camping led strip lights

Hi
Chasing differing brands of 2mtr strip lights. What are peoples experiences ??.
Surely the KORR light strip is not the only one out there or is it ??

swampy
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Reply By: desray (WA - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 11:57

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 11:57
I use something similar to these, stick them on aluminum strips as long or wide as you want, as many as you want. Work good cheap as chips as they say. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Waterproof-Flexible-Cool-White-DC-12V-5M-3528-SMD-300-Leds-LED-Strip-Light-Car-/221200588214?hash=item3380951db6:m:mFjdULp_JI5yvEhQBS4Xm6Q
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:02

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:02
Depending on whether you want flexible or fixed, I would recommend

http://stores.ebay.com.au/fblindustries/

installed these in my canopy, easy to set up, reasonably priced, can be fixed easily, tough, and waterproof. No affiliation, just a very happy customer. Meccano of strip lights.
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Reply By: Australian Landscape Jewellery - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:29

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:29
I don't know the brand of ours, we have two different types and they work fine. Main point of my post, don't bother with tinted colours that don't attract insects. LED work off a different wavelength and the white leds don't attract insects.
Mike
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Follow Up By: bellony - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:15

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:15
Can you please tell the bugs in the NW of WA that they shouldn't find my white LED strips attractive. From my experience they love white LEDs, and the yellow strips are better but still attract them, but usually the smaller ones. It does seem to depend on the season and weather. If its summer storm season its almost impossible to use white lights, other times of the year no problems.
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Follow Up By: Australian Landscape Jewellery - Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 08:38

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 08:38
That's interesting. Nest time I am up there, probably next year, I will certainly tell them. We traveled that way with led exterior lights two years ago. One light had a choice of all white or supposedly non insect attracting yellowish, or both colours. We couldn't see any difference re attraction of bugs. We got a small number to the white, but nothing much. We were there around April/May. I wonder if there are different wavelengths of white LEDS?
Mike
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Reply By: swampy - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 13:14

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 13:14
hi
prefer ready made but the ebay prices are very tempting .
For the techno minded it seems the specs I am chasing are
3520 led , .8-1 amp per meter, 120 led per meter, 900-1000 lumen per meter, water proof.

Are the ebay strips as water proof as they claim . Looking to permanently mount on outside of camper . Due the strips stay stuck on .The claims are for 3M tape .This tape is not cheap .

swampy
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:08

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:08
I got some cheap strips from ebay with the 3M tape.

The surface prep was lacking on the LED strip and the '3M tape' was just a 3M adhesive strip, not actually a foam double sided tape. It didn't stick for long or stuck to the surface I was attaching them to and the light strip pulled away and the adhesive strip was too thin to bridge any imperfections.

I did have some 3M automotive double sided foam tape and a bottle of metho though.

At $15 for 15m of lights, they were still a bargain though.I stuck them in my canopy, outside my canopy, in the tent, under the tent, bloody everywhere. When they are all on I think my vehicle can be seen from space, and I still have a meter or two left on the roll!
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:29

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 23:29
that was 5M for $15, fat fingers.
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Reply By: Member - gujimbo - Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 16:56

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 16:56
Hi

I have used led light strips from this US based suppliersuper bright leds, but with the exchange rate as it is might not be worthwhile,just gives you an indication of what is available apart from fleabay.

Cheers
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 11:21

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 11:21
Swampy,

Check out both Jaycar and Whitworths for a variety of these stick-on strip lights, and other LED strip lights, that are in hard cases.

Don't know if the price can compete with eBay, but they're usually good quality.

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Reply By: swampy - Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 20:19

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 20:19
hi to all
Tempted to go with ebay
korr is IP 68 ,smd 50/50 led , very high lumen output , average amp draw
Ebay is IP 68 , smd 35/28 led ,very high lumen as above , low amperage draw

Only .5 amp current draw difference not big .

Question to all ,Is it a fiddly job to cut and terminate LED strip ??
Where is the best place to get terminals for connection ??

swampy
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Follow Up By: swampy - Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 23:26

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 23:26
hi
just u tubed yea it looks easy .
The issue I have now is the hardware where to get ??
The clip on connectors that are used to go on the strip [alternate to solder ]
The other is the jack connector either with a wire tail or jack plug with screw terminals.
First preference is they are waterproof .

swampy
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Reply By: Big Woody - Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 at 06:48

Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 at 06:48
We've been using a 2m flexible strip of LED lights made by companion for the last couple of years and we love them. Companion LED Lights
The dimming feature is great as sometimes we want to flood the entire area with light and other times a gentle ambient light is good for reducing the bug attraction. When we brought them they cost about $70 I think.

I would suggest that not all LED strip lights are the same for power consumption. The Companion lights are very efficient using only 0.2 amp but at our rural property I have been using a few strings of those cheap ebay led string lights which although they work well, they will flatten a N70ZZ battery in 2 nights of use which equates to about 8 hours.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 at 10:35

Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 at 10:35
HI
Thanks for your reply .
Companion epak 2mtr
.7--2.2 amps
only 520 lumens low output
low price for a 2 mtr unit

swampy
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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Monday, Nov 30, 2015 at 06:47

Monday, Nov 30, 2015 at 06:47
Been going to get some strips for a while.....

Just a big question as to what's actually in the strip.

Some have current limiting resistors, not good, just a cheap & dirty way of controlling the current & wasting a fair bit of power.

Some use current limiting power supplies & these ones are almost 95% efficient.

Easy to pick one you get you eyes on them in some cases, not so easy in others.
If there's any sort of temperature in either the strip or the controller it's probably just using resistors to limit current.

Actually tried a couple of COB panel leds in a few places, like interior lights, including the rear one in the Pajero.

They seemed to work fine & with excellent light, simple, bit of double sided tape was supplied to attach them.

Then I notice the one in the rear of the Pajero had failed. Thought there goes 2 bucks & wasn't too concerned until I removed it.

Discovered the negative wire had come off due to the soldered connection melting.
The double sided tape was also all melted up & brown.

Played with a few others I had & found it didn't take long for the things to heat up to in excess of 100°C, (The wet finger test).

They are great panels, but need the resistor removing & a proper current supply used in its place.

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Reply By: swampy - Monday, Nov 30, 2015 at 02:37

Monday, Nov 30, 2015 at 02:37
hi ,
has anyone purchased from lightnites.com

swampy
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