5M LED Strip Light 85p at Banggood
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5M LED Strip Light 85p at Banggood

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Edited by:"dsclee1"Found 10th Nov
Banggood currently have these strip lights on offer for 85p (over 1000 left when I last checked). You'll need a 12v power-supply, but you could probably use them to rig up something cool outside your house for Xmas?

UPDATE
Indoor use only (thanks adamck), but you could put them in a window.

If you need a power supply Banggood have you covered on that too, with this one at £2.34: https://banggood.app.link/SZyUAPnFXH

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brettytopbanana5 h, 4 m ago

Ah, it needs a power supply and I am rubbish when it comes to electrics …Ah, it needs a power supply and I am rubbish when it comes to electrics and knowing what I need! I really want to order these as well!



You could use any 12v power supply that supplies 2amps (Look at any old power supplies you may have hanging around) - router power supplies would be 12v as a rule (check the plug for details) but generally supply 1-1.5 amps (probably work but would be dimmer). You would need to cut the plug off that goes into the appliance and either solder it in place of the black and red wire, use connector blocks to screw the wires in or there is always electric tape and twisting the wires together - not really recommended. You would just need to check the polarity of the wires - if they are red and black then great - just match them up (not usually the case with routers etc). if not - many cables have white dashes on the positive wire which needs to be connected to the red wire (best to use a multimeter of course!). I am in no way responsible if any of this doesn't work for you!

Thanks Op ordered 2
Edited by: "reeso3000" 10th Nov
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Bargain, ordered 2!
INDOOR USE ONLY!!

Dont rig them up outside for xmas!

perfect timing!

How do you wire the 2 open ended cables?

Ah, it needs a power supply and I am rubbish when it comes to electrics and knowing what I need! I really want to order these as well!

Original Poster

Thanks adamck, I'll add about not rigging them up outside.

HotUKDealSeeker5 m ago

How do you wire the 2 open ended cables?


I would also like to know this

Heat added. Ordered two. Now figuring out how to power it.

Nice one

Original Poster

I've added a link to a suitable power supply. You should also be able to rig them up to a car battery if you're using them somewhere that doesn't have mains power (like my garage).

Nice one op!

brettytopbanana5 h, 4 m ago

Ah, it needs a power supply and I am rubbish when it comes to electrics …Ah, it needs a power supply and I am rubbish when it comes to electrics and knowing what I need! I really want to order these as well!



You could use any 12v power supply that supplies 2amps (Look at any old power supplies you may have hanging around) - router power supplies would be 12v as a rule (check the plug for details) but generally supply 1-1.5 amps (probably work but would be dimmer). You would need to cut the plug off that goes into the appliance and either solder it in place of the black and red wire, use connector blocks to screw the wires in or there is always electric tape and twisting the wires together - not really recommended. You would just need to check the polarity of the wires - if they are red and black then great - just match them up (not usually the case with routers etc). if not - many cables have white dashes on the positive wire which needs to be connected to the red wire (best to use a multimeter of course!). I am in no way responsible if any of this doesn't work for you!

Thanks Op ordered 2
Edited by: "reeso3000" 10th Nov

once upon a time we were always told that Christmas lights shouldn't be left on when you went out, chances of fire, government used to run ads back in the 70/80s wont be long before they play those ads again.

Abhi5hek44 m ago

Heat added. Ordered two. Now figuring out how to power it.



I run 2m of these lights under bunk beds using items similar to these:

Switch
ebay.co.uk/itm…756

Battery
ebay.co.uk/itm…d30

You will need a DC connector - something like ebay.co.uk/itm…226 (male or female depending on your other connections)
Edited by: "ttocswahs" 10th Nov

Says 0 left but just let me order 2. Thanks OP

Tingham is what I have.

I brought the exact same ones last year for the same price and still going strong today ....Bargain ...

reeso30002 h, 51 m ago

You could use any 12v power supply that supplies 2amps (Look at any old …You could use any 12v power supply that supplies 2amps (Look at any old power supplies you may have hanging around) - router power supplies would be 12v as a rule (check the plug for details) but generally supply 1-1.5 amps (probably work but would be dimmer). You would need to cut the plug off that goes into the appliance and either solder it in place of the black and red wire, use connector blocks to screw the wires in or there is always electric tape and twisting the wires together - not really recommended. You would just need to check the polarity of the wires - if they are red and black then great - just match them up (not usually the case with routers etc). if not - many cables have white dashes on the positive wire which needs to be connected to the red wire (best to use a multimeter of course!). I am in no way responsible if any of this doesn't work for you!Thanks Op ordered 2


this seems like wayyyyyyyyyy too much effort

eslick2 h, 58 m ago

once upon a time we were always told that Christmas lights shouldn't be …once upon a time we were always told that Christmas lights shouldn't be left on when you went out, chances of fire, government used to run ads back in the 70/80s wont be long before they play those ads again.


