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Old 30-03-2020, 22:53   #61
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Re: Quality source of LED strips/bulbs/assemblies?

https://prismaled.com.au/product-category/led-strips/
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Old 31-03-2020, 04:53   #62
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wow those strips are obscenely priced.

this is the first kit that popped up in my search on eBay. $14.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050...6c4ad5d5f0ab1a
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Old 31-03-2020, 05:35   #63
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wow those strips are obscenely priced.

this is the first kit that popped up in my search on eBay. $14.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050...6c4ad5d5f0ab1a
Same page, But scroll down, The 27 watt led lights in stainless steel, I installed on my transom steps,
They light up the rear of my cat really good, I use them now as the rear Nav light, ts much brighter than the rear Nav light,
I have one on each side of my boat on my steps,
Great for getting in or out of the dinghy, Or getting the dinghy on the davits, Or working below the transom,
They were about 10 bucks each delivered,
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Old 31-03-2020, 16:34   #64
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wow those strips are obscenely priced.

this is the first kit that popped up in my search on eBay. $14.95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050...6c4ad5d5f0ab1a
Yes agree price, is high but the quality is huge difference, absolutely no comparison , all they do is high-end (not for all) but they supply hollywood films etc or were the light values need to be controlled and always the same. still lot of selections for any purpose really.
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I use all different types of LED aboard ... specific types fits specific needs ... small spot lights, silicone strips, RGB and others.
The latest LED I got and really like for cockpit light, salon overhead and I will even use them soon for my spreaders is this new waterproof and virtually unbreakable (as claimed?) AquastrongLED found on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/AquastrongLED...5624419&sr=8-1
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Old 21-01-2021, 01:01   #66
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Re: Quality source of LED strips/bulbs/assemblies?

I often buy LED products from a Chinese supplier. It is a factory,The product quality is very good and the price is very affordable. We have been working together for 10 years, I can recommend it to you if someone needs it.
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Re: Quality source of LED strips/bulbs/assemblies?

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I use all different types of LED aboard ... specific types fits specific needs ... small spot lights, silicone strips, RGB and others.
The latest LED I got and really like for cockpit light, salon overhead and I will even use them soon for my spreaders is this new waterproof and virtually unbreakable (as claimed?) AquastrongLED found on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/AquastrongLED...5624419&sr=8-1
That's made by an SSCA member; members get a discount on the already inexpensive unit.

It's majorly brilliant; I stuck the ends into my bayonet reading lamp (replacing the 15 element LED designed to the purpose). It was too bright...

The next time up the mast I'm going to see how it fits in the shell already there. If it fits, I'll be ecstatic, as it's severely brighter than either the tractor lights original to the fixture or the LED replacements I have now, dim by comparison...
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I buy mine on Aliexpress, have replaced all my interior lights over a period , nice , good quality , works well
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I have done LEDs at home around my dual monitor home office. I've seen Notz's write up and also have Beneteau, so was considering doing something similar. At the end - I've just replaced the regular bulbs in existing fixtures with LED replacements and decided not to add strips. Here is why
1 - Existing fixtures with LED bulbs give plenty of light
2 - adding strips will be pretty, but extra draw on the battery bank, which already on the small side in the Beneteau. Will be left virtually unused on long trips due to need to conserve power and being either too bright or just more power hungry than one or two 1.2W LED In existing fixture
3 - potential for RFI

The only benefit that i see to LED strips is that besides looking cool at the dock when you are plugged into the power - they could be used as RED light during the night in order not to kill the night vision. But at that point one or two battery powered LED pucks on sticky backing will work just fine.
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Old 25-01-2021, 23:23   #70
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Please see the link below:
https://www.suntechleds.com/addressable-led-strip/ws2812b-led-strip/2812-led-strip.html
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I am really satisfied with these new AquastrongLED 12v I found on AMZ ... got a 10-pack to install in different recessed light locations (cockpit, salon) but then I made a bracket (from a old beam light used as spreader light).


They are natural white but not bluish
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Re: Quality source of LED strips/bulbs/assemblies?

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I am really satisfied with these new AquastrongLED 12v I found on AMZ ... got a 10-pack to install in different recessed light locations (cockpit, salon) but then I made a bracket (from a old beam light used as spreader light).


They are natural white but not bluish
Agreed that they are massively bright, and inexpensive.

Did you know that SSCA members get a substantial discount?

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One item i would like to suggest is that folks look at lumens and power consumptions. Just because LEDs are great - doesn't mean they need to be as bright as possible.

For example - I've replaced my old lights with LEDs bulbs that had 8-10 LED diodes and had consumption of around 3w. They were way too bright in the evening. I then replaced them with a different model that had a single diode consuming 1.2w - perfectly usable light, not harsh and lower consumption.

On the other hand - the ones that go into navigation fixtures - i'm getting as bright as i can find.
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One item i would like to suggest is that folks look at lumens and power consumptions. Just because LEDs are great - doesn't mean they need to be as bright as possible.
Absolutely true. My LED conversions for my overhead lamps I designed to operate at 50% on high and 25% on low. I experimented a bit first (I have a dimmable current source) and found them to be the best for daylght and night use. I neither need nor want the full output, and of course I am saving a bit of power as well. And I might even be extending the LED life.

The same applies to LED flashlights. "Turbo" mode is mostly for impressing people with the brightness of a small light, and occasionally for searching at a distance - but only for a minute or two as it throttles. Even "high" is often too bright for most use. I usually use medium or even low output for normal use, and find "firefly" or "moonlight" mode to be very useful for seeing without losing night vision. Buying flashlights with the brightest output tends to put more of the power settings in the uncomfortably bright range. And of course that also means shorter battery life.

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No I did not know that ... but I am going to check it out! Thanks



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Agreed that they are massively bright, and inexpensive.

Did you know that SSCA members get a substantial discount?

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