings about LED Cabin Lighting

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Hmmm... available at your local Ikea (not online) but $11.25 each(!) & no specs. How many lumens are they putting out? What voltage range can they handle? They probably depend on that power brick to make sure they're getting 12.00v, so be careful when charging your batteries (no indication if they've got IC current limiting). Maybe OK if you're in a hurry, but I can get 145 lumens with IC current limiting for $4 each + shipping (& they don't weigh anything).
Not sure on lumens, had them shining onto teak side boards, really pretty light, good enough to read in.

As for voltage range I tested for several minutes at 2V intervals up to 20V and they got hot but did not burn out (may have done if I'd left it there). Reducing back to 14V they cooled off again. There was no variation in the output lighting.

I also liked the low profile body with built in swivel.

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