5M SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Light + Power Supply Adapter+ IR Remote Waterproof Kit - Ebay / myonlineshop2013 - £9.89 - UK Shipping
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5M SMD 5050 RGB LED Strip Light + Power Supply Adapter+ IR Remote Waterproof Kit - Ebay / myonlineshop2013 - £9.89 - UK Shipping

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Found 9th Sep 2014
Recently bought one of these kits for my fish tank. works really well and is simple to set up and is now allot cheaper than what I paid.

Also the 10M kit is £19.49 if you require a longer kit.

Check for more stock:

ebay.co.uk/itm…ea2

ebay.co.uk/itm…2a4

Here are the features taken from ebay listing.

Feature :
•Widely used for hotels , home decoration , shopping malls etc , Decorative lights for holiday , show exhibition , architecture etc.
•4 colours auto transform mode , 16 kinds of lights colours.
•Cuttable every 3 LEDs along the cutting marks , according to practical requirement.
•Low power consumption.
•Long life span 50,000+ hours.
•Certification : CE & RoHS.
•High intensity and reliability , easy and quick installation.
•Use super brightness SMD LED as light source.
•Flexible and can be fixed on uneven surface , small volume , available in many colors.
•Each three LEDs make a loop and can be cut according to the incising line , without damaging other parts.
•Low power supply , safe for use.
•Can be used for illumination around the transparent or non-transparent material.
•There is 3M double side adhesive on the back for pasting.

91 Comments

Good price and so easy to get working, put mine around the back of my tv

Sorry did you say Fish tank, not inside surely

Original Poster

mat2090

Sorry did you say Fish tank, not inside surely



No the florescent light broke (kept flickering tried changing bulb) so I removed the holder and light and then put the led strip into the old housing and its brighter than the bulb

Cheapest I've seen for the whole kit. Some appeared to be £10 but lack the PSU. Heat

Trying to work out where I can put this!! Under counter lighting in the kitchen?

i put mine in the attic to save putting full lighting up, brilliant bit of kit.

I bet someone has used this in a PC build

These kits sometimes come with a number of spare connectors so that you can cut multiple lengths and use them. This kit only seems to come with one connector already attached which means that any remaindered strip will be wasted.

Original Poster

Thoughtful

These kits sometimes come with a number of spare connectors so that you … These kits sometimes come with a number of spare connectors so that you can cut multiple lengths and use them. This kit only seems to come with one connector already attached which means that any remaindered strip will be wasted.



I bought some connectors with wire between 5 for £2 from eBay uk seller. but if your willing to wait you could get them from Hong Kong for cheaper. there not that expensive

I have one of these. They are fantastic. I bought a similar product in Ikea for about £30 and it sucked in comparison.

Fr3sh_M3at

i put mine in the attic to save putting full lighting up, brilliant bit … i put mine in the attic to save putting full lighting up, brilliant bit of kit.



Was this bright enough for an attic?

Did I need one? No. Did I just buy one? Yes ;).

Damn it, have bought this now, will have to work uot what I will use it for now!!

If looking for cheaper alternatives, make sure it comes with power supply. I got caught out

I didnt want one of these

I didnt know I wanted one of these

Why do I want one of these?!?

does anyone know if this will give off much heat?

marteee

I didnt want one of theseI didnt know I wanted one of theseWhy do I want … I didnt want one of theseI didnt know I wanted one of theseWhy do I want one of these?!?


... The curse of hukd !

Purchased....DAMN IT!

dtaylor21184

does anyone know if this will give off much heat?


Yes, no it will generate virtually no heat. ;-)

Thoughtful

These kits sometimes come with a number of spare connectors so that you … These kits sometimes come with a number of spare connectors so that you can cut multiple lengths and use them. This kit only seems to come with one connector already attached which means that any remaindered strip will be wasted.


Not waste if you are able to use a soldering iron.

I've only gone and bought 2. Going to hook them up as under counter kitchen lights.

Banned

Good Price man

Is It one of those where I could control leds individually using RPi?

Great kit for £10 but be aware its the 150 LED if you are using outside in the gerden etc go for the 300 LED kit as its much brighter but the 150 is great for in the home. HEAT ADDED.

Pretty decent price considering UK seller, normally go for twice that. But as said above, they 150 leds, not 300. But saying that they are the 5050 led not the 3528 so will be nice and bright.

