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How to install LED Strip lights

Hi All,

I was looking to buy some LED Strip lights from DealExtreme for the home.

Does anyone know how I go about installing these as I have no clue.

What will I need? and How can I install?

Rep given for best advise.

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you will have a strip of LED lights, a transformer and wires to go in-between. must be plenty of info on the internet about it.

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harlzter

Link to item in question?


lets say something like this: dealextreme.com/det…910

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mugglesquop

you will have a strip of LED lights, a transformer and wires to go … you will have a strip of LED lights, a transformer and wires to go in-between. must be plenty of info on the internet about it.



Suprisingly I could not find any clear instrustions on doing this, altough i would think it's common

Does this help that I have knocked up?

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/ledlightsdx.jpg

dont forget the earth on the spare connector!

(altho its not so important with lights, its a DX product, so better to be safe!)

Original Poster

harlzter

Does this help that I have knocked up?



Thanks for that, would you know which mains leads/adapter i can use.

Plus there are others of DX which dont come with this driver, how would i wire them.

Thanks alot mate

mugglesquop

dont forget the earth on the spare connector!(altho its not so important … dont forget the earth on the spare connector!(altho its not so important with lights, its a DX product, so better to be safe!)



Oops forgot that, still needed though as its mains input in, I would also get a project box to house it in preferably one with ventilation.

wizzywas

Thanks for that, would you know which mains leads/adapter i can use.Plus … Thanks for that, would you know which mains leads/adapter i can use.Plus there are others of DX which dont come with this driver, how would i wire them.Thanks alot mate



Use any 3 core cable (can buy it by the metre at wilkos, starts about 39p a metre) plug on one end, strip the other end and wire it to the terminals.

There are cheap drivers on ebay for $9 odd eg. item number 280344252845 they look exactly the same to me.

If you can wire a plug you can wire these no problems.
Edited by: "harlzter" 12th Nov 2010

Original Poster

harlzter

Oops forgot that, still needed though as its mains input in, I would also … Oops forgot that, still needed though as its mains input in, I would also get a project box to house it in preferably one with ventilation.



Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth

wizzywas

Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth



Kaboooooom

wizzywas

Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth



You are joking, right?

wizzywas

Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth



With the greatest respect are you sure this is something you should be undertaking yourself?

Edited by: "Unhinged" 12th Nov 2010

Seriously if you can't identify a simple 3 core cable you really shouldn't be anywhere near an electrical circuit IMO.

harlzter

If you can wire a plug you can wire these no problems.




wizzywas

Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth



Looks like you can't so step back and don't buy.

Banned

wizzywas

Which colours go where - is the brown one the earth



lol...quote of the week.

Original Poster

Okay Okay wrong question asked, I have done a few wiring jobs in the past.

Thank to those who actually did help.

People who cant help should not reply.

wizzywas

Okay Okay wrong question asked, I have done a few wiring jobs in the … Okay Okay wrong question asked, I have done a few wiring jobs in the past.Thank to those who actually did help.People who cant help should not reply.



Keep ya knickers on, they was helping by pointing out you are likely to burn your house down/fry yourself*

*delete as apropriate.
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