That was a time when people would use nails for fuses and the wiring would be on the outside of the wall covered by 8 layers of wallpaper and there wasn't much about earthing and circuit breakers were not invented

Yes these are 2amp (it's the amp (power) that'll kill you not the volts but far less risky than to 30amp fuse wire replaced by a nail because the corner shop had sold out (and the wire was expensive anyway).

Times have changed - most (but not all) consumers will be wise and careful to use these and those that are not...well Darwin would be right in his evolution theory.

philphil6113 m ago

That was a time when people would use nails for fuses and the wiring would …That was a time when people would use nails for fuses and the wiring would be on the outside of the wall covered by 8 layers of wallpaper and there wasn't much about earthing and circuit breakers were not inventedYes these are 2amp (it's the amp (power) that'll kill you not the volts but far less risky than to 30amp fuse wire replaced by a nail because the corner shop had sold out (and the wire was expensive anyway).Times have changed - most (but not all) consumers will be wise and careful to use these and those that are not...well Darwin would be right in his evolution theory.


That was not my point, once things had to be checked before being sold in this country, now we act as our own importers and no checks we just assume it’s good quality bit like all those cheap Chinese phone chargers that used to start fires a few years ago. It’s 85p some electronics lately have been even less who really knows if they are safe in this country and yes some are made in factories where others stuff comes into the UK but those things are controlled the others probably not.

philphil6126 m ago

That was a time when people would use nails for fuses and the wiring would …That was a time when people would use nails for fuses and the wiring would be on the outside of the wall covered by 8 layers of wallpaper and there wasn't much about earthing and circuit breakers were not inventedYes these are 2amp (it's the amp (power) that'll kill you not the volts but far less risky than to 30amp fuse wire replaced by a nail because the corner shop had sold out (and the wire was expensive anyway).Times have changed - most (but not all) consumers will be wise and careful to use these and those that are not...well Darwin would be right in his evolution theory.

You'll struggle to kill yourself with 12v DC!

For those not looking to buy all the bits separately, you can get a 5m 'kit' (LED strip, power supply and remote) on ebay for £8 or so.
Edited by: "jeds" 10th Nov

khush011 h, 38 m ago

this seems like wayyyyyyyyyy too much effort


Its about a 5 minute job if you have a power supply to hand, just wanted to explain it clearly - took me longer to write about than it would to wire it up ;p

Cheers, ordered 3 but not sure why!

i have ordered three and three of the converters. its a great price. i was only looking at these today in b&q and they were well over 50 quid

brettytopbanana7 m ago

i have ordered three and three of the converters. its a great price. i was …i have ordered three and three of the converters. its a great price. i was only looking at these today in b&q and they were well over 50 quid

Have you got a link to the converters please?

Was after one of these to wire up to my 3D printer, cheers!

brettytopbanana25 m ago

here you …here you go:https://www.banggood.com/DC12V-2A-24W-Power-Supply-Adapter-For-Strip-Light-Female-Connector-p-1154361.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN

UK version oos.
I probably have a few of these lying around.

ah thats a shame, i ordered them around 3pm i think

Bought 2 Thanks OP

My goal is to set these up around the house as 'smart devices' so I can control them with Alexa. I can proficiently code and solder electronic components, but don't really know anything about the theory of electronics - maybe this purchase will actually encourage me to learn!

It's showing up at 3.50 atm

I am looking forward to fitting these under my Kitchen units but I needed three because my kitchen is an "L" shape, which means I need around 2.5 metres at one side, around 1.5m along the next side, then I have the dishwasher that breaks it up and then another 60cm or so which is a real pain.

khush0110th Nov

this seems like wayyyyyyyyyy too much effort

Not hard at all, have a look at car boot sales and such for a cheap one.

oos

When I ordered, I chose expedited delivery which stated 4-8 days - is this likely?

Original Poster

brettytopbanana5 h, 18 m ago

When I ordered, I chose expedited delivery which stated 4-8 days - is this …When I ordered, I chose expedited delivery which stated 4-8 days - is this likely?

It's possible! I believe they put the item in airmail, so it should arrive pretty quick.

dsclee114 h, 24 m ago

It's possible! I believe they put the item in airmail, so it should arrive …It's possible! I believe they put the item in airmail, so it should arrive pretty quick.


I hope so, I am looking forward to getting them put in place!
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