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  1. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

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    desided to change all my striplights for LED'S yesterday as all together my striplights use 120watt's 24x5=120 so bought some LED''S on a 5 metre stripe and changed the lot,job involves a soldering iron and a little know how and was compleated in about 3 hours,can only say im impressed at the amount of light these thing's give out,and for £9.69 a bargain:thumb:
    i ordered the whitelight,at about 4.8 watts a mtr my lights are now about 4 watts each so 20 watts for the whole lot:thumb:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5M-3528-S..._Lights_Fairy_Lights&var=&hash=item3a743e49b5
     
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    We have just fitted them Chris and they are brilliant in every way:Rofl1:
    Our M/H was so lit up as 5mtrs went a long way but Ray put them in the kitchen as well.
    He just cut them to size and put a switch in. Im a happy bunny :thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    We bought the warm light
     
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    I did my previous van with these...
    Makes a huge saving and better light than the old flouresents....

    A worthwhile investment.... :thumb:
    AND mega cheaper than buying them as a show !!!!!!
     
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    when are you fitting the blue ones UNDER the van ? :Laughing:

    thanks for the link.. :thumb:
     
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    Got to sell his super fast charger first, now
    he don't need it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I have mentioned this before but....

    I would strongly recommend using a 12v regulated supply for LED lights. They don't last half as long as they should especially if you are on hookup a lot of the time.

    They are designed to work on 12v so putting 14.5V through them is an increase of almost 21%.

    I have used about 7 different types and they all suffer to some degree or other. The cheapest ones I buy from Hong Kong last about 3-5 months depending on which room they are in. These get dimmer over time then start flickering in batches of 3 leds, then they fail...

    The most expensive ones last much longer but they do get noticably dimmer over a period of about 5 months also.

    I have a 12V regulator but have only rewired one set of lights so far. The LED's on this strip have been going for 6 months so far and have maintained their brightness. They are still brighter than the ones I replaced only last month that are not on the regulated supply.

    The regulator I use is this one from Amperor.

    This reminds me I must get on with rewiring the van....
     

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