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LEDs on a roll/strip
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:12:48 PM »
Hi All.

I have seen a video from the US showing the use of these LEDs, they look good, but gave no details of the product. There are a great number of suppliers out there with a range of prices to match, I am once again, confused by electronics.

Has anyone out there used them?
Can they be cut into short lengths to fit into buildings, about 25/30mm?
Could you recommend a supplier and if possible a reference No for the type of LED strip best suited?

12v DC will be used.

I think "warm white" would be best but your experience may say different.

Thanks in advance

Mayjay

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 02:57:02 PM »
Hi Mike,
I know these guys sell it but you may have to call them to get answers to your questions.........

http://www.directtrainspares-burnley.co.uk/page33.html

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 03:17:37 PM »
I bought a long roll of them from somewhere a long time ago. I think if was from here. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079DW77VY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_h.EuBbZR4WAKG
They run off 12v and can be cut at intervals to give strips of 3 LEDs. The backing is peelable and leaves a self adhesive surface. If you cut at the indicated points, you donít need external resistors. I bought the warm white ones, but added a spot of yellow paint to tone them down a bit.
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 03:39:18 PM »
I've used a roll or two of these LEDS. There is normally a cut point every three LED's with two termination points.

They are being used as overhead lights on my new layout (Under construction) I've also used them on my motorbike to light the interior of my top box and panniers. Just hook them up to a suitable 12V supply and away you go.

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 05:58:23 PM »
You can also get them at Layouts4U (no affiliation). They are also good for diy coach lighting and are available in warm, cold white, amber, red green and blue!

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 06:31:00 PM »
Have a look on ebay - lots of suppliers.
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 07:04:56 PM »
I'm getting a lot of fun installing the LED strips as mentioned by @Malc.

I'm also using SMDs (which can be really fiddly!) in and around various buildings.

Photos to follow shortly.

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 09:41:49 PM »
I bought a couple of rolls of these a while back, from an eBay seller.  I have used the biggest part of one of them inside the metal shade of a standard lamp that had previously used a halogen bulb.  The original bulbs tended to last around a month and were expensive to replace.  The LED's have been in there over a year now and have proved to be reliable.  I got the bright white ones but I find them to be clinical to say the least.  I will probably use the remaining roll on a piece of aluminium angle that is lying here doing nothing and then put it over my bench as a shadow free work light.

In general, I like the product but I wish that I had bought the warm white option for the standard lamp use.

If you are not familiar with the product then a bit of time spent checking the various options listen on eBay (length, number of LEDs, colours, supplied with/without power supply etc) would be time well spent.  Some even come with an RGB option and a remote control which allows for mixing colours to get what you want!

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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 12:58:28 AM »
Yes, I bought two rolls of RGB ones from a local supplier for just $15. They came with a power supply and remote controller thrown in!
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 09:00:24 AM »
What a great response, the forum has done it again. many thanks to you all. I will study the net and invest in both "warm white" & "Yellow" as these appear to be the best for internal illumination of buildings. Now come the task of providing 'blackout' for a lot of already built models, keep me busy for a week or months!!
 I wish that I had some advice to give in return, thanks again.   :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule:
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 09:02:24 AM »
Yes, you will have to stop light bleed out of them.

Check out Pengi's lighting building threads. Brilliant!
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 09:03:38 AM by Bealman »
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 09:15:22 AM »
Where do I find the "building lighting" thread?
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 09:28:44 AM »
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9242.msg97276#msg97276

The author was brilliant at this, she constructed incredible models.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 09:43:57 AM by Bealman »
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2018, 09:36:38 AM »
 :thankyousign: Bealman.
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Re: LEDs on a roll/strip
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2018, 10:24:10 PM »
Bramshot how do you use them for coach lighting please ,they are D C so if the train goes back in the opposite direction surely they wonít light  L E Ds donít run on reverse voltage .
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