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    Right. these LED strip lights.....

    This is PeterB's fault :-)

    new house, new garage, need it like daylight in there please

    LED Hut was the suggestion... got a bit bemused cos I iz old.

    https://www.ledhut.co.uk/led-strip-l...etre-roll.html

    5m long? or 5x1m or what ? I'm bemused...

    5m long light? Cant be......

    I assume I need a transformer but do I need 1 75w per 75w "tube"

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    It's a roll of 5m. I have used them for our "truck shack" at work. You can cut them to length (there's a cut line every few cm's) and parralel them up if you want. You need 14.4W per m, so yes you would need 72W+ for the 5m length; or if you split it into 2 x 2.5m lengths which is what I did.

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    a ROLL?

    lol... proper lol... wasn't expecting that reply

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    how do you join them? Solder?

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    Forgot to mention you need some of these if you decide to cut the strip up. There are 2 different widths (8mm and 10mm, or 12mm, can't quite remember). They clip around the end of the strip onto 2 contacts you can see in the picture, which is why you can cut across them.

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/led-cables/8904468/

    You can then either solder or crimp extensions onto them. The LED driver I had then just had a couple of screws to connect the strips to.

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    Some better pictures of them in a roll: -

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/displa...exible-arrays/

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    this is a whole new world!

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    They're pretty great, i got a roll from ebay for quite cheap, come with a laptop adapter basically to power it.
    I think i got 5m but i could do worth more, just not got around to it.

    Bear in mind there ARE different types of LED, i dont recall exactly but some are brighter than others so you need less for the same length.

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    https://www.ledhut.co.uk/search/?q=t8

    You need t8 lamps/luminares (t8 refers to the pin connections on a conventional fluorescent tube)

    The tubes themselves just need a 240v connection. the inverter is built in. The liminaires are IP65 rated (probably overengineered for a garage, but if it isnt heated it will be damp. Again they just need a 240v connection - no need to faff about with rolls of LEDs, inverters ('transformers') or any control gear. They are just plug and play.
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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    THEY ARE JUST PLUG AND PLAY AREN'T THEY PETE?

    Mains cable in the end, 240v, and they do the biz.

    I think that's the ticket bud

    thank you.

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    So those T8 fittings - Do you wire them in series, or does each need its own separate cable off a junction box?

    Obviously I don't know much about this, but it's suggested that my old 40w fluro tube is something like 3000 lumens...? Those T8 tubes don't sound very bright at 1600lm.
    Or is this just down to how each works differently?


    Zak - Would it be a good idea to merge my thread with yours, perhaps, to save tennising peeps back and forth?
    https://forums.hexus.net/home-garden...-workshop.html

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    Wow,RGB has now spread from Asus ROG to Zak's house.


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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    When you buy LED bulbs, dont get cool white. Makes everything feel really cold as they have a "blue" tint.

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    So those T8 fittings - Do you wire them in series, or does each need its own separate cable off a junction box?

    Obviously I don't know much about this, but it's suggested that my old 40w fluro tube is something like 3000 lumens...? Those T8 tubes don't sound very bright at 1600lm.
    Or is this just down to how each works differently?


    Zak - Would it be a good idea to merge my thread with yours, perhaps, to save tennising peeps back and forth?
    https://forums.hexus.net/home-garden...-workshop.html

    Each luminaire is self contained. You treat them like a conventional fluorescent luminaire and wire them in parallel direct to a 230 volt AC supply. (NB, this does not apply to the rolls of leds on a tape - which are low voltage and need appropriate control gear)
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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    When you buy LED bulbs, dont get cool white. Makes everything feel really cold as they have a "blue" tint.
    So you can use RGB to make pure white??

    Finally a use for RGB!!

    All hail the RGB!!


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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    OK - I have T4 Fluro tubes under my kitchen cabinets.
    Is there a simple LED solution for these ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Right. these LED strip lights.....

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    This is T5 - I bought one this year - seems OK

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