Red LED DC light string

Discussion in 'Lights - Store Bought and Home Made' started by gnarmstr, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. gnarmstr

    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can purchase Red or Green DC light strings. Either 12V, 30V or 36V.


    Tried www.mysolarled.com and they can do it but shipping was $130 Aus for just 12 strings, I can't understand how it could cost so much. If it wasn't for shipping the strings would be a good price and he wouldn't ship it via standard china post.


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  2. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    The 30-ish volt DC strings are just the 24v AC strings cut up, have a read of the wiki starting here http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/Category:LED_Strings hopefully that will explain it.

    Otherwise I am sure someone who has actually done it will chime in (I only have experience with RGB).
     
  3. i13

    i13 Senior Elf

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    Try http://top-atom.en.alibaba.com/

    There is more info on their string sets here http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=4583.msg39855#msg39855

    The green is brighter than the red which is VERY red. They are very good quality but only 1 channel each.

    They run at slightly lower voltage than the Big W sets and the red was about 28V (despite the seller saying 24V) but I can't guarantee that and testing is always a good idea. Adding resistors can increase the voltage to 30V or 36V but decreases efficiency slightly.

    Bunnings has sold green 31V 4.9M 100 LED sets for at least the last 2 years. Last year they were $15. The quality was alright but I have seen better.
     

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