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    LED strip lighting screw in clamps?

    Have you measured the power draw of the strips compared to the claimed figure? A 10A supply _should_ be well pushed by two strips, if they are 5050s. Also are you talking RGB strips and if so, how much of each colour are you using. A plain white strip would be a lot simpler. I believe that the...
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    LED strip lighting screw in clamps?

    Thanks for the reply. That is definitely not the problem. I have used a 3s LiPo battery and the power supply I have can output 10-14 V at 20A.
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    LED strip lighting screw in clamps?

    Does anyone know if there are screw-down clamp[s that cut into the gel on LED strips and make contact with the terminals? So I have bought some 5050 LED strips and very soon worked out that the copper strips carrying the power are way too thin and cause massive loss of brightness over a 5m...
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    LED strip connectors

    So what I am finding now is crimp stuff that still needs the silicone covering removed from the solder tabs on the strip: one of tyhe nastiest parts for me. There are a few arguments that say it's easy, but I feel that there are LED strips and LED strips: I have had a coupe of shockers whenn it...
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    LED strip connectors

    Thanks for that. Now all I need to search is a page I can understand :)
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    LED strip connectors

    I have to disagree. I ran a single 5m strip of 5050 and it was way under current, with a 250w power supply set at 13-8v.Connecting both ends helped and also made brightness even along the strip, but it was still under current. Many others have spoken of the same experience.
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    LED strip connectors

    I recently converted a bus/motor home ceiling lights to LED using LED strips, cut into short strips. I also fixed up a trailer's lights with LEDs the same way.......It was a PITA. I had to strip the plastic from each min-strip's connector tab area then solder.....again and again and....it also...
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    Wide angle optics for XP-G

    Thanks for the reply and I think you are right. trouble is that with freight, you end up buying several just to justify things and end up with heaps of wasted/obsolete bits lying around. It doesn't break the bank, but it feels a but daft sometimes.
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    Wide angle optics for XP-G

    I want to replace a few GU-10 lights with LEDs, so I am looking for a wider angle optics: at least 45 deg I reckon but wider is better. I can find stuff for XR-E but not XP-G. There is stuff on DX that people say "should be OK" but often you end up with blotchy beams and such if you try to...
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    Need help with amount of lumens needed

    No replies.... Too many unknowns I reckon. You will just have to get a few LEDs and try it out in one small area, then work to full size.
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    Safety Advice -- Homemade Light Fixture

    Just my 0.02. If you mount it in a metal box the heat issues may well come back again.Torches are usually made of quite think aluminium, have fins often and need this if the LEDs are going to be driven at all hard. They can still get quite warm Once the heatsink has heated up, what matter is...
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