For the electrically illiterate, can someone confirm if this is a kind of plug and play kit? it simply plugs into a wall socket and works?

Original Poster

deeyap

For the electrically illiterate, can someone confirm if this is a kind of … For the electrically illiterate, can someone confirm if this is a kind of plug and play kit? it simply plugs into a wall socket and works?



yes

pac230

yes



very cool, thank you. This will be perfect for the kitchen.

Dinth

Is It one of those where I could control leds individually using RPi?



NO. you need addressable led or neopixel strips if you buy from adafruit, 5m strip from hong kong is about £49, 1 1m with 144 led from UK seller is £37. Plus controlling from Pi is a pain. If you want to do short strips with 60 or 90 leds, better to buy adafruit trinket 5v, then can write code on pc and bootload it as well.

Sold out already

I cant seem to find the info, But what's the longest length you can have running off one power supply?

Fallen into the trap! Purchased but not sure where I'll use it yet...

what connection do i use in order to connect two of these strips together to run from one power supply? is it this -

ebay.co.uk/itm…307

dtaylor21184

does anyone know if this will give off much heat?



the led strip itself? no, virtually none.
the power supply? that's a different matter, at this price the power supply must be extremely cheap and I'd guess will run extremely hot. bought some led strips off amazon a few months ago and steered well clear of the kits and bought the power supply separately - most reviews complained of the ps failing, in some cases with heat and light and personally thought it wasn't worth the risk. but, that's just my personal opinion, the OP obviously bought one and they haven't met a fiery doom.

Dinth

Is It one of those where I could control leds individually using RPi?



These have a four wire interface, so you could have three channel control on your RPi, one channel controlling the blue, one controlling the red and one controlling the green part of the colour mix. However, the RPi, as standard, only has one PWM output, and you really need 3 for this project, if you want an "infinite" colour range. It is, of course, possible to expand the RPi to add more PWM outputs, or to use code to make other digital outputs into PWM ones.


Just a slight word of caution regarding these cheap switch mode mains power supplies - OK, so they may come with various approval standard marks, but the clearance between high voltage tracks in them tends to be borderline at best. I'd be very wary about how hot they get (eg location temperature and ventilation) and exposure to humid air and/or running for extended periods. If they are likely to be left on, unattended - I'd replace the 12v dc power supply with a quality one, that isn't so likely to burst into flames.
At the very least, I'd make sure that they were supplied by mains fused at no more than an amp. That way, there's a better chance the the fuse will blow and clear the fault before anything catches fire.



Scarro

Sold out already



They have more on this listing ebay.co.uk/itm…700 I think they're the same?

Ordered as my fish tank ones only last around 3 months when in the water :-/

This is a good price, no doubt about that. But I would suggest sourcing your own PSU - I've had a couple of these sets (from elsewhere but almost certainly from the same manaufacturer in China) and one of the PSUs blew up almost immediately. I did some research and found out that some of these cheap (and they are CHEAP) PSUs have caused fires because people leave then unattended and if they blow, well...............................................

Also if you intend making a long run or want to join several sets together to work as one, you will have problems. That doesn't just apply to this seller, but all sellers. If you google it you can find out how to get around it. It's called something like "drop out" or something similar. Basically it's where the brightness dims the further along the run you get. So if for instance you wanted to put a continuous run along the ceiling of your living room, which say totals 30m in total joined length, when you get back around to your starting point it will apparently be much dimmer - it may not even light up at all.

I'm no expert and I know diddly about electrics and things, but this is just what I've discovered. I found a guy on a forum somewhere that knew a lot about this and gave out a lot of help and information, but he also sells and installs these kits and supplies whatever is needed to avoid this drop out problem.

His website is HERE

They are much more expensive but you may be able to do further research to find out what is needed to avoid the drop out issue even if you bought the kits the OP posted. Also I believe you would be better off buying a PSU like this; PSU


Anyway, don't shoot the messenger - I'm just pointing out what I found about this LED lighting and I'm sure somebody will come along with a different argument.

j_c1

Good price and so easy to get working, put mine around the back of my tv


For that purpose I wonder if you can get a version of these powered by USB, that way the tv could power them and they would go off when you turn the tv off.
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