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Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by shtonkalot, Jul 2, 2013.

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    shtonkalot New Elf

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    I have been having great difficulty in identifying a particular attribute of LED strips I am trying to order.
    In the past I have used both silicone filled / silicone tubed strips (s/s) and what I believe to be silicone filled / epoxy tubed strips (s/e).


    s/s: These are my preferred strips as they appear to be the most durable. They are more flexible than the s/e combo as well. They are not perfectly clear though and have a cloudy opaqueness that diffuses the light a bit.


    s/e: Very clear coating and fairly tough compared to non filled tube or epoxy bubble coating. Can kink, scrape or cut in situations the s/s will stand up to.


    I can take some pictures of the two later if people want them.
    Both types are completely waterproof and can be submersed.

    If anyone can help me in finding the s/s strips to order I'd be very grateful.
    [SIZE=78%]


    **edit** I just realised I wasn't that particular about a strip. ;)
    The ones I'm after are dumb RGB strips 60 LED p/m in 5m rolls with the s/s coating I described above. Cheers.[/SIZE]
     
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    Below is a few different types of strip coatings with 60LEDs per metre

    Silicone Coating - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-coating/701799_308763019.html

    I would avoid this one as it is not sealed on the under side of the strip and the coating has been known to lift away from ths strip

    Silicone Tube - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing/701799_308763476.html This is far better sealed, the only part that could do with better sealing are the ends. This also doesnt suffer much from yellowing but can be easily damaged if it doesnt have some support

    Silicone Tube and Coating http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing-and-coating-RGB/701799_329545582.html This is the most durable and is rated at IP68 and may be what your looking for.

    Expoxy Coating - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Flexible-LED-Strip-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-waterproof-by-epoxy-coating-RGB-color-DC12V-input-with/701799_288945652.html This strip i think is only coated on one side so again can suffer from the coating lifting from the strip
     
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    Thank you FE.


    The problem is that both the strips I've described are advertised as "silicone and tubing" but they do not differentiate between the differences I've posted.


    I've used all the different types of strips you've listed and am familiar with those distinctions. Thank you for your assistance.


    Here is a picture showing the 2 strips next to each other.
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    [SIZE=78%]So that's s/e on top and s/s below.[/SIZE]
     
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    the 2 strips you showed are basically these two.


    The bottom strip you have is:
    Silicone Tube - http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing/701799_308763476.html


    The top strip you have is:
    Silicone Tube and Coating http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-60LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing-and-coating-RGB/701799_329545582.html This is the most durable and is rated at IP68 and may be what your looking for


    Are these for commercial jobs or for personal use
     
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    Fixed the links, I had both as the silicone tubing link. Now shows the silicone tubing and the IP68 tubing and coating strip
     
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    Are you sure that first one has the silicone all the way through the tube and not just a hollow tube with the strip loose inside? I have hollow silicone tubes with strips laid inside the hollow tube as well but I'm after more of the silicone tube filled with silicone, that is what I had pictured. This is in my opinion much more durable than the other silicone filled tube. Both should be ip68 as the electronics in both are completely sealed by the silicone inside the tube.


    These will be used inside a friends art installation, basically outdoor dance floor cover sails. Not commercial at this stage, hopefully one day.
     
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