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Confusion with LED strips

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Confusion with LED strips

Postby salan3 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:43 am

All,
I want to buy a 'reel' of LED strips(seen them on Ebay. they come in a roll). They say they can be cut to length, but how do you use the rest of the 'roll'? You would need to be able to put a connector on the strip to provide power?
Or are you just supposed to throw the rest away?
Am I missing something here?
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Re: Confusion with LED strips

Postby mr bugsier5 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:04 am

dont be afraid to ask!, a stupid question does not exist!
forgive me my bad English!, as long as you know what i mean it,s fine for me!
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Re: Confusion with LED strips

Postby techman » Thu May 21, 2015 9:19 am

Got that right. I use them as accent lighting in the tiny home but they do draw a bit of power. I think about that when I use my indirect LED lighting in my tiny house.

I got this online. It is an average.

If your LED light strip has 30 LEDs per meter (yard) then it uses about 7 watts per meter (yard)

If it has 60 LEDs per meter then double that = 14.

120 LEDs per meter then again double that = 28.

A 15 foot LED light strip is about 5 yards so it uses about 35 watts of power and produces about 60 Lumens per Watt or about 2100 Lumens. That is a nice amount of light.
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Re: Confusion with LED strips

Postby nathes2016 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:04 pm

the left over strip can be used after resoldering new leads on it (you have to cut it in marked sections to do so.
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