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300 white LED 5m Strip @Bangood
300 white LED 5m Strip @Bangood

300 white LED 5m Strip @Bangood

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Seems like worth a punt as 12V power supply is easy to find and probably they won't need any special LED drivers.

Luminosity stated is 840lumens per meter, so i am guessing these are same or better than philips hue white ambiance light bulbs (light output-wise), but since these are a strip would probably distribute light better. For those interested in DYI might get a light driver with RPI for remote dimming.

They seem to have option to select white/warm white or the RGB on this page - banggood.com/5M-…762. White and Warm white seem to be £2.25 (so 25p more)

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is this the same as the one posted yesterday

2 questions: Can you cut the strips down to smaller pieces? And what powers them? Batteries/mains?

now £5

​yes you can. you cut them at specific points. You can mains power them via an led driver or use a power supply plugged to wall socket. They sell adapters so you can just clip them to the end of the light strip and your power supply will plug straight into them. Make sure to work out what ampage you'll need based on the type of led on the strip and how many there are.

What I wanted, but its now £5

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They seem to have option to select white/warm white or the RGB on this page - banggood.com/5M-…762

White and Warm white seem to be £2.25 (so 25p more)

Can you put this behind your TV to replicate an AmbiLight TV like Philips make?

mattster

now £5



​Shows £2 to me.

Gollywood

Can you put this behind your TV to replicate an AmbiLight TV like Philips … Can you put this behind your TV to replicate an AmbiLight TV like Philips make?



​if you use a separate power supply yeah. but there was a TV lighting kit on here through Amazon which is usb powered so just plug straight into the USB port on the TV. was 15.99

how are these powered??

how do you power these??

I paid £2 with postage , heat added

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daniielnayylor

how do you power these??


You need a 12V power supply.

you have to buy a led driver/transformer 240v to 12v. it's very easy to solder it or use junction box. also this strip can be cut at specific points, but you'll need a soldering iron.

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Gollywood

Can you put this behind your TV to replicate an AmbiLight TV like Philips … Can you put this behind your TV to replicate an AmbiLight TV like Philips make?



The following ones might be better as they are color and come with a remote control - hotukdeals.com/dea…353

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igorcsmd

you have to buy a led driver/transformer 240v to 12v. it's very easy to … you have to buy a led driver/transformer 240v to 12v. it's very easy to solder it or use junction box. also this strip can be cut at specific points, but you'll need a soldering iron.



I don't think you need any LED driver if you don't want to dim them. I am guessing you can simply get a 12V adaptor like this one - amazon.co.uk/Ada…ply. I'll know more once I get the order delivered.

aravind_svu

I don't think you need any LED driver if you don't want to dim them. I am … I don't think you need any LED driver if you don't want to dim them. I am guessing you can simply get a 12V adaptor like this one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adaptor-100-240V-Transformers-Switching-Approved/dp/B019RO949C/ref=sr_1_7?s=lighting&ie=UTF8&qid=1477685634&sr=1-7&keywords=12v+led+strip+power+supply. I'll know more once I get the order delivered.



this one is good too, but needs a plug to be close to the strip, otherwise has to be used with extension cable.
Edited by: "igorcsmd" 28th Oct 2016

First it was Chilli, then it was Salted Caramel, now it's LED everything! Argghh!

good for round the TV, up the stairs,just cut the strip where it shows you, adapters csn be bought from anywhere
but price if buying both isn't much cheaper than buying a dimmer one from The Range

Mine was delivered today, two wire to attach to power supply. Possible to to with batteries?

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Rob2404

Mine was delivered today, two wire to attach to power supply. Possible to … Mine was delivered today, two wire to attach to power supply. Possible to to with batteries?



​you need 12v (so 8 AA batteries in series) and i believe the strip draw about 2A so the batteries might last 2 hours assuming 2000mAH battery rating.